Belonging as a Wild Woman.

Belonging as a Wild Woman.

I just finished a book called “Belonging” by Toko-pa Turner. The title of the book spoke to me, as the theme belonging is beautiful, tricky and so universal. As humans, we all want to belong. Belong to a group, culture, a partner, place, a home. Messy The title spoke to me, because the past two [...]

De Wereld op z’n Kop!

De Wereld op z’n Kop!

In de strijd tegen het virus, Covid-19, zijn er volop discussies gaande over de noodzaak van het laten vaccineren, terwijl overheden nauwelijks, of zeg maar gerust niet, spreken over het belang van een gezonde levensstijl ter bevordering van de algemene gezondheid. Campagnes daarover moet ik nog altijd zien.  Nergens een geluid over gezonde voeding. Goed [...]

Toilet Dreams and Nightmares.

Toilet Dreams and Nightmares.

Warning: this blogpost will be a shit story! It was seven years ago, when I first saw an eco-toilet. On Ibiza. This toilet didn’t use any water to flush the poop away to a place unknown. Instead, it stayed there, in a deep hole and we used sawdust to “flush”. The poop, toilet-paper and sawdust [...]

An eco warrior interview by Marlot Cathalina.

An eco warrior interview by Marlot Cathalina.

A few weeks ago I had the honour of being interviewed for a new Dutch blog about eco warriors, adventurers and free spirits. Seven years ago I met Marlot, founder of the blog, in Casita Verde, an ecological community, on Ibiza. Dorus and I were living here for two months and Marlot used to live [...]

6 Ways to Rewild Yourself Now.

6 Ways to Rewild Yourself Now.

As David Attenborough said in his latest nature documentary A Life on Our Planet: “WE MUST RE-WILD OUR WORLD”. Watching his witness statement of today’s natural world, Attenborough demonstrates the planet’s wilderness and biodiversity are rapidly declining, and it’s shocking proof.

Lang Weekend In De Bergen {Dutch}.

Lang Weekend In De Bergen {Dutch}.

Grenzen aangeven, behoeften benoemen en ongenoegens uiten, je mag dan wel een communicatief vaardig persoon zijn, makkelijk is anders. Of het nu om een vriendschap, werk- of liefdesrelatie gaat, om het gezond en in balans te houden, moeten er wel eens dingen gezegd worden, die soms moeilijk zijn. En vooral ook tijdig, het opkroppen totdat [...]

A Taste of French Life, Green Gorillas in Autumn, and my Return Home.

A Taste of French Life, Green Gorillas in Autumn, and my Return Home.

Sometimes coming home is not as good as you hoped it would be. Coming back to the island however, it surely was. When I arrived last Wednesday by ferry early in the morning in Palma and my feet stepped on Mediterranean soil again, I felt butterflies in my stomach. Somehow I feel I belong to [...]

Kindness.

Kindness.

Sometimes you just need that feeling of support from those around you and those who believe in you. That what you do, makes sense. That what you do, is appreciated.  Last Monday I couldn’t travel to France as I felt ill. Headache, raw throat, feeling cold, having my period and feeling incredibly tired. I decided [...]