Eat Together without Phones on the Table and Other Lessons I Learnt from Starting an Eco Community.

Eat Together without Phones on the Table and Other Lessons I Learnt from Starting an Eco Community.

‘Community living’: to live with like-minded people, share food, ideas about life and necessities, support each other, work on projects together, have somebody around to have a chat or a drink with and respect everyone’s space. It’s a way of life which can be valuable, joyful and a way to learn from one another. Experiment [...]

Moody.

Moody.

When I look in the mirror and see my hair getting more grey lately, I can’t say I find it charming anymore. When I open the tap and there’s no water running, as the water pump has been turned off again, I can’t say it doesn’t matter anymore. When I try to find some summer [...]

When Things became Clear and I Could no longer Stay.

When Things became Clear and I Could no longer Stay.

Last month I made the difficult decision to quit my job. Things became suddenly so clear that I could no longer stay. To take the decision itself wasn’t that hard as my whole being felt this isn’t right anymore. I feel grateful to be supported in this change by my positive rock-solid man. Three years ago I [...]

Being in my Forties Makes me Realize a Few Things.

Being in my Forties Makes me Realize a Few Things.

“The most important thing is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life; hold on, for the promise from the wild nature is this: after winter, spring always comes.”  ~  Clarissa Pinkola Estés Death comes quickly and unexpectedly, sometimes exasperating [...]

Intentional 2018

Intentional 2018

It’s Friday and twelve days of the new year have almost passed. 2018 is still fresh, young and hopeful. I’ve read quite some posts from people on Instagram, some of them just random strangers, people from all over the world, telling how they feel about 2017 and what their intentions are for this new year [...]

Angel

Angel

  Sometimes I think angels descend from their heavens because they have to see how we are. ... Their temporary home is here with us, but they already have lived thousands of lives and keep coming back to this world. Sometimes in different shapes a tree, a bird, a beating heart. ... You must be [...]

Hippie watching in a plastic-soup of cigarette-ends

Hippie watching in a plastic-soup of cigarette-ends

This past week I wrote a readers-column for a Dutch newspaper called METRO. It's a newspaper you can get for free at each trainstation across the Netherlands. I used to be a fan and loved to read it while I travelled to work each day. Something is bothering me lately and tada! this column was [...]