rabbit

I planned to write a post about a work achievements this week, feeling watched by a society that asks : what have you got to show for yourself? So I sat down but came to the conclusion, it’s interesting for me, but how would my self promotion serve anybody else? So instead I’ll show you…

taking from the Earth Mother

My anger about he fast pace in which we are tearing our natural world apart is transforming into concern and a more urgent notion that we have to change our lives more radical and faster. In only two months we’ll move to a farm in the south of Holland that will give us more possibilities…

a full cup

According to Eastern wisdom we get a present from our parents. A cup full of life energy. This is what we get to spend during our life time. When our cup is empty the fire in us dies and so do we. Today I received a beautiful Shiatsu massage from a dear friend. She told me the…

sacred water

In a world where fire is so dominant, water is our cure. Water brings peace, understanding and calm. The river that flows in front of our French home has taught me this. It has taught me that our culture is a burning one. Making it impossible to sit still and keep focussed, fascinated with speed…

frustration

This morning we woke up in the dark. No not the dark we usually wake up to this time of year. It was pitch dark. All electricity was off in our part of Amsterdam. We lit a candle. No phone reception. No noise. No light. It was dark. It was silent. It was peace. This…

success

There are still some places open to my class about succes at The School of Life in Amsterdam this Wednesday November 23th at 14h. Come and join us if you want to free yourself of society’s expectations and aim your ambition in a healthier, creative and magnanimous direction. Same class, new name. Tickets for sale here…

system magazine

Some old tricks are here to stay. Thought I was done with filming and glamour and fashion until my dear friend Annemarieke van Drimmelen asked me to edit this film with her. And guess what, I loved working with moving image again, with my friend, dusting of old skills. So here is the result, a beautiful…

the school of life – new dates!

This fall there will be three opportunities to attend my class about succes at The School of Life Amsterdam. During this afternoon together we will explore our cultural myths about success and failure and start to form our own ideas about what a successful life looks like. More information and tickets here! “Try not to become…

to include

Recently my father travelled to Mongolia for work. That week every morning I woke up with some of these pictures in my inbox. It ignited a deep longing inside of me to feel the heartbeat of the earth. Like an addict I dream, I crave of lying on that hard dusty soil and hearing her breath….

homesick

It’s a rainy day. It’s a sad day, I’m sad today. It has been almost a year since we moved our base back to Amsterdam. “Let’s do it ‘right’ just here, before we expand again” my husband said. I thought it was a wise thing to say. Every time I give a lecture people ask…

mestival tonight

Posting is not in my daily routine and I always forget to mention if I’m speaking somewhere. So better late than never: tonight I’m giving two workshops at the Mestival in De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. I think there are still tickets, or you can send me a message and I’ll see if I can sneak…

problems

I often post quotes to remind myself how much wisdom is going around, to keep my eyes and ears open for it. So many people have lived through all that we think we’re the first or only ones to experience. Truth is most of us will go through all the colors of the rainbow in…