purpose

The name you give yourself is what defines you to others. So what do you do? I find it hard to name myself, or more exact : to be honest about my name. I write on my book, a screenplay, articles and on this blog . I read for work and for pleasure and for…

change

I think we are all ready for change. President Trump and the Nationalist Fronts in Europe are showing us one side of active change and awaken another side of change within a lot of us : active empathy. That is what we need. I remember these words from Meryl Streep’s political speech for the Golden…

down to earth

There’s little more to say : GO SEE. It will move you, it will change you, it will give you hope and perspective. All you already know is invited to come to life within you now. With deep gratitude to the makers and speakers in the film.  

the body

The body. The female body. Like so many other beliefs, my ideas about my body and the female body in general have shattered into pieces over the last years. Nothing is what it seems as soon as you start to look further than our cultural surface. As soon as you start to slow down, open…

panic

Last week I had a panic attack. I was lying in my bed at home and the energy was soaring through my body. I was in a wild state of fear of death, like I have been so many time  throughout my life as an adult. Nothing was the matter in my world. My husband…

2017

Happy 2017 dear you! Seventeen has been my lucky number since high school, because it was the birth date of the boy I loved madly in those years. Something was in there, in the boy (who is still my friend) and in the number, which still points out direction in my life on a daily…

winter solstice

It’s Winter Solstice today. A sacred day on which we light a fire and say our prayer. Many of us forgot and curse the dark, but this day carries deep meaning. It is a time when we turn inward away from the world. In the quiet, we have an opportunity to contemplate, be more aware of…

intuition

“The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from…

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…

sally mann

It has been weeks in the city again and by now I am marinated in other peoples thought, feelings and struggle. Longing for time in nature, to ask the trees and the earth and the birds and the sky to help me heal. Tomorrow morning to the unspoiled woods of Germany and in just two…

tracks

Dear God, give me a camel and set me free. Sitting behind my laptop 12h a day working my ass off with a plane whooshing over my head every two minutes in jeans too tight to breath because they look so pretty, calling it life. I’m loving your book and loving you. Robyn Davidson , for pushing exactly those…