the body

After giving birth I am as round as Mother Earth herself, none of my old clothes even nearly fit. Since I’m breastfeeding I’ll just have to eat healthy and wait it out. In the meantime it is quite interesting (and annoying…) how much food for thought this current chubbiness is providing me with. This body has…

parsley patron saint

Notre Dame du Coral is the patroness of our ancient catalan village. When rain is predicted and it is not favorable the old inhabitants know what to do. An image of Notre Dame du Coral is put in the heart of a nest of freshly picked parsley to call in the sun. The hermitage is at about…

simple – getting practical

“When we crave simplicity, we are not after an easier life. We are after life.” – Dave Bruno Now my book is done I’ll  write some practical posts on what this blog is all about in the first place : simple living and the beautiful answers it brings to modern life issues. Often people think to change…

returning home

To me this painting by Edward Hopper is home. During the silent years of my burnout, this was the postcard that hung next to my dinner table and made me long for something that felt like ‘home’. I did not know what home was, only that I was afraid and lost. Somewhere I lost my home, my soul-home,…

rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

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…

almost clean

It is my birthday in two days, and this year this period seems to have more emphasis than ever. Not even because of the number (39!!) but because of what brought me here. Over the last months I have felt a transformation beyond words. Something in me opening up more deeply every day far beyond my understanding….

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.  

“I happen to believe that America is dying of loneliness, that we, as people, have bought into the false dream of convenience, and turned away from a deep engagement with our internal lives – those fountains of inconvenient feelings – and towards the frantic enticements of what our friends in the Greed Business call the…

wild woman

The days are getting shorter over here. Darkness is surrounding us and so many people, especially women, are collapsing right now under the weight of what they try to do and who they try to be. They say crisis. I say transformation. Into someone better, wholehearted and true. Life will never be the same again, and though it scares…

life lessons

1. You are here to spread love. What is love? Not judging others, not helping others. Love is invoking Spirit where needed. Be Spirit’s eyes and channel on earth and tell it where love is necessary. 2. Give your children and your friends and your family love, attention, joy and boundaries. Give it abundantly, and do not…

caught up in ego

It is happening. Oh yes it is and like the Peter Pan story begins: it all happened before and it will all happen again. The ego trap. I fell in it. For days I’ve been so in-content, obsessed with my weight, what I deserve, what went wrong, worrying about little things, lack of concentration, exept for the…