gardener/gardian

Every time I try to take a picture of my garden, my telephone dies. When we bought this house with its big, beautiful garden my hands were itching to plant herbs, fruit trees, rearrange, be a gardener. But somehow that attitude wasn’t appreciated. I did not know where to began, all the plants grew like…

Bye Mary

Wherever I am, the world comes after me. It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it. Now I understand why the old poets of China went so far and high into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.” — Mary Oliver  (1935-2019) Rest in peace dear Mary….

to work

After a very long and wonderful maternity leave I’m happy to announce I’m open for reading and healing sessions from January 15th on. Distant readings and healing 50 euros Personal ceremony at our home in Klimmen (Zuid-Limburg) 120 euros (medicinal herbs from our garden included) Both include a detailed insight in blockages, ancestor lines and…

to manifest

Little Mozes is two months now and he starts to open his gummy hands and carefully touch what is around him. His own face, my arms, his clothes. He carefully smiles and starts to make small sounds. He is opening up to the world slowly. And with him I am too  (hence this blogpost!). After…

off the wheel

Monday I was told I was good. I felt relieved. Thursday I was ignored. I felt invisible. Wednesday I was snapped at. I began to doubt myself. On Thursday I was rejected. Now I was afraid. On Saturday I was thanked for being me. My soul relaxed. On Sunday I was left alone till the…

no media

It has been over seven years since the first contours of my book started to emerge. And it took all this time to come to the realization that, yes, I am the person to tell this story. I don’t have to become more of an expert or more scared or more healed to tell about…

book

My first book will be released this week. A very personal and honest memoir about how my burn-out has radically changed me and my perspective on life itself. Or maybe just brought me home to who I was all along. With so many (young) people facing anxiety, crisis and burn-out now days, this is a…

the center will not hold

“To remember what it is to be me, that is always the point.” These our the last words in the documentary (now on Netflix) on one of my literary icons Joan Didion. The center will not hold Didion mostly writes about herself, or directs bigger, universal stories back to herself. But it never seems to really be…

back!

Whoohoo, it’s been a while, even a long time. But I’m back! These last months have been a happy but rocky road. Life has changed radically and writing dropped from top to bottom of the list for a while. Not because I fell out of love with writing, it’s still one of my favorite thing…

nettles

Live simply so others can simply live. – Mahatma Gandhi He got it right! And living simple can be oh so … simple! One of my favorite foods this time of year are nettles! I make tea, quiches, juices, this wonderful pesto (we did it without the parmesan and walnuts) and prescribe it in different ways…

integration…

Is not always what we think it is… I love everything about this photoset. The humbleness of just being human together and forgetting the cultural, the sexual, the you vs me, the simple fun.  

blessings

I’m not the only one who felt the overwhelming energy of yesterday’s full moon. So powerful I felt I was going to explode with impressions, information, emotions and thoughts. Then today, the day of sweet release, being so precious and special and beautiful I remember why everything in nature builds up and releases. 11 is…