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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…

spring equinox

Today we have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. The perfect balance between light and dark is waking up nature and we can see and smell the evidence of her renewed energy everywhere. It also rains as much as the sun shines this time of year, a time to celebrate! We have…

gratitude

It’s March 15. I voted this morning. When I took that famous red pencil in my hand I felt the empowerment of freedom and the ability to make once voice heard. It is precious and in our changing world of more and more emphasis. Make your voice heard for all the people who are afraid…

what are you for?

It is full moon today. All my crystals and stones are out in the garden to charge in the moonlight. I’ve been meditating and taking a bath with rosemary and quartz. At the full moon we can release. This moon cycle’s theme is : What am I for? There is so much to be ‘against’ right…

surrender

“Life’s a river. You can try and swim against it and you will get exhausted and stuck in the same place forever. If you let yourself be carried away by the stream you will hurt yourself and have no say in what happens. So learn to swim with the current, use its strength and power…

dark

“I wish to know an entire heaven and an entire earth,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in 1856. One of the first things I had to get used to (or better: one of the first fears I had to conquer) in France was the dark. It gets dark here. Not a little dark, pitch dark. A…