freedom

In our culture we talk about freedom as our highest good. The freedom to make your own choices. The freedom to do what you want. The freedom to be who you are. The freedom to say what you think. This kind of freedom is essential in our times. The way we want to live our…

carcassonne

I went away to Carcassonne for a couple of days to write (and take looong baths, get a new haircut and drink some wine). I stayed with our dear friends who used to live in our little village, and then opened an amazing B&B in Carcassonne last autumn. It was a treat to be stay with you…

winter in the pyrenees

One day we have very cold weather and snow. Just a two hour drive and we are in sunny Barcelona surrounded by palm trees. The woman in the middle took her child to meditation. The girl was sitting beside her mother drawing in silence the whole time! And the next day the snow is gone…

picture perfect

I think we often don’t realize how much our lives are based on pictures we have of how things should be. It blurs the mind for anything else, we just try and put the picture together. I think I am quite a free spirit, but again and again I bump into these pictures: “No it…

Why does everything start with light?

My world is dark right now but so much light comes in from unexpected places, to show me the way. We think we need to heal and rescue the person we love, but we have to heal and rescue ourselves first, because through that we heal and rescue each other. There is no other way to be together and…

all the same

How come we all live life in the same way? We all live in a house, sleep in a bed with our partner, the kids in a different room. Have three meals with almost the same kind of food. We have a telephone, a computer, a laptop, a bike, a car, carry a bag with…

anaïs nin

The famous French writer, Anais Nin, named the experience that so many women I know are having right now: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”