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Finding safety in love

Love does not give up on me. Not that easily. My conclusion of January – March 2018: Give up on love, and She will come get you. It was on a Thursday evening in an Amsterdam cafe, winter of 2017, that I gave up on love. Love in the romantic way. We had just come... Continue Reading →

The desert

The desert is leaving city life behind and connecting to the sun, moon, stars and the sand. Nothing but the sand. No cities, no buildings, no technology. Fresh air. Simplicity. Sleeping outside in the cold with the light of the moon shining on my face, her energies corresponding with mine. I wake up every three hours,... Continue Reading →

This Valentine’s day: More love

More love. More connection. More realness. More honesty, rawness, confrontation. More speaking what needs to be said and it that way, loving yourself. Less speaking of what doesn’t need to be said and in that way, loving others. More eye contact, “how are you’s?”, smiles, hugs, help, unexpected friendships, initiative. Less phone staring, fear, blaming... Continue Reading →

What inspires me

Theatre plays, music, museums, films and literature saves my life. I need art and culture as inspiration, a break from everyday life, and to tickle my soul into crafting new possibilities. "The Earth without Art is just Eh" These books, films and videos have had a profound influence on me, and will tell you more about who I... Continue Reading →

My year in review: 2017 & 27

Reflection is a powerful exercise to facilitate personal growth. Since my birthday is in January, reviewing the year aligns with looking back at my personal year too. I’m about to turn 28, and my 27th has been a somewhat of a relieve. It was much better than my 25th and 26th mostly spent being ill. My... Continue Reading →

Birthing new worlds

Don’t be fooled, friend. The national news and its portrayal of daily happenings in the world? NOT the real world. Your prime minister's talks of tax reform for the wealthy while paying absolutely no attention to the climate? NOT the only paradigm available. The ins and outs, gossip and power struggles of the Socialist party?... Continue Reading →

Ode aan de zon

Ik lig in de zon. Ik heb een bergpad beklommen en bevind me tussen bergtoppen. Ik rust uit van de klim.   Het gras onder me vol krioelend leven. Spaanse dorpjes in de verte vol beweging en activiteit. Roofvogels cirkelen boven me.   Het geluid van het gewapper van hun majestieke vleugels is magnifiek. Nog... Continue Reading →

For a revolution of joy

We all do it. We really feel like doing something, and then…. We don’t. There’s a wonderful song on the radio. That song that takes you back years in your life. You are in public space and feel like singing out loud. The urge is there, something inside sparkles. Suddenly our thoughts take over. We... Continue Reading →

When the poetry goes missing

Sometimes the poetry of life seems to be everywhere. When reading amazing literature and forgetting my surroundings completely. I’m so absorbed by my book, reading and swapping the pages quickly. A feeling of being in love with something new. As if having met a new lover. Suddenly the world is a different world. Who was... Continue Reading →

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