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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 →

Loving on my queerness

When I first arrived to the feminist community I was lovingly called “Baby Queer” by my Wise Queer Elders. But babies grow up and become confident and fierce women. In order to celebrate I’d love to share some words about my queerness. Since some years it’s become obvious to me that I am attracted to... Continue Reading →

My journey from crisis to transformation

This article was written for and firstly published by Wake Up International: a community of young mindfulness practitioners from around the world inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. In the spring of 2015, I received a sign of magic. I came across Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings and while listening to one of his Dharma... Continue Reading →

This Spring it’s playtime

IT’S SPRING!!!!! The Spring Equinox is my favorite day of the year. A thought that came to mind on this glorious first day of spring is that revolution is also to take back our lives from being serious all the time. To allow fun, play and laughter back into our lives. To play hide and... Continue Reading →

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