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Not knowing

2022-11-13T11:03:09+02:00November 13th, 2022|

We like to have a certain control over our lives. That’s why we plan, make to do lists, create projects. Everything in our society is set to reduce uncertainty. The pandemic brought a certain shift in that. We realised that control is really very flimsy and that we have no grip at all on anything. Slowing down, waiting, not knowing, postponing, patience. These don’t sit well in our busy and fast paced lives. But worrying, pushing and pulling and controlling do not prevent chaos and disaster. Ev [...]


2022-11-12T23:47:24+02:00November 10th, 2022|

Every day there is something we seem to measure. 🌟How many things we ticked off our to do list. 🌟How well that presentation went. 🌟How successful our day was in terms of parenting. 🌟How much weight we’ve lost or gained. 🌟Whether we’ve reached that bar yet that we or someone else set. 🌟How we measure up to… well to what? Or to whom? And why? And who defines what the right measure is anyway? And what difference does it make, in the big scheme of things? I’m done measuring. Small or big. High or l [...]


2022-11-12T23:47:44+02:00November 4th, 2022|

I used to pride myself on my multitasking skills. I can still be a highly functional multitasker 🤯 The thing is: it's so damn exhausting!!! It's also so bad for you. Studies have shown that multitasking lowers your IQ and that chronic multitasking decreases grey matter density.😱 That's no small thing! Multitasking is really just task switching (we don't really do all the things at once) and it kills productivity. And your peace. So let's all switch to 👉 MONOTASKING! 🌟Eliminate distractions 🌟Def [...]


2022-11-12T23:47:59+02:00October 24th, 2022|

My grandmother was a wondrous woman. She lived through two World Wars, bore 15 children, lost her husband and plottered through life without complaining: "niet kniezen, niet zeuren", which is Dutch for "no moping, no moaning". I am looking at a picture of her standing in my parents' garden behind a wooden wheelbarrow serving as a flower pot, courtesy of my mother's creative gardening. She is holding the stems of two tall sunflowers, peekabooing through them with a cheeky smile. That picture has [...]


2022-11-12T23:48:18+02:00October 20th, 2022|

I am taking a @bethkempton class called AUTUMN LIGHT A seasonal writing sanctuary I am so inspired by the daily lessons that I take early in the morning before I start to work. Today I want to share my musings about INTUITION and how it is invisible, intangible yet its evidence can be felt. 🦋How does your intuition manifest itself? 🦋 AND LISTEN When there's a shiver down my spine it is a light trying to shine I hear you When there's a tightness in my chest there is a clue to be guessed I hear y [...]


2022-11-12T23:48:43+02:00October 17th, 2022|

I am taking a @bethkempton class called AUTUMN LIGHT A seasonal writing sanctuary Today was our first assignment. I felt very inspired by it as autumn is speaking very loudly right now. It's a season of reatreats, of letting go, of resting, of collecting thoughts and things to live on during winter so that things can hatch in spring. The assignment made me think of the impermanence of all things. And how there is great lessons and beauty in that. Humility too. I wrote a poem. And took some colo [...]


2022-11-12T23:49:04+02:00October 7th, 2022|

What does flow mean to you? When are things flowing? When are they not? Why? How does it feel? Where in your body do you feel it? For me it is waves. When things flow, it feels natural, moving, powerful, not resisting, moving around and over things instead of pushing them away. So I started my collage with a page of wave scribbles and added flowers and some doodles. Because flow is pretty and feels natural (like flowers). Life comes and goes in waves. Up and down. Coming and going. The more we [...]


2022-11-12T23:49:29+02:00October 2nd, 2022|

It started around the time when the pandemic began. So many things were new, unsure, frightening. Everyone had an opinion. So did I. Or so I thought. It seemed to be a solid opinion. Until it started to sway. Doubts, friends' opinions, news, fear. All of it seemed to influence my opinion. And I found it quite stressful to have it change on me almost daily. So for a while I decided not to have an opinion and just follow the given. It was so freeing. It did require to not engage into conversation [...]


2022-11-12T23:49:49+02:00September 23rd, 2022|

When the day is as long as the night I am reminded of balance Night /Day Darkness / Light Fire / Water Sorrow / Joy Without one we would not know the other I painted this painting called Equinox around the spring Equinox in 2020 when the whole world felt suddenly unbalanced. It reminded me that even in chaos there is balance. Because without chaos there is no order either. I hope you find balance in your life as we move into Autumn season! [...]


2022-11-12T23:50:08+02:00September 14th, 2022|

After 4 months of taking care of my health, I returned to work this week. It feels good. Life has a certain structure again. A routine has returned. I always thought a routine was boring. It meant repetition and I was more the kind of 'let's do nee things' girl. I've come to realize that routine is quite useful. It creates structure. It helps you get out of bed. It saves time. It is safe. It helps you get shit done. It sets a timetable. It requires boundaries. It doesn't ask questions. Now, too [...]

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