Jungle time traveling to 1995. Reliving my emotional trauma

Painting Anselm Kiefer, emotional trauma

First of all, I didn’t know that I was a traumatised person. Emotional trauma – I thought – was something that only happens to other people. The moment that I had become traumatised had slipped my conscious mind. I never would have thought that this incident of my late teens would still impact my today’s […]

Last-minute gift: Mandalas – coloring pages for adults

Mandala coloring less stress

Coloring pages for adults are super hip. In fact these colouring books are flying of the shelves. It doesn’t matter where the shelves are located. The Indigo bookstore on Marine Drive in North Vancouver. Save on foods also on Marine Drive. The vegan Buddha Full Cafe in my neighbourhood. Six of Amazon’s top 20 books […]

My first Ayahuasca ceremony or me experiencing total bliss

My first Ayahuasca ceremony

My first Ayahuasca ceremony. There I am. Sitting on a pillow, in a circle with nine other adventurous crazy people, somewhere in the pitch-black Amazon jungle of Peru. My conscious, my thoughts, my five senses Okay, that is weird. Apparently my taste buds are connected to the hairs on the back of my neck. Because […]

Peru experience part #2. What led me to drink Ayahuasca?

What led me to drink Ayahuasca

So, where was I? Oh ja. In part one of this story I just broke the truth that I decided to drink Ayahuasca. I hope you’ve commenced breathing by now. As you know, I made it back in one piece. So all is good. And before you guys slap your foreheads in dismay. I’m not a delinquent. […]

What really happened in the Amazon jungle of Peru Part 1

What really happened in the Amazon jungle

Ok. Where to start? Maybe with the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Well, this “reset-retreat” – or did I say it was a “yoga and meditation retreat” – in the Amazon forest was actually a little bit more than that. I didn’t have the intention to conceal from you the whole truth. At […]

7 Reasons why you should grow your own food

Grow your own food

Reasons why you should grow your own food Spring is knocking on our door. Our plum tree is excited as we are and full of blossoms. That eagerness reminded me of some dormant seeds that are patiently waiting in my cupboard for their turn. So it was time to get them out and to write […]

Sitting is the most unhealthy thing we do and killing us

Sitting: The most unhealthy thing we do You might want to stand up for this. Sitting is the most unhealthy thing we do, considered the new smoking and killing us, even if we train for a marathon or exercise regularly. Bummer. An article from TIME magazine warned us: “Your workout may not mean a lot […]

A perfect holistic day in Hoi An Vietnam

A perfect holistic day in Hoi An Vietnam lanterns

A perfect holistic day in Hoi An Vietnam 6:30am – To get up or not to get up It’s always the same when I’m on vacation. I’m in a quandary: to sleep in or not to sleep in. Three significant reasons vote for not getting up: Just because I’m on vacation and this is the […]

The only New Years Resolution you’ll ever need

New Years Resolution Find Happiness

The only New Years Resolution you’ll ever need Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was one New Years Resolution that would fit everyone? How is that possible? After all New Years Resolutions are so different. Lose weight, build confidence, eat healthier, exercise more, stress less, learn a new language, find a new job or travel […]