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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon: Race report

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on Dec 07, 2014 If I would be interested in what? Seriously? I guess your partner really regards you as a serious runner, when he constructs THE annual vacation around a race. So of course I was super excited, when he pointed at his computer screen with the announcement of […]

Stop multitasking so you can get sh!t done

How to relieve stress stop multitasking be happy

Stop multitasking to be more productive? Sounds silly, doesn’t it? After all I thought I was the queen of multitasking! Listening to the news on the radio, playing poker on my smartphone, petting the cat with my left hand, balancing the massage ball between the floor and my left foot sole, slurping the homemade Kombucha thru […]

The power of receiving and giving compliments

Giving and receiving compliments

You simply have to love Canadian’s for their generosity in giving compliments. No envious looks when you’re enjoying both the last ray of summer and the comfort of a warm bum due to heated car leather seats. I’m on the passenger seat of a black sporty German engineered car. And I have to contain myself […]