I often hear that people strive for silence in meditation; the ambition to be thoughtless, to silence the mind. My starting point however is being with my thoughts. Look at the thoughts that pass by; what issues are thoughts associated with? The subject of your thoughts is what occupies your mind but you can look at them, research them, as they are the ones you have not yet found peace with.


Preparation is crucial with my way of eating. After years of trying and figuring out stuff, it’s now a state of being. It no longer feels like a task, it comes naturally and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Because it is integrated within me, I find it difficult to write something about it that can help you. But I’m going to try.


Happy food. What is that anyway? There is plenty of discussion going on. Vegans are a hot topic. Junk food, sugar, gluten… Food which we label right or wrong is also news of the day. For me there is no right or wrong food. There is food that makes me feel really good and food that makes me feel really bad, and everything in between. 


If I pretend I’m not feeling what I’m feeling I will be fine. Little did I know.  


Manon ( energy therapist ), Kim (yoga teacher and holistic therapist) and I are organizing a retreat in December which we named Endless Time. Time is an interesting concept to me. We often experience obstacles because of it. We never have enough time. But what exactly is time?  


ith a take-way coffee in hand and under the guise “how are you doing in lockdown”, I met up with a self-employed and creative acquaintance for a walk and talk. It soon became apparent that we had the same attitude and vision on entrepreneurship and the world as it is today.


Josje and I organize dinners linked to the elements earth, fire, water and air. Here, Josje’s passion for mindfulness and tea and my passion for cooking for health and happiness come together nicely; all our happy elements combined with the elements of nature. .


It’s a family affair, it makes all of us happy. My sister, mother and me, we are extremists. In my opinion it is slightly different for my brother and father but we all love to find a good second-hand treasure. Whether it’s online, a second hand shop, or outside on the street somewhere; there is no wrong place to find second-hand treasure.


In June it was time for my solo quest at Vrijleven ( translated Free life, how good is that company name!! ) 



I choose to approach my physical and psychological pain differently. I choose to be with my pain, I choose to give pain the space it deserves.