My first book is out!

Every day when I wake up I feel a new beginning starting. I truly try to stay mindful and do things that make me happy as much as I can. This is my personal secret to living well and the reminder for those ‘blue days’ as nothing is permanent, so even our mood swings. But today it is truly a special…

The brain watcher

Brain watching, unlikely bird watching, is my favourite hobby when the bad, uncomfortable, unnecessary thoughts start to kick in. I can already feel it in the air before the time. Maybe it’s when I am a bit tired or maybe I had drunk too much the night before. Regardless of the cause I may want to look for, it never has…

Souls of my days

There are eyes crossing mine, every day. Smiles disguising horrors. Laughs so loud that can make a house shaking. Then I accidentally listen to the quickest movements and suddenly big truths strip the silky veils. When I catch dark lights right on a blink of an eye. What I truly adore about my everyday is meeting the eyes of all…

Cleaning pathways in Ikaria

It was a very boring Sunday at work in the Netherlands when I came across a disclaimer about a volunteer project in the Greek island of Ikaria. I knew something about this place because of Greek friends talking about this ‘wild’ spot, where nature is rough and hiking is as pure as in a few other places in this corner of the…

Cycling the Canary Islands

Lanzarote is the second island of the Canary archipelago I visited last month after Fuerteventura. Despite the geographical proximity, the vibe is totally different from one place to the other. Lanzarote grabbed some deep parts of me, it’s rough and earthy. For the adventurers, it is a land to discover every time the touristic paths are left on the southern coasts. It…