How I lose my ego

I help out. I smile while I shift the focus from me to the one who is next to me. I want to climb down from the stage where my parents put me when I was born. I am not the only one populating this planet and I am as worthy as anyone else of love, compassion and understanding. Volunteering…

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…