Liberated from prison

2019-08-15T11:52:45+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Books, Expand|

One of my teachers, the beloved Ananta Kranti, was liberated while doing time in a Japanese prison. The intense regime and extremely limited freedom led her to finding peace within herself, a limitless place underneath the experience of severe deprivation. Another friend woke up in the storm of heartache after losing the (then) love of [...]

Suffering and the meaning of life

2019-08-15T21:28:10+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Books, Conscious activism, Expand|

A couple of days ago I read Sacha Post's post about asking yourself your Most Important Questions. In it, he recommends intentionally asking the Most Important Question (MIQ) that is alive in you right now, then get into a relaxed state for the remainder of the day and revisit the question first thing in the [...]

3 breath visualisations: ease your mind, open your heart, step into action

2019-08-12T16:41:02+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Breath, Conscious activism, Expand, Health|

Three breathful visualisations for you today: Ease your mind Open your heart Step into action You can choose to do them separately as you see fit or combine and include them in your morning routine as a great way to start your day. You can do them one breath at a time, or take your [...]

Stop believing your mind (read The Untethered Soul)

2019-08-09T14:39:57+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Books, Expand, Health, Inspiration|

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it.” ― Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Here's a fun exercise: write down your thoughts for a day, or even a couple of hours. [...]

Psychedelics are back: tips for catching up

2019-08-08T15:28:11+02:00By |Ayahuasca, Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Expand, Psychedelics|

Today, April 19th, we celebrate international bicycle day. On this day in 1943, Albert Hofmann ingested a high dose (thinking it was a small one) of LSD, the molecule he had shortly therefore extracted from a fungi. It marked the beginning of a period in which psychedelics were regarded the most promising drugs in mental [...]

Simple medicine: chamomile

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Ayahuasca, Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Digital nomad, Expand, Food, Health|

After journeying through tropical Costa Rica and Brazil for months, I thoroughly enjoyed the late Winter snow and early Spring sun rays in Holland during the last couple of weeks. The cold Dutch ground and early flowering trees helped me integrate the intense travel experiences and reaffirm my career and life choices. Medicine for Mind, [...]

Love hard. Pray hard. Kick ass.

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Conscious activism, Expand, Inspiration, People power|

"So if you are spiritual and your house is burning down, you yell "Fire!". You don't just say your mantra five times and trust the outcome to God. God needs to be able to trust the outcome to us." - Marianne Williamson This is a post about activism. The healthy kind that will heal the [...]

Donald Trump: a moment of truth

2019-07-29T22:54:16+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, Conscious activism, Expand, People power|

I wrote this post the day after Donald Trump was elected president, watching many outraged and panicy reactions unfold on social media. That day, I decided to remain silent. Today I'd like to share how I think we can wisely and heartfully respond in any moment of (perceived) crisis, especially those of us who call [...]

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