“If I only would have stayed vegan…” My daughter’s voice was weak, blaming herself for not staying to plant-based food while traveling. She had a tortilla española, (Spanish omelette) just before catching a bus. Her gut feeling was to not eat it, but as so often in our society her mind shut her gut down, … Continue reading The best way to avoid food poisoning when travelling
When we get hooked on reaching that magic number, we forget why we do it. Here is when we always lose that battle, over and over again, often with consequences of disappointment and unhappiness. The measurements and judgments of what is the 'right' number is most likely inherited, not coming from us. We loose the incentive, … Continue reading Fill Your ‘Magic’ Numbers with Meaning
When I did my Yama-work (mind detox, see yesterday’s blog) the first time, it became very clear that I couldn’t support violence in any form. I tried to find out how I did that unconsciously in anyway, as a voter, a consumer, a citizen. Did I support violence indirectly? I saw many areas that I … Continue reading 400 Million Animals Are Slaughtered Daily!
Phew! That horrible word...bad conscience arising? Or do you feel it is fun and you can't wait until you can get out there? If you feel that it is boring, a 'must-do', it is essential to observe-release first. Otherwise the likelihood that you wil stop doing any exercise is huge, studies say. Exercise is like … Continue reading Exercise: what does that word do to you?
This weekend we hiked up la Concha, the highest mountain (1300 m) in the Marbella area. It's so beautiful, so majestic, so hugely vast. Up there, from the top, I feel so small, so insignificant. In a good sense. It's so relieving. At least for me it is a good feeling, like seeing the … Continue reading The Bigger Picture
We saw a lot of churches the last day in Prague. The heavy Gothic style with all it's allegories showed Christianity's worst sin; to doubt God. Later that evening I got a mail that made me doubt, nothing but doubt, I saw no solution. I felt terrible, the doubt really got me. I flew home and … Continue reading To Doubt is Depressing and Unhealthy
I'm in Prague with a client, it's my first time in this beautiful city. At DOX, a contemporary art museum, we were lucky to find an exhibition on what is 'Home'. Czech artists showed their idea of what home is. In 2 hours I felt like I got a peak into the Czech soul that … Continue reading The Memories You Feed Your Kids With Is What Forms Them