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Goalsetting: One step at a time…

Today I am as happy as a bird with a French fry. I’ve installed myself on the balcony, in the sun, with a class of wine, feet up and my laptop on my lap. What else could a person possibly wish for? It’s these kind of moments that make me realize that through all the tough decisions and hurdles I had to take the last 12 months, things are really falling into place for me. It’s the little moments like...

Living room adventures

Talking to my own family is hard for me at times. Especially when it’s a couple of them together talking in the way that they are used to talking to each other; most things covered in a thin vale of negativity. Sometimes they scare me with their preconceptions and lack of compassion and knowledge about other countries, other cultures, other communities on our earth. At those times I need to remind myself how privileged I am to have seen so...

My first steps on the path to self-love and healing

A fragment from my first diary dating from my teenage years: “I visited my old school today, looking for some people I know. I spoke to some old classmates and my old gym teacher. He is a young guy, not much older than me and he always seemed interested in me in a way that a teacher really shouldn’t be interested in a student. Even though he never actually did anything to back that idea up. Whatever I wanted to...

Never suppress a generous thought!

Once both of my feet where back on solid ground again, I spend a few hours in bustling, grey and crowded Lima. The taxi driver told me there were 12 million people living in this city, astonishing… that’s almost the complete Dutch population. After I explored the most expensive (and safe) area of the city called “Miraflores” I was quickly fed-up with the big city and made my way to the next destination by taking a luxury style tourist bus...