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How to create a wave of kindness

I spend my evening with my grandparents, these are the kind of evenings that always turn out to be more valuable than expected. They could very well be the only people that have never judged me or my sister and that will shower us with love unconditionally. I’m not saying they are perfect, like all grandmothers mine too lets me know I don’t visit or call enough. We talked about society, values, upbringing, the past, the future and time itself....

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...