10 ancient guidelines for a good life

Once upon a time there was a small boy. His life story was not entirely standard. As a baby he floated in a bulrush basket on the great river Nile. He was born to parents who lived in such a politically unsafe situation that they put him into the water in a basket, because otherwise he would certainly be killed anyway.

Floating on the water, he was found by a princess. Read more…

The Covered Garden

Maybe you are also hiding under a blanket during these dark winter days too; my garden is no different. Every month of this year, I want to show you the changes. Even though it seems like nothing is happening now, the rotting and clearing process continues. Rest well little living elements!

Period. The art of wrapping up

Today, we put an end to the 7 week mini course HOLD ON., a holistic rule of life to make the hectic pace of everyday life manageable by implementing elements from monasticism.

I won’t keep you long. In a word, this last lesson is about evaluation. Examine. Look back. Are you satisfied? What could be done differently or better another time? What am I doing, why am I in this world? And so you shape and refine your rule of life and start again next time.

How to charge your battery

No, not your phone’s. I think that is clear. This is about recharging the battery of your very soul.
Mini Introduction Course HOLD ON., Part 5 (of 7)

This is already the sixth and nearly last time that you are receiving an email in your inbox about the playful, holistic Rule of Life. 

These seven weeks, I’m taking you step by step in a mini introduction course HOLD ON., a holistic Rule of Life. This rule makes the hectic pace of everyday life manageable using elements from monasticism. I hope that you are enjoying it so far!

10 Healthy Habits

It’s not Friday anymore, you receive this online mini course a few days later, due to our visit to Austria for our daughter Marijke’s graduation. Nevertheless, here it is:

Create rhythm in all 7 life areas

When does your heart beat faster? Mine gets going if I’m being a hostess. Then I’m really in my element. The more people at the kitchen table, the happier I am. I wrote a blog earlier this week: The great gift of the guest. 

Maybe you think: “Pfft. Guests! Serving others, strangers – is there enough in the house? Help! I’m tired just thinking of it.” That is possible. Because…