On yoga and (body, mind & soul) nutrition

A small confession: yoga has been an inseparable part of my life for over 30 years. What began in my youth as pure physical exercise, developed roots and branches over the years. Now I see yoga in everything I do, including my work. Yoga and the work I do – soul, mind and body nutrition […]

Psychedelics and mental health

After five decades in the freezer, psychedelics are slowly returning to the front line of mental health. When used respectfully, with a mindset of healing and in a safe and supportive setting, they could take mental health to new – and much needed heights. Check out this short (9 min) and moving film for more […]

Let’s talk about psychedelic integration

Did you have a psychedelic or other consciousness-expanding experience and are wondering what to do with it now? Then read on – and talk to me. In the wave of psychedelic renaissance washing over us as I’m writing these lines, the word ‘Integration’ is frequently heard. It is part of the triad of ‘Preparation, Journey, […]

Staying Positive in the Storm

In times of crisis our pre-historic brain spots what’s wrong, to better defend us. As such times it’s only human to feel anxious, worried and pessimistic. Such negative feelings trigger the ‘stress response’, and a high level of the stress hormone, cortisol. Good for the short term, but long term high cortisol levels weaken the […]

Three things positive thinking is NOT

Recently I encounter quite a lot of scepticism about positive thinking, due, in my humble opinion, to a misinterpretation of the nature of such thinking. True, the term is frequently over-used, exaggerated, made to be what it is not. Or, worse still, some believe that, lest they think positively 100% of the time, they’re doing […]

10 Things I Am Too Wise For

This last year (2017) has been a mega year of transition and transformation on every front and at every level of my life – personal, professional, physical, mental, spiritual. You name it – things shifted seismically. As the year draws to a close, I reflect back on one of my most challenging and at the […]

5 different drinks to keep you warm on a snowy day

It’s December and we’re totally snowed under. I look outside my study window and everything is covered in white – roofs, road, rails. It’s Wonderland. Holland appears to have come to a standstill, and I’m loving it. Cocooned at home, all warm and cosy, I am free to engage in delicious reading and writing while […]

Afternoon dip? Here are some snazzy snack suggestions

Click on the video image to the left for some easy snack ideas in case you ran out of inspiration. Courtesy of Lifeguard, my all-time favourite colleague company promoting vitality on all levels inside organisations. Proud to be part of the Lifeguard team and its nutrition expert since 2010.

Celebrating 12 years of sharing the passion of healthy cooking

It was about twelve years ago, when the healthy eating trend was not even in its nappies, that I started sharing my passion for cooking and eating for vitality, for energy, for the Feel Good factor. And of course, for health. My three daughters were still very young and my family kitchen experiments, with my […]

Five Fabulous Reasons to Forgive

Everything I teach and share I have tried myself, and what I found to be powerful and life-changing, I share with as many people as would listen. For many years the nutrition message ran very deep – I ran plenty of detox groups, programs and retreats, all designed with the idea of allowing the body […]

The 5 foods I couldn’t do without

I love food, punto. In fact, I love a great variety of foods, so long as they are freshly prepared, with love and care and great spicing. Good quality fresh foods, simply prepared with the right seasoning are hard to beat and hard to go too wrong with, and that’s the kind of food I […]