The breadcrumbs trail, miracles, and cool dreams – or how my subconscious and I are becoming friends

I’ve been in the spiritual/self-help/manifestation/LawofAttraction/self-development waters for years. More like decades in fact – about two, to be more precise. And what do I have to show for it? Well, a day like yesterday actually… Nowadays I am publishing my own books and trying to learn as much as I can about the publishing business. … More The breadcrumbs trail, miracles, and cool dreams – or how my subconscious and I are becoming friends

Emotional Alchemy: How to turn fear into a springboard to growth and joy

I have to admit it – though, please, not in public and especially not in front of my kids: I am a scaredy cat. I get frightened very, very easily. There are good days and bad days and on a bad day my mind races to find horror images of… whatever happens to scare me … More Emotional Alchemy: How to turn fear into a springboard to growth and joy

On the bridge of Avignon… The giddy anticipation of going on holiday and sweet memories from childhood

THIS is where I will be going on vacation soon with my family. This little village is called Gorde and it is said to be one of THE most beautiful villages in France. We are not actually going to stay there, but close to Avignon – yes, the Avignon from the famous children’s song with … More On the bridge of Avignon… The giddy anticipation of going on holiday and sweet memories from childhood

“…our true purpose is not to produce and consume forever, but to love…” – Quotes that make it on the fridge

Today I happened to look at the window of our little bio store. Among jars of pickled aloevera and many other strange (but really good for you – and the planet) things, I found this quote: “It would do us good to follow our true purpose, which is not to produce and consume forever, but … More “…our true purpose is not to produce and consume forever, but to love…” – Quotes that make it on the fridge

Do you have eyes for the beauty right in front of you?

These splendid flowers grow wild on the side of the road here in the Belgian countryside where I live. I took the picture last year, on a road in the back of our house. The poppies are back nowadays, as majestic as before. Constant, stable, majestic beauty. They start sprouting somewhere in May, when the … More Do you have eyes for the beauty right in front of you?

A sure-fire way to get an immediate sense of accomplishment…

When you feel low on victories or even your own value, when you think you haven’t “won one in a while”, just… … make yourself do something you have been procrastinating on, no matter how small or seemingly unimportant. Afterwards you will get a real, palpable glow and a definite sense of accomplishment. If you … More A sure-fire way to get an immediate sense of accomplishment…

Persistence and Unexpected Joys = Recipe for Satisfaction

If someone had told me five years ago that in a few short months I would be cooking almost every day and, moreover, I would start BAKING CAKES, I would have laughed and said “You certainly have the wrong person!” But lives change and so do tastes – in food, clothes and things to do. … More Persistence and Unexpected Joys = Recipe for Satisfaction