How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”

This expression, “the haves and the have nots”, usually refers to money. But it struck me today that I have been a “have not” for decades in so many unjust, narrow, obsessive ways that the world around me must have banged its metaphorical head against the wall practically daily with frustration. Let me explain… We … More How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”

The Healing Arts in the Amazon Rainforest – A Powerful and Unusual Film

Today I want to recommend a movie that I have seen more than two years ago. It is one of the very few on the subject. It is well made and very, very interesting. If the healing arts attract you in some way (and if you are reading this blog, chances are that they do), … More The Healing Arts in the Amazon Rainforest – A Powerful and Unusual Film

Comic relief and laughter everywhere. Just look around!

There’s a baby store not far from where I live that manages to have all kinds of funny things in the window. You would think “Well, what’s so funny about cribs and strollers?” They can be cute… but funny? They do it with quotes… or word posters. This one is the best I’ve seen there … More Comic relief and laughter everywhere. Just look around!

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?