RETHINKING DECISIONS: WHY IT’S OK TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

I messed up. I didn't think. I just came up with something and did it. Sounds familiar? Of course it does, you're human! A while ago, I wrote something about the new direction I wanted to take with my website. I'd been reading and writing more Dutch and thought it was a brilliant idea to…

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FEIERABEND: CELEBRATE EVERY EVENING

What if you could have that Friday feeling every single day? Sounds great right? Thought so too. And you know what, you actually can! In Germany it has been a thing forever. When the working day has come to an end, people leave the building wishing one another "Schönen Feierabend!”. You could translate Feierabend very…

NO MOUNTAIN HIDES THE MOON: WHEN A 15TH CENTURY ZEN MASTER COMES TO THE RESCUE

I just couldn't write. The frustration inside me grew larger as the text cursor kept prompting me to fill the empty page with words. Not a single word came to mind. It's been over a week since I've gotten back from walking the West Highland Way and I've had such a great time! Since I'd…

REMEMBERING THE WAY TO SANTIAGO #4 | VIA MONASTICA

There I went. Carrying a tremendously heavy backpack, I closed the door behind me and faced the freezing cold on my way to Santiago. On the 1st of March it was already one year ago that I commenced my journey! Time to look back, which I'll do through a series of stories. In the third…

CELEBRATING SPRING WITH A LONG-DISTANCE HIKE

Lees je deze post liever in het Nederlands? Dat kan hier. My trip to Tenerife was fantastic, but I didn't get to hike as much as I wanted to. Now Spring has made its appearance, I just want to be outside to soak up the green and flowers revealed by the buds bursting open. However,…