Hope

As some of you may know it already, I’ve recently founded an online magazine, Good Enough Darling, dedicated to people who are having a burn-out. My goal is to give tips, a bit of info and most of all, a feeling of hope and lightness when you read it. As a guide for myself but also in the perspective of documenting myself for the magazine, I bought The Gifts of Imperfection from Brené Brown . Yesterday, I read the Guidepost 3 dedicated to “resilience” and asRead more

The discreet sensuality of the mushroom

When autumn comes, everything slowly changes. Nature of course, the colour of the sky, the light outside, the sound you make when you walk in the countryside. There is something deeply melancholic but also warm in this season. Each and every time, it reconnects me to childhood memories. Roast chestnuts, vermicelli soups in the evening and slowly comes to mind the perspective of Christmas and family reunions. My childhood is long gone but still this season has a special spotRead more

Between the Lines, Chiharu Shiota

For those of you who are living in The Netherlands, you still have two weeks to go and enjoy the fabulous work of Chiharu Shiota at Het Noord Brabants Museum in ‘s Hertogenbosch . It is absolutely moving and intriguing to see the giant web of wool she made in which everything is perfectly put together in an endless movement. In Shiato’s work there is something completely liberating and in the mean time a bit suffocating, at least it is my experience.  Read more

No trouble, trouble I see

“No headaches or heartaches or misunderstands, No confusion or troubles won’t be, No frowns to defile, just a big endless smile. There’ll be peace and contentment for me.” Thomas A. Dorsey , Peace in the valleyRead more

Welcome Autumn

There is a moment in the year, somewhere in the middle of September, where you feel that a change is gonna come. Morning breeze is fresh and days start to become slowly shorter and shorter, light is not so bright anymore and everything sets an unspeakable different tone. Autumn is coming. There is a part inside of me that sings to summer Let’s Stay Together and wishes that him and I could smoothly continue our dance. Him shining on me and I, playingRead more

Versailles, Versailles, Versailles!!!

When I was a kid, during a short trip to Paris, my mother took my brother and I to  Versailles’s palace. She was really excited about it and I could feel that we were going to have a major experience in our life. And we did have a special moment, but what stayed in my memory are the hour long wait at the entrance, the grandiose Hall of Mirrors and the bedroom of Marie-Antoinette. I can remember how weird andRead more

Going Home

Although I am living in The Netherlands for almost 16 years, I start to wonder when I will  feel at home here? And actually what is a home, when do you feel at home and where is mine? During the first years here I was definitely a “stranger”, I knew I had to learn so much from Dutch language to boring cheese sandwiches for lunch. But even if I did my best to learn Dutch and speak it as muchRead more