A Gardener's Manifesto for Movement

Skip the gym and go outside! Gardening is a rewarding activity with healing effects for the mind. Apart from reconnecting with nature and a new feeling of being grounded, gardening offers an incredible opportunity to move and exercise. Explore the many effects of gardening with me and get some practical recommendations on how to make your gardening “workout” most effective.

Summer Solstice Tarte

Happy Midsommar! It was Summer solstice on Thursday, June 21, 2018 - the official beginning of summer. I worked on a client's case on Thursday which inspired me to play in the kitchen and create this delicious apricot lavender tarte. I realized how perfectly it combines the nutrients that would be beneficial for my client's current condition. And as I know there are lots of people out there who are stressed and tend to have a sweet tooth, I decided to share this delicious summer recipe, as well as some of the nutritional benefits of the ingredients I chose.

Jiwa Damai – My Journey to the Peaceful Soul

Between February and March, I spent about a month at Jiwa Damai, a Permaculture Garden and Retreat Center close to Ubud in Bali. I came for lessons of Permaculture, of the Earth. What I got were lessons of the Earth, of the Self, of My Self, of the connectedness between them all through the Earth and the heart. This is a long read. It’s a very personal one, too. That is why I hesitated to share it with the world for the past three months. This article weaves together a lot of my journal entries - thoughts and feelings - from that very healing and special time for me. After all, I feel that Annette Messager was right when she said “Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.” So there goes this week’s blog - a little piece of my heart, a big part of my healing.

The Benefits of Journaling

Writing is not only for writers. One of the first things we learn in elementary school is how to write and through the years it becomes as natural as breathing. No one told us how healthy the habit of expressive writing is though, so I’m diving into the benefits of journaling while giving you some easy and practical tips to get started!