Self-Compassion. By Kristin Neff

In a bookstore in Amsterdam, this book caught my eye. The title fascinated me: “Self-Compassion? Isn’t that just a fancy word for self-pity?” But when I read the back cover, I knew I was getting it. Not that I knew who the author was, but I do remember “The Horse Boy”. This is a book, […]

Germany’s Service Desert. Case 3.

We have been living in Germany for three years now, and I guess I/we have slowly been socialized back into European society with its lower standards on customer service. But I am still posting this event from May 2017. It was this experience of Germany’s service desert that triggered this blog. Case 3: The Galeria […]

Amy Camber. A Comic Artist.

I met Amy through Sandhurst Cooperative Preschool, Janne’s awesome preschool in Seattle. Her oldest child, two days younger than Janne and obsessed with dragons at the time, was in Janne’s group. Her youngest is about a month older than Willem, although I did not really realize that at the time. Blame the sleep deprivation. Amy […]

It melts. By Lize Spit

Did you know that Belgium has three official languages? Dutch (or Flemish) in the North, French in the South and a little piece in the East speaking German. Brussels is its capital and we are known for chocolate, beer and waffles. But now you can also read something Belgian! You can even choose the language! […]

This too shall pass

I am still not back to my usual blogging routine, which frustrates me. But life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans, right. So, for today, just some random advice. To honor friendship. Almost five years ago, I had a horrible month. Really horrible. A month to never forget. For […]