About Burning Out And Rising Up

I’ve been terribly lost these past months. Heaps of energy loss, mixed with a pinch of existential depression, and a whole lot of questions on what the hell is going on in the world. And, what my role in all this is. After all, I’m just a tiny nobody behind a laptop (I’m not, I know I’m not, but knowledge doesn’t always translate to feeling as you’ve probably experienced yourself once or twice or a million times over). Periods like these are not new in my life. Nor do I consider them as bad. They’re the growing pains that come [...]

How It Is To Be Jasper Kok/Guru Gian; An Interview

How It Is To Be Guru Gian/Jasper Kok From looking and being 'normal' to feeling and being connected to the self and your mind; this conversation with my good friend Jasper hit all my favorite topics. Guru Gian's tip for more happiness and staying connected to yourself: Develop a relationship with your mind and ensure your mind is serving you (instead of controlling you). Perhaps the easiest way to get started with this is by meditating. Simply sit quietly and breathe long deep breaths in and out through your nose for 3 minutes every day. You'll be amazed by the inner [...]

Who Am I? Who Should I Be? About The F*cked-Uppedness Of Identity

I have this new obsession. It is one that made my friends look at me with utter amazement and wonder if they’d ever really known me at all. It is one that is making me stare in the mirror and ask myself: "Who am I?" Because my obsession is….[insert drumroll here]…watching makeup and beauty vloggers on YouTube and buying and playing around with makeup and facial peelings and dry brushes and cuticle creams accordingly. I will not get into the fact that makeup is apparently a whole lot more of an art and science than I had ever imagined. Neither will [...]

How It Is To Be A Woman In Today’s World

It took me some tears and a spontaneous call with a friend to get there but I finally found clarity on what it means to me to be a woman. Hint: like with most things in (my) life, it's not always easy but it sure is interesting!

Being Happy Is Highly Overrated. Or Is It?

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” - the Dalai Lama I’m personally not a big follower of guru’s and (often times only so-called) spiritual leaders but when the personification of Yoda tells me that the key to life is being happy, then I’m first in line to give that hypothesis a go. And so I did. Over the years, I’ve done everything you could possibly imagine to indeed be happy. I’ve zoomed into all sorts of yoga, did endless meditations, went medium visiting, did lots of traveling, quit my corporate job and started for myself in the most meaningful way [...]