March 26, 2017

Let’s get out of our minds!

I heard someone say : ‘Everything that starts as fun in my life, turns into a reason for my sadness later’. She, like most of us, thinks based on the most basic model of happiness and its opposite passed on to us over years and generations. The model that has been created by us. Graphically it would look like a simple sine wave – with crests forming our happy moments and troughs forming the unhappy ones. As children we seemingly go through the model as well, however we don’t analyze it much then and just move on very quickly without dwelling on our […]
October 9, 2016

Is this a good time?

Recently I saw a video of a guy rolling down a very rough and high hill, the caption of which said “this is how 2016 treated me”. I could say that for my last year as well. I had started 2015 with what logically was the best job of my career. We had bought our first house in Amsterdam that we refurbished exactly like we wanted. Soon after I had signed my book deal. I was doing dance performances with my troupe. I was travelling the world. Staying in the best of hotels. Eating at the best of restaurants. There […]