It is never too late

Some days ago a female client, 50 years old, asked for a consultation, because she wanted to start a new career as an independent writer.Is it too late? Am I too old? She was really concerned. And I understood her concern in our time of propagated youth, sexiness and...

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What the f*ck do I know?

 - Very personal snippets of a complex matter -   Usually, I don’t take a stand when it comes to politics. Why? Because working with language and listening to people for so many years, I know how easy it is to manipulate through language. We use words, metaphors,...

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Book review

My reflections on a book I just finished reading THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE by MARK MANSON  (Harper One Collection) When my grandchildren saw what their grandmother was reading, they giggled away and told...

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What is Consciousness

My last newsletter was full of “changes”; changes in my life and changes in the world. I am still busy with the changes to my work, especially preparing an online business and with it my “Creative Consciousness Academy”. “Consciousness”. What is that? Webster’s...

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On Dreams

The reason why I like to work with dreams so much is that they are full of phantasies, they carry elements of science fiction, and they are seldom linear, always open to unlimited explanations and invite to interpretations. Dreams are incoherent, they speak a visual...

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Retirement? Pensioner?

Soon I will be 67 years old.  Not so long ago, people would not even get this old. And if they did, it was an exception. Today there are numerous people becoming 90 or even 100 years old, women as well as men. Moreover, they are not just getting older they also...

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Our body: The temple of our soul

I write this from a beautiful location on the Baltic Sea, where I will be for a few days. Every year we, a group of 10 women, gather here to cherish the temple of our soul. This means to give space and time to our physical existence. In our busy lifestyles, we often...

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Loneliness

Time and again, friends and clients, especially those who are more or less of my age, refer back to a previous entry on this site. It was the entry in which I wrote about retirement. Due to the ongoing debate and the emotions involved, I would like to come back to...

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Fear and Courage

When I wrote the article about “retirement”, I did not expect the extent of emotions that it stirred up in people who read it. It was quite a surprise. Three readers left their comments online, while most have come to me either privately, during psychotherapy or in...

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April

Writing this blog is difficult for me this time.  The situation after the attacks in Brussels absorbs my focus more than I like to admit. Since the attacks happened, clients who come to see me talk about how unsafe they feel. They are tired and exhausted due to the...

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A turning point in my identity

In philosophical terms, identity is understood as the summary of elements that make an entity definable and recognizable - so good so far. Recently, I invited a group of women to my house in order to meditate and communicate. It was a lovely meeting and after 10...

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Intuition

What do you understand when you hear or use the word “Intuition”?  When do you say: “My intuition told me so.” ? Do you mean your gut, your mind, your inner knowing …? Where does it come from? Many Masters of Consciousness of our days teach us that emotions and...

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The Heart

A while ago I presented a talk and a meditation in the Brussels’s Quaker’s House (with the Chill-out program), called „Heart Meditation“. I spoke about different aspects of the heart. Some of you might remember. This subject is so “close to my heart” that would like...

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Class Reunion after 30 Years

About six months ago one of my former students invited me to a class reunion of the school class I have been teaching as form teacher 30 years ago during 3 and a half years. I worked as a teacher in a town near Hamburg before I came to teach at the European School in...

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