5 Unexpected Side Effects of Personal Growth

When you (unknowingly) embark on a journey of personal growth, there’s no knowing where you’ll end up. Here are some of the side effects I’ve seen in my life and in the lives of those around me when developing as a person.

How Disappointment Shows Your Hidden Hopes and Expectations

Why do we sometimes feel disappointed when we don’t expect it? What’s behind that sudden emotional reaction? I just received some news which I thought I was prepared for, and yet, it hit me harder than I thought…

10 Ways in which Waldorf Education Shaped Me (And Why My Children Go, Too)

I went to a Waldorf school for my first 16 years of schooling. These schools are quite out there when it comes to lesson content and curriculum, but I am really grateful for the way it shaped me, and here’s 10 reasons why.

The Choice: Who Do I Want to Be in This Moment?

When you’re confronted with a difficult moment, it calls on you to show who you really want to be. You show this, through your response. Not the one your emotions force you to make, but the deliberate one you decide on for yourself.

Lent and Religious Fasting – Why Would You Do This To Yourself?

Fasting for health reasons is hot. I could probably find 10 people within my circle of friends who’ve tried it. But fasting for religious reasons, such as Lent, seems to have gone out of style. Why bother with it at all? And can we learn anything from the Ramadan?