• It takes a village
    Community,  Health,  New World,  Support

    Nourishing Neighbourhoods

    The short story. Let’s create nourishing neighbourhoods! A simple form of community or togetherness that is more flexible and requires much less effort than intentional communities. We can live in the same village/area (I personally prefer maximum 15 minutes walking or cycling distance) together with other like-minded people, and we can support each other, meet, call/text whenever we have the capacities and feel it comes with joy. This means that we don’t drain ourselves for the community but instead make sure that we are as nourished as possible. Which then makes us more healthy and gives us more energy to give to others. We are connected and helpful, and we…

  • Birth,  Self-love,  Support

    You (and your baby) are the priority of your birth!

    …this sounds so obvious, right? And yet, so many women experience the total opposite.  So many women I know have had amazing, empowering, physiological births. AND so many women I know had traumatizing births. Hearing their stories, understanding their pain and wounds (that goes WAY beyond the physical realm and the moment of the actual birth) and knowing about the huge impact that the way we are born into this world has on a human being for the rest of their life, this makes me so very sad. And it inspires me so much to make a change for future mamas and their babies.  Today, having a physiological birth is…

  • It takes a village
    Health,  New World,  Sovereignty

    Who has authority in YOUR life?

    Most of us have been growing up with accepting that so called "authorities" (i.e. parents, teachers, doctors, priests etc.) are allowed control in our lives - because they "know better" what is good for us and for society. However, this often causes stress, dis-ease and other damage. We need to step out of this to create systems that truly serve individuals and their well-being, because a thriving collective can only be created if all its members are thriving, too.

  • Embodiment,  Health,  Self-love

    Do you hear your body talking?

    It took me many years to hear the voice of my body. As a small kid, I was told things like “don’t cry – this doesn’t hurt!” At school, I was forced to suppress my need to pee or to eat until the teachers or the bell gave me permission. The system I grew up in told me that discomfort, pain and dis-ease are disturbances of my productivity and basically one big nuisance that is best to get rid of as fast as possible. No wonder that I – just as probably so many of you – very much disconnected from my body and the messages it is constantly sending…

  • It takes a village
    Community,  Grief,  Sisterhood

    So much grief in mamahood!

    Becoming and being a mum is such an enormous transformation. And the picture that is painted by mainstream media and society is such a small – and mostly unrealistic – part of it. No wonder that so many women feel deep sadness, worry, anger or even shock! We expect rosy times to come, and while it truly IS breathtakingly beautiful to hold a healthy, peaceful baby in your arms, nobody had been mentioning the sleep deprivation, the malnourishment, the loneliness, the possible loss of dreams, partners, friends or a child, the upcoming triggers, the disappointment, shame, guilt, the many unanswered questions, the possible trauma and so much more. So we…