Renewal II

The urge to change continued to nag at me (see my last post). I realized that my website, which consists mainly of my blog, does not reflect how I spend most of my time these days. I am, first and foremost, a nature photographer. But I use a different website…

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Changes

Has it really been almost a month since I wrote last? Time flies and I do have the excuse that I was tied up for more than a week with houseguests and traveling. But the truth is that I’ve been casting around for a theme to write about that promises…

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Rhythm of Life

It took me a while to discern what the strange, crumpled object, dangling under the windowsill was. As I watched it make small, subtle movements, I realized it was a dragonfly, emerging from a nymph. Hours went by and, each time I went back to look, the contours of the…

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Tracing the thread

After reading the last article I posted (Art & Soul), a friend remarked, “This is very different from the things you’ve written before.” I was a bit taken aback. To me, the development of my thoughts and insights proceeds in a very logical, understandable way. But maybe not for everyone.…

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Living with fluidity

One of the more memorable statements made about David Bowie at his death was that he was constantly reinventing himself. And I think we all recognized the truth of it. As soon as the world had given him a certain identity, he would turn around and be someone else. It’s…

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Panta Rhei

Several of my friends are facing big, life-changing events these days. Retirement, ending a relationship, having children… these are all examples of decisions that irrevocably change everything that defined us previously. Paired with the excitement of all the new possibilities opening up, comes the terror. What if things don’t work…

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The Wheel of Change

The Dutch version of this story will appear on my website soon. My webdesigner and I are working on a way to make it a little less bulky. Last February, I announced that I had worked out a schematic approach to my vision about how people grow and change and…

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The process of change

Instead of an article, this week I would like to share a drawing I recently made. I spent the past week in retreat, focussing (among other things) on what direction my counseling practice is taking now. The process begins and ends (and begins again at some point in your life)…

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