Article published in De Limburger

Today, my article on the placebo-effect was published in De Limburger. Read (in Dutch) how your mind influences your body.Article published with consent of De Limburger.

Check out my new website!

The last couple of weeks I have spent a lot of time reorganizing my website so that you, my dear reader, can find your way around even better than before. You’ll see that I’ve removed a lot of content and have added some new features. One of these new items is my blog that I’ll start soon. This blog has two different theme’s: the first theme is ‘well being’ and the second is ‘From desire to reality’, how to make your dreams come true.

My blogs on well being will share all my knowledge and experience about how to thrive, physically as well as mentally. In these blogs I’ll write about new and interesting scientific insights about health, longevity, dynamic aging and how to use your consciousness to steer your life and health in the most positive direction.

In my blogs ‘From desire to reality’ I’ll pass on my own experiences with the Law of Attraction. What is this exactly? What are the reasons why this law sometimes doesn’t (seem to) work? Here you can learn how to overcome your fears in order to finally take concrete steps in the direction of your dream, like I have done.

Hope you’ll enjoy them!

Keep sparkling!


You can now watch the booktrailer of ‘The Year of the Owl’!

After a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears, the booktrailer of ‘The Year of the Owl’ is finally ready!

Check it out here: Booktrailer of ‘The Year of the Owl’ by Pascale Bruinen

Heroine’s Journey

On September 18, 2018, a personal portrait of me has been published in ‘Heroine’s Journey’, a beautiful and inspiring initiative to bring an homage to women who have chosen to do what they love best. Big thanks to Peter de Kuster who has approached me for this!

NB: Picture had to be a selfie, in case you’re wondering  why there is such strange light .

Feel like reading?

Do you feel like reading a non-fiction book?

‘Mijn eerste lijk is gelukkig vers’ (‘Fortunately, my first corpse is fresh’) is a book about my adventures as a public prosecutor. Do you want to know how it really works in the DA’s office? What it’s like to be present at an autopsy? What it feels like to be at a bloody crime scene? This book describes murder and manslaughter cases, vice cases and how the police go under cover to solve a gruesome murdercase. But it is also a book about the doubts and dilemmas of this hectic job, about funny and sometimes even hilarious moments in court and about heartwrenching events in and outside of the courtroom. A very personal look into a world that normally remains closed. On, the Dutch Amazon, the book gets more than 4 stars (4,2).

In ‘Het jaar van de uil’, ‘The year of the owl’, you can read about a series of miraculous events that happened to me after my father died. It’s a book about an unbreakable father-daughter bond, about resilience after having hit rock bottom and about a personal transformation process that eventually leads to my decision to leave my job as a DA in order to follow my writer’s heart. On the book gets almost the maximum amount of five stars (4,8).

According to the appreciation of readers, both books are a good choice.

Maybe you like them too! Also available as e-book (‘Mijn eerste lijk is gelukkig vers’ € 13,99, ‘Het jaar van de uil’€ 9,99).

Dutch bookpresentation ‘The year of the owl’ in retrospect (2)

This very cute little screech owl feels well at ease next to his fellow species on the cover of my book…

Dutch bookpresentation ‘The year of the owl’ in retrospect (1)

Consider this: one author with an obsession for owls, one book about a miraculous transformation in which an owl plays the leading role and one real eagle-owl…All mixed together, you get a memorable afternoon with many a goosebumps moment  

English version of ‘Het jaar van de uil’ is ready!

The English translation of my book is ready, so now I’m going to start looking for a wonderful literary agent or publisher who believes in its international potential as much as I do. ‘The year of the owl’ is a true story about love, loss and resilience. It’s a tale that offers consolation, hope and strength. But it’s also a chronicle about the unbreakable father-daughter bond and a miraculeus event full of beauty and wonder in which an owl plays a leading role.

Thanks to the magical events described in this book, I eventually left my steady job as a public prosecutor to become a writer. I can honestly say that I have never been hampier!

So if you are thinking about following your heart but don’t know how or you do not (yet) have the courage, this book will inspire you to take a (first) step in the right direction.

The Year of the Owl handed to Deepak Chopra!

Thursday 24 May 2018 Deepak Chopra, MD, bestselling author and spiritual leader, gave a lecture in Afas Live Amsterdam entitled ‘The Healing Self’, based on his latest book. After his most interesting performance it was time for the meet & greet where he would sign his book. During this moment I handed him my book The year of the owl in the Dutch as well as the English version (which was ready that same afternoon, so just in time). The English version is still only available in A4 size paper (the search for a foreign publisher can begin only now that the whole manuscript is translated into English) but a milestone nonetheless! Deepak accepted both books gracefully and even thumbed through the English version.

Incidentally, Deepak himself is mentioned several times throughout the book because he has been a great source of inspiration during the whole transformation process. When I told him this, he had to smile.

Now it is up to the universe to decide what happens next. In any case, both books are now with Deepak. Given his busy travel schedule he’ll spend many hours on airplanes, so who knows, maybe he’ll read my book in one go during a flight :-).

I owe many thanks to Wesley Broekhoven of B-en Vertalingen (B-en Translations) in Rotterdam who has made a really wonderful English translation of my book, a great feat. Wesley, no one could have done this better than you, you’re a star!



Article in Marie Claire Magazine!

Yesss! The long awaited article has been published (in Dutch)!