Participation in InFo Day to promote health

Sunday 27 January 2019 from 11 a.m. until 4 pm I will be participating in the InFo Day to promote health in ‘t Sjtaater Hoes Partycentrum in Kerkrade. A wonderful initiative of Lieky van der Velden, who manages several support groups, to exchange information and personal experiences, thus stimulating people to take charge of their own health!

As a writer, speaker and experience expert in the field of mind power, the mind-body connection and self healing, I will be present with information about my lectures and workshops that show you how to use your mind as a tool to steer your health in the most positive direction. You’ll also be able to buy a (signed) copy of my book ‘The Year of the Owl’ which describes my transformational journey from the head to the heart  due to an intense spiritual experience after my father’s passing. It eventually even led to my decision to quit my job as a public prosecutor in order to become a writer.

‘The Year of the Owl’ is an empowering book that is full of hope, love and strength. It shows that people are more resilient than they think and gives new insights into the incredible power of the human mind.

This InFo Day is for everyone who (pro)actively wants to boost their health. So come to Kerkrade on Sunday 27 th of January and be surprised by all that is offered to you!


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!



Interview in regional newspaper De Limburger

Today, a short interview with me is published in regional newspaper De Limburger for the section ‘Getting up with…’. A big thank you to journalist Ivar Hoekstra for the text and photographer Harry Heuts for the picture! Nice atmosphere picture complete with my PJ-pants full of owls…

Royal attention for ‘The year of the owl’!

I’m honored to receive this letter from the Secretary of Her Majesty Queen Máxima and His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Dutch Royal Family.  With this letter they let me know that ‘they very much appreciated my kind gesture of sending my book ‘The year of the owl’ to Her Majesty Queen Máxima’.

‘The year of the owl’ scores 5 stars in 22 reviews on!

Many thanks to all my readers who took the time to write a review on of my book ‘The year of the owl’. I appreciate this very much and I am very proud of this maximum score!