Jyothi giving Reiki in Nature

My energetic life journey with Reiki so far

Behind our house there is a magic gateway that leads to a public park. In this park there is a climbing structure for children, that everybody calls “de Spin” (tr. from Dutch: “the Spider”). Around this climbing structure there is a circle of low stones and, outside of that circle, another circle exists partly made out… Read more »

We are beings of Light

My partner’s depression was a growth opportunity for our family

Daniele and I met when we were 19, we lived in different countries and the internet was not commercially spread, we wrote letters for a while but then lost contact.  When we got back in touch I was ending a bad relationship where I was not loved but which gave me a beautiful son, and… Read more »

Organic Butter

Why I stopped using margarine…

While growing up I was told that butter was bad for you, it would cause you heart problems and high cholesterol. That is what the television said, that is what the doctors said, that what they told me in school. I believed them…. Then I slowly started to get sick, and with one of the… Read more »

House in Kenmore


Time to finally update this blog. A lot has happened since the last time I wrote here. We moved, to the United States, we bought a lovely home, with a wonderful back yard. The kids are doing great at their schools. More about that in later posts. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in America, it is… Read more »

Custom made bag


Creativity is a mental and social process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts. Creativity is fuelled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight. An alternative conception of creativeness (based on its etymology) is that it is simply the act… Read more »


It has been a busy year and a half

Since I last wrote here, a lot has happened. Some good some bad. Life in the end is good. Lets see if I can keep this a bit more up to date and post a bit more things that are going on in my life. But I do not make any promises. One of the… Read more »

Melanzane al Funghetto

Melanzane al funghetto

I love simplicity, specially when I am cooking our daily dinner I love things things that are healthy but do not require hours of preparing. This dish we eat often when the melanzane’s or eggplant are cheap. I use about 2 melanzane’s about 4 tablespoons of oil, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 cans of peeled… Read more »

Peach Amaretto Semifreddo

Peach and Amaretto Semifreddo

My creation for desert on christmas dinner. Ingredients for 6 persons 1 big can of peaches 750 grams of marscapone 150 grams of sugar 100 ml milk or cream (i used milk) 50 grams of amaretti crushed Mix de marscapone with the milk and sugar untill it is smooth. Cut all but 2 halves of… Read more »

Banana Chocolate Muffin

Banana / Chocolate Muffin

Originally uploaded by Daniele Muscetta Found the recipe on the internet, adjusted it a little bit because did not have all the ingredients in the house. They turned out pretty good, and are very easy to make. Ingredients: 3 banana’s smashed 150 ml sun flower oil 1 egg 100 gr of sugar 1 tablespoon of… Read more »

Shaman's spiral pendant

What do you feel?

This pendant was given to me by a shaman artist when I was about 17 years old. It happened like this. Me and my parents where walking on a alternative market where different stalls where offering their services. There was the tarot reading, Reiki etc etc. There was also this little stall full with beautiful… Read more »

  • Apple and almonds tart

    Apple and Almond tart

    pastry 50 gr of margarine * 50 gr of sugar 150 gr of flour 1 tablespoon ground almonds Filling 50 gr of margarine 100 gr of sugar 100 gr of ground almonds 1 egg 1 large apple peeled and sliced To make the pastry mix all the ingredients together in the foodprocesor until it is… Read more »

  • Sotto terra il treno

    The village where Joshua goes to school, is a village expanding build along two busy roads and with a station. Houses where affordable or at  least 6 years ago they where. Now they are expensive. People started living there because of the busy roads and the station it is well connected to Rome. But when people live… Read more »

  • Decorating a cake

    Making a birthday cake

    With Easter it was also the birthday of my mother in law. And as I like to cook and am not to bad in making cakes I thought I make her a birthday cake. First i baked 2 heart shape cakes, The recipe i used for that is 225 g flour 2 tsp baking powder 225… Read more »

  • Apple pie

    Apple pie

    Ingredients 250 gr flour 200 gr margarine cut in little pieces * 8 teaspoons of icewater pinch of salt 1 1/2 kilo apples 80 gr sugar 2 teaspoons of lemon juice 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 1 egg yolk baking tin of 30 cm Mix the flour,salt and margarine then… Read more »

  • Spinach and Chicory pie (Italian 'Torta rutica')

    Torta rustica (ie my spinanch and chicory pie)

    1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 shallot chopped pinch of chili pepper 150 gram frozen spinach 150 gram frozen chicory 3 eggs 250 ricotta (I used the one from sheep milk) salt and pepper to taste ready made puff pastry (I know i am lazy) baking tin Defrost the spinach and chicory.(I usually defrost it for… Read more »

  • Car covered in hail

    Bad weather

    My mother in law for the first time offered to babysit on my husband birthday. So for the first time in 2 years we could go out together. As the weather gods might have heard that because all hell broke loose, there was a thunderstorm and if it was not raining it was hailing. We went… Read more »

  • Self acceptance

    The other day I saw a Dutch documentary called Beperkt houdbaar (short expiry). Which talks about the beauty industry and how women are being talked into looking like something that is impossible the natural way. How the models in magazines are being photoshoped in such an extend that nothing is the way it really is, and… Read more »

  • Dutch literature

    When I was in school like most people I had to read Dutch literature, and write essays about those books. Maybe I read the wrong books but the books I read I found them very hard and actually boring. Maybe I should try to read some of those books now I am older maybe they… Read more »

  • Alone

    Daniele is in America for a week for his work, today is the second day and I will be glad when it is finished. Then the normal week start and it is a bit less hard. I really do not like it when he is gone in the weekend. Today I had a very nice… Read more »

  • Photos

    Daniele is crazy about photography at the moment, and he really has a good eye for it as well. The other day he showed me the following site http://www.lomography.com/ is about people nuts about old Russian cameras that are now being reproduced and improved. So surfing that site I found the following camera http://shop.lomography.com/colorsplashcamera/ I think it… Read more »

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