Author: Nina de Haan

  • These are my favorite shoes and for good reasons

    These are my favorite shoes and for good reasons

    Have you already been shopping new shoes for spring & summer? I haven’t, because I love the shoes I already have and I look forward to wearing them again! Therefore, here’s an ode to my favorite shoes and shoe brand: Tanuki from Wildling. They fit my feet so perfectly, it’s like I am not wearing…

  • Easy vegan cherry ‘cheesecake’ recipe (nut-free!)

    Easy vegan cherry ‘cheesecake’ recipe (nut-free!)

    Even though this isn’t a food blog, occasionally I do get so enthusiastic about ‘something food’ that I want to share it. This time it’s a vegan (no-)cheesecake recipe that I made up myself! Of course, I didn’t invent cheesecakes or vegan varieties thereof, but I did spot the possibility of creating a vegan one…

  • Reading guide spring 2021

    Reading guide spring 2021

    Hey you, if you’re new to this blog or to me, you may have a hard time finding your way here! I discuss quite big topics and themes and one can easily lose the overview, especially if there isn’t someone to talk you through it. This complexity is exactly my reason for writing in the…

  • The great paradox of online business and marketing coaching

    The great paradox of online business and marketing coaching

    Every time I look on Instagram I am bombarded with ads from seemingly successful online business and marketing coaches, who are here to help me start and grow my online business and live the life of my dreams. I love these ads because I find them highly entertaining. They all seem similar, selling the same…

  • 5 festive & easy vegan treats for your Easter brunch

    5 festive & easy vegan treats for your Easter brunch

    Sometimes you just want something festive and tasty to share with your loved ones or with your lovely self. Well, certainly Easter can be such an occasion with its traditional Easter brunch! Even if it’s just because Spring has started and you have a holiday on which you get to do what you want, like…

  • Why I won’t write about the positive effects of kundalini yoga

    Why I won’t write about the positive effects of kundalini yoga

    After my previous writings, I was planning to write about the positive things that I took from practicing kundalini yoga. I have now concluded that I really don’t want to. Here I explain why that is and why I will never speak of the yoga in the same way again. I have already written about…

  • My observations of kundalini yoga, the yoga of spiritual bypassing

    My observations of kundalini yoga, the yoga of spiritual bypassing

    In 2020 I started teaching kundalini yoga and then I quit. It was an interesting ride, but now I had to decide against this practice. This post is dedicated to my experiences and observations of the dark side of kundalini yoga, the yoga of manipulation and spiritual bypassing. The recently exposed dark side The main…

  • An honest review of 5+ years of bleeding in reusable products

    An honest review of 5+ years of bleeding in reusable products

    I am so happy to see that reusable menstrual products are increasingly being celebrated! More and more good-hearted companies produce and sell menstruation cups, reusable period pads and period panties. I personally have been using these for many years. As I have noticed that reviews often come too soon, here I share my experiences from…

  • Beware of what your bubble reflects back to you

    Beware of what your bubble reflects back to you

    You live in a bubble and you always have, like the rest of us. You have probably contemplated this before and it seems to not be a big deal. You like your peepz and your social bubble feels like a safe space to hang out. Well, it is, but beware! It can also be disorienting…

  • Social media are like parasites tapping everyone’s juice

    Social media are like parasites tapping everyone’s juice

    You are probably aware of the effects social media use can have on you, but you use them anyway. So do I! However, to me it is an ongoing struggle, a love/hate relationship that leans into the aversion side. How do we successfully navigate the social media in the world? The business model of social…