Health and wellbeing

About healing; what to expect when you enter my practice

I personally have a strong preference for the word healing, although nowadays curing is a more common word for the type of work I do. Healing is so much broader…

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About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

In an earlier blog on wyrd I already mentioned the term toxic positivity. Today I want to elaborate on that a bit more. I'm a pretty positive person. Without a…
About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

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An easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup

In the series about syrups I discussed how to make your own syrups. Today I will give you an easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup. Let's start…
An easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup

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Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs: infusions and decoctions

People often seem to think that the more complicated it is to get something, the more valuable it must be. This certainly doesn’t apply to the medicinal effect of herbs.…
Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs: infusions and decoctions

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Fate or wyrd and everything it entails: how being in control is an illusion

One aspect of my spiritual practice is an inextricable part of my magic and my practice as a hagetisse. I'm talking about the way I look at how life works,…
What fate, or wyrd, entails: how being completely in control is an illusion

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How clocks disturb our biorhythm; why we should get rid of daylight saving time

Last weekend it was that time again: daylight saving time started. For me it’s always a moment to be amazed by what people do to themselves. There are quite a…
Clock terrorism; why we should get rid of daylight saving time

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How do you process medicinal plants? About infusions, ointments, tinctures and much more.

It’s great to learn about how plants work, but it is even more fun to use them. In this blog I will tell you how you can process medicinal plants.…

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

When I was very little, I didn't really appreciate many of the home-made remedies administered to me. It was medicine that was bitter and far from tasty. I rather coughed…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

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Making a medicinal herbal oil infusion using dried plants

A good way to treat all kinds of afflictions, both internal and external, is by means of a medicinal herbal oil infusion. Herbal oil infusions using dried plants can be…
Making a medicinal herbal oil infusion using dried plants

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 1: introduction

As a hagetisse I receive many people who have problems with their health. It often concerns chronic diseases for which those who seek me out have not found an adequate…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 1: introduction

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 10: how do you stick to your life choices?

In part 10 of The foundation of a healthy life series we are going to talk about sticking to life choices. The secret of staying true to yourself and your…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 10: how do you stick to your life choices?

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 11: conclusion and an important end note

So far we've talked about nutrition, medicine, exercise and making sure your life suits you. Of course, this is not all it takes to heal yourself. If it were that…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 11: conclusion and an important end note

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 2: nutrition, an important ingredient of good health

The body does not operate just like that. Like with an engine, it needs fuel. The mechanical comparison immediately ends there. Although many health professionals like to approach the body…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 2: nutrition, an important ingredient of good health

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 3: a healthy way of growing

Conclusion from the previous blogs: everyone seems to agree on a couple of things. We have to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, preferably as many different kinds and…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 3: a healthy way of growing

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 4: meat, vegetarian or vegan

Over the years I have regularly been asked whether it is healthy to eat meat or to live as a vegetarian or vegan. There is no easy answer to that…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 4: meat, vegetarian or vegan

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 5: exercising the right way

We humans have always exercised a lot. We had to if we wanted to eat and drink. Even when we became farmers, we moved a lot. Crops did not plant,…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 5: moving the right way

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 6: what to do when things go wrong

Many people will have little to do with doctors and hospitals. That is, if they listen carefully to their body and common sense, and eat and exercise in a way…
The Foundation of a Healthy Life, Part 6: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 7: does your living space suit you?

Lifestyle is one of these terms which can mean several different things. Google lifestyle and you will get to see a whole range of websites. The topics will probably range…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 7: does your living space suit you?

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 8: the world that never goes out

One thing is important to realise before you decide what your world should look like: your body and mind are one. If your body is not doing well it is…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 8: the world that never goes out

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 9: how do you want to live?

How do I want to live? This question may seem superfluous, but if society has told you from a young age what a good life looks like, or what the…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 9: how do you want to live?

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The magic of rituals and their importance to our everyday life

We have all seen one of these documentaries at some point: people - druids, wiccans, witches, etc. – going through more or less complicated procedures during what they call magical…
the magic of everyday rituals

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