Hygge, Lagom, Ikigai, Wabi-Sabi: what’s your happiness approach?

On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March, let’s have a closer look at the latest lifestyle guides which are increasingly flooding the shelves of our bookshops. From Scandinavia to Asia, they all promise to bring you happiness through wellbeing, inner peace, and the discovery of your purpose in life. The … Continue reading Hygge, Lagom, Ikigai, Wabi-Sabi: what’s your happiness approach?

A new Democracy

A couple of weeks ago I attended a lecture in Het Nieuw Instituut in Rotterdam by Simona Levi, one of the people behind Xnet. Her intervention was a bit chaotic, something quite distinctive of artists (she is a theatre director) but at the same time it was a clear, inspiring and entertaining lecture. Her sense … Continue reading A new Democracy

Girls

I have recently realised, me who hardly ever watch any series, that I’m totally hooked to Girls, the series created by Lena Dunham. I know, it was first released in 2012, so I’m a bit late, as with so many things in my life. Girls is a comedy about a group of girls in their … Continue reading Girls

Different stories, one passion: running the NN CPC Loop Den Haag Half-Marathon

I truly believe that sport and culture share strong ties. More precisely, that our own culture has an impact on the way and type of sport we practise. So many other factors have to be taken into account to define one’s relationship with sport, but I am convinced that the country we were born in … Continue reading Different stories, one passion: running the NN CPC Loop Den Haag Half-Marathon