Katja Laurien

Inspiratie voor jouw spirituele reis

Hiking from Alp to Alp: Bettmeralp to Fiescheralp

12. november 2020 • Katja Laurien

This is just another short post on my favourite hiking country: Switzerland! The hike I want to present to you is a short roundhike (approximately 2.5 hours) starting from Bettmeralp hiking towards Fiescheralp, finishing off with a refreshing dip into the Bettmer Lake/ Bettmersee. Both alps are more or less on the same height, which makes this hike also a relatively easy one. I’d recommend starting at Bettmeralp, since the cable car to Fiescheralp is a lot more expensive.

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Vind Rust en Vrede in een Chaotische Wereld

1. november 2020 • Katja Laurien

Het coronavirus bleek al tamelijk snel meer dan “alleen” een uitdaging voor onze gezondheid te zijn. Alsof dat niet al erg genoeg was, hebben de maatregelen en de consequenties daarvan tot zoveel verschillende meningen en standpunten geleid, die de complexiteit van het moderne leven en de interdependentie tussen mensen en zelfs naties benadrukken. We worden gebombardeerd met nieuws en “feiten” die elkaar gek genoeg vaak tegenspreken, waardoor het steeds lastiger wordt om te bepalen wie we nog kunnen geloven en vertrouwen.

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Exploring the Lush Forests of Gérardmer

25. oktober 2020 • Katja Laurien

Gérardmer is one of the main towns from where to explore the Vosges Mountains. It’s a lovely small town next to a beautiful lake which is perfect for all kinds of watersports. There’s a path leading around the lake, but there are also many more wonderful hiking spots in the area. In this post I want to introduce you to two wonderful hikes which I can both highly recommend! Perles de la Vologne This is probably the most famous hike in the area, for good reasons.

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An 8-Day Travel Itinerary of Brittany

12. oktober 2020 • Katja Laurien

Actually, this was supposed to be a post about the magnificent mountains in Georgia, but unfortunately I had to cancel this trip due to the travel restrictions. So, my mum (my travel companion for this trip) and I spontaneously decided to grab the car and drive to La Belle France! Coming from the Netherlands, we didn’t want to go all the way to the South, so we decided to go to Brittany which was a really good decision!

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Begrijp de Boodschap van je Emoties

4. oktober 2020 • Katja Laurien

The guest house This human being is a guest house Every morning a new arrival A joy, a depression, a meanness - some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thoughts, the shame, the malice,

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Top 3 Hikes on Crozon Peninsula

13. september 2020 • Katja Laurien

Voilà, la Crème de la Crème de la Bretagne: Crozon Peninsula! To me, this peninsula was really the highlight in Brittany. Even though the peninsula is not very big, it offers a variety of natural landscapes, such as a stunning coastline, sandy dunes, dramatic cliffs, heavenly smelling pine forests and bright heather in different colours (when you come in the right season which we luckily did!). In between this wonderful landscape there are beautiful, small villages with cute stone houses.

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Doorpikken van Illusies: Op Weg naar Vrijheid

6. september 2020 • Katja Laurien

De is de laatste post in een reeks van posts over het begrijpen en omgaan met onze afweermechanismen wat ons erbij kan helpen door de illusies van het leven te prikken. Ik raad je dus aan eerst de andere twee posts te lezen voordat je met deze begint. De aanpak die ik beschrijf in deze serie is gebaseerd op het werk van de Nederlandse psychologe Ingeborg Bosch en haar boek Illusies - Over bevrijding uit de doolhof van destructieve emoties.

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The Pearl of Normandy: Étretat

9. augustus 2020 • Katja Laurien

Étretat is probably the tourist attraction in the Normandy, and that for a good reason. The view from the two famous cliffs, Falaise d’Amont and Falaise d’Aval, are indeed well worth a visit. Obviously, this is what thousands of other people think, especially when you go in the middle of the summer. But despite the crowds, I have to say, I enjoyed myself (and so did my mum who was my travel companion for this Tour de France).

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Doorprikken van Illusies: Heel de Wond

2. augustus 2020 • Katja Laurien

Dit is het tweede gedeelte van een serie van posts over het doorprikken van illusies. Deze posts zijn gebaseerd op het werk van de Nederlandse psychologe Ingeborg Bosch. Zij heeft de Past Reality Integration (PRI) Therapie ontwikkelt die ik persoonlijk bijzonder effectief vind. Om je illusies te kunnen doorprikken moet je beginnen met het begrijpen en herkennen van je afweermechanismen die ik in de laatste post heb beschreven. Om deze post beter te begrijpen raad ik je dus aan eerst de voorgaande post te lezen.

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Swiss Grand Canyon: Creux du Van

26. juli 2020 • Katja Laurien

In terms of nature Switzerland is definitely one of my favourite countries. It’s not only insanely beautiful, but it’s also pretty versatile. Mostly known for the magnificent alpine landscape, it has so much more to offer though. Such as for example the beautiful canyon Creux du Van near to Neuchâtel. Before going I searched the internet for hiking trails. For some reason there was only one hiking trail I consistently kept finding, which is a round trip from Noiraigue to Le Soliat which leads alongside the canyon and seems to take about 4.

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