Mimosa Pudica is a creeping annual or perennial herb, also called sleepy plant, Dormilones or shy plant. This herb proves that plants, besides being alive, can react very quickly although they don’t have a nervous system.
Proverbial this herb is also called sensitive plant or touch-me-not and therefore in Dutch the link has been made to a quick-tempered, touchy person. A ‘Kruidje-roer-me-niet’.
During my childhood, I was called ‘Kruidje-roer-me-niet’ (Mimosa Pudica) a lot because of my intensity when I believed something unjust or dishonest had happened in the world around me. During my youth (teenager) people also referred to my behavior. Slamming doors, exploding for no reason and swearing. Obviously, because I thought my parents, teachers, and others were unjust and very mean 😉
I studied Social Pedagogy in my twenties and guided children between two and seventeen for three years. In my thirties, I became an animal therapist and up to today, occasionally, I advise people with their dogs. In 2015 I followed an online study about Nutrition at a Dutch University and during the same year I attended an online workshop regarding the relationship between food and emotional health. Since I always have been interested in why people do what they do, refreshed my knowledge and diploma in psychology. The first half of 2017, I enrolled in a study Existential Well-Being Counseling; a personal centered approach. Completed this successfully and received my certificate June 2017.
Nowadays I still have a huge antipathy against hypocrisy (although sometimes I find myself also being guilty of this) and can still explode, if something very unjust happens in my opinion.
I strongly believe, being PART of nature, our main goal in life is to survive. We seem to forget this too often.
In what manner we survive, is a whole different story😉
I do not believe we evolved out of apes, neither that we are created by (a) God. A cell is the building block of which all organisms are built. The cell is the smallest unit of life. There are organisms who live as a one-cell creature. Therefore I believe we are all connected by the same energy and in a way related, family, to each other.
So I believe we, as human beings, did evolve alongside all other creatures (animals, plants, bacteria) but where for instance the apes stopped evolving at a certain level, we evolved further and started to develop our ability to think.
We humans are the only species on earth, who know that it knows (phrase Mr. Leen Mees) and we should, in my opinion, take care of this fact more thoughtfully.
Meanwhile I have passed the age of 40 and I’m always open to new ideas to keep balance between current society (with all the modern knowledge, techniques, possibilities) and the natural needs of myself as a unique human being, a woman, a spouse, a dedicated friend of dogs, an animal therapist, a counselor, a blogger.
Searching for the best suitable lifestyle can get very confusing. I created this website Dreampack to share my personal vision about a way of life and more…[read more]
I also started this blog to share my brain threads:
Is it coincidence, or are we human beings here on this planet for a reason?
Grasping there’s a reason of the fact we are here, is it enough?
Maybe I don’t need a reason for my existence. Am I the reason?
Writing is a passion, hence this blog 😉 [read more]
Furthermore I like to read (a lot), music is and will be my last love, gained knowledge about nutrition I combine with (vegetable-)gardening and cooking.
The Beautiful Souls in my personal Dreampack are my husband and our dog. More about our Dreampack you can read HERE
In 2016 my believe in the importance of connecting with, and the acknowledgment of, each other resulted in reconstructing this website. More about my vision behind this website you can find HERE.
Exchanging thoughts is not only fun, but often instructive too. Don’t hesitate to respond!
( or Mimosa Pudica 😉 )
N.B. I’m a Dutch soul, living in Germany, therefore my English will not be perfect 😉