About Miriam

Hi! As a Trip Guide, my mission is to empower people to joyfully live the life that is meant for them. My presence and skills work really well with mind- and heart-altering substances to support people while they dive deep into themselves and make sustainable positive alterations to their day-to-day 'operating system'.

“Happy Trips” – Guided Tripping in Dutch Vogue

So I got published in the Dutch Vogue this month. Which, I must admit, feels like a thing. I’m so grateful to be part of the positive wave of publicity psychedelics are (rightfully) getting. Not just for treating serious mental health issues and addictions, but also as an option for what in the lingo are called ‘healthy normals.’

I’ll translate the article here to the best of my ability, because I can’t wait to share it with my non-Dutch people. And […]

By |2018-05-21T13:55:43+00:00May 12th, 2018|Blog|

Lift as you climb

Last week, I had an intake with a man dealing with what he is reluctant to call his second burn-out. He is smart, heartful and gentle. We had a beautiful conversation about what he wanted, what attracted him and worried him about having an intentional psychedelic session.

Right when he was about to leave, the conversation flowed back to the main thing he’d love to do. How he has more experience with it than many people his age, but no ‘proper’ […]

By |2018-05-13T23:21:36+00:00May 6th, 2018|Blog|

When the flowers hit the fan

That title just came out of my mouth in a beautiful conversation with one of my oldest friends. We laughed, and I wrote it down. Because I knew that somewhere down through the crevasses of that sentence, laid a tiny but beautiful world waiting to be painted in words. This particular mini-world is not about psychedelics, but about things that can happen with or without them: allowing ‘negative’ parts of your life and experience to tell their surprising story, and […]

By |2018-05-13T23:22:12+00:00March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Push on, give in, and chill out: becoming my post-burnout self

My life burned to the ground two years ago. Within the space of a week I lost my job, my relationship of 9+ years and my house.

Ok, ok: I called in sick, broke up with my boyfriend and left him to stay in our house & with the cat. But still, you know. Overnight, things changed considerably.

Until that moment I’d say I was pretty friggin’ uptight. A smart, perfectionist, über-busy, nit-picking, judgmental procrastinator, to rattle off just a few adjectives. […]

By |2018-05-13T23:23:10+00:00February 20th, 2018|Blog|