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2007, 2018

The Bad Trip

July 20th, 2018|Tags: |Comments Off on The Bad Trip

It's time to get real: Bad Trips happen. This special blog introduces April, one of four amazing Trip Guides Miriam is now working with. It is a deeply personal and haunting 'trip report', so if you're looking for a breezy and fun read I wouldn't read on because this isn't it. Reading this cautionary tale highlights why Guided Tripping takes such care in preparation, set and setting, and other aspects of the intentional use of psychedelics: it speaks to almost all the 'don'ts' [...]

1205, 2018

“Happy Trips” – Guided Tripping in Dutch Vogue

May 12th, 2018|Comments Off on “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 [...]

605, 2018

Lift as you climb

May 6th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1503, 2018

When the flowers hit the fan

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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, [...]

2002, 2018

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

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]