On my continual journey of development and growth, I am constantly inspired and nourished.

Working and living with my life partner, John Jansen, from diverse perspectives, curiosity, and positivity.

The numerous conversations and encounters with my friend Irene Gottgens, with whom I have been sharing knowledge about the world almost daily since 2016, with an open, curious, and critical view.

Conversations and meetings with researcher and dear friend Avi Kluger.

The books “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, “Dialogues” by Seneca, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl, “The Wounded Storyteller” by Arthur W. Frank, and “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk.

The letters of Vincent van Gogh.

The photos of Yann Arthus Bertrand and his film “Human.”

The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and Martin Buber.

The philosophy of Marshall B. Rosenberg

The sentence: ‘I want to live my life while I’m dying and not die while I’m living.’

And all the dear friends who surround me.