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Ieneke Van Houten

"Being as useful as I can while having as much fun as possible."

Nakusp, B.c., Canada
female, age 75
married, 2 children
Speaks: dutch, french, english
Joined Jun 14, 2006
What I Want to Do: Save the Planet with Joy

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Hometown Nakusp, B.C. 
Birthday July 21, 1943  
Languages dutch, french, english  
About Me I am a 67 year old grandmother who is still wondering what she will do when she grows up. Meanwhile she cultivates the graden, practices Reflexology, and blogs.
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Pets cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions All, None  
Eating Habits Wild whole Superfoods, Cooking from scratch, Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me We may be the only people in the world
who combined living in a tipi with wearing wooden shoes.
My Philosophy Be Here Now. Cultivate the Garden. Just be Kind.
What Gives Me Hope Albert Schweitzer's green field metaphor. The field suddenly turns green because each single grass seed has sprouted!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would encourage people to think and/and, instead of either/or. To build consensus, instead of scoring points.
What/who changed my life and why My husband, for being a geologist so we had to move from Holland to Canada.
My firstborn, for guiding me back to Spirit by arriving and leaving during my Saturn return..
What Bugs Me lack of humor, dogmatic ANYthing!, uncritical respect for authority, weed killers on lawns, Restrictions on health freedom, Either/Or thinking, Everyone being in a hurry, Jet Skis, ignorance, The rat race, The destruction of rural areas, intolerance, injustice  
Passions gardening, Emotional Freedom Technique, books, peace, nature, LIFE!!!, laughter  
Inspirations Messages from Water, Dandelions, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me Fear  
Role Models Masaru Emoto, Doris Lessing, Tommy Douglas, Agnes McPhail, Barbara Kingsolver, Terry Pratchett, Mahatma Ghandi, Albert Schweitzer, Wangari Maathai, Nellie McClung, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, My parents, Simone de Beauvoir  
Quotation "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead
Interests reading, history, humor, Medicine / Health Care, Spirituality/Philosophy, herbs, Gardening/Farming, ecology, Mind/Body/Spirit  
Books too much to mention!, Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, Barbara Kingsolver, The Secret Life of Plants, The mists of Avalon  
Music celtic, bluegrass, classical  
Movies Katherine Hepburn, The Gods must be crazy, The emerald forest, At play in the Fields of the Lord, Life is Beautiful, Old Danny Kaye, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dances with Wolves, The Green Mile, Harry Potter, Forrest Gump, what dreams may come, Casablanca  
TV Shows The Passionate Eye, Old British Comedies, Colbert Report, Da Vinci's Inquest, House, Trailer Park Boys, Six Feet Under  
Favorite Foods Rijsttafel, Tiramisu, seafood, home-grown chicken, brown rice with stirfry  
Favorite Places Amsterdam, The Kootenays, Sonora Desert, the ocean-any ocean!  
Can't Live Without Coffee, Camu Camu, AFA Algae, Nature, enough sleep  
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    Jan 13, 2008 1:28 AM

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    Aug 6, 2007 12:29 AM

    Liz s. (76)
    good morning x x

    Jul 20, 2007 5:16 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    May your dreams fly high as I wish you a birthday so delightful your emotions soar into the heavens.

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    Jul 15, 2007 2:22 PM

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    Jun 4, 2007 10:07 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    Like an instrument, nothing seems right when our bodies and our spirits are out of tune.

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    Apr 2, 2007 1:57 AM

    Linda B. (2413)

    There is little that compares to the beauty of nature, but having wonderful friends comes very close.

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    Feb 2, 2007 11:30 AM

    Linda B. (2413)
    When our arms feel the emptiest,
    may our hearts be open widest.

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    Dec 19, 2006 8:59 AM

    Liz s. (76)
    merry christmas

    Nov 29, 2006 3:26 PM

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    Nov 26, 2006 11:10 PM

    Linda B. (2413)
    Although it appears as darkness ~ that which we do not understand is simply light in the shadows.
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    Nov 25, 2006 7:58 AM

    Liz s. (76)

    hi leneke i use both any thing that works
    i wish no one had to ever go through
    the pain of getting cancer.

    Nov 20, 2006 7:52 AM

    Liz s. (76)
    have a great week. liz

    Nov 19, 2006 11:02 AM

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    Nov 19, 2006 11:01 AM

    Liz s. (76)

    thank you for your friendship. liz

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