Je Geld of Je Leven

Now that I have a full-time job, I have more money than I ever had in my life. I am so privileged that I have a stable income. In this phase of life, most people use that money to buy expensive things for themselves, a car, a house, phones, etc. Most people adapt their lifestyle to their salary. Today I want to tell you about a book that may inspire you to make different choices than most people. Today I want to tell you about the book Je Geld of Je Leven, written by Hanneke van Veen and Rob van Eeden.

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Knap voor een Dik Meisje by Tatjana Almuli

It’s crazy how many blind spots I keep discovering over the years of reading non-fiction books. I keep learning about the world around me. And even more important: about the people around me. I keep learning about different perspectives. Today I want to talk about fatshaming, body neutrality and fatphobia. The book ‘Knap voor een Dik Meisje’ (translated: pretty for a fat girl) by Tatjana Almuli was the starting point for opening my eyes. Today I’ll tell you more about the book.

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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

It’s time for another must read on this blog. It’s a book I read a long time. When I read it, it took me months to finish it. I found it so interesting and I read some pages multiple times. It’s a book which was very popular when it came out and there’s also a second book and third book. I have not read those (yet!), but I do want to share the first book here: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.

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Sletvrees by Sunny Bergman

Intersectional feminism. Equality for all, that’s what it comes down to. It’s what intersectional feminists want. But aren’t all people already equal? That’s a question I get asked a lot. People get angry at feminists. Women can work, get into politics and do what they want. Well, not exactly. There are so many subjects to tackle, so where should I begin. Today a book about appearance, sexuality and culture and how these things are different for all sexes. Sletvrees (Slutfear) by Sunny Bergman.

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Understanding Everyday Racism by Philomena Essed

It’s time for me to share something about racism, which is an important part of intersectional feminism. I am truly ashamed that the Black Lives Matter protests have been the first thing to actually trigger me to learn more about racism. Racism is not something new, it’s just that I took action way too late. I’m trying to do better by educating myself, so that I can be better and act upon the racism I see, read or hear. This book I’m sharing today has been the first book (I do not only read, I watch and listen too, but more about that later) I’ve read about racism. It’s called: Understanding Everyday Racism by Philomena Essed.

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De Kanarie in de Kolenmijn by Marianne Thieme and Ewald Engelen

A book about economics? I would understand this surprise when you read this title. Politics, yes, that’s what I’m passionate about. But economics? You’d be surprised, but I am passionate about that too. But mostly about how our current economical system is disrupting the planet (with the living being on it) and how we can change the economy for the better. I am not a fan of economics in its current form, but I am extremely interested in its potential. And that’s what the book I am sharing today is about. It’s about what’s wrong with our economical system and how that again affects our political system. It’s written by a match made in heaven: two politicians I love. A Dutch* book written by Marianne Thieme and Ewald Engelen: De Kanarie in de Kolenmijn (the canary in the coal mine).

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Green Living for Dummies by Liz Barciay

Inspiration for a sustainable lifestyle is always good if you’d ask me. I read a lot of books and from each book I learn something new. If you have to come up with all the solutions yourself every time you have a sustainability problem, life would be harder than it should be. That’s where books can help. Usually somebody else has thought of that problem already. And that’s why today I want to share with you: Green Living for Dummies by Liz Barciay.

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Let’s Go Green by Sustainable Susan

There are a few books that tell you a lot about a sustainable lifestyle. I’ve already shared the one I think is most important, you can read more about that book here. Yet, today I want to share another book which is just alike it, just a little bit less concrete but very broad. A book that covers a lot of subjects and gives a ton of information: Let’s Go Green by Sustainable Susan.

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Veroudering Vertragen by Kris Verburgh

Yes, another book about longevity! I love books about longevity! And I also keep sharing them, because I really hope people around me will read them too. Not that I am perfect and others are not. It’s just that I see harmful behaviour around me and I think not everybody is aware of these mistakes. Longevity relates to happiness! And happiness is a part of an eco-positive lifestyle. And so today I am sharing a book about longevity: Veroudering Vertragen by Kris Verburgh. I am sorry for all the non-dutch people reading this post, this is unfortunately a Dutch book which wasn’t translated.

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Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson

I personally love non-fiction books about living a sustainable lifestyle. I like to know the facts, the things that matter the most, the impact of my choices. But sometimes I like a different green book too, a personal one. It’s great to read about someone else’s choices, someone else’s struggles and their findings. And so today I am sharing a book about personal sustainable experiences: Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson.

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