All posts by lifeismyuniversity

My name is Lia. I am married and we have 3 daughters and 2 dogs. I was born in 1956 in Tanzania and when I was nine years old I moved with my family to the Netherlands where I have lived most of my life. From 2000-2004 we have lived in Italy. It wasn’t until 2016 that I went back to Tanzania to visit the places where I have been before (a lot of the photographs we took, will be used in my blog). Although I have never been excluded I did feel lost in this world and never really knew what I wanted. Finally I start to get a glimpse of whom I truly am at the age of 60 : ) years young. So if I would describe myself now I would say that I am open-minded, optimistic and humoristic (don’t take life to serious is my motto). I always like to tell my view on different topics that sometimes irritates my near and dear family (though, they still love me for who I am). So I think they are quite happy that I can express my self through a blog so they don’t have to listen to all my stories ; ). In 2010 I started to read other blogs that gave me a different view of life and influenced my way of thinking. They also inspired me to start my own blog and finally I am ready to take the step to have my own blog. Life is my University is true. Life made me into ME. I want to share what stirs inside of me, what makes me laugh, what makes me cry. Besides that I want to talk about what is happening in the world around us. Although I am Dutch, I decided to write in English. When you see some strange sentences, you will know it is my Dutch background. Don’t hesitate to correct me when I am wrong. Everybody I pass on this journey will have influence on my path! I hope to meet you!


We often feel restricted
As victims convicted
It influences our chances
And our circumstances

What our History has to say
About our own DNA
And what it means
If we have “bad” Genes

Be aware what you eat and drink
The way how you think
Do appreciate the little things
And what each day may bring

It is important to discover
Good in yourself and the other
Be grateful for who you are
Follow your own radar

Always be kind
To your body and mind
There is a great connection
Treating yourself with affection

Your health will advance
Take the power in your own hands

A one way conversation


My dear How was your day?
I have so much to say
I took a stroll
To the mall

I bumped into Mrs Watts
We talked about lots
I cleaned the kitchen floor
Painted the front door

I had another conversation
For the dogs not a great sensation
They just sat for a while
Instead of walking the mile: ))

I took out the weeds
Planted some new seeds
When everything was done
I just sat in the sun

Oh Dear, did I just see a yawn?
(ALL he had to say:)
I worked from morning to dawn!
The day of mine
Was just fine

What is it worth?

Writing is a pleasure
It feels like my “treasure”
Something you can not measure

I can not put it on a scale
It doesn’t have a head or a tail
It’s female nor male

Creativity is entrancing
It is a way of enhancing

It is just an expression
Of an impression
For me it is precious:

Rhyming another word
Is creating my own earth
THAT’s what its worth


A Merry-go-round


Step in the merry-go-round
Lifting our feet from the ground
Or step in a carousal
What ever fits you well

When you desire
Go faster and higher
Spread your arms
Let go of alarms

Say bye-bye to the panic
Just feel the magic
Feel the sensation
This wonderful vibration

Live in it in continuity
Look at every opportunity
Boost your self-esteem
Dare to follow your dream


When we feel good
It lifts up our mood
When our ‘vibes’ are bad
That is what you add and spread

We influence our environment
With every thing we meant
We throw into the atmosphere
The professor and the cashier

It is a synergy
Of our energies
We are a living house of Power
In each second, minute and hour

2018 A new Destination


In 2018 we will be facing
Something amazing
Even if it now sounds crazy
My positive 2018 predictions:)))
Getting rid of your addictions
And all your mental restrictions
Many things we once adored
Now make us feel so bored
Finding interests that have been stored

Truths we did ignore
Never heard before
ABUNDANCE will open new doors
Secrets that have been sealed
About our POWER will be revealed
Important for humanity to be healed
We are entering a new phase
Learning TECHNOLOGIES of outer space
Wich we will gladly embrace

Step in the train waiting at the “station”
With an unknown destination
To PEACE: A feeling of liberation

In life….

We leave an impression
Of our own expression
Our footprints
Leave little hints

Of our feet and toes
In which direction we go
It is the path of our life
For all that we strive

I want to make it my goal
To follow the “Map” in my Soul
It is up to me to decide
To follow my Heart as my guide


Give our children a chance
To enjoy life and dance
Give them every day
The freedom to play

Don’t let them be shy
Give back the sparkle in their eye
It is about time
To let their Star shine

Take away the bitterness
Change the dissonance
Let their innocence
Be limmitless


Merry Christmas and a great 2018!


Celebrating Christmas you and me
Sitting next to a decorated tree
Enjoying all the bling bling
Waiting what the New Year will bring
But even when this Holiday passes
It should be freedom for the masses
Let us move away
From only celebrating these Holy-days

I want to make a commitment
To add to my “equipement”
Let 2018 be our new beginning
Accepting and forgiving
Something new we can create
For a whole year to celebrate
It is something we deserve
Living in freedom on dear Mother Earth

Inner conflict

We as the human kind
Forgot the Power of  body and mind
We give away our abilities
Denying their credibility
We let go of our responsibility
Facing the inner hostility
Body and mind contradict
With all these bitter conflicts

It may sound very bizarre
We don’t believe how powerful we are
We think we are never good enough
Always worrying about outer “stuff”
And then we are still surprised
That mind and  body are agonized
It is time to recognize:
“It is WE who we denied”