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Birth of trauma: The patterns behind fear and fight, flight & freeze

Birth of trauma: The patterns behind fear and fight, flight & freeze

What do we know about trauma, fear, PTSD and the brain? In this article I’m exploring the brain, and how abusers try to destroy the most important system that helps us function in society.

Letter to a Friend

Letter to a Friend

There will be an evening
that never turns into day
when the sun stops shining
and all lights fade away

Lightning Bugs At Night (Fireflies) - Flying and Mating!

I saw fireflies yesterday, flying at night, and even while they were mating, so I thought I'd share some of the magic I saw :). 

It has become a tradition now for my friend Joep and I: around the end of June we search for fireflies during a hike in the dark. The specific lightning bug species that lives in my area is the Lampyris Noctiluca; also known as the common glow worm of Europe.

 A male firefly of the species Lampyris Noctiluca.

A male firefly of the species Lampyris Noctiluca.

The male fireflies of this species are tiny and can fly, while the females cannot: she's a larviforme, much bigger than the male (with a shinier butt!). Below you can see a GIF from the video of the male and female Lampyris Noctiluca.

 A female and male firefly mating.

A female and male firefly mating.

After mating, the fireflies die. The ones in this video we found in Sweikhuizen and Beek in the south of the The Netherlands.

The journey and science behind 'Birth of the Universe'

The journey and science behind 'Birth of the Universe'

Making short films about UV reactive ingredients is something I enjoy doing. In this blog I will tell you more about the science behind Birth of the Universe, a glow video I made.

Magical UV Glow in the Dark Cupcakes that change colour

Magical UV Glow in the Dark Cupcakes that change colour

These cupcakes are green in normal light but turn pink in blacklight. What kind of sorcery is this?! It's actually pretty cool science! In this DIY video I will show you how to make UV reactive cupcakes that change colour in ultraviolet light.

Fake Edible UV Glow in the Dark Blood Recipe

Fake Edible UV Glow in the Dark Blood Recipe

It's green in normal light, but glows red in blacklight! This fake edible glow blood recipe is something else.