Psychology and writing novels have been my passions since I was a teenager. Before I could pursue those, I needed to learn some lessons of life, which I did as a correspondent in Turkey and the greater Middle East. After two decades of reporting on issues of life and death for various American and Dutch language media, I left journalism and finally became a published novelist. Soon I realised, however, that my true calling was to heal people’s psyches (and my own). My exploration of the dark side of human nature has made me better equipped to finally go for that passion and do my share in making the world a better place. I believe women are key to how families and thus society develops. Hence the focus of this site: it wants to be an inventory of issues that matter to us, and of what we can do to empower one another. If you need personal empowerment please visit Inside Out Therapy & Coaching®.