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Written by… Michelle Boelee

Blogs & Photography

I am: a nature lover, ecological gardener, Social Psychologist and Cultural Sociologist, dancer and yogi & I love rollerskating, photography and writing.


About Me

My name is Michelle Boelee, and through the years of trying to figure out who I am and what I want, and how the world works, I have come to terms with the more I learn, the more I realise I still hardly know anything, BUT I am happy to share what my thoughts and insights are on matters or topics I think are important, interesting and/or fun. 

My Interests


Nature will have the main stage in my blogs and photography, which is highlighted by the blog themes of Bio-philia, Gardening and Climate, see directly below, and highlighted by the gallery themes of Nature Landscapes and Nature Close-ups, see further down below.


& More

Many other topics, projects and issues might come by, and in my blogs I will often approach a lot of these matters from my background in either Psychology or Cultural Sociology.

Dance & Yoga will be another recurring theme, both a blogging theme as gallery themes. In my blogs this topic is either approached from my background in Cultural Sociology, or from my background as a (former) dance- and yoga teacher. However… don’t be surprised to suddenly see blogs about / pictures of Dutch mills or rollerskating coming by too.


Once in a while I would get this inspiration or itch to simply write. This often relates to the things I have been reading about or feel like working on – one rabbit hole at the time, or maybe a few at the same time, but with overlapping interests. Connecting current issues or just thoughts and inspiration from daily life with some of the insights I gained or was reminded of. But a while ago, I also loved story-telling in the form of fiction. It’s clear that that love for writing has always been there. 

Blogging Themes


Let’s dive deeper into matters concerning our innate love for nature, why we need nature, eco-conscious behaviors and eco-psychology, sharing thoughts and discoveries.


Follow my gardening journey and get a peek into my gardening style, my adventures, my thoughts on gardening and my tips for a healthy happy garden!


Explore my thoughts on climate and related issues, as I am discovering new sources and will be sharing my view and new insights on this urgent matter.

Dance & Yoga

Sharing my insights and thoughts on topics related to dance and yoga, ranging from theoretical essays about kinaesthetics to meditation techniques.

Recent Blogs


Are you familiar with the concept of biophilia? I wasn’t until some years ago, after I stumbled upon the concept while reading. In this blog post I will share with you (a re-post about) the concept biophilia and my first encounter and exploration of the concept: reading the book Losing Eden by Lucy Jones.

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In this blog post I will be sharing my thoughts on the Dutch elections 2023, Dutch farmlands, polluting cars, climate change, our ‘developed’ Western society, the need for change, plant-based diets and a green movement, being inspired by content of the book ‘Soil, Not Oil’ by Vandana Shiva (2016).

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From time to time I head out in nature or am asked by someone in my circles to come take pictures. Nature photography has always been a favorite of mine, combining hiking with finding the beautiful shots. Most photography and filming projects so far have focused on dance and yoga, but I’ve been involved in event photography and making portraits too. 

Gallery Themes


Nature Landscapes

Hiking and/or strolling through beautiful places and enjoying the landscapes away from the cities and towns.


Nature Close-ups

Sometimes your eye just falls on a detail in nature, and you have to zoom in and take that shot — capturing the moment.


Dancers & Projects

As a dancer I can’t help it, I love to capture the elegance and beautiful lines of dancers, and sometimes I will be captured on film myself.


Film Projects

Once in a while I either participate in dancing in a film myself or I will be filming the dancers and editing it into a (short) dance film. 

Climate Quote by Vandana Shiva

‘India in the 21st centurt needs to be building on Gandhi’ s legacy […]. It needs to avoid repeating the ecological and social mistakes of the West. India has offered alternatives based sustainability and pluralism. Gandhi observed:
God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the West. The economic imperialism of a single tiny island kingdom [England] is today keeping the world in chains. If an entire nation of 300 million took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts.’ 
We are today 1 billion. And we are being asked to adopt the lifestyles and economies of the 20 percent of humanity who have been using 80 percent of the world’s resources. If 100 million rich Indians want to live like their Western counterparts it would take more resources than the world has to offer and the attempt would force their brothers and sisters to give up their water, their land, their homes, and their livelihood. The highway project is not uniting India; it is dividing India. It is creating an automobile apartheid in which the rich drive at high speeds on highways built by cutting through villages and forests, tearing down homes, farms, and trees. They drive through withour even seeing the brothers and sisters whose livelihoods they are robbing […]’
(Soil, Not Oil – p. 62).

Climate Quote by Vandana Shiva

‘India’s tradition of leaving a small ecological footprint on the planet is being erased in a race by India’s elite to imitate and outdo the industrialized West in consuming the Earth’s resources – in usurping the ecological space of other beings, indigenous and rural communities, and the urban poor ‘
(Soil, Not Oil – p. 59).

Dance Quote by Martha Graham

“I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man–the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.”
(Blood Memory)

Yoga Quote by B.K.S. Iyengar

“Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.”

Let’s collab!

Based in the Netherlands

Leiden, South Holland, area

Writing, Dance, Photography and/or Film Projects

Non-profit website

I do not engage in affiliate marketing, I just share my content for the sake of sharing & fun, and connecting to other like-minded people who would like to perhaps team up.