You live at Scheveningen. How does living near the sea influence your life?
“I live in Scheveningen and the NorthSea is 1 minute away from my front door. I have loved the sea for ever. The N in n-ice.world is an ode to the North Sea as well as the name of the first person I ever guided into the freezing winter sea. His name is Bert Noordzee (Dutch for North Sea). I love these little magic moments in life. As I love the subtel meaning of my name. Kim in Dutch means horizon. Horizons (of the sea) are a great symbol in my life. It reminds me of the natural cycles of life. To me horizons are most beautiful at sunrise or sunset but also during the day they can be surprising, very nearby or yet clear and far away. Living at Scheveningen I luckily witness the sunrise and sunset quite often. I do my work out a few times a week at the beach and dive into the waves or flatwater. Just as she has to offer that day. The temperatures can differ from 5 till 18 degrees, depending on the season. The best start of any day to connect and melt into the nature in my front yard. I also take clients individually or in groups to the sea, especially in quite wintertime, I love that. Connecting to the nature of the sea, making the waving movement same as our breath. Here I can connect easily to my own breath, this most powerful instrument to remind us on our own nature. And what a joy for us, we all possess this already and mastering the breath is accessible for every body. Everybody who believes and wants to self-invest”.
We live in a striving society, yet you offer many exercises in being in the present. How do you combine the present with longing for new results? “Although satisfaction is in the here and now it is okay to also strive for new horizons. As long as we do not condemn the current situation. In my believe fundamental changes occurs at the starting point of true acceptance. So I invest in the here and now, to avoid greenwashing and ‘if-then’ longing. If one can accept the present, the future can be a gift.”
You don’t offer quick fixes do you?
“Yes, I do! That is what I love about mastering the breath. It is the one tool I always have with me and everybody can learn from. Although I say I offer self regulating tools so you can become your own (breath)mentor, this does not necessarily mean that is difficult. That is what I enjoy about my work. I offer quick-fix-self regulating tools. The challenge could be to longterm remind oneself and therefor you can come to join sessions over and over again or join a program with more longterm support.”