I live in Brisbane, Australia.
Sunshine, the Pacific Ocean, my city’s river bars and restaurants, great coffee, long walks, champagne and engaging company are some of the things I love. I’ve been with my wife and best friend for more than three decades. I grew up in Amsterdam where I met my wife who is from Queensland in Australia. I graduated in medicine back in 1985 and completed my doctoral degree in 1988. My wife and I had our first business in Brisbane, where we ran a lifestyle consultancy.
I completed many postgraduate degrees, including a Masters degree with a major in mind transformation. In addition, I had so called Near Death Experiences and my wife and I came to direct a healing centre for miraculous healing in the USA. In the 1990s I lobbied with the WHO to develop standards to help to minimise the distress and grief associated with end-of-life care for the individual, and for their family, friends and carers. Recently, I co-authored a guideline for wellbeing published by ACORN, the national organisation for perioperative nurses.