Mieke is passionate about people’s resiliencies and abilities to cope with challenging situations. Years as a registered trauma counsellor gave her plenty of insights into human behaviour and traumatic situations. She firmly believes attitude, knowledge and confidence are key factors in getting through even the toughest of circumstances.
Mieke was a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Emergency Management for over ten years, having published several articles and presented at international conferences, Mieke now thrives being a freelance writer and researcher. She also enjoys self-sufficiency, foraging for edible wild food, sharing knowledge with like-minded people and helping her children to create a better world.