About Dennis Swennen

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Life is full of beautiful people who do magnificent things. I love to wonder about life, hack my productivity and my skills. I’m trying to be my best self and create as much art as possible, whatever that may be – I’m still figuring out.

That’s what this blog is about: an idea machine, work in progress, incremental shifts between thinking and doing. Between body and mind. I love to connect to new ideas.

People call me a dreamer, ideator and sometimes I can never stop talking. I’ve always felt like half student, half executioner. I studied computer science -damn that was hard. And I have a master in management information systems. In between, I’ve had a lot of fun serving as a waiter and helping people at many events. When I was really in the mood, I would entertain friends at a local venue with my DJ skills.

This is my dance on the line between making a living and creating a life. PS: I’m always in for some good fun and a well-brewed coffee!

The essential principle of business, of occupation in the world, is this. Figure out some way in which you get paid for playing.

Alan Watts

Well, this is my dance on the line between making a living and creating a life.

Things that keep me going

Zhineng Qigong

Qi means energy and gong means cultivation. Zhineng qigong is one of the many forms of qigong practice. 

It is a training that involves the consciousness use of the mind to focus inwards. The practice transforms and improves life functions leading to increased health and vitality. It is founded on the traditional understanding of the holism of life. 

I discovered zhineng qigong in mid-2013 and after a week of training, I got more and more interested.

Since then I practice and teach qigong on a regular basis. You can join me on Insight Timer if you like or take a look at my website Just Flowing (Dutch).


I like to create websites in WordPress – like this one. Take a look at my websites portfolio.


I spend a lot of time reading, mostly non-fiction and related to mind, body & health, psychology, philosophy, business & investing and personal development. You can find some books I’ve read on Goodreads. Let me know if you need any recommendations or review. You can read some my summaries of books at the Actionable Book Club.

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