There and back again: Jakobsweg

„Der Weg beginnt eigentlich erst, wenn du wieder zu Hause bist.“ Die Worte des Pilgers hallen in mir nach. Wir hatten gerade die erste Tagesetappe von 23 km hinter uns gebracht. Zu schnell, weil wir noch nicht unser Wandertempo und den richtigen Rhythmus gefunden hatten. Wir saßen gemeinsam im warmen Vorzimmer der Herberge, wo wir…

Four years and counting…

The last few weeks I have been feeling rather introspective. Summer is finally on the doorstep; the long days and even more so the warm evenings usually have me clambering for the door handle to be outside as much as possible. However, I found all I have been wanting to do is sitting in a…

Heart Wide Open

This week I am finishing off some of my classes at the studio I have been teaching at since spring. Starting January I am venturing out and offering two of my own courses. However, I wanted to do something special in my last classes and suggested to take them through a guided meditation. I love…

Do more of what makes you happy: Remember joy

I know this guy… his name and his song have followed me now for many years. He used to teach at the Yogapod in North Vancouver, my old yoga digs. The studio has closed down because of the „condomization“ of North Vancouver (read: tear down any building you can, build condos, sell for as much…

Resurfacing

After a busy fall, it is the home stretch to Christmas. It feel like forever since I took the time to gather a few thoughts here. I did write some notes here and there, but the words then seem to not reflect where I am „tunneling“ at the moment. My trip to Vancouver was great….

There and back again… Part 3

The letter has arrived… I found out on Thursday morning standing in my kitchen. I would be taking my oath of citizenship in two weeks time. No clue yet how to handle flights, work and whether taking the family might be a bad idea (read: renewed homesickness). Five minutes later… I am making tea, turning…