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…

Where it all startet II

Everything in life comes full circle. Nothing new there. I have been struggling with acceptance lately and suddenly… flash… I stopped holding on. My mind cleared. We were cleaning house today. Such a relief to tackle some of that clutter. I so needed that. Then I picked up one of my yoga books, I forgot…

I am going places II

Click click click with the heels of my ruby sandals and I am off. Suddenly standing on the beach. Close to sunset, wide blue sky, only a few people are walking along the shore. I take off my magic slippers and touch the cool sand with my bare toes. Then dig my feet in. Pure…

Day 24: Settling in

I am more than half way through my attempt at 40 days of yoga practice and found this week that five days on and two off worked with everything else going on. I even managed to avoid too much protest of my son in the morning. With all these other things on my mind, I…

Being vegan is optional

I gave myself a present. I almost got the sales clerk to wrap it, however, then I did not want to waste the wrapping paper… I love this book, everything about it, the heaviness, the colors of the design, the photography, … and the best part, most of the recipes are under 45 min. prep…

I have been away for a while

Actually, just here and there. But I have been away for a while from my blog. Not intentionally, it just happened that way. I was busy, yes. But I have been busy before. Truth is, I did not make it a priority. And practicing yoga has not been a priority either. Not only is my…

Day 10: Abundance

Piping-hot vegetable soup, home-made banana bread for dessert and a cup of tea. Whenever I make time to cook I love the result. This is such an easy way to connect with what is good for body and mind… Savoring time well-spent on nourishing food. Watching my son and his friend stirring the dough, giggling,…

An alphabetic Ode to Jena

Well, with our 1st year in Germany completed, I thought it would be about time to follow-up on my A-Z of things I miss about Vancouver with a list of great things I enjoy at the other side of the world. A – Apartment: I love our place here. The building is just over 100…

Year One … 10 findings

1. Moving sucks. 2. Moving continents is worse. 3. I won’t ever do that again. 4. There is still a chance, that I might do this again. 5. I can’t believe some of the things I decided to pack. What was I thinking?! I should have taken the pepper mill instead. 6. If you leave…

It is done

Today, quietly, in between cleaning up the house and baking a cake for friends coming over later, it was done. Exactly 17 days short of our 1st anniversary living in Germany it is done. And all that is left now, is an empty box. The last one. So, what now? No more excuses. We are…