Go ahead… create the holiday you want!

These days its all about the upcoming holidays. Since returning to Germany I get to enjoy lots of Glühwein, Christmas market atmosphere and some more Glühwein. I missed it. When I was a teenager, I did not enjoy Christmas. With the passing of my grandmother, our families went very much separate ways. Everyone was too…

Yoga 1: Open up

Find a comfortable seat and close your eyes. Today I will take you on a trip to the beautiful Pacific West Coast. We will take three deep breaths together. Exhale all the air from your lungs, pause and slowly inhale through your nose. Hold. And exhale evenly. Pause. And again. Inhale slowly starting at the…

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,…

Day 9: Happiness

Some days happiness seems to grow out of experiencing the small everyday things. But then there also days when life is full with that bursting-out-at-the-seams-with-joy kind of happiness… Share it!

I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

„I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!“ This is me most mornings when I am trying to get ready for work and my son (instead of understanding my very important adult world) wants to cuddle, read a story and then another one. I…

Happy Canada Day!

Thinking about maple leaves, maple syrup, red and white stripes, Canada Day parades, Oh Canada, BBQs, picnics, weekend get-a way’s, ferry line-ups, Canada flag tattoos, fireworks, music, friends! Someone asked me the other day what Vancouver is like. I talked at lengths about multiculturalism, because Canada Day reminds of how different nations can peacefully co-exist…

Peace, Love and Light

Peace, Love and Light is something one of my yoga teachers used to say at the end of class. For me this meant peace of mind, love myself and the light will shine from within. During meditation in today’s yoga class, we were asked to imagine being older (in the sense of wiser not more…

Yoga in my bedroom

Have I mentioned that I have now taken to practicing in my cosy bedroom? Yes, it is still messy and not nearly as Om as I would like, but I can close the door behind me and actually practice in the evening. Last week I finally checked out Eoin Finn’s podcasts. He is a surfer…

Feel the music, feel the joy

What brings you joy? For me it is music. Last week I went to a concert with an old friend of mine. I was hesitating at first, since I was tired and had to go to work the next day. While I didn’t know the band, I knew their previous musical efforts which go back…

Little Pleasures

I really enjoyed writing my post Chitter Chatter Random Thoughts last week. Cruising on gratitude is always giving me a good vibe. Focusing on little pleasures I experienced last week… I spent Thursday’s lunch break at this little italian cafe. It happens to be down the road from where I work. I have wanted to…

Finding my own voice…

Music has always played an important role in my life. I sang in a choir, played instruments for years, had friends who were producing their own music, etc. But still somehow it fell off my radar and I resorted to simply listening. I rediscovered music with my son. I was singing for him when I…