I really ought to…

This is where I go when I feel the need to let go of „stuff“. I focus on whatever thought has been circling around in my head driving me crazy. Then I make a conscious decision to let go. I take a rock and throw it as far as I can. When the physical sensation…

Yoga 2: Mountain Pose

Come to the top of your mat. Feet parallel, heels slightly apart. Feel the surface of your mat underneath your feet. Lift your toes, spread them as wide as you can, slowly put them down one at a time, start with your little toes. Then press your big toe mounds into the mat. Feel your…

Finding Grace

Some conversations I have had over the last few weeks remind me again that acceptance can truly be empowering. I have written about asking for grace before. One of the – in my eyes anyway – profound virtues of individuals I find inspiring is their ability to find grace in the face of adversary. What…

Day 8: Grace

I have taken to asking for grace. Often my yoga teachers suggest to ask the universe for what I need to today. And I have taken to asking for grace. Having the grace to let go of things. Having the grace to accept what is. And having the grace to do so with love. I…

Day 5: Freedom

True freedom manifests itself in my own mind. So many boundaries are being imposed by what I think. What I believe to be true. What I think I should be doing. What I assume others expect me to do. Rarely by what reality presents. Here is to defying my own limits…

Root to rise

I am back online. After two weeks without yoga I just completed my 6th yoga teacher weekend and I feel amazing. I underestimated how much mental effort it is to start a new job, no matter if I have amazing support from my new colleagues. So all the changes combined with my ever-present sinus issues…

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…

Never say never

Who would have thought that most of my blog would be about homesickness. I never dreamed of pondering the various forms of missing someone and something. I also didn’t consider how homesickness sneaks up, gets triggered, comes in waves, can be debilitating and brings about profound realization… sometimes at the same time. I left Germany…