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…

Smells like Freedom/So riecht die Freiheit

„Freedom – there are so many songs about it. Something like freedom was for animals. That had nothing to do with me. Or so I thought. […] But suddenly I was free too. Right in this very moment. Everything smelled free. The free night, the free moon, the free grass and the free sky.“ –…

Moments Matter / Momentaufnahmen

When I take my son to school we walk along this stream. He still holds my hand. Or I am holding his, depends how you look at it. He usually talks a lot. Some mornings we are both quiet. Today we were laughing about something all the way. Last week we heard a woodpecker, but…

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…

Change is in the air

My one and only face reflected multiple times in a life-sized kaleidoscope… from a yogic perspective I find it fascinating that I have just the one face but fill out all these different roles. I am not sure how much of my inside going-ons are really being reflected on my expression but no matter how…

Some days everything works out just fine

The sun is peeking through the leaves overhead. I can feel the fall air on my skin. The voices of other people in the park are dropping away, blending into the background. I am early for my yoga class. A rare occurrence. I had the day off and thought it would be a mad dash…

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…

There and back again…

I haven’t checked-in during the last 18 days. So much has happened… I have traveled 10,000 miles, climbed a mountain and lost a friend. I finally understand that my roots are in Germany and my heart, that expansive-space-in-my-chest, will always be on the Pacific West Coast. And I realized that should we decide to move continents…