Eye to Eye/Auf Augenhöhe

I am sitting down on the dandelion-spotted lawn in the warm spring sunshine. Feeling restless, worrying too much about nothing. After a few minutes I notice a bee on top of the flower next to me. I lay down to get a closer look. Now I am eye to eye with the busy insect. Only…

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…

A Moment in Time: November 5th at 6:56 PM; Gruenowski, Jena

Sometimes I trip over my mind and suddenly I am ahead of myself. In these rare moments my mind can be a quiet place. I can sit somewhere, just being, just breathing. Listening to my heart beat. The city noise around me. Others talking in the shadows just steps away from me. A door opens,…

There and back again… Part 2

It has only been a week. So much has happened… once again. I have traveled 70 miles, enjoyed the beautiful rolling hills and made new friends. I truly needed this time for myself. The hectic months had left me struggling for air. Things felt like they were unraveling. I found out that cleansing techniques and…

Day 45: Yoga on through

I actually had to check my calendar to find out where I am at. Well, I passed the 40 days. The result? Five days on, weekends off. My alarm is still set for 5:45 am and most mornings I have 45 minutes before my son stumbles in. I enjoy my quiet mornings, even though my…

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…

Day 18: Some days are just the beginning…

Some days or any day Long, drawn out, epic or Short and sweet Fundamentally 24 hours Remembering forever or trying not to be reminded of Sometimes submerged, forgetting everything else around me And then this day once in my lifetime, receiving you, my son… And nothing stayed the same… I love you!

Day 10: Finding balance

I completed the first week of my 40 days of yoga and then took one day off. Actually, it worked out quite well. Even though I did not make it to my yoga class at all this week. It is always amazing to me what happens to the mind once that attitude shift has happened….

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…