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…

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 1: Beauty

We went for a run. Along a quiet canal not far from the busy streets of Leipzig’s center. Only a handful cyclists and joggers passed us. The mosquitos were trying to get their fair share for dinner.. Here and there my friend’s dog would stop to follow a scent. Dusk was slowly settling over the…

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…

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…

Balancing my Easter eggs

Today is the first time I am writing in my kitchen looking out over a few roof tops. The pale winter sun is trying to break through making the day look a wee bit more friendly. But really, there is a snow dusting on the roof across and I can see the flag at the…

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…

Let it be… (or Yoga in my living room… finally)

A couple of days ago, I rolled out my mat in the living room. For the first time since we moved in three weeks ago. Don’t ask me what took me so long. Maybe the kitchen seemed more appealing because it is somewhat finished and furnished, while our living room is still quite bare with…