Do more of what makes you happy… Be a Freak!

We all have one or more of these people in our lives that seem slightly off. They are really into something, e.g. heavy metal music, yoga, running for miles on end, rock climbing… and it is difficult to comprehend at times why they are so into something that is interesting to us, but hey get…

Do more of what makes you happy…

It’s been an awfully long time since I wrote down anything personal. And so I feel rather awkward trying to tap into this joy that has spread out inside of me. I played piano at my friend’s house. On this beautiful immaculate instrument… I have admired it ever since I visited her for the first…

40 days is a revolution…

This could be day 3. An impressive one at that. After a weekend dedicated to mantras, twists and vibrations I am still resonating…. The intense practice, beautiful mantras, no chitter chatter in my mind at last. One mantra after the other keeps humming in my mind instead. Yogapod, the studio where I used to practice…

Up up and away

Something shifted. During the Christmas holidays, I finally sat down to put together a script for my first yoga class. The idea is to practice teaching by instructing other yogis that are attending the program with me. Completing ten of these classes on different subjects is a requirement to receive full credits. Well, there were…

We even got a tree

Earlier this week during our last team meeting this year, it hit me what progress I experienced during the last year. Reading through my bucket list, I was once again reminded how I like to plan things and life turns out quite differently. On Tuesday we will be celebrating our first Christmas unpacked in Germany….

Grooving and chilling…

Chicka chicka boom boom, look there is a full moon… rising atop the trees… into a dark blue sky… stars… and one dark star… Saw Poliça and New Found Land at the Kulturarena last night… so beautiful. Their hooks and voices are still floating about in my mind… vibrating quietly.

An alphabetic Ode to Jena

Well, with our 1st year in Germany completed, I thought it would be about time to follow-up on my A-Z of things I miss about Vancouver with a list of great things I enjoy at the other side of the world. A – Apartment: I love our place here. The building is just over 100…

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…

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…

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…

I love love love writing!

I was chatting with a friend a few days ago talking about moving back here. She had returned about a year ago and described her experience like this: „I was at risk to loose myself completely. I had already lost some parts of myself that are only resurfacing now. I am starting to feel like…