What rattles and goes up and down at the same time?!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco for work. Despite the fact that the weather was awfully wet (what a West Coast thing to do, complaining about the rain!), I loved being there. It was like a big version of Vancouver. Well, maybe not quite. But it had…

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….

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…

Yoga 1: Open up

Find a comfortable seat and close your eyes. Today I will take you on a trip to the beautiful Pacific West Coast. We will take three deep breaths together. Exhale all the air from your lungs, pause and slowly inhale through your nose. Hold. And exhale evenly. Pause. And again. Inhale slowly starting at the…

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…

I have been away for a while

Actually, just here and there. But I have been away for a while from my blog. Not intentionally, it just happened that way. I was busy, yes. But I have been busy before. Truth is, I did not make it a priority. And practicing yoga has not been a priority either. Not only is my…

Day 10: Abundance

Piping-hot vegetable soup, home-made banana bread for dessert and a cup of tea. Whenever I make time to cook I love the result. This is such an easy way to connect with what is good for body and mind… Savoring time well-spent on nourishing food. Watching my son and his friend stirring the dough, giggling,…

Day 9: Happiness

Some days happiness seems to grow out of experiencing the small everyday things. But then there also days when life is full with that bursting-out-at-the-seams-with-joy kind of happiness… Share it!

Day 6: Presence

Today I feel so vibrant. I moved through some beautiful Sun Salutation this morning. Looking out of the window at the blue sky. And after I got home I just had to spend more time outside. I went for a long run. I had the perfect pace, where running seemed so effortless. Fully present. Listening…

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…