Day 7: Back on track… almost

If I have learned one thing this week, it would be this… changing eating habits while being stressed and out of town is, well, was in my case unsuccessful. I didn’t go full out. A couple of slices of cheese here, a cup of coffee there, a glass of wine to round it all off…

I am going places!

My very own ruby slippers. I truly believe that this is what Dorothy would have worn today instead of high heels on that brick road. But nevermind. Halleluja, I got new shoes. Since I discarded my old ones last falls, I have been meaning to replace them. I also dusted off my hiking boots a…

I got myself a job

Well actually, I get to keep my current job. Today I signed my contract. And I am so excited! I realized a few weeks ago, when it became apparent that my temporary contract would turn permanent, that it has been 12 years since I signed on for my last permanent job. And while I enjoyed…

Weimar: Words on the Wall

I had to go to Weimar for work a few weeks ago. I haven’t been there in a while. With some spare time I grabbed a coffee and noticed the writing on the house opposite. You can’t see it very well on this photo, but on the gable up at the white building someone had…

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….

I really ought to…

This is where I go when I feel the need to let go of „stuff“. I focus on whatever thought has been circling around in my head driving me crazy. Then I make a conscious decision to let go. I take a rock and throw it as far as I can. When the physical sensation…

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…

Doing it all again next year…

Heading into the final stretch of 2013, once again I can’t believe how fast the year zoomed by. Even so, many good things happened making me curious as to what next year has in store. My bucket list hasn’t seen much movement, so for 2014 I am pondering challenges… moving out of my comfort zone,…

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….