At the starting point of my journey to Self discovery

My journey to self discovery

Dear Blog, I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you. I have abandoned you for way too long. Over 22 month to be precise. Time flies, huh? But I’m back now. I left the caterpillar state and wow, look at my new pair of wings. Watch me learn how to fly. A preface […]

Jungle time traveling to 1995. Reliving my emotional trauma

Painting Anselm Kiefer, emotional trauma

First of all, I didn’t know that I was a traumatised person. Emotional trauma – I thought – was something that only happens to other people. The moment that I had become traumatised had slipped my conscious mind. I never would have thought that this incident of my late teens would still impact my today’s […]

Last-minute gift: Mandalas – coloring pages for adults

Mandala coloring less stress

Coloring pages for adults are super hip. In fact these colouring books are flying of the shelves. It doesn’t matter where the shelves are located. The Indigo bookstore on Marine Drive in North Vancouver. Save on foods also on Marine Drive. The vegan Buddha Full Cafe in my neighbourhood. Six of Amazon’s top 20 books […]

What really happened in the Amazon jungle of Peru Part 1

What really happened in the Amazon jungle

Ok. Where to start? Maybe with the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Well, this “reset-retreat” – or did I say it was a “yoga and meditation retreat” – in the Amazon forest was actually a little bit more than that. I didn’t have the intention to conceal from you the whole truth. At […]

7 Reasons why you should grow your own food

Grow your own food

Reasons why you should grow your own food Spring is knocking on our door. Our plum tree is excited as we are and full of blossoms. That eagerness reminded me of some dormant seeds that are patiently waiting in my cupboard for their turn. So it was time to get them out and to write […]

Sitting is the most unhealthy thing we do and killing us

Sitting: The most unhealthy thing we do You might want to stand up for this. Sitting is the most unhealthy thing we do, considered the new smoking and killing us, even if we train for a marathon or exercise regularly. Bummer. An article from TIME magazine warned us: “Your workout may not mean a lot […]

Stop multitasking so you can get sh!t done

How to relieve stress stop multitasking be happy

Stop multitasking to be more productive? Sounds silly, doesn’t it? After all I thought I was the queen of multitasking! Listening to the news on the radio, playing poker on my smartphone, petting the cat with my left hand, balancing the massage ball between the floor and my left foot sole, slurping the homemade Kombucha thru […]

Cross fit workout with 58? Why age is no excuse.

Cross fit workout is anti aging

Why haven’t you tried a cross fit workout yet? Admit it. We all love great excuses. Especially the ones that keep us from exercising and getting sweaty. Great excuses also save us a lot of money, which we would otherwise spend on laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner or new running shoes. Excuses are awesome. And […]

The kombucha experiment: The day in a life of a SCOBY.

Experiment Kombucha Scoby

Guess what it is: It doesn’t like direct sunlight. It doesn’t like to be poked with metal. It doesn’t have a heart but is still alive. It’s like super old (two thousand years or so). It makes you sparkle. Na? Any ideas? Eric Northman the vampire from the TV-show “True Blood”? Very good guess I […]