I reached the point where I feel emotionally, mentally and physically drained. It is not that only bad things are happening, not at all, a lot of good stuff is going on but the exhaustion makes it difficult to enjoy and to see them at times. My mind seems to be in a constant overflow, … Continue reading Tired of being tired…
Have you ever paid attention to how quickly we are categorizing people based on what they do as a profession, or on their lifestyle? Without any further or deeper thoughts we put a "stamp" on a person. Like "Oh he / she is XYZ that`s why..." And yes, surprisingly often that person even seems to fit … Continue reading Who am I?!
In the summer when it got pretty hot here I posted a blog to “Stay hydrated”. That gave me a little bit of a base to start writing today`s blog which is an assignment for my studies. In short “write a personal blog post about beverages” – healthy beverages that help us to stay hydrated, I … Continue reading How much is enough?!
I just finished reading the book “Eat fat – get thin(*!) ” by Mark Hyman. An intriguing title – we are supposed to eat fat!? I do believe something is wrong with our way of looking at food - being told to eat and drink all the low to non-fat products! Thankfully I mainly lived … Continue reading Eat Fat – Get Thin – some thoughts
Well, I sometimes ask that myself, and I took it as a privilege, honour - and a big step to overcome my own fears - by having been asked to be a first Member Profile for FEW (For Empowering Women) and to answer some questions about "How I got here". "FEW in Japan is an exceptionally active and … Continue reading How I got here…
Summer holidays are coming to an end and when talking about them I can't help but review a little on how they went. I will start with my outcome from this summer experience, my lesson learned so to say: While I strongly do believe that is important to take time for yourself and your things … Continue reading Letting go of (summer holiday) expectations
Often mudras are put into connection with Yoga, sitting in meditation. But it is more to them as they can as well help to bring more "meaning to our awareness and into our expressions" (Mudras of India, book) and help our body and mind to heal. I tend to use them at times when I … Continue reading Mudras – Hand Gestures
At the moment "mindful" seems to be one of the buzzwords and a lot of truth lies behind this simple word. Especially in today's environment, when everything and everybody is rushed and multitasked and nothing seems to be good enough. It is important to halt, to breathe, to be aware, to allow to feel both … Continue reading The buzzword – mindful
I know some people, and include myself here, that cringe when they hear the word meditation. Instead of putting us at ease when hearing that word, it causes tension, this vision of sitting for a long time in lotus pose or at least crossed legged, not to move and not to think! "No way, not … Continue reading Meditation – don’t let it scare you!
With temperatures rising it is even more important to stay hydrated! And while water is the best and easiest source of liquid, at times we may get tired of it and crave a different flavour. Don't fear to spice it up with some fruits or vegetables or a mix of both! Add some lemon, … Continue reading Stay hydrated