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The Maloja Snake

The last bus up to my valley leaves the city at 19h10 – even on week ends. Therefore, going to restaurants or the cinema are rare pleasures. Luckily I have friends with cars! Some time ago I joined P&G to … Continue reading

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Coping with Coldness

Jack Frost nipping at your nose may be quite charming if you take a brisk walk and then return to a well heated house. It’s less charming when you wake up to 13°C in the morning… or come back from … Continue reading

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The Inner Judge vs The Fairy Godmother

One of the things I wanted to explore and develop during my sabbatical was Writing. As long as I remember I’ve had this urge to write, showing in letters, long essays at school, little notes all over the place…. but … Continue reading

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Back to Square One

Moving into My House has been like starting a new life – almost as if going back to Square One. The initial weeks were spent unpacking and trying to find the right place for the right thing, after sorting out … Continue reading

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Changes and Challenges

When you feel the urge to do major changes in your life it’s like a strong wave that pushes you in a certain direction – but it’s impossible to predict what such a change will bring about. An inner force … Continue reading

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Settling Down

My Gift Year is over, and the next chapter has begun. It’s called Settling Down. Immediately after my arrival here it was clear to me that I wanted to stay. It was like coming home: the mountains, the tranquility, the people … Continue reading

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One Year Later

It is over now, my sabbatical year. (Although I prefer calling it my Gift Year, because it was the best gift I’ve ever given myself.) What a special year… A year of major changes, and of uncertainties turning into certainties. A year, during … Continue reading

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Moon Haiku

Autumn Moon A slice of silver Cutting through deep indigo Summer’s soon over * Lune d’autonne Une fine lame d’argent Coup ce ciel bleu indigo L’été est fini

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Mountain Bliss

Two villages away from mine there is a Hiking Group to which I have adhered. It’s a group for seniors, but they still allow me to join in 😉 On one Tuesday they planned a hike above Arolla (at the end … Continue reading

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The Right Path

Happiness means feeling you are on the right path every moment. You don’t need to arrive at the end of the path on order to be happy. The right path refers to the very concrete ways you live your life … Continue reading

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