Category Archives: Body

Happy Feet

Many years ago my mother told me about a very old man in Austria, who was asked for the secret of his long life in good health. His answer was: the massage he gave his feet every evening. Since then … Continue reading

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Outdoor Meditation

Next to my garden shed there is a perfect space where I can sit outside and meditate unseen and undisturbed. It’s a quiet little corner; the only living souls passing by are the cows or donkeys, sometimes grazing next to … Continue reading

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Training the Other Hand

When I was twelve years old, I fell off the bike downhill and broke my arm. Unfortunately it was the right arm. In those days you were doomed to wear a big cast for months, and on top of that … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Dessert

In winter, when it’s on the chilly side even indoors, I don’t feel like eating cold food. I’ve found an explanation for that fact in the ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. This age old holistic science of health determines three different … Continue reading

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Strengthen What Is Weak

Most of my friends regularly visit a gym to get some workout, strengthen their bodies, and stay in shape. Living in a remote village without a car, that is no option for me. Of course, I get plenty of exercise … Continue reading

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Instead of Hibernating

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Theroux When the weather is snowy with a bit of sun winter is pure paradise! Going out hiking or snowshoeing in the crisp air and being dazzled by the bright sunlight … Continue reading

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At Home Outdoors/Draußen zuhause

When I was a little girl there was a period when my mother had to make me go outside. I just wanted to remain in the house, being a bookworm already then. There were not many kids nearby that I … Continue reading

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Your Health is Your Capital

Luckily we do not know what the future has in store for us. Despite a healthy lifestyle we might fall seriously ill tomorrow or have a severe accident next month, and there’s nothing we can do about that. What you … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Scent

It is said that the olfactory sense is man’s strongest sense. When the smell of my favourite childhood dish, potato pancakes, reaches my nose I am immediately transported back to the happy little girl I was when my mother prepared … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy

I am convinced that the general mood lift most of us experience during spring and summer is, at least partly, due to the return of colours. In many regions winters are prevailingly dull and grey and it is no wonder … Continue reading

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