Category Archives: Hiking

Hiking and Walking Meditation

Hiking is a good activity to practice mindfulness, especially when the path is difficult; on higher altitude, passing steep slopes in rocky areas you have to concentrate to one hundred percent if you don’t want to have an accident (I … Continue reading

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Water Heals the Soul

Spending large parts of my days in nature, calms me down and lets me rest. The constantly thinking mind relaxes and becomes still. It’s a relief to drop the Ego’s obsessions and worries, just taking in the freshness around, the … Continue reading

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A Praise for Snowshoeing

If 1) you have a slight case of high anxiety and 2) no car to transport cumbersome ski equipment, there is still a possibility to enjoy winter sports: snowshoeing! I cannot give enough praise to this awesome way to spend … Continue reading

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Rosy Cheeks and Mulled Juice

Oh, how I’ve been waiting for the winter sports’ season to start! Due to the light and handy equipment I stick to show shoeing, and if you ever considered it: give it a try! It’s wonderful to be outside for … Continue reading

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Light Therapy

This winter was a slow starter and apart for some snow in October, hills and mountains have been bare, and people very sad. Everybody was missing the snow so the joy was immense when we woke up to 20 cm of white … Continue reading

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Abandoned Houses

On my hikes I come across quite a few abandoned houses. Most of them were not used for people to live in; they where either stables or hay barns. In the old days farmers brought their cattle to graze up … Continue reading

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Walking in Snowfall

When the snow starts falling I want to go out. I love walking in snowfall, in the whirling movement of the air and snow around me. I turn my face upwards, and follow the little snowflakes as they fall. It … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Golden Autumn!

We have had the most magical autumn up here this year. Apart from a quick dip into winter with some snow mid October, it’s been amazingly warm and sunny until now. The colours of the deciduous trees changed to the … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy!

How come we never learn? At least me: I KNOW there’s no meaning in worrying, but still I do. Like before the Big Brother Group came to visit me for three days of hiking in the Val d’Hérens. To guide … Continue reading

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Mountain Bliss II

The hiking season on higher altitudes is not long – mid May to mid October – but it’s so intense and vitalizing! I make detours around cows, try to ignore my hay fever, and enjoy that very special atmosphere up … Continue reading

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