Category Archives: Meetings

Village Life

After one and a half year up in my little village, suddenly I notice that I really feel at home. That feeling is not related to my house or the surroundings (where I settled in directly after moving here) but has … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

I know, they were not really “given” to me, but still I consider my daughters to be Life’s greatest gift to me. Without them, I would never be the person I am today: thanks to their presence in my life, … Continue reading

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When a Friendship Ends

The first time this happened to me I was a child, and it struck me very hard. Since then I have learned to handle it better, but there is no denying it: when a friendship ends, you experience an important … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Christmas is such a cosy and beautiful celebration, and ever since childhood I have enjoyed how it marked long and dark winters with happiness and light. However, as an adult I have chosen to affiliate with other spiritual traditions than … Continue reading

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We Are All – HUMAN

Some movies have a strong impact on you. I’m not talking about horror movies that scare you or beautiful love stories that make you cry. I’m talking about movies that shake you up, that make you stop and reflect. You … Continue reading

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Don’t Despair Over Your Teenager

My daughter just left after four truly wonderful days together here in my Alpine paradise. We hiked, discussed, laughed, cooked, read, listened to music, watched movies and laughed again, enjoying every single second spent together. It was not always like … Continue reading

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Time & Space

For my birthday I offered myself a real Dream Gift: a trip to Sicily. Many years ago I lived there, in what now seems to me as a completely different life. In the company of a dear friend I spent … 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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Do It Now!

My mother in Sweden, 87, has had several strokes and I see her weaker and more tired every time I visit. My uncle in Germany, 83, in bed with a severe prostate problem, is only a shadow of the vigorous … Continue reading

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Vorfreude!

German noun, pronunciation ˈfoːa̯fʀɔɪ̯də, meaning: “joyful anticipation”. One of my favourite words in the German language, Vorfreude signifies a state of excitement in view of something nice that is planned to happen. The visit of someone you love, a romantic … Continue reading

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