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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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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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Magic Encounters

During my daily hikes I come across so many beautiful things – forests, flowers, trees, birds and butterflies, rivers and mountains. But there are times when it’s more than just seeing something beautiful. Sometimes, Magic Encounters happen. Like today. I … Continue reading

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After a life of moving around I have friends near and far. My farthest friend is my little sister from another mister, Claudia, who lives in Chile. Imagine the happiness to be able to welcome her up here in my … Continue reading

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When I Stop Along The Way

  One reason why I love hiking is because the pace suits me. I move through nature, or villages along the way,  in a slow speed, allowing me to see the details of life. Be it a special flower, the … Continue reading

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A Favorite Animal

No, it’s not the dog. Neither is it the cat, or the hamster… It’s the sheep! Each time I pass by sheep, they warm my heart. They seem so relaxed, so free from any aggression (is that why people call … Continue reading

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Travel Meetings

I don’t always enjoy traveling. Some trips only seem to be tiresome necessities, which I have to put up with to meet my dear ones. But these routine trips can become unexpectedly pleasant. Suddenly my neighbor on the airplane starts … Continue reading

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