Category Archives: Meetings

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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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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*F*r*i*e*n*d*s*

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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