Category Archives: Mind

Flower Colour Therapy

Finally the flower season has started here in the Alps. During hikes in forest and across meadows an abundance of shapes and colours meets the eye. Flowers are not only wonderful to look at or examine, but they have an … Continue reading

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Aging Well

The question about my age has never bothered me (except during my teenager teenage years, when people always thought I was much younger…). When I turned 60, however, I suddenly realized that “old age” was quickly approaching. This realisation made … Continue reading

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Face Your Fears

During a long train trip that I recently took, I pondered the question “What is my greatest fear?”. In order to live a peaceful life I feel it’s important to do these kind of reflections from time to time. My … 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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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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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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Different Places, Same Life

A couple of times per year I leave my mountain paradise to visit family and friends in different cities across Europe. I am always quite excited about these trips; first of all because I’ve been missing my loved ones so … Continue reading

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Inner Peace

In times of inner and/or outer turmoil I need a fixed point – a center of peace to return to and to rest my mind in. When I feel my heart racing or my head swelling of unwanted thoughts or … Continue reading

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The Empty Head

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my own request to write one blog post a week. It doesn’t seem much: one small text of around 300 words – that’s nothing! However, there’s a whole process behind it, and my problem is … Continue reading

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Solitude Vs Companionship

On certain days, when admiring a solitary tree along my hikes; or nights, when gazing at the distant moon in the vast sky, a certain melancholy overcomes me. More than otherwise I realise the fundamental fact that I Am Alone. … Continue reading

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