Category Archives: Mind

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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Passionate Cookery

Significant for the lifestyle I’ve adopted up here in the mountains is that I spend hours and hours outside each day. Just like the slogan of a German sports brand puts it: “Draußen zuhause” (At home outdoors). However, every now … Continue reading

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My Body is My Temple

“Don’t you realise that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Corinthians 6:19) Most of us probably do, but do we live out the real meaning of this quote: a harmonious unity of body and mind; equal, … Continue reading

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