Category Archives: Nature

Herbal Body Oils

My region, the Val d’Hérens in the Swiss Alps, is a very specific biosphere with an amazing variety of plants, many of them medicinal herbs. The more I learn about these herbs, the more I want to use them. The … Continue reading

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Wonders Along My Way I

In a way, every single one of my hikes is a wonder. Already the fact that I live in the mountains with access to a countless number of magnificent trails is something of a miracle and something you think you’d … Continue reading

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Early Morning Energy

Waking up at five doesn’t bother me; I just love getting up with the sun. I do my morning sit-ups, oil pulling, water the garden, have a steady bircher müesli breakfast – blog post will follow 😉 – and pack … Continue reading

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Sow a Seed – The Miracle of Growth

Is there anything more miraculous than seeing something grow…? A child, a tree, a cat, a vegetable, or a tiny plant? You don’t need a garden to sow a seed and watch it turn to a plant. Already before I … Continue reading

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Magical Meetings

There is so much happiness inside me when I am out hiking – just the fact of walking in Nature! Sometimes, however, this happiness turns into pure bliss, and that is when I have an encounter with a wild animal. … Continue reading

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Even Closer to Nature

Living at the edge of a tiny village in the mountains and having the privilege of spending several hours outdoors every day (hiking or gardening), I already feel pretty close to nature. I go out in any kind of weather, … Continue reading

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Heading Downwards

Up in the mountains, the end of winter is always a bit difficult for hikers. There is not enough snow left to really enjoy snowshoeing, but still too much to walk without them higher up – you get wet feet … Continue reading

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Early Mornings

We all have different biological clocks. There are people who aren’t really awake until after lunch, even if their working schedule forces them to be up and running already at 7 AM. Other people enjoy waking up with the birds, … Continue reading

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Refreshed by Winter

Winter solitude in a world of one colour the sound of wind. Matsuo Basho I say winter, and I guess you think ”snow”. Alas, many places winter are not sparkling white at all, but mainly grey, humid and windy. We … Continue reading

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White Light Meditation

In wintertime, when days are dark and grey, we need strategies to avoid getting gloomy. People turn on extra lights in their houses, or even take light therapy, plan for the next sunny beach vacation, or light dozens of candles. … Continue reading

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