I once was adventurous…

 

Is age that predictable? Is becoming complacent the new normal? I once was a backpacker for crying out loud, leaving one continent to travel to the other side of the world – staying there, marrying there, etc. And now booking a motel an hour driving away seems too much of a decision process?

What happened to me? Continue reading “I once was adventurous…”

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A Rescue Dog’s Wisdom – Adult life Fact #3

That rescue greyhound undid me. I started crying. Her joy of having a yard to race around in, that I came down the stairs so early in the morning and gave her a pad. That I had some attention to spare.
After hanging out with Daisy, suddenly pain welled up in me, I knelt next to her and tears began to flow.  Continue reading “A Rescue Dog’s Wisdom – Adult life Fact #3”

Self-Love 101 #5: Accepting My Hearts Desires

For a few minutes today I dedicate my attention to my desires, which I carry in the stillness of me, always present, always patiently waiting.

Today I fully accept them as my desires. Every single one is justified and allowed. I am not making one need or want wrong, or compare it to anyone else.

Just for this moment, I allow Continue reading “Self-Love 101 #5: Accepting My Hearts Desires”

Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historical heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.  Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas”

To Kill or Not to Kill? Adult Life Fact #2

Your parents are not responsible for making you happy 

The simplest task of a parent is to basically Not kill their kids, to say it dramatically, and with a wink, right? Their primary functions seem to include feeding and clothing their children, to keep them healthy and safe, so they can grow up into an adult without much physical damage. Then you say: what about the child’s Continue reading “To Kill or Not to Kill? Adult Life Fact #2”

The Scream for ‘More’ Adult Life Fact #1

 “You can have a horrible childhood and still be happy.”  

I am not saying that we humans don’t need healing after trauma occurred, after abuse took place, after injustices have been experienced. I am not saying we shouldn’t scream for help, and often need to do so for a long time, before we can see changes, feel better and move in peace and upliftment.

But what I am saying is that the asking for it, the longing itself is the signpost that Continue reading “The Scream for ‘More’ Adult Life Fact #1”

My Daughter’s Voice & Wings

So what is our legacy as mothers? What is the lesson that I learned after being a Mom for over 11 years?

A while back I was part of a class outing with the kids and all parents and we walked through Continue reading “My Daughter’s Voice & Wings”

How to find Happiness or the Difference between your Purpose and Mission in Life

Remember the quote ‘Follow Your Bliss’ by Joseph Campbell? It basically means in order for you to be happy you would need to know what your bliss is, what you want and what excites you and how it expresses itself for you, and then how to actually pursue it.

That’s a big ask, to know what we want adn to pursue it, but a good one. Broadly interpreted for this article ‘Follow your Bliss’ means to Continue reading “How to find Happiness or the Difference between your Purpose and Mission in Life”

Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historic heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.

This post is free of judgement. Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German”

Self-Love 101 #4 – How I learned to be Selfish

Give, give, give. Raised a good, obedient girl and devoted Christian I learned from a very young age on to give, to give up on my needs to devote myself to others. It was rather extreme to the degree where I had completely lost myself, exhausted and confused. Even I saw that Continue reading “Self-Love 101 #4 – How I learned to be Selfish”