Last week I went for a run. It was my birthday and I wanted to have some time just for myself. And a birthday run at the beach was what I was longing for. It was a truly gorgeous morning, not too hot, a light breeze and an empty wide beach at low tide. And… Continue reading Grateful moments don’t just happen
Where do you find inspiration? And when was the last time you really got inspired and what sparked it? Inspiration means “a sudden brilliant idea” and “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially something creative" as stated in various dictionaries. But what is it that inspires us? It can be… Continue reading Inspiration – What brings that spark?
What I enjoy when baking this cake is the different process of preparation. As often in Japan, it's about the attention to detail. So instead of "just" measuring your sugar and flour, you match the weight of the ingredients to the weight of the eggs you use. No "rush-rush", but being in the moment while… Continue reading Matcha & White Chocolate cake
Accepting the country and culture you live in, relationships you encounter, your self-image, your emotions and feelings are not always easy. Fighting against something that we can’t change drains us, takes a lot of energy. There comes a point when we need to make a decision. Will we allow that situation to further drain us… Continue reading The power of acceptance
Over the past weeks I shared thoughts on eight Wellness Pillars, in general and with a twist as an expatriate. After all it's so much more than “just” exercise and nutrition. Wellness is how we take care about our body and mind. Yes, it might be an overused and at times misunderstood word. But don’t… Continue reading The 8 Wellness Pillars summary