sun salutation header
Blog, For your ease

Mindful Sun Salutation

Being in the midst of the (long) summer vacation and other life happenings mean that I have little time for myself. Add to that a rainy season in the big city and three kids at home - most of their friends gone - and you might be able to imagine how my days go at… Continue reading Mindful Sun Salutation

power of breath
Blog, For your ease

Oh the power of breath!

Hi there, let's take a moment and think of how we breathe. Deep, conscious but relaxed breathing brings a great mind-body connection. Personally, I love to focus on it several times throughout the day. The instant benefit is amazing and it gives a 'breather', a moment of calmness. At times I imagine my breath moving… Continue reading Oh the power of breath!

inspiration flower
Blog, For your ease

Inspiration – What brings that spark?

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?

thegreatwave and poem
Blog, For your ease

A book, a poem, a piece of art interlinked

How a book, a poem and a piece of art all connect to my life!  It’s funny how things can go hand in hand and connect in the most unexpected moments, don’t you think?  As you might know, I live in Tokyo, Japan for almost 4 years now. And it was the move here that… Continue reading A book, a poem, a piece of art interlinked

matcha cake
Blog, For your ease, World of recipes

Matcha & White Chocolate cake

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