power of breath
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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!

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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
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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
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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

acceptance
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The power of acceptance

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