6 Easy care houseplants for beginners

Since our traveling came to a halt last December, I really got into houseplants and gardening. It gave me so much joy as a beginner because plants are easy and they respond so well to care. It feels so calming, being surrounded by green, too, as if I am in a forest, safe and nurtured by nature.

There is just something grounding about it, and a magnetizing force that highlights my connection to life and everything around me. I truly wish I have enough plants to give to everyone. It really gives an uplift to well-being.

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I don’t envy anyone in the United States right now

I honestly don’t envy anyone in the United States right now. As if a phenomenally botched coronavirus-response wasn’t bad enough. But I guess this is what happens after decades, nay centuries of internal division.

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6 Simple breakfasts that guarantee a good day

Every morning, Markus and I have a simple breakfast here at the tiny house in the soon to be Cafe Domingo. The kettle has boiled, the sun is soft and yellow, the birds are singing, and all we need is delicious food! Below are our daily regulars and here’s to wishing we can share one with you one day.

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11 Lessons from growing my houseplants

Kris, my best Swede friend, asked me what is helping me stay sane during this lockdown, and my answer is plants! From growing plants for food, my interest has branched to gardening for pleasure.

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5 Everyday Things I Never Regret Doing

Some days, I feel like a champion and go through my day like a competent adult. Other times, I have to convince myself to do stuff. The extra push is worth it though, at least for these five every day activities that never regret doing.

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How to live in a tiny house by the sea

Life is good now

Last week, Micah and I were finally able to officially move into our tiny house by the sea. Enhanced community quarantine notwithstanding, it turned out to be no more difficult than just letting the relevant offices know what our plans were.

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No normal no more

Blessed normalcy.
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash

Everyone wants things to get back to normal. I get it, ‘normal’ is what we know. Even if your life didn’t seem particularly great before Covid-19 hit, you might still wish you were back in it now. But I think that the longer this whole Covid-19 thing is going on, the clearer it becomes: ‘Normal’ is gone for good.

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6 home remedies for common aches and pains during quarantine

Cake always helps, too!

I believe in medication, but I would not pop a pill for common aches and pains, especially when simple home remedies are enough to sort it out. This knowledge is handy for us while traveling, and now on quarantine. They are fuss-free, easily available at home, and have proven effective. If it works, it works. Try them out below. You’re welcome.

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How much climate protection can we afford?

Chestnut tree in bloom.

I read a headline rather similar to this in the German newspaper FAZ today. It’s a good article that refers to this letter of “Business Europe”, one of Europe’s most important industry conglomerates, to EU-Commission vice president and person responsible for the prestigious “European Green Deal” project, Frans Timmermans. The letter basically read: Climate protection measures are nonessential right now, so suspend them to help businesses cope with Covid-19.

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Bad decisions.

Regretting my decision in 3…

I picked up the tiny cat again today. Granted, she is not as tiny as she used to be. Especially in the ‘roundness’ department. And she proves it regularly by rolling around the house, discovering new hiding places. Her main nemesis, meanwhile, is me, who enjoys picking her up and putting her down somewhere else, thwarting her plans.

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