5 Essentialist tips to stress less leading up to the holidays

Markus and I enjoy Christmas. It is probably our favorite holiday. However, as fun as it is, the season tends to get crazy busy with preparations, projects, and socializing that it can also be draining. Do you agree? So before things peak this year, here are five simple tips on how to approach Christmas inContinue reading “5 Essentialist tips to stress less leading up to the holidays”

10 Healthy habits that make a difference in your day

Where does your time and energy go every day? Every now and then, it is nice to reflect on our habits and create awareness over how we spend our moments. After all, how we spend our days is how we spend our lives, no? Below I share some healthy habits we can cultivate daily toContinue reading “10 Healthy habits that make a difference in your day”

How to make sense of personality tests

Have you taken the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)? It is a simple, questionnaire-based personality tool, which uses your responses to sort you into one out of 16 personality types. In theory, you end up with a description of who you are as a person – often to a degree that can almost seem scarily apt.

How to live with anxiety and stop stress from ruling your life

“To be”, Alan Watts famously said, “is to deceive”. I suppose it is because to be human is to have anxiety. No matter how successful, competent, or mentally buoyant we are, anxiety is never far away. It comes with the consciousness package. Nobody asked for it, but it comes free with your purchase. Why? BecauseContinue reading “How to live with anxiety and stop stress from ruling your life”

What I Got Up To In Burma Part 3 – The Train To Yangon

We are on the road again! After a nice breakfast on fancy-looking china, I asked the first random guy on a scooter I saw to take me to the train station. He said sure, and we were off.

How to keep your houseplants happy: simple, effective plant care tips

Most of you complement me generously on how I keep my houseplants happy and healthy, but I have to admit this is not some super power or ancient secret from the Far East. Not even a green thumb. I am just able to research plants in advance and pay attention to them once we shareContinue reading “How to keep your houseplants happy: simple, effective plant care tips”

How to create more space in your day

One of the best things about facilitating our Thriving Life Wellness Retreats is seeing the unraveling of the participants. We can only be excited for them as they make empowered decisions largely because of the space they found during our retreat. Some beautiful beginnings we have seen include a wedding proposal, marital reconciliations, several peopleContinue reading “How to create more space in your day”

6 Things Yoga Teachers Want to Tell You

In 2018, I became a yoga teacher. Markus and I actually did our 200 hr yoga teacher training course together in Rishikesh, India. Needless to say, it was life- and relationship-changing. We use what we learned to further create our thriving life together and also share with others. I practice yoga every day and knowContinue reading “6 Things Yoga Teachers Want to Tell You”

The legend of the oily passport

When I wrote my first post about travel fuck-ups, I thought that was all of them. Later, I remembered my Phuket-poisoning. But I still forgot about the big one. The mother of all travel fuck-ups, if you will. Spoiler alert: Never put your passport anywhere near liquids in your bag. Especially when those liquids happenContinue reading “The legend of the oily passport”

How to fight better for a healthy relationship

Fighting well is a skill. After all, even the most loving partner can be a trial to cope with from time to time. I know I am, and the longer Markus is exposed to the full range of my inadequacies, I grow more grateful everyday for his patience and diplomatic skills. But fights are notContinue reading “How to fight better for a healthy relationship”