How to convince yourself to finally exercise

How much physical activity do you get in a day and how do you feel about it? I am just getting back on my exercise routine after being sidelined by eczema for two months – two whole months of eating a cold salad of steroids, antibiotics, and antihistamines every day!

You should do this

Did you know that waking up early gives you a lot more time during the day? You should totally do that! Also, have you heard about the benefits of daily exercise? You should do that, too! What’s more, how about eating more fruit and vegetables, while cutting down on snacks? Get on it because thisContinue reading “You should do this”

My top 5 free resources for learning German

I am learning German using various free resources online. Thank you for your condolences. Have you also picked up a foreign language? Why did you learn it? Me, I am studying, mainly, so Markus cannot sell me on the streets of Frankfurt for two bags of potatoes. Okay, that may be a bit harsh. IContinue reading “My top 5 free resources for learning German”

How to wake up better

Soft morning light, the first breeze of the day, songbirds, and busy butterflies, these are the things we enjoy about mornings. Since moving to the tiny house, Markus and I became morning people. It just seems so natural to wake up with the sun. And with so much nature – and an awesome breakfast –Continue reading “How to wake up better”

We need regenerative systems, not sustainable ones, to move forward

Once again, the economy is in the gutter. This time, it is because of a global pandemic. Once again, calls for change abound. What change, though? Personally, I think what we need is a serious re-think about how we implement systems in general, moving away from exploitative or even sustainable design, towards regenerative design.

The problem with the current plant craze

Much like the rest of the world, plants and houseplants are a trend here in The Philippines, too. It is nice, people are getting excited about plants and there is more green in this world. I give plenty of plants away every day and it gives me joy. But there is a problem. I noticedContinue reading “The problem with the current plant craze”

Essentialism vs Minimalism

There are many ways to live, and for us, we love to keep it simple. Micah and I try to be essentialists. This means we do not own anything that we do not need. Everything has a specific purpose. Nothing in our closets, bags or storage areas is there because “we may need it atContinue reading “Essentialism vs Minimalism”

Our evening routine for better sleep

Markus and I rise together and go to bed together. For such a small gesture, this habit does a lot to strengthen our bond. Do you practice this with your partner, too? This time I thought about sharing our evening routine for better sleep. I read that people are sleeping worse following the coronavirus crisis.Continue reading “Our evening routine for better sleep”

Why we stopped buying yogurt and cheese

This coronavirus quarantine period was, and still is, not a time of comfort, but it did squeeze out many good things from us. One of the biggest is that we finally found space to do our food experiments. We are happy to report that we are now making our own yogurt and cheese! Hard toContinue reading “Why we stopped buying yogurt and cheese”