Simple ways to eat more plant-based food this year

What intention did you set for 2021? If it involves eating better, can we suggest enjoying more plant-based meals in your diet? There are simple and fuss-free ways to do it sustainably and without any shock. Do I need to mention delicious? In fact, this is how we transitioned our diet three years ago. ThereContinue reading “Simple ways to eat more plant-based food this year”

What our cats taught me about love

By now, it is hard to imagine life at the tiny house without Phobos, Deimos, and Fake Deimos. It is every bit their home as much as it is ours. My sister always says the cats decided to adopt us and not the other way around, and I really have nothing to debate that. OurContinue reading “What our cats taught me about love”

How to get yourself to try anything

It could very well be that my death arrives after eating a poisonous mushroom that looked cool or cliff jumping from an overly ambitious height in an unknown, remote island. I am all for trying. I am curious about results, outcomes, discoveries, experiments, and explorations. The process of finding out or learning more is infinitelyContinue reading “How to get yourself to try anything”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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!