Enchanting, colorful, and historic, medieval towns are my current obsession. I cannot resist their charm. Lucky we are surrounded! Markus and I have been to several since I arrived in Germany and it is about time I talk about one, no? This is from Gelnhausen, a quaint town near Frankfurt founded by Emperor Barbarossa inContinue reading “In Gelnhausen, on a lovely fall day”
After two months here in Germany, I can safely claim that I am more relaxed and am finally able to flow with the rhythms of life. My inner world can still improve by a lot, but it is okay, currently. Today, I would like to share a short list of some things that bring meContinue reading “Currently, I’m obsessed with”
I am feeling a lot better these past two weeks. I can finish my sentences without pause and walk without running out of breath. Doing nothing, relaxing the mind, and all your well-wishes helped a lot. And the medications, of course. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness. You were all so kind. It wasContinue reading “All the positivity you sent is working”
You’ve gotta put in the work. We’ve all heard that phrase one time or another. You want nice things? Put in the work. You want a good life? Put in the work. You want things to change? Well, you guessed it – put in the work. Rarely have I seen a phrase so deeply misunderstood.Continue reading “On putting in the work.”
Markus is the most intelligent person I know, if not the most considerate. With the grace of a calm sea, he can listen to anyone’s argument, restate all the points better than you did, and explain all the concepts you missed while reassuring you that he understands why you thought that way to begin with. Oh,Continue reading “How to not win arguments”
We all know how important living in the moment is – it’s not like this is news to anyone anymore. Why, then, is it still so hard to do?
The phrase has seen a bit of a resurgence lately. You will be forgiven for immediately linking it to American politics. But populist hypocrisy aside, I have struggled with this phrase a lot in the past days for entirely different reasons.
It gets pointed out a lot that we humans are the only beings on the planet who don’t live in tune with nature. Instead, we exploit, destroy, and otherwise undermine nature’s systems for our own short-term gain.
Whenever we do blog nomination posts, we receive comments on how reading it is like watching a talk show. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Anyway, today’s episode is from our blog friend Michelle of Boomer Eco Crusader, who nominated us for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you, Michelle! It is alwaysContinue reading “A new day, a new talk show episode”
Here we are with a couple of nominations from our blog friends Janis and Shelly. Thank you for remembering us! It is always fun for us to answer these tags. Questions from Janis of Momshie Diaries for the Real Neat Blog Award. What has been a special moment for you thus far in 2020? Markus:Continue reading “This Week’s Episode of the Markus + Micah Show”