Disease, dis-ease, di-seased

Let me close June by saying it decisively won over me: my lung situation has gotten so bad I am taking medications I have not needed in years, I am at record weight, and a dread is constantly gripping at me as I fear the return of my really dark times from a lifetime ago.Continue reading “Disease, dis-ease, di-seased”

How to live a holiday life, or better yet, how to create a life you love

A French friend of mine regularly threatens to block me on Instagram because my posts of what he calls our “holiday life” frustrate him. He wants to live by the beach and be surrounded by nature, too. But he cannot because he has to live in Hong Kong and work for a living.  I doContinue reading “How to live a holiday life, or better yet, how to create a life you love”

A fun Q&A to cure all ills

Along with gray skies and rain, June brought plenty of stress to our tiny house life, so much so that my respiratory problem flared up and I was chugging medications again. I swear, stress will be the death of me. This is why I put all my effort in designing a life that I love.Continue reading “A fun Q&A to cure all ills”

How to eat healthier in 2021

Instead of vowing to lose weight in January, why not consider the more sustainable resolution of eating healthier in 2021? There is less pressure, the concept is entirely positive, and it does not demand that we go on a diet. And yes, we will still lose weight – just in case you were wondering. HereContinue reading “How to eat healthier in 2021”

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”

I will take the inconvenience, thank you very much

I. I was sorting our trash for the bokashi compost when I realized why only a few households do it even if there is a long list of benefits. It is inconvenient. Segregating the trash, cutting up the organics to size, filling the bucket, and mixing it with soil definitely takes more time than chuckingContinue reading “I will take the inconvenience, thank you very much”

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”