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The Manual on Me

Last day today before another one month lockdown. I just had to take mySelf out for another one of those much cherished and consciously enjoyed Gifts to Self: A coffee at one of my Munich favourites, a café called Patolli in the centre of town. A cozy spot where much...

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Permission to Self

I’m sure you’ve experienced this kind of day and you know exactly what it feels like. I just wasn’t in the mood to work that day. I wasn’t feeling sick, I wasn’t overwhelmed or distracted. There was nothing wrong whatsoever. I just didn’t feel like working. Yep. There you have it....

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Listening to what makes me dance

Recently, I spent a whole day deliberately by mySelf. There has been so much movement and change lately. Went for a walk, took mySelf out for a healthy and lavish breakfast, then kept walking. I somehow felt an urge to listen and to hear. As strange as that might sound....

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Face Masks and Shrapnel

A couple of days ago, I made my way into town to get some groceries, choosing my favourite route through the old Southern Cemetery of Munich which to me is one of the most enchanting and peaceful places in all of Munich. After a long period of uninterrupted sunshine, it...

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Book Lover Connection

I’ve been following Daunt Books on Instagram for a while, I absolutely love their posts and how their love and dedication to what they do just jumps out at you. I’d been wanting to order something from them for a while but was undecided what I should read. Ugh. There’s...

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Creative Cooking. Recipe for a Delicious Life.

One of the many things I’ve learnt from my wonderful friend Jay who is one of the most talented chefs ever – and boy am I glad I get to taste test virtually all of his culinary creations: There are two essential ingredients in any recipe. It recently dawned on...

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Corona Connections (Part 2 of 3 today)

As I keep saying: Art is what keeps us alive. I was still digesting the encounter with the blind man when on my way home Reverse Phone Lookup , I noticed some kids outside a building. The had laid out a lot of paper on the ground and as I...

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Corona Connections (Part 1 of 3 today)

For a few days now, I’ve been a bit down, irritated and confused. I’d been feeling remarkably calm for weeks, so this mood hit me somewhat unexpectedly. The realization that all the polarities, the dark and the light, that exist in us have been magnified and have grown exponentially. Like the...

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Neighbourhood Nuggets (Part 2 of probably many more)

Took a long walk around my immediate neighborhood today. I often do. I sometimes put them under a particular motto. For example, Eyes Up. Or Eyes Down. Or Eyes All Over The Place. Which takes a little bit more practice, I find, to avoid walking head on into a street...

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Those Favourite People, Things and Habits

I’ve noticed something quite interesting in these last weeks. As many of the external structures that have shaped and guided my days have fallen away and been replaced  – or rather, are a daily work-in-progress– and  new and largely self-imposed structures are becoming visible, something in me has shifted, too....

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