Traveling through 2016

1.1.2016 Starting the year off with a mountain song in our heart, even though an icy wind stung our eyes and burned our skin. After a decade of living in a city that stays mostly green, seeking out winter on Mt Hood became a comforting ritual and reset. 7.1.2016 Exclamation points every where I look, tellingRead more

Tempelhofer Feld

When we moved to Japan and I started introducing myself as an American to strangers, I often felt a mix of shame and pride. Growing up in America allowed me immense privilege, that I never had to recognize because it was always there; I was born into it, raised inside it and quite used to takingRead more

Divinity Sonntag

This is post inspired by Deepak Chopra and Adam Plack’s Soul of Healing Affirmations, which I discovered in an iTunes search for meditation inspiration. My body is a field of divine energy, divine intelligence, divine organization at the level of being. I will know that infinity is contained in this little vessel that I call my body.Read more

Compassion • Mitleid

This is post inspired by Deepak Chopra and Adam Plack’s Soul of Healing Affirmations, which I discovered in an iTunes search for meditation inspiration. I will see a stranger today through the eyes of compassion. I will remind myself that this stranger has parents and people who love her, just like me. I will remind myself that thisRead more

B is for Bunding

This is post inspired by Deepak Chopra and Adam Plack’s Soul of Healing Affirmations, which I discovered in an iTunes search for meditation inspiration. Today I will bond with others, knowing that the other is myself, just in disguise. Through this bond of communion, I will let go of my separate self and I will connect withRead more

A is for Akzeptanz

This is post inspired by Deepak Chopra and Adam Plack’s Soul of Healing Affirmations, which I discovered in an iTunes search for meditation inspiration. Today I will accept myself, just as I am. Knowing this, I will see the world, just as it is. And it the clarity of that awareness, I will feel peace,Read more

Give it a try! • Probiere es!

We had an interview with TING-Schule yesterday and signed up all three kids, school starts in a week. The school identifies itself with a Sudbury aesthetic, which gives the kids the freedom to do whatever they want. What does that mean? Some kids play video games all day, others sign themselves out and go to the park across the street,Read more

Hump Day • Mittwoch

Four Immutable Laws of the Spirit by Harrison Owen 1) Whoever is present are the right people 2) Whenever it begins is the right time 3) Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened 4) When it’s over, it’s over Today I didn’t want to leave our borrowed flat, even though I also didn’t wantRead more