I never look back, darling.
It distracts from the now.

– Edna Mode, The incredibles

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3 day kitchari cleanse – an ayurvedic detox cure

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A month ago I tried an Ayurvedic detox cure, the so-called kitchari cleanse, which goes as follows: For three days, all you eat is the same delicious and super nourishing Indian dish made of mung bean dal, basmati rice and some fun toppings. A mono diet to help your digestion to detox in a very gentle way. Super easy and really delicious!

Bringing joy and ease (back) to meditation

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Why I write this article In conversations with others, I have noticed that many people seem to have some kind of exaggerated respect for meditation. This is more of a hindrance than a help. Many seem to see meditation as something, one „should do” in order to lead a better life. Something that is „good for you”, but requires strict discipline. It is associated with asceticism, not pleasure, and...

My top 20 of little things you can do for your well-being

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The Internet is full of good advice on how to make your life more beautiful and better. Everybody’s talking about self-love and well-being, which can be quite overwhelming from time to time. I am well aware of that. And yet, I would like to share with you a list of little tips and tricks which really help me to feel good, strong, grounded and connected to myself. Because apart from all the hype...

How Immediacy changed my life: A call for action from the quarantine

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This article is a call for action with which I want to inspire you to live your life in a state of awareness, using all your senses. A life in which „Just do it!” is more than just a worn-out commercial slogan, a life that follows the principle of „immediacy”. This subject is really dear to my heart because I have noticed how much richer life feels and is when you go through it with your eyes...

Work as Meditation: a daily rendezvous with my ego and its fellow monsters

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What reasons can you imagine that would motivate someone to volunteer as an unpaid worker in a commune and to face their inner abysses? I know a few good reasons for this step and I did it. I was driven by the desire to explore myself and to dare what you could call a lifestyle-experiment. I wanted to see what would happen if I – a pretty autonomous single, living in my own apartment – were to...

Leading the way with a loving heart: about facilitating active meditations and how I got there.

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A few days ago, I joined a Whatsapp-group to take part in the 21 Days to abundance-Challenge of Deepak Chopra, along with friends of friends and many people I have never even met. The challenge is about inviting abundance into our lives and relies on the assumption that we can create our own reality: if we believe that we deserve what we want, it will come into our lives. If we don’t...

The emotional jetlag. On the pitfalls of coming home after traveling.

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After I have been travelling for three months at the beginning of this year – to Java, Bali and Australia – coming home was like a shock. This really caught me by surprise, as I was born and raised in Berlin, call myself a true Berliner and up until now could never understand people who claimed to be overwhelmed by the city. Little did I know … Emotional jetlag What hit me has a name. I call it...

Asana Love Explosion – A yoga workshop combining head and heart

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When I heard that Silvia Stojanovic was planning a workshop tour across Germany and asked her facebook followers which cities she should visit, I was among the first ones to shout out loud: Berlin! I’m a huge fan of Silvia since I got to know her and her teaching at the Portugal Spirit Festival, where she was teaching the final closing class called „Love Explosion“. I will always remember this...

Fasting. Juicy pleasures instead of fast food.

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I love to fast. It’s just such a treat for my body and soul. Unless we’re talking about tea fasting. This extreme method brought me to my knees in a matter of days and almost drove me crazy. What I really like, though, is juice fasting or the so called „Basenfasten“ – a diet based on only alkaline food, such as fruit and vegetables and some nuts. There is apparently no english word for it, so...

8 weeks of MBSR, Part 1: All is new

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8 weeks of MBSR, Part 1: All is new MBSR. These four letters are not the abbreviation for mind blowing sex reaction. Instead, they stand for „mindfulness based stress reduction“. And that’s at least as beneficial for your body, mind and soul … This method, which is about meditating and connecting with your breath in order to anchor yourself in the present moment, was developed in the 1970ies by...