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ALIVE.

„You are still alive. And that means you‘ll love and be loved… and in the end, nothing else matters.“ - Nicholas Spark   Perspective taking is empathy. Empathy is a function of compassion. Compassion is one of the four aspects of true love (the four brahmaviharas). The four aspects of true love circle back to be the foundation of true empathy and are one of the most powerful tools for true healing.   So far for the theory.   In real life one of the most powerful opponents of empathy, love, healing, freedom, joy, peace is dis-stress. And stress is a creepy creature. We all know cognitively what stress is and how to avoid it. The creepiness in stress is...

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SOBER

  “I wasn’t sure if I was an alcoholic,” Brené Brown writes in her happy-23-year-sober-anniversary blog post, “but during my teens and twenties my partying ranged from ‘she’s fun and wild’ to ‘self-destructive.’”   I’m a country girl. Growing up in a 10.000 soul village in the middle of the wine street in Germany. We celebrate wine in big festivals under open skies and in glas sizes other people call vases. From late August to November. They’re called “Weinfest”. Germany is s drinking culture. We drink for any reason. And in my region, we drink A LOT. Bottles and bottles of wine. The government subsidises it. From beginning to end. 38,895 Million Euro in 2019. Same number in 2020.  ...

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GOA.TRAVEL.BLOG

NORTH GOA (ARAMBOL / MANDREM) - DISCOVER THE YOUR WILD SIDE  Goa can be everything, from the darkest dark to the brightest light. You can loose yourself or find yourself and everything in between. It strongly depends on your intention and decisions you make: Where to stay, where to go, what to do. From enlightenment to hashish smoking darkness, from raw food to fast food, from the detox of your life to the hang over of your life. You choose. If you’re like me on a quest to the bright and more quiet side, here are my recommendations: General advice for accommodation: Stay in Mandrem, rather than in Arambol. Mandrem is a bit more settled, less crazy and has more...

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THE."OFF.BUTTON"

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers." -Khalil Gibran   The outer wolrd is only a reflection of inner world. If you look around your personal space you will find a majority of your equipment and gadgets being on "standby mode". It seems a nice idea to have everything at hand and ready at any point of time during our busy day. A research says that in Germany alone one nuclear power plant is running only for our gadgets running on standby modes, for the little LED lights telling us: "I'm ready, even if you're not." Many of you know that phone batteries...

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COMMUNITY

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing." - Rollo May   A majority of our every day life in modern days is dedicated to support our a reality which is ruled by technology and sets us forth into a quite separated lifestyle. We work more hours to invest in a bigger house, with a bigger garden which becomes a box in which every family locks themselves seperately. We drive bigger cars which carry less passengers and our cell phone allows us to rather text than call, rather FaceTime than visit. As the list of separating dynamics could go on forever. Every night when I drive home from teaching I see a group of teenagers sitting in a circle in...

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