Category: zen

Winter nonsense, and then some

Winter is definitely not my favourite season and the list of things I dislike about it is far longer than the positive items. Layers (and layers) of clothing: when I first moved to Berlin back in 2001, one of the aspects of living here that my then three-year-old daughter and I had a devil of

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Commuter Adventures: Selective Deafness

The photograph above was taken last night at the Berlin Rathaus Spandau subway station, to me one of the most beautiful and charming stations of the Berliner subway. There are a lot of interesting stations around the city, no doubt about that, but this one never ceases to enchant me. Call it home turf pride

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Christmas Countdown Day 10: Dialogue

 It is not living which is of most importance, but living well. Socrates Dialogue has been the centre of my life these past three days. When given the precious gift of time by people that truly matter to me, I make sure that true dialogue takes place, not just conversation. The difference between these two forms

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Rising From The Rubble

The other day I wrote briefly about rising from the rubble, rebuilding my life, my self, and parts of my soul. One of the most powerful poems of Dr. Maya Angelou has been a guiding light throughout this process, and it is not the first time I share it here. Nevertheless, I sometimes need to

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Tandoori For The Soul

Nothing about life is easy, especially when the going gets tough. There are, however, endless ways of coping. My favourite method is meditation and silence, but failing that I resort to aroma therapy. Whilst some indulge in retail therapy, drugs or alcohol to transport their souls to a better place, I need my comfort scents.

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Ignore and Embrace

Sleep deprivation and other issues are haunting me at the moment, draining me of energy faster than my freezer can defrost. It has been an eventful week, to say the least, but also one where I have had several Eureka! moments, bringing me peace of mind. Before anything else, indulge me and let me get

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On Thanking and Giving

“In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment; and inner contentment doesn´t come from having all we want; but rather from wanting and appreciating being grateful for all we have”– His Holiness the Dalai Lama There are a few photographs in my portfolio that I am proud of, not because of the

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