A Valentine’s Day Reminiscence

A new year, another Valentine’s Day approaching our reality. For me, not January 1st, but rather the days before V-Day have me comparing my last year’s reality to my present. It’s astonishing how one year can make all the difference. In a good as well as bad sense. Things I’ve been dreaming of a year [...]

a poem: express your layers

so many layers you do have so much to discover beneath and over and within so plenty of love treasured soundly you can set free do not shut your eyes to the fear, sadness, insecurity and anger they share a place within you as do love, joy, understanding and forgiveness in self discovery... work through [...]

Interview: Yogini Kasey Kilmer from Yoga Nest Venice

This summer, I spent a week practicing Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Yoga Nest Venice in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. One of my teachers was Kasey Kilmer -- a wonderful yogini with patience, energy, lightness and joy and all of these features she passes on to you when you practice Yoga in her class. What [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Yoga Nest Venice

This L. A. SUMMER LOVE, I experienced full recreation from inside out. Needless to say, the sun was pure soulfood besides its obvious tanning qualities. Only to be topped by my daily vinyasa flow Yoga sessions at the Yoga Nest Venice. The Yoga Nest Venice is a studio above a surf shop right by the [...]

cologne lovebox — urban yoga festival

On a beautiful sunny Sunday (August 27th 2017), the urban yoga festival cologne lovebox took place at the Heliosgelände in Cologne's hip neighborhood Ehrenfeld. Outdoor flowing Vinyasa Yoga, great people, good food and a fun DIY stand created happy memories to add to my summer story 2017. A while ago, I yearned for another perfect [...]

Thursday-How-To: better posture, stronger you

We almost got through the week, folks. Two days left until the weekend festivities begin. Long breakfast coffee hours, delicious workouts that flatter our souls and beautiful nature views, that is. But before we call it a work week, let's remind ourselves how much importance our posture holds regarding its influence on our moods and [...]

Lukas Podolski’s “Ice Cream United” in Cologne

A week ago, German soccer sensation Lukas Podolski, a. k. a. Poldi, launched his ice cream parlor Ice Cream United midst "Belgisches Viertel" (the place to be, eat, drink and hang out) in Cologne, Germany. Naturally, I had to check it out as it was said to be tasty and healthier than your average ice [...]

Practicing self-love through the power of Yoga

Yoga has gained immense importance to me & my well-being in a relaxed state-of mind, practicing more intensively these past six months. I've been doing Yoga for years now, but it wasn't until this year, that I realized the true power of Yoga. The concept of being thankful not only towards yourself but also the [...]

Green Oatmeal Muffins — breakfast olé

I love oats. At least five of seven mornings, my breakfast consists of oatmeal with fruits, berries and (preferably) roasted nuts. Who doesn't like a healthy, fruity, energy boosting breakfast to kick-start the day? That's right. For the past months and years, smoothies -- especially green smoothies -- have been the thing in the healthy living [...]