“Do you want to be a Big Mac?” A foolproof method for making the right food choices

Instead of obsessing about the perfect diet, try using this foolproof method of asking yourself one simple question when making food choices. It has changed my way of looking at food and gave me back a responsible approach to nutrition. … More “Do you want to be a Big Mac?” A foolproof method for making the right food choices

Life Evolves In Waves – You Better Learn How to Read Them!

My dear friends and followers, although this blog post breaks every good bloggers first amendment, I have to confess to you that I needed to write this not for yours, but for my very own sake. If I wanted to be more dramatic, I would even say for my mental sanity. Because it would still … More Life Evolves In Waves – You Better Learn How to Read Them!

Willpower and Habits for the New Year – How to prepare yourself now!

It’s the evening of January 2. You come home from work. No reason to be exhausted, as you’ve been sitting on your butt doing administrative paper work all day. Last night’s mental hand shake with yourself to put your new year’s resolutions to work right away is still ringing in your head. But when you … More Willpower and Habits for the New Year – How to prepare yourself now!

“What would my life have been if…?” – About the poisonous force of regret

Sometimes it hits me, as I’m sure it hits you. And when it does, it shows no mercy. Moments when we tear up in random places, in random moments, just like that, with no warning. My moments are: Walking through Harvard Yard in Cambridge and feeling the centuries-old holy aura of the place take over my consciousness. Standing … More “What would my life have been if…?” – About the poisonous force of regret

Mental Packlist for 10 Days Noble Silence – a first-timer’s review of Vipassana meditation retreats

It sounds like a great plot to a legitimate psycho thriller. Eight men and fourteen women from random backgrounds are individually invited to spend 10 days at an a old mansion in the woods of Wisconsin, enjoying free service, lodging and dining under the following precepts: To not leave the premises, to have no social … More Mental Packlist for 10 Days Noble Silence – a first-timer’s review of Vipassana meditation retreats

US Road Trip Cross Country – from coast to coast, on and off the I-10

For many, driving from coast to coast at least once in their life is part of living the American dream. It’s a very unique way to explore this amazing country with all of its different climate zones, natural treasures, cultures and states – and last but not least, a real feeling for how long it actually … More US Road Trip Cross Country – from coast to coast, on and off the I-10

Weather update: Heavy love showers in Northern California

It’s raining. And it has been for days! Heavy drops are hitting the window as I’m sitting here writing, in the usually sun kissed city of Palo Alto. It is a long awaited blessing for California and its drought, and like San Francisco, I have been showered with so much love over the past days before my final … More Weather update: Heavy love showers in Northern California