What you should (not) be eating – part 1

You should eat breakfast; it’s the most important meal of the day. However, you should also not eat breakfast because intermittent fasting is really good for you. You shouldn’t eat carbohydrates, and lots of fat. And also: you shouldn’t eat fat because it’s not good for your...

Grounding in the Earth Element during Late Summer

The end of summer, when it is not quite fall yet but there is a definite change in the air, is an actual season in traditional Chinese Medicine: Late Summer. When we are moving back into some sort of a routine after the freedom of...

Vegan Bolognese Sauce

One of the nicer Italian restaurants here in my little town serves a delicious vegan Bolognese sauce with pasta. One night, when we were planning to grill vegan burgers in the back yard and it started to rain, I decided to attempt to replicate the...

How (not) to Deal with the Unknown

Suffering is a loaded term. In Buddhism suffering – or rather: how not to suffer – is the crux of the practice. Many people associate suffering with physical pain, with the lack of a place to live, or with starvation, and therefore think that they...

What If Everyone Did this?

Given the current covid-19 pandemic, the question: “What if everyone did this?” seems more relevant than ever. I’ve been asking myself this question for years, as a practice of compassion and mind training called Lojong. There is a lot we can learn from this practice:...

Letting Go

I had been looking forward to our trip to New Zealand for almost a year. Not that I haven’t been traveling enough, but work trips are not the same as exploring a new country with my husband. Despite my aim to live in the present...

Finding Stillness in Water this Winter

After the rush of the holidays and with the knowingness it will still be a while till summer, you may be inclined to hunker down – hibernate if you could – or at least slow down your pace and spend more time attending to your...

Nothing is what it seems – How to manage a Panic Attack

It is the evening before Thanksgiving. I had planned to go to bed early. I wanted to go to a barre class in the morning, despite my recent knee surgery. I knew I wouldn’t be able to do the whole class. I thought it would...

Cream of Cauliflower (vegan soup)

This soup is super easy to make, and is so creamy you wouldn’t believe there is actually no cream in it! The secret? Let the potato get soft before you add the bouillon and cauliflower. It makes for a great lunch, with a green side salad...

Organize your Metal Element in Fall

At the beginning of fall you may feel the need for routine and structure in your life again. This is not only a logical reaction after the summer time of a more relaxed attitude towards work and obligations; it is actually an energetic predisposition. When...