Change of plans

Change of plans

At this very moment, I am in northern Italy on holiday. More presicely, I am hanging out by the pool on the top floor of our hotel. Initially, we planned to go rockclimbing today. However, fever and a bad stomach led us to enjoy a lazy day. There are two different subjects to this that I’d like to address: planning and supporting. Planning: I tended to make exhaustive plans with various alternatives to take “all” possibilities into account. In case…

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Experience life with your full attention

Experience life with your full attention

Our time is limited. No money in the world can buy us more of it. It is precious and I try to make conscious decisions about what I do during my limited time. There are periods when I reflect more about my life and then there are others when I simply live, fully immersed in what is happening. The last few weeks were more of the second type and I have enjoyed savouring my pefect imperfect life. One real highlight was a weekend that I have spent with an…

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Share some homemade food

Share some homemade food

The weather today was not very encouraging to go outside. So I considered it to be the perfect occasion to hit the kitchen and make some delicous treats. My alltime favourite cookies is my go-to receipe that I have received from my grandma. The cookies turned out well – I shared some today with loved ones and will do so again tomorrow with colleages at work. For no specific reason. Ok, I admit, it makes me feel good to share…

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Running in the rain

Running in the rain

The weather forecast for today was rain. One single time – the whole day. And I had once again a battle with my inner weaker self. Getting out into to rain to run? Really? It’s wet, cold, uncomfortable… why?!? Because I know from experience that I will feel better afterwards. So I finally did win my battle and laced up my shoes. I was running in the rain and guess what… I felt already good on the way. It’s astonishing…

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Buying food in Glass Containers

Buying food in Glass Containers

When doing groceries shopping, we are often blessed with a huge variety of products to choose from. On what characteristics do you base your choice of yogurt? Favorite flavor? Favorite brand? To try from time to time others? Do you prefer products of a certain label (“bio”) or other characteristic (“local”, “seasonal”, “fair-trade”)? As we are only a single consumer, we often underestimate the influence we have as a society doing groceries shopping at a specific store… however by buying…

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Mend a garment instead of throwing it away

Mend a garment instead of throwing it away

The other day, I took out my sewing machine and the luckily rather small pile of clothes that needed to be mended. Yes, it requires some equipment and know how. Maybe your mother or aunt can help you with it. Or at least for the know how, youtube will offer plenty of tutorials. Anyway, here some before and after pictures: Being able to mend this hole and therefore use this piece of garment another couple of years makes myself proud….

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Invite Spring into your home

Invite Spring into your home

I love spring! The sun and with it the flowers in all their colors give me energy to get moving and start doing things. I really like to have a few colorful flowers in our home or also on the balcony. As easter was kind of early (Happy Easter everyone!), I was in fact gifted with a little self-made bouquet of various flowers that will blossom for quite a while. Get a few flowers and make someone happy! Or get…

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Wish to save someone’s life? Register to become a blood stem cell donor

Wish to save someone’s life? Register to become a blood stem cell donor

Life is a miracle. Living in a body that functions day in and out perfectly is a gift that we might not always be aware of in our own daily routines. However, sooner or later, we are all confronted with shocking diagnosis, whether it affects ourselfs or our loved ones. If we only could do something to help….  well, for some forms of cancer like for instance leukemia, a blood stem cell transplant is the only way to save that…

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Instant Happiness #5

Instant Happiness #5

Do you wish to get a smile on your face? This commercial by Volvo Trucks will do exactly this. Who woultn’t love to be Sophie in this video… that would be sooo much fun! Those emotions of Sophie captured on video are brilliant – congrats to the marketing team! This is a impressive clip! Other Instant Happiness Posts: http://aniora.ch/instant-happiness-1/ http://aniora.ch/instant-happiness-2/ http://aniora.ch/instant-happiness-3/ http://aniora.ch/instant-happiness-4/

Drink Tap Water

Drink Tap Water

Do you live in a country that has drinkable tap water? Congratulations! That’s a privilege! Make use of it by simply refilling your bottle (I’d recommend to get one that is BPA-free) with tap water. If usure about the quality, inquire with your local government. You might need a few weeks to get used to its taste and you will recongnize differences from between different places. In case you have been drinking botteled water for the reason of certain minerals, use…

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