Ever been in gut-wrenching pain, that made your face all crinkly? Ever tried to move your body parts, and have it refuse to listen, like a broken toy? Ever gave your full energy to conduct a simple everyday habit, and failed miserably? No? Lucky, lucky, you! And pray till kingdom comes, that you never know … Continue reading When pain knocked me out, and I woke up to some harsh truths
As Alex and I were doing up our new apartment, we put up all the books in our existing bookcase. And because we didn't want to get another display shelf to put our little knickknacks and collectibles, we just put them all in the bookcase together. After it was all done, I stood back and … Continue reading Cluttered bookcase, or more? Look a little deeper.
If you have lived with someone in a close relationship (not like a roommate, but someone whom you love deeply), chances are that like me, you’ve been so annoyed and frustrated by some small and big things that they do, that you've wanted to bang your head on the wall in frustration. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading The moments that make the effort totally worth it!
Isn't it just wonderful when you are faced with a potential difficulty, and not just the solution comes to you easily, but something even better? I was at this company Rockwool recently for a meeting, in Roermond, Netherlands, and had gone by bus. The office was in a bit of a secluded place, in an … Continue reading Little blessings from big hearts!
Meditation, mindfulness have different definitions and meanings, but the concept essentially centers around the idea of controlling one’s mind, being still, present in the moment, simply observing thoughts and emotions, and letting go. It helps you stay calm and control your reactions. And like all wise leaders say, it really helps to lead a happier, … Continue reading Mindfulness below the ocean
Ok, starting with a small dose of honesty. Like a lot of people, my smartphone is my life! Connecting to people is just one of the small things I use it for. Bank transactions, travel research, working on my blog, diary, reading, operating my business, everything. But recently my phone battery has picked up this … Continue reading How my dead phone made me live more
So remember earlier I talked about a beach trip when I got a delicious midnight snack for free from a kind hotel staff? Well in that same trip, as soon as we reached the hotel and was waiting in the bar for our rooms, we had asked for some beverages. As the waiter brought it … Continue reading My beer washed suitcase!
My favorite flavour in the world? Salted butter caramels…yummm!!! The best ones are from Henri Le Roux, available only in France. It’s called Carames au Beurre Salé (CBS ®). My brother had visited Paris recently, and I had asked him to get me some of this toffee when he came to Netherlands, but it was … Continue reading Sometimes you get what you want when you ask a second time 😉
So recently we were on this holiday, and had gone for a very nice meal in a restaurant nearby. The dish I ordered was truly delicious. The only challenge? As with many fine dining places, the portion size didn’t turn out to be very big 😉 Would have been ok, except that I had gone … Continue reading A lucky midnight snack 😉