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Death is not a Dirty Word: Living with Grief

After my husband died, I remember all the awkward moments when people avoided me – at my office, on the street and even friends who were uncomfortable talking about it.  At times I felt like I had a disease, and … r

Toxins In The Home: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, and 91% of incidents occur in our very own homes. Unintentional poisoning can occur in a number of ways, potentially harming our health as well as our … r

7 Minimalistic Ways To Declutter Your Life

7 Minimalist Ways To Declutter Your Life

There are basically two reasons why minimalism has become so popular these days. The first reason is that a lot of people feel ‘trapped’ in the daily routine and society. Everyone works more and more to be able to buy … r

The Revival of the Handwritten Love Letter

The handwritten letter is romantic, poetic and sensual. It’s more permanent, purposeful, engaging, reflective, thoughtful, individualized and requires and more effort than a cold electronic email message. In many ways, emails, texting and instant messaging have brought back some of … r

The Innerer Schweinehund – Protect your Lifetime

A Dangerous Parasite There is an underestimated yet amazingly dangerous parasite around. Here in Germany, we call it “Innerer Schweinehund” [ˈɪnərrɐ ˈʃvaɪ̯nhʊnt]. People all over the world are infected, some of them know it, but most of them do not. … r

3 Steps To Free Yourself From An All-Or-Nothing Mindset

I used to live in the place of all or nothing. My ‘all’ looked like eating a specific number of calories a day of only foods I had labeled as healthy, working out for a certain amount of time in … r