Category Archives: the ups and downs of an elephants life


new beginnings

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It has been two challenging month since I came back from France and my time in “Art heaven” there. Since than we did move to a very rural area, away from – as it seems to me civilization of curse … Continue reading


when you are down…choose something you love

when I am down and troubled,
I pick up my camera
and remember
how happy it makes me
to look through this lens
and focus on the beauty in nature…




usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is, that they are intimate with fear.   – Pema Chödrön –


yes, even when you think you can’t


cloudeYES – I am scared
YES – I don’t know what’s next
YES – I am concerned about things not working out
YES – I feel as I am not good enough
I know I have to continue my path knowing that some day I will see land again


April – monthly review

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It is the first of May, a day which I spend as a teenager and young adult with friends hiking through the freshly green leaved forest, singing and drinking, barbecuing and just enjoying life. Today I look back at this … Continue reading


October, monthly review

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What I learned the last month seems to be not much and yet it is an essential part of my learning during this sabbatical. Facing the own expectations and standing strong while our brain tells us how much of a … Continue reading