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The Cinematic Orchestra – Lessons (Live)

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Mix and match

I have a concept that dictates and motivates many of my lifestyle choices: everything we ever might need is already created, produced, built somewhere on Earth. We just need to find it and give space for the stuff we no longer use or need to find their new home,

What we actually need can be listed in a few bulletpoints:

  • love
  • relationships and meaningful connections
  • a place to call home
  • food to live on
  • health

On top of necessities, we tend to end up collecting a lot of stuff in our lives. Some things we use for decades, some for years, but there are a few we use only temporarily, for a few minutes or hours even.

I got into the habit of looking at my belongings as temporary companions. They stick with me as long as I make good use of them, but if I tend not to use them anymore, or I end up not needing them, I give them the chance to serve someone else and make someone else happy.

The easiest way to do this is with swapping clothes. I haven’t bought new pieces in years, but my wardrobe keeps changing as I tend to get pieces from friends and like-minded strangers. One person’s “trash” is another one’s treasure.

I love to swap items with friends. It is always special, because then the new item will remind me of them. When I see how happy they are with something I no longer need, it is a “so genannte win-win Situation”. ❤

Skinshape – After Midnight

Health comes first

Having overall health is a privilege. We only realize how perfectly designed our bodies are when something goes wrong. We should be grateful every day for the ordinary things.

Your body is a temple and it is in your power how you treat and cherish it. (This, on its own, makes you one of the lucky ones.) From lifestyle choices as tiny as taking the stairs over using the elevator or biking to work instead of using a car or public transport, to the everyday decisions on nutrition: what and when and how much you eat, how you keep yourself clean and well.

If you think about it, we are all astronauts on the space ship called Earth. Our existence is a miracle. Our bodies are extraordinary. Treat them well.

Bell Towers – My Body Is a Temple

Long lost sleep

I can not sleep in daylight. I could have the darkest curtains, and still, if outside, there’s still daylight, I couldn’t sleep. There are two exceptions: when I’m exhausted and when I’m sick.

I managed to sleep almost 3 hours during the day today. It was long due.

Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright – While You Sleep

Ease

Life is not a walk in the park. But the more walks in parks you get to it, the easier it is to find your ease. Simple joys matter. Don’t forget to slow down sometimes.

Ólafur Arnalds – TREE

Great companions

I have found many likeminded friends and colleagues in Berlin. The fact that we come to the same conclusions and approach solving issues from different perspectives, yet, with the same aim if reassuring.

I love, when we connect. It’s always a great reminder of the unbearable lightness of being. We are in this together. Don’t ever forget.

Alanis Morissette – Joining You

Blunt

I could hardly wake up this morning. The World was blunt and I was exhausted.
I kept a resting dy, and it was needed badly.
I managed to rest, but I still need to make up for the ack of sleep from the past weeks.

However, stopping for a day and taking a break always helps to see things clearer.

I managed to plan ahead, took some steps towards investing in the future and got tickets for James Blake’s show in November.
I may not be on my top today, but I am a lucky girl.

James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

Passion

This song rings in my ears ever since I heard it for the first time a few days ago. Some voices manage to capture feelings better than any words.

Beth Hart – Caught Out In The Rain