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A new habit?

Hello, During the last few weeks we have talked about the importance of nature and connecting to it; we had a nature challenge that was taken up by quite a few of you…and several people confirmed Einstein’s quote: “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”.  Then we were daydreaming on clouds to help the flow of ideas and to create space in our heads. Now it’s time to take the next step and create new habits!…

Daydream Challenge

Hello, In my last blog, I mentioned my garden here in Portugal, which gives me so much joy and grounds me in reality; another wonderful feature of this place are the skies…contrary to Hong Kong, where mostly they are now grey, here, be they dawn, dusk, midday, bright or announcing rain, the skies are vibrant, the clarity of the air is crystalline. I often just sit and daydream upon them, watching the clouds. You might think this is a waste…

30-Day Nature Challenge

Hello again from Portugal, It has been an interesting, exciting and sometimes challenging time here, sometimes – often - it’s been simply wonderful!  One of the most wonderful things I’ve experienced by moving from Hong Kong to Lisbon, Portugal is my back yard.  What about it?…I HAVE ONE NOW! Living the city life had it’s advantages but the discoveries I’ve made by changing my lifestyle, by embracing the adventure and not succumbing to my fear of doing something new…has been…

Portugal and new opportunities

It’s all about change. About flexibility, creativity and trust… Moving to a new country after 40 years in one place, one has to be able to let go and let God…however nice and helpful the people are, however beautiful the environment…let go and let God and enjoy the process. This I experienced during the last couple of weeks.  I was “trying to make things happen” to get all my ducks (and docs) in a row in order to clear Customs…

Bye Bye Hong Kong…for now

Some 40 years ago (yes it has been that long…) a young Swiss Miss came to Hong Kong for a Chinese New Year holiday from steady and stable Geneva, Switzerland. I had just gone through a divorce which made me question everything, including my ability to make friends, earn a living, have fun, manage my life. One thing I did have though, was a sense of adventure and a gift for languages. Thus, given a chance for a change of…

My summer in Portugal

How has your Summer/Winter (depending on hemisphere) been so far? Have you had any life changing adventures? Any helpful insights that propel you forward? I had decided to spend a few months in Portugal with a base in Lisbon. Settling into my new environment was sometimes fun and enjoyable, sometimes a challenge: is there/where is the post office? Where can I buy a microfiber dishcloth, food, a printer, flowers or a birthday card? Parts of me had a field day,…

Everything that irritates us about others

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."  Carl Jung  Once upon a time I would have forcefully said "absolutely not" to this quote, as possibly many who read this will do.  After years of taking things personally and blaming others and often being grumpy because of it, I experienced the truth of Carl Jung's statement.  It was quite a wake up call...I have learnt to look at my life and my world differently…

Would you like to explore?

Some years ago I came to Hong Kong and a holiday with my dad, from a quiet, orderly, predictable life in Switzerland.  I fell in love with the hustle and bustle of this exotic and multicultural city and on the spot, spontaneously decided to make it my home.  I had no job, no place to stay and only 2000 Swiss Francs (about 2000 US $) in my pocket.  It did not matter, my sense of adventure lead me on this…

These lazy, hazy, crazy Days of Summer…

Hello, Are you getting ready for Summer?  Those of us in the Northern Hemispher are!  In Hong Kong we are certainly feeling summer approching: the weather has turned hot and rainy and plants (and hair!) are growing faster than ever.  People are talking about their "escape" to other climes and preparing to take the kids on holidays, where they will spend time together as a family.  It's a great time for parents to nurture their kids too (and maybe go…

Are you addicted??

Have you ever taken drugs or do you smoke?  I used to smoke many moons ago and it gave me a “feeling” of being calm in a stormy sea…until my health suffered and I quit cold turkey.  That is when I realised that the “calm” was just an illusion…and it was the illusion I was addicted to, not the cigarettes. How often in life do we buy into an illusion?  And get irrevocably (or nearly) addicted to it?  Sometimes it…

Are you "Normal People"?

Have you stepped into this New Year feeling positive, discombobulated, worried or feeling excited about what is possible?  Or wishing to make some changes in order to propel yourself forward? The other day I was meeting someone who asked me: Who are your clients?  And he was surprised that they are people like you...and you...and himself..."so they are just normal people"?  He said. The idea that working on yourself is reserved for people with "problems" is widespread.  What are "problems"…

Change...do you like it?

So far this has been a year of change and more change and establishing new roots…Now that we are in Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere), are we ready to anchor these changes? It is a time for balance and grounding… And with this in mind, I have decided to close my office in Lyndhurst Terrace, Central at the end of October and concentrate on working online from home. This, in its own way, is creating expansion for me, and my…
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