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Do you eat alone in a restaurant?

When I was in my early 20ies, I lived in Paris. I had a job which got me to travel from time to time to places like Milan or Amsterdam. I would often find myself surrounded by people during the day but alone in the evenings. Most of those evenings I spent with a roomservice club sandwich in my room watching television or reading a book. Because I did not know any restaurants and didn't feel comfortable going there on my own in a foreign city. Years later, when I got to travel more, roomservice f [...]

2017-09-17T20:41:20+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

How to inhabit your discomfort

I read this sentence somewhere recently: Inhabiting the discomfort of the unfamiliar can let a truer, stronger voice emerge You know how some things, like sentences, words, images, situations, jump out at you sometimes? What do you do when that happens? Here's the thing: when something jumps at you like that, it's your intuition talking. It's ringing your doorbell to say: pay attention! Look at this! This is important! You need to get this message! So I looked at the sentence. Picked it apart. A [...]

2017-01-17T12:31:27+00:00 January 20th, 2017|

Cancelling out the noise

We live in a busy, hectic world, full of things, technology and people. There is a lot of noise around us. Kids are screaming, computers a zooming, machines are buzzing. We have things to do, places to go, planes to catch and goals to achieve. It is often difficult to find the peace and quiet we need to rest, restore and find our core selves. But even when we find ourselves in a quiet moment, away from the bustling outside world, there is also the static we all carry inside us. Our past experien [...]

2016-11-17T11:43:10+00:00 November 11th, 2016|
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