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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

SHINRIN-YOKU or THE JAPANESE WAY OF FORREST BATHING

A couple of days ago I found an article in a magazine about "Shinrin-Yoku" or the Japanese way of forrest bathing. It is about spending quality time in the woods and finding health benefits of being alone in the nature. A forrest walk helps decrease our stress hormone levels and brings our blood pressure down. It it also a preventive medicine like a Qi Gong or a yoga class can be.

The trees nurture us with clean and fresh air, the colour green has healing effects and the whisper of the leaves in the wind makes us feel calm and self-centered. It only takes 20 minutes in the woods to get all the benefits that nature provides for us, especially when a stressful work life harms our well-being. Just try it and you will feel immediately the healing effect shinrin-yoku has on us.
Have fun bathing in the forrest of your choice,

COLLECT BEAUTIFUL THINGS

When I started my studies of becoming a designer my entire style changed more and more. I started to look at things on a different way and became more and more able to worship well designed products. It happend in different areas of my life and affected my interior, my wardrobe, my accessories, my jewelery and a lot more. I even started to cook on a more stylish way and served food in nice, handmade bowls.


It just came naturally and I suddenly cherished the ideas designer share with their products with us. I think, surrounding myself with beautiful things is such a beautiful way of creating a life I love. It shows who I really am and what I stand for. The next step for me is creating beautiful things I am able to surround myself with. This would be just so perfect.
Have a wonderful day,

DO MORE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU FORGET ...

I am very fond of my smartphone. It brings informations from my family and friends to me. It helps me, telling others about my being as a Coach. And I´m able to connect via social media with lovely, artsy people all around the globe to admire their artwork the minute they load it up. This makes advertising and networking so very easy and inspiring.


On the other hand it scares me how much control this little cyberphone has on me/us. It really transforms us into "Smombies" (connection of smartphone and zombie) while standing or sitting somewhere with fixed eyes banned on the screen. Isn´t this spooky? I often wish to have more time for designing or singing but instead of being productive I catch myself sitting on the sofa, getting entertained by Facebook or Instagram. This feels so wrong to me especially when I feel that I could spend time on qualitiy things right now. So I truly had to design a little reminder for this. A wake up call for spending more time away from the phone. It is really worth a try.
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