win my own game

June 27, 2018By pencilUncategorized No Comments

Life is tough sometimes. I had to go through some rough times myself. I walked by a lady yesterday. The print on her t-shirt made an impact, because I remember it today. She was a middle aged, jogging stranger. Looking like she was winning her own game at that moment. Reflecting about it, I’m setting … Read More

Spring

April 19, 2018By pencilmotivated No Comments

I am fascinated by the effects of nature on me and my mood. I’m sitting outside, and I just witnessed two spotted woodpeckers having sex on the cherry tree. The garden is in transformation. Every day new leaves and blossoms appear. I feel totally at ease. And all it takes is to step outside and … Read More

Bitter roots – sweet fruits

March 13, 2018By pencilUncategorized No Comments

Sometimes the medicine of life is quite bitter. I’ve had to swallow a lot lately. It takes some discipline to do so. Having the persistence to overcome obstacles, even though there is no sight of the other side yet, can be challenging. I am convinced that the IDEA of what could be on the other … Read More

Happy Holidays?

December 29, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

It’s this time of the year that marks a transition. Midwinter, the change of light and darkness. This is to all who lost someone this year. At times we are “stuck in reverse”, but then “lights will guide us home and ignite our bones” My favorite Interpretation of this song is this one by the … Read More

smoke and fog

November 19, 2017By pencilInsights No Comments

I like this time of the year. Plants are taking a break, the weather is bad most of the time. At least here in Austria…. So I don’t have to feel guilty to stay inside and chill. Now is the time to burn some incense. Sage, mugwort, lavender. Burning them feels almost like burning evidence. … Read More

up and down

October 17, 2017By pencilmeditation No Comments

A couple of days of perfect late summer weather, and my mood has hit the ceiling. My mind is peaceful and I’m absorbing this special light. I’m breathing in, I’m breathing out. It’s all good. It least now, at this very moment. No fear, no anger, no pain. What a special and fragile state of … Read More

Yes…………but!

September 29, 2017By pencilconflict No Comments

Just came from a meeting, and I have to blow off some steam here! Have you ever had a negotiation with a “yes-but” kinda person? Oh I’m sure you have, because they are EVERYWHERE! Think about the last time you had a good idea. What reply did you get? Something like: “Oh that’s awesome, but … Read More

Oh Canada!

September 11, 2017By pencilNews No Comments

Oh Canada! Oh Vancouver! It’s been more than 10 years, and I’m very happy to be back. Especially this time of the year is so magic! The sunlight hits at the crazy angle, and everything looks like it’s set for a foto shooting. Not to forget the sunsets with countless shades of red. Austrians have … Read More

vacation

August 22, 2017By pencilmeditation No Comments

My mind has been on vacation in the past weeks. First it was to hot, later it was just plain lazy. All the things that didn’t happen, all the challenges that weren’t accepted. It felt like gravity got actually a little stronger. It was practically impossible to get out of the lounge chair. Out of … Read More

ooohhhhmmmmm

July 20, 2017By pencilconflict No Comments

Just finished a spot for a video wall. I don’t mean to be a bitching actor, but it IS exhausting. Well, I’m not as¬†frustrated at the moment as I have been lately, but I’m still asking myself: How am I supposed to juggle business, family and relationship time? Seems that something, or someone is always … Read More