I hum, make up really bad silly songs or sing the melodie of an old cheezy tv show like the unknown stuntman" or "the A-team" when I am in a relaxed state for example while gardening. This gets funny because my husband does the same and it very rarely fits. :-)
Oh, I am a bit late to this topic but here's what I am working on: Speaking up more! I train with tiny little things. How often did I not clarify my needs "hoping" that it would turn out ok. How often did I stay quiet about a racist remark presented as a joke. I practice and I hope this makes me more fluent. I do not need to respond with anger. A kind remark like "I am not comfortable with this kind of humor" hopefully makes the others think while being nice enough to not make them shut down in Read more… defense.
I want to love myself the way I am. Something I always tell others and fail by being way to critical with myself.
Someone on the happiness team said to me some time ago: "Humans don't need enemies, they have their mind to demoralize themselves." - and it's true, unfortunately. So I'm going to tell my mind more often: "I'm good the way I am. Shut up!"
Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures! Back when I was in university we always celebrating Dec 21st and Winter Solstice as well as Summer Solstice. For both events we would sleep in caves, make music and experience the pure nature. For me these dates make way more sense to celebrate big, as for example christmas. Now with a family we want to keep these dates as a date to celebrate, because winter solstice is "real" whereas Santa Claus is not. I love the idea to worship nature and have Read more… certain dates to celebrate its beauty. Doesn't have to be sleeping outside, but celebrating with a bonfire and friends or a lonely torch-hike through the woods might be a good idea for every nature-lover out here.
The whole timezone thing is quite confusing.
On the other hand it's also quite exciting to image that we'd come together from different parts of the world at the same time and yet for some it's evening for some it's morning.
In my case the friendships which ended consciously where not real friendships before. In one case a friend whom I did hold dear one day spend the whole evening ranting about how every single thing I do in life is bad. I sat through the whole rant being puzzled that it didn't even com eto fight, just her ranting and me listening. I wen home and never contacted her again. She didn't either. So that was that. It still makes me sad thinking about it, but on the other hand I was always the one Read more… calling her to start with so I could have seen it coming but due to the work hours and schedule my free time was so unprecictable that I was used to be the one reaching out when I was available.
What I find really interesting about how other people are living their lives is how the amish do it. I've read a book about the amish lifestyle, and i really liked parts of very much. I mean, it's quite intense, that they don't use electricity, but for example they only buy something when they really need it and then it a quality, that it will last for pretty much ever.
There is a store, where the amish buy, its called "lehmans" and the things there are produced in a way that they are very long Read more… lasting. and i like this a lot, because if you buy an electric kitchen machine or a mixer or something like that you kind of just assume that it will be broken after three years, and then you buy a new one.
But that's not normal! Shouldn't be that way, its a strane for the environment, it costs money, its not a consumer-friendly way! So I liked this reminder, that we should only really buy what we need, and then buy it in a way, that it will last long!
It's funny, when I moved to spain, I only had very few belongings with me. And I didn't miss a thing! But when I came back to my storage after a year I looked at my books, and cloths and so much stuff, which i had completely forgotten over the year! And now every thing i look at i thought: "Oh my god, i missed this! I need it! I want it back!" - and thats so crazy that the mind does that! Because i couldn't even remember the things before, but once i saw my whole mind was saying, that i still Read more… need it. Everything....
So it will be interesting, we will go to germany this summer to get our stuff, but i really want to try to not bring everything, because its not like we need any of it really...
BUT... so hard to say goodbye to belongings!! Please tell me you know that feeling, too 😋
Well, just a reason more to learn spanish, I would say ☺️😉. I'm sure we find a solution here, maybe find some spanish speaking volunteers who can help out within the community. I would love if the community would start to be a place for language tandems in english/spanish, spanish/german or english/german, where people can talk about their struggles, experiences and personal way of life while learning a language better. That way it would add an even more interesting twist to it. I'm up for a Read more… spanish tandem, if someone is interested !
I couldn't attend this time, and i think I missed something ;). I go to yoga once a week but still don't feel like a "yoga person". The yoga in class I do is very breathbased/ slow yoga and I think many Yoga classes are quite different from this technique. I would love to get to know different kind of techniques, just out of curiosity and such a Yoga conference would have been a great opportunity. I will mark the date for next year and hope to see happiness.com with a stand there as well!
A Read more… question about the conference: I have many friends who themselves are yoga teachers, they might be happy to connect here with people who already have attended the event to get in touch for more information. For example would you recommened the conference for teachers as well as or is the target group more for students?