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Is Mercury in Retrograde?

There are days when communication feels so hard. When you feel misunderstood, your words seem to cause confusion, or are not received at all. Maybe the message in the bottle sunk to the bottom of the ocean today, or the zeros and […]

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How music triggers memories

I love how music can take you places. I try to create different playlists for places I feel connected to, collecting music I’ve been listening to and what people have shared with me. These playlists transcend place and time and bring […]

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Burning skies over Manhattan

I was playing tourist for a day in my city to show a friend around who is visiting New York for the first time. We went on Top of the Rock to watch the concrete jungle from above. The sky […]

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Real hugs make the heart jump

I’m a hugger. I haven’t always been, but since I’ve spent some time in Costa Rica last year, and received countless amazing hugs, something changed. So when I meet friends or even new and amazing people, I will always go for a hug. I […]

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Friendship like love

The people we choose to let in, who we decide to open up to and be vulnerable, people who we are willing to burn for are people we call friends. They are the blood and the oxygen we need to […]

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How we are all connected

If we could eliminate the concept of race and borders, we could see that in the end we are all just human beings. People with longings and fears. People who want to be happy and make sure their families are […]

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What love should be

You completely redefined my idea of what love is and should be. That it needn’t be possessive, volatile or detrimental to your well-being, but can be selfless, gentle and consistent–and should empower you to pursue your passions. That it should […]

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Epic clouds

I’m back in Germany for a couple of days and today I was driving South to visit friends who live in a region called Allgäu, which is considered pre-alpine and stretches all the way south into the Alpes. It’s a picturesque landscape laced with hills, […]

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Writing letters

When I was about 10 years old, I remember quite clearly, how I would cultivate relationships with several pen pals. We would write letters back and forth, I assume mostly about trivial things. Back then, it was quite a normal thing to […]

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Spanish Guitar

While walking through the streeets of Madrid, or any of the many beautiful cities in Spain, I love to be drawn in by the beautiful sounds of the Spanish guitar. It’s the music of Flamenco. Filled with so much passion, evoking […]

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Endless Moment

Today I’m posting a “poem” I wrote quite a while ago.  A bittersweet feeling of longing and regret. On a night filled with flickering lights and beauty. The skyline was dancing to my beating heart. A perfect moment came and passed, unnoticed. An opening […]

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Patterns everywhere

I have been a designer for almost 19 years. Over the years my eye got trained to look at things differently. I can see patterns everywhere: in nature, design, art, motion, music, and behavior. A pattern is something that is […]

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Being vulnerable

Today, I’d like to talk about vulnerability. For most of my life I protected myself quite well from being hurt or getting hurt. It meant not letting people in all the way. Pretending I was ok, when I wasn’t. Two […]

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Insomnia

It happens rarely, but last night was one of those nights where I couldn’t fall asleep. I was tossing and turning for hours. My body was ready to go to sleep but my mind was wide awake. It happens usually when […]

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Mosaic

I spent the last 3 weeks in Barcelona. I chose it as my nomad base for the month mainly to improve my Spanish, to experience the life of a local, and to connect with friends. I love getting lost in its small streets […]

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