Posted in September 2012

Love, Risks and Adventure

Love, Risks and Adventure

“What do you mean you’re not sure you could live in New Zealand?” Asked Nick, my Kiwi fiancé, 3 months ago. “When we started dating, you said you could totally imagine a life there.” “I know I said that,” I replied. “But when I met you I’d just arrived in Switzerland; I had no friends, … Continue reading

Don’t Forget Fun

Don’t Forget Fun

When I’m absorbed in a task, focused on the goals I’m trying to achieve, I forget about fun. What a mistake! Laughter is healthy- it strengthens the immune system, boosts energy, soothes pain, and diminishes stress. A good laugh relaxes me more than meditation and yoga combined. I just have to remember to have fun. How … Continue reading

Friday Evening Blues

Friday Evening Blues

Some Friday evenings, an insidious sense of hopelessness invades my brain. I fail to feel relief and happiness over the prospect of the coming week-end. Instead, all of the things I didn’t achieve the past week come slapping me in the face. I didn’t write enough, wasn’t a dedicated enough teacher to my students, didn’t … Continue reading

No Blog is an Island

No Blog is an Island

Two weeks ago, I met Rian, a blogger I’ve been following for 5 months even though she was a total stranger. Meeting her was an agreeable destination in my journey to “get” what blogging is all about. . Blogs are like millions of islands floating on the ocean. Some are small, others are huge. I … Continue reading