Pet power

Being a crazy cat lady, I am happy with the cat that frequently visits our garden. He (or perhaps she) can be found snoozing under the garden table or near the window, or drinking from the bird bath. When we meet outside, het lets me stroke him and scratch him behind his ears.
I remember that stroking your pet might have a powerful effect on your immune or cardiovascular system. This is also known as ‘pet power’, just search the internet for ‘stroking pets and blood pressure’ and you can find out all about it. Now, wouldn’t that be something?! Continue reading

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68 – Berlin Wall

Sent by: Joeri;
Location: Berlin, Germany;
Date: July 12, 2015.

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67 – Bellevue Station

Sent by: Joeri;
Location: Berlin, Germany;
Date: July 11, 2015.

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I have lost it, a bit

Hi there dear Fleur, so this is weird, huh? While being ill for ten years you managed to avoid talking to the plants – even though you were and still are housebound an alone during the day. Now you are writing yourself a letter that is to be sent by mail!
These lines were part of my last homework of the mindfulness course Mindfulness for Health (UK title, You Are Not Your Pain is the US title) by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. This was my first mindfulness course ever and it was supposed to take eight weeks. It took me twice that long, but I did not mind. I had been ill for so long, I knew I had a long way to come. Continue reading

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66 – Chinese Wall

Sent by: Joeri;
Location: Chinese Wall, China;
Date: April 27, 2015.

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65 – Mount Hua

Sent by: Joeri;
Location: Mount Hua, China;
Date: April 20, 2015.

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64 – Huanglong

Sent by: Joeri;
Location: Huanglong, China;
Date: April 10, 2015.

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63 – Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Sent by: Joeri;
Location: 63 – Zhujiajiao, China;
Date: April 07, 2015.

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I am a wonderer (part 2 of 2)

I don’t mind being called a looney, like I said many times before. Apart from having M.E., that most don’t understand, there is of course my nail polish extravaganza, and the art I make.
However, I can proudly tell you that I never was a cry baby. That story I told you last time… well, let’s just say I got it a bit wrong. Continue reading

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No ration on milk (part 1 of 2)

When I was six weeks old, my parents crossed half the country to show me to my mother’s grandparents. I remember my mother telling me – years later – that the journey was quite a challenge. Not only was she still recovering from giving birth, but until then I had been a cry baby. Continue reading

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