• Andrea Pitzer - Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • Peter Matthiessen - The Snow Leopard
  • Tom Hornbein - Everest: The West Ridge
  • Jamaica Kincaid - Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya
mar 4 2021 ∞
mar 4 2021 +
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  • January: Sarah Wilson - This One Wild and Precious Life
  • Sarah Wilson - First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
  • Benita Cantieni - Tiger Feeling
  • Benita Cantieni - Faceforming
  • Deepak Chopra - MetaHuman
  • Katherine Arden - The Bear and the Nightingale
  • February: bell hooks - all about love
  • Jill Heinerth - Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver
  • March: Katherine Arden - The Girl in the Tower
  • Katherine Arden - The Winter of the Witch
  • April: Matt Haig - The Midnight Library


Currently reading

  • Dr Pippa Grange - Fear Less
  • Siri Hustvedt - Living, Thinking, Looking
  • Laura Day - Praktische Intuition
  • Joanne K. Rowling - Harry Potter et la coupe de feu
  • Gabrielle Bernstein - Judgement Detox
  • Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
  • Susan L. Aberth - Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy a...
jan 1 2021 ∞
apr 10 2021 +
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  • write it off
  • vagus nerve stimulation
  • nasal douching with salt water
  • manifestation, creation meditation
  • cold showers
  • (self-)massage
  • nasal breathing, resonance frequency breathing
  • self-compassion / a positive judgment of self-worth; not dependent on success or failure; accepts imperfection / self-compassion kicks in when self-esteem leaves us; it means accepting own imperfect nature / compassion is the desire to alleviate suffering.
  • delayed gratification: I can have it - in 10 minutes
  • start where you are because that is where you need to be
  • habit stacking (attach it to an anchor - an already established habit) / habit bun...
dec 13 2020 ∞
feb 6 2021 +
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“Every recipe, whether we cook it or not, offers a vision of the good life, and a way of tasting food in your brain. It doesn't need to actually have been eaten in its time to feel real to us now." - Bee Wilson


sep 5 2012 ∞
apr 10 2021 +
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  • Yellow turmeric stains. On kitchenware, the countertop, my skin. Everywhere. Nasty.
  • People. People are SO annoying. On public transport: talking loudly. Touching me. Talking on the phone! Talking to me. Someone with restless legs syndrome in my field of vision.
  • Flashlight-style phone alarms. Phone alarms/sounds in general. Just put it on silent for God's sake. I really don't need to hear you playing Candy Crush.
  • Not cleaning after your dog. Or actually doing it but throwing the poo bag on the ground instead of the garbage can. WHY?
  • Littering in general.
  • People not wearing their face masks (properly).
  • Loud breathers.
  • The smell of clementine peel.
  • Not being able to pluck an eyebrow hair b...
dec 5 2020 ∞
jan 15 2021 +

Ich bin zur Zeit immer wirklich traurig, wenn ich aufwache, weil in meinen Träumen so viel mehr passiert als in meinem Leben.

  • A short-lived mood lift.
  • Painting.
  • Clean sheets. Amazing smell.
  • Oranges, eating them with and without cake.
  • Taking a walk with Martin on Good Friday. Seeing toad couples, bees and a few dogs. Martin climbed a tree. There were white and pink blossoms on the bushes. A nice day.
  • Rewatching Im Juli for the first time in years.
  • Being reminded of choose your own adventure books.
  • A long letter from Anika.
  • Making eggplant burgers with Manu. Watching Sister Act .
  • A surprisingly good frozen falafel dish.
apr 10 2021 ∞
apr 10 2021 +
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  • January: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 (2018)
  • Your Name. (2016)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2 (2019)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 (2020)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4 (2020)
  • Emily in Paris #1 (2020)
  • Die kleine Hexe (2018)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • February: The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021)
  • Locke&Key #1 (2020)
  • My Octopus Teacher (2020)
  • Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  • I May Destroy You #1 (2020)
  • Wild (2014)
  • I Am Not Okay With This #1 (2020)
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (2018)
  • Chef's Table #1 (2015)
  • Street Food #2: Latin America (2020)
  • To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021...
jan 1 2021 ∞
apr 10 2021 +
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I'm not even sure it's wise to set goals for the coming year because I don't know what will be possible. However, in this spirit I will phrase my first intention:

  • Find a new goal. A new direction. I feel awfully stuck and stagnant at the moment and while sitting with this feeling surely is a lesson I have to learn I am longing for movement and progress. What do I really want in life?
  • I'm going to try a habit forming technique. I chose three areas I want to improve and I'm going to dedicate 5 minutes to each of them every day. Meditation (mind), strength training (body) and drawing (creativity). Don't break the chain!
  • Find people I vibe with. I've been so disappointed by many of my friends. By their limited world-view, by their lack of drive, openness, understanding, sense of adventure. I really need a new tribe.
dec 28 2020 ∞
jan 5 2021 +
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  • Hays Code
  • Hilma af Klimt
  • Leonora Carrington
  • symbolism and surrealism
  • Magic realism
  • Ashtanga and Kundalini yoga
  • Reiki
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • cancel culture
  • Michael Armitage
  • pencil bouquet (You've Got Mail)
  • Slawomir Elsner
  • Maurice Ravel - L'Enfant et les Sortilèges
  • Naomi Klein "Take back power" (New Statesman)
  • lunar astrology
  • Miss Christine / Frank Zappa's Hot Rats
  • schizophrenia, loss of motivation, dysregulation of dopamine system
  • Churchill's garden
oct 24 2020 ∞
dec 5 2020 +
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  • touch: get a massage, manicure or a haircut
  • written word: read motivating books, go to the library or browse through the shelves with free books around the city
  • water: go swimming, take a bath
  • movement: yoga class, foam roller, stretching
  • nature: go for a walk in the woods, look at a large body of water / buy new plants for the balcony, take care of them
  • creativity: draw, knit, work with wood or clay, write
  • order: sorting/tidying/cleaning, write to-do-lists to clear the mind and get rid of bad thoughts, make plans, act on them
  • support: talk to a good friend or, you know, mum
  • nourishment: cook a nice healthy meal, maybe try out a new recipe
  • sound: watch ASMR videos, listen to mantras or singing bowls
  • warmth: have tea or matcha latte, get a hot water bottle, take a bath, wear warm and comf...
jul 30 2018 ∞
sep 4 2020 +
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  • denim dress
  • a New Yorker subscription
  • an e-bike / a shop in Munich
  • a telescope
  • a new bed
  • a new computer / laptop
  • Ravine base game
  • new running shoes
  • crystals: a black tourmaline and a citrine wand / a crystal singing bowl
  • constellation quilt DIY / embroidery triangle
  • The Tarot of Leonora Carrington
  • perfume: AESOP perfume (Hwyl sounds interesting), Byredo Mojave Ghost or Super Cedar, Ecsentric Molecules No. 1
  • Wandler bag (mytheresa)
  • a nipple piercing (Medusa piercing)
  • Perifit
  • Prismacolor coloured pencils (col-erase)
  • clothing in royal blue
  • (expensive) art objects for the everyday
aug 31 2012 ∞
feb 5 2021 +
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  • WindowSwap let's you enjoy someone else's view somewhere in the world.
  • Robin Sloan's Reading Room for members of the Society of the Double Dagger. I just love this author's way of thinking and what sparks his interest.
  • Lena's Amaretto walnut cake. Incredibly moist and buttery.
  • Going on a very windy walk through the woods. A little lake, deer, talking about our potential love lives.
  • Getting to know my neighbour Martin. He feels so familiar and very laid-back. A bit random, too. We ended up lying on my living room floor the other night, drawing. Trying out all my paints and pens. Then we checked out weird tattoos. And I straightened and braided his hair.
  • Using up leftover paint with a fan brush. Creating a kinda wild-looking 5 minute mushroom painting.
  • Hanging out on the sofa at school on a Mo...
mar 2 2021 ∞
apr 10 2021 +
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after the lockdown

nov 17 2019 ∞
feb 18 2021 +
  • the Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond
  • Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own
  • motorcycles and chainsaws
  • the year of lush roses and nasty ants
  • greek mythology: Demeter and Persephone (Baubo/vulva presentations, the Croatian on the subway telling stories about his daughter and Greek wife, Carmen Rohrbach mentioning the myth in connection with Sicily, Demeter's home country)
  • the number 22
  • the urge to write a book and buy a house
  • Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
may 19 2019 ∞
feb 6 2021 +
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  • Shibori
  • learn Spanish (conversational level; trips to Barcelona and Mexico)
  • French (finish reading Harry Potter and work with the grammar books)
  • book a language course
  • screenprinting
  • metalsmithing
  • a better swimming technique
  • 100 ASL signs
  • Russian (brush up my grammar and vocabulary)
  • sailing license
  • paint on sage green cardboard in royal blue ink, glue it on muted rose-coloured paper
  • Bali hands project: paint or sculpt hands (wood, print, clay, limestone, papier maché, linocut)
  • join the sofa singers
  • glass blowing workshop
jan 2 2018 ∞
feb 6 2021 +
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  • 2005: London (alone, staying with a host family for three weeks and meeting Ann-Katrin and Friedericke)
  • 2006: Paris (graduation trip)
  • 2007: Paris (Friedericke)
  • 2010: London (Tamara)
  • Stockholm (Lexi)
  • Paris (university)
  • Côte d'Azur (Lena, Lexi and Amélie)
  • Venice (Bert)
  • 2011: Barcelona (Lexi)
  • Prague (Lena, Michi and Christian)
  • Venice (university)
  • Hungary (university)
  • Vienna / Balaton (Lena)
  • Côte d'Azur (Lena, Lexi, Tobi, Michi, Yanic, Christian)
  • 2012: Budapest (Lexi, Yanic, Michi)
  • Amsterdam (Lexi)
  • 2013: Antibes / Côte d'Azur (Lexi, Yanic, Michi)
aug 26 2015 ∞
aug 4 2020 +
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  • Germany: a fucklot of cities and villages in Bavaria (where I grew up); Berlin; Baden-Württemberg: Neufra/Rottweil, Villingen-Schwenningen, Schramberg, Tuttlingen, Zimmern, Friedrichshafen, Jena
  • Austria: Vienna, Riegersburg, St. Pölten, Linz, Salzburg, the area next to the German border (Schärding, Esternberg, Schardenberg / Bregenz), Attersee, Traunsee
  • France: Strasbourg, Paris, Agde, Montpellier, Grasse, Cannes, Fréjus, Grenoble, Marseille, Castellane, Nice, Sainte Maxime, Saint Tropez, Les Issambres / San Peire, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Vallauris, Anthéor, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Perpignan, Sète, Ramatuelle, Lyon
  • Czech Republic: the area next to the German border, Prague, Český Krumlov
  • United Kingdom: Brighton, Cambridge, London, Oxford, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Canterbury, Caerphilly, Edinburgh, Scottish High...
may 21 2011 ∞
aug 4 2020 +