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  • To buttress - increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce / to mollycoddle - to give someone too much care or protection.
  • A letter from Nina. One of those weird internet connections. Not my first one, certainly not my last one.
  • Frank's DnD backstory reads quite insightful/poetic to me as he has taken so much from his life. He might have done it without intent but it's quite obvious to me. I've agreed to make a character sketch for him. I'm looking forward to the challenge but I'm also afraid of starting the project because obviously I want it to be perfect. Anyway so the other night I sat at his kitchen table and started drawing a facial composite for his goliath. Lots of sketches actually with him giving me some prompts and ideas. I think he loved watching me do my magic. What a peaceful moment.
oct 2 2020 ∞
oct 24 2020 +
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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

Favourites:

sep 5 2012 ∞
oct 14 2020 +
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Israel / Lebanon / Jordan

  • Tel Aviv
  • Jerusalem
  • Beirut
  • Amman, Petra, Dead Sea

Georgia

Kenya

jun 16 2018 ∞
aug 4 2020 +
oct 24 2020 ∞
oct 24 2020 +
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  • creamy food | ice-cream, pudding, cream
  • baked goods | cookies, cake, pastry, B R E A D
  • P I Z Z A
  • greasy/salty/crispy | fries, crisps, salted/roasted nuts
  • cheese (sometimes, usually when it's very creamy or "au gratin")
sep 6 2020 ∞
sep 6 2020 +
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  • January: Spinning Out #1 (2020)
  • Knives Out (2019)
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • On the Basis of Sex (2019)
  • Hampstead (2017)
  • Little Joe (2020)
  • Sex Education #1 (2019)
  • Sex Education #2 (2020)
  • February: High Fidelity #1 (2020)
  • Shrill #2 (2020)
  • March: The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • First Wives Club (1996)
  • April: The Magicians #5 (2020)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (20014)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • The Cat Returns (2002)
jan 3 2020 ∞
oct 24 2020 +

plant-based nutrition, do sports, move, for my mind. lose 20kg do yoga, try quigong and look into martial arts travel, be more open to adventures and challenges de-stress. me first. self-care. sleep enough learn meditation be kinder, more patient learn spanish draw, paint, woodworking, clay

jan 4 2020 ∞
jan 4 2020 +

How to Be Kind to Yourself and Still Get Stuff Done

  • 80% vegan
  • fermented food, beans and legumes, fruit and veggies, nuts and seeds
  • intermittent fasting, one meal/day, no food after 6
  • calorie restriction
  • heal emotional eating: listen to my body, identify hunger/other feelings
  • practice self care (substitute for emotional eating)
  • coffee? find the right milk
  • more tea
  • omega3, vitamin B complex, D3/K2
  • habit: moving 5min/day or more; exercise for the mind not the body
  • new yoga practice
  • stretching, use the blackroll/ball, self-massage
  • weight training
  • flossing, dental cleaning
nov 22 2019 ∞
apr 3 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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  • a black tourmaline
  • cotton blanket
  • acetate hair clip
  • Motel a mio bowls
  • a big Spathiyphyllum Sensation and a small plant for the hallway
  • crystal singing bowl
  • perfume: Aesop Hwyl, Byredo
  • Wandler bag (mytheresa)
  • a nipple piercing (Medusa piercing)
  • Perifit
  • ukulele
  • silicone (for resin molds)
  • citrine wand
  • Prismacolor coloured pencils (col-erase)
  • clothing in royal blue
  • art objects
  • achat disk
  • a replacement for my purple bed sheets
  • Apple pencil replacement tips
  • a large plant for the bathroom
aug 31 2012 ∞
oct 21 2020 +
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  • Drink at least 3l of uncarbonated water every day - these bottles are a great idea. Have some tea as well!
  • Consider a personal version of the 5:2 fast.
  • Take magnesium, biotin, psyllium husks.
  • Go for a walk. Every day. Even if it's just 5 minutes. Preferably in the woods.
  • Ride your bike to work/the city whenever possible.
  • Consider a very alkaline, plant-based diet, eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. Go slow on carbs and dairy. Consider eating fish.
  • Track your food and exercise.
  • Try to go to bed before 1am.
  • Don't eat after 8pm.
  • Eat your feel-good breakfast every morning: plain yoghurt, nuts, some muesli and fresh fruit.
  • Think about life goals and a good daily r...
sep 4 2013 ∞
jan 2 2014 +
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  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • You've Got Mail (1998)
  • The First Wives Club (1996)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Harold and Maude (1971)
  • Witches (1990)
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  • One True Thing (1998)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
  • Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
  • Twin Peaks (1990-91)
sep 27 2020 ∞
oct 24 2020 +
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Seeing someone reading a book you love is like seeing a book recommending a person.

  • January: Lonely Planet - Culture Trails
  • Robin Sloan - Sourdough
  • Prof. Dr. med. Matthew Walker - Das große Buch vom Schlaf
  • Siri Hustvedt - Die Leiden eines Amerikaners
  • Ben Aaronovitch - The October Man
  • Steve Ayan - Ich und andere Irrtümer
  • Kristen Roupenian - Cat Person
  • Ari Folman, David Polonsky - Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
  • Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
  • February: Paco Roca - La Casa
  • Gary Shteyngart - Super Sad True Love Story
  • Brené Brown - Entdecke deine innere Stärke
  • Pedram Shojai - Urban Monk
  • Madeline Miller - Circe
  • Karolina Ramqvist - Die weiße Stadt
  • Harper Lee, Fred Fordham - Wer die Nachtigall stört
  • Robin Sloan - Ajax Penumbra: 1969
  • Leigh Bardugo - Ninth House
jan 3 2020 ∞
oct 18 2020 +
  • let go of
  • attract
  • Wo stehe ich gerade und was sind meine Ziele für den Rest des Jahres?
  • Was hat sich bis jetzt verändert, was hat sich in mir verändert und wie darf ich nun weitere Schritte setzen?
  • In welchen Bereichen möchte mehr Klarheit und Struktur in mein Leben gebracht werden und was kann ich dafür beitragen?
  • Ist es Zeit, eine morgendliche, abendliche Routine einzuführen, welche mich über den gesamten Tag unterstützen darf? Und wenn ja, was kann ich jederzeit easy tun, um wieder mehr in meine Mitte zu treten?
  • Wie kann ich Körper, Seele und Geist miteinander verbinden?
  • Wie sieht es rund um meine Work/Life Balance aus? Wo darf ich etwas zurückstecken, und wo darf ich mehr Zeit und Energie i...
sep 2 2020 ∞
sep 2 2020 +

- - - unfinished business - - -

RELEASE - What did you let go of this year? // I let go of a lot of weight. Quite literally. I established some healthy routines for myself like certain food rules and trying to move every day. Which made me lose 35kg and made me feel great. I learned that doing a little bit every day has so much power. I also had to sell my car which was a big step for me. Now I’m relying on public transport, my own feet, my bicycle. And you know what? Right now I wouldn’t want to go back. Sure, there are times when a car would come in very handy but I’m used to these obstacles by now. There is always a way. And not having a car forces me to lead a much more active life.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS - What were you deeply proud of doing, making, being, etc. this year? What made you feel good? // I just had a look at my 2017 and 2018 goals and noticed that I actually managed to meet most of them. It might have taken me longer than one year but that’s a...

jan 4 2020 ∞
jan 12 2020 +
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  • draw in a museum (Glyptothek)
  • Medical Art and More
  • Munich Readery
  • request my spiritual name
  • Roller Derby
  • Garuda
  • theatre (Medea?)
  • Hippie Chay
  • get a lash lifting
  • Madam Chutney
  • Fink's Knödelstube
  • finish hot water bottle cozy
  • work on granny square blanket
  • book improv theatre workshop
  • edit sailing photos / botanical garden
  • (visit Ramapriya at a yoga class
  • do facial muscle training
  • paint my living room (dark green, blue, mustard yellow?)
  • café Zeitgeist
  • attend a horse race and place a bet
nov 17 2019 ∞
oct 18 2020 +
  • 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)
may 19 2019 ∞
jun 30 2019 +
  • Anna Kendrick - Cups (When I'm Gone)
  • Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
  • Bell Book and Candle - Rescue Me
  • Faith Hill - Where are you Christmas
  • You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
  • Roxette - Milk and Toast and Honey
  • Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
  • Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing at All
  • Anthony Stewart Head - Standing in the Way
  • Johnny and June Carter Cash - Jackson
  • Cher - Strong Enough / Believe
  • Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
  • Hall&Oates - Private Eyes
  • No Doubt - Don't Speak / It's My Life
  • Nina Hagen - Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen
  • Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman
  • Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow
  • Elton John - Rocket Man / Mona Lisas and Mat Hatters / I'm Still Standing
  • Elle King - Ex's&Oh's
  • Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
  • Rupert Holmes - The Escape
apr 7 2019 ∞
apr 3 2020 +
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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)
jan 2 2018 ∞
apr 3 2020 +
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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 +