I‘m grateful for all the small challenges that come with this injury. Like hopping down all the stairs from my apartment in the fifth floor. Like walking with crutches at first. Like taking a shower with this huge cast. Like people getting annoyed because you are in there way. Like not really being able to carry anything. Like the incredible pain that woke me up yesterday morning. I’m so grateful for these because they test me. They demand patience. And so much self love. Continue reading
I‘m grateful for the beautiful souls that are there for me right now. Yes situations like this truly reveal who we can rely on. Not just when it’s pretty. Not just when it serves them. I value every word and act of support so damn much. Like @marenschiller calling me and telling exactly what I needed to hear just when I started to lose my positivity after long hours alone at the emergency department. Or @hiekimyoga for visiting me there as he was at the hospital too. Or @marinathemoss offering to come here and take care of me. Beyond grateful for everyone who took the time to send me a private message and their best wishes. I‘m especially grateful for my mom driving me home and helping me to get food for the next few days. I was planning to get home alone (taxi + train ride) and was so relieved when she picked me up… Continue reading
Uff – life is testing me right now. On Thursday I slipped on wet stairs, fell down and hurt my foot. It’s technically very bad timing (ok when is it not) as yesterday was super important, not just for me but also for @lindaboese. Somehow I managed to stay positive and push through, finish the job and go to the hospital right afterwards. Diagnosis: bone fracture. Prognosis: uncertain. Continue reading
Holy – yesterday was intense!!! I had a spiritual healing session in the evening and it was such a magical and transformative experience. You guys know how much I’m interested in these things and I’m SOOO beyond grateful that my mental health struggles alongside other factors forced me to dig deeper 🔮 It was through my pain and darkest times that I realized – no REMEMBERED that we are in fact all spiritual eternal beings having a human experience.
Yesterday I woke up with a big fat dark cloud above my head. Every thought, word, movement hurt, getting up seemed impossible and I felt this immense weight on my chest. Sadness, pain, exhaustion, despair – for no ‘rational’ reason. My perceived reality became an utter hell.
I’m grateful for moments so beautiful that it hurts.
Those you wanna freeze to live in them forever. But just for a little while – until you remember that there’s so much more in store for you. Continue reading
I‘m grateful for all these things we can’t perceive with our human senses. For the magic we so often dismiss in our busy world. That we are taught to forget. Grateful for remembering. For going beyond. Exploring and expanding. Staying open. Available. Love pouring into me. Out of me. Into everything around me.
I‘m grateful for Alster walks. For summer memories and winter stories. For when friendship organically grows. For childhood wounding forcing us to step up. To dig deeper. For the deep longing for harmony. But having learnt to stay neutral. Grateful for what is. Everything. The good and the so called bad. For meetings that spark fires. Ideas starting to form, fueled by real purpose. Charged with passion. For discerning more clearly. For building up my team. For people that share my values. That simply get it. Fucking grateful for what’s to come. #jjgratitudebook
I‘m grateful for dreams coming true ✨ Since early childhood when I visited South Africa for the first time… and then reignited by a day trip during a vacation in Senegal at age 10 when we visited a small village and a school there…
Fall 2014 was when I wrote it down as one item of my „longterm goals“ list in a diary: helping in Africa 🌍 During the last few years of learning, growing & recovery it has always been somewhere on my mind – but it was January first this year when I wrote it down as one major aim for 2018 ⭐️ And it didn’t even took 2 weeks until it started unfolding.
I‘m grateful for skipping the subway to go for walks instead and take in this beautiful winter weather, the cold, the sunshine, the blue sky reflecting on the water, interrupted by blocks of ice and seagulls.
How beautiful winter can be, how special every season is. And so needed. For that all of us have our seasons. Times of high energy and fast forward motion. And times of introspection and rest. Continue reading