Despite It All - Joy Is Shimmering Through 


Despite It All, Joy Is Shimmering Through…

A couple of days ago this poem miraculously resurfaced at my desk. Right after having been on the streets for Global FridayForFuture. I actually wrote it a week before Christmas. But nonetheless, somehow it seems appropriate - today!

Despite It All - Joy Is Shimmering Through 

It’s a week before Christmas. This morning my train to work was delayed because somebody committed suicide on the tracks. 

A celebration of Love and Light -and consumerism!- as the shortest days of the year approach.

There is darkness, too. 

I am teaching German in a room full of immigrants, many of traumatized by the impact of war in their home countries.

Some of my colleagues in the teachers lounge feeling stressed, complaining about - something. 

Countries at war, climate change getting out of control, and discontent despite living a comfortable life - what’s going on, and what’s needed? How can we relate? How can we participate, care, and not look away? 

At times it all feels too much, a sense of „what can I do?“ might come up.

And at the same time something in me remains incredibly hopeful and positive, despite it all. 

“It’s too late”,  “there is nothing we can do”, they will never change” — ??

I feel as if almost within reach, just slightly out of sight there are new and unthought of possibilities waiting for us to evolve. To wake up. 

So much of what is happening worldwide can only happen by believing in separation and buying into fear and lack. 

What if there actually is enough? 

What is we actually are way more connected to everybody and everything than our mind can grasp? 

As if I am receiving glimpses through the veil. A different taste. An unknown abundance. A growing trust. 

And with that - Hope, and an incredible amount of Caring - and Love. 

"Splitting-Up" Or A "Relationship Changing Form"? Experiences Around Conscious De-Coupling

Just back home from a weekend that blew me away. Three days with my husband and two friends of ours, a couple that was in the midst of splitting up.

When intimate love relationships end, it often can involve a lot of drama.

And it does not have to be that way. At the end of the weekend, with enough caring eyes and awareness all of us experienced an almost tangible increase of Love and Trust within the field of the four of us, AND between each of us - despite the process of “splitting-up”.

This is not the first time I am witnessing and supporting situations like this. Quite honestly, recently I´ve been blown away by the amount of mutual healing and growth that can happen, when partners have the guts and capacity to embrace conscious de-coupling and open up to the appropriate changes in the form of the relationship, instead of instantly or totally cutting off contact, or going into judging and blaming.

I am sharing personal experiences here that I was able to witness close-up and that I found deeply inspiring. And I´d also loooove hearing about your experiences and insights around this topic in the comment area below the youtube!

Wishing you all tremendously alive connections - coupled or not!

Love, Heike!

A fun way of taking care of pelvic floor health and strength!


Okay. There might be topics that the ego might not find sooo hot and sexy to talk about. But hey, let´s include those into conscious living, too!

Ever had that happen - you laugh, sneeze or jump around too hard - and all of a sudden tiny amounts of pee leave your bladder, without you chosing to have that happen?

This might apply specifically if you are a woman whose amazing body has been available to birth new life one or multiple times.

So - what are the options here? No more jumping around?? No more laughing hard? No way!!!!

Here: A fun way of taking care of pelvic floor health and strength (4-min video, English, German subtitles) !

Bringing Awareness to Everyday Life!

I find going to workshops and meditation retreats fantastic and important. Yet for me, lasting transformation REALLY happens, once we bring awareness into our everyday life and integrate insights right there, in relating to ourselves, to our intimate partners, children, colleagues, next door neighbours and the driver on the bus we catch. I am passionate about living a more and more awake life - and there sure is no end to that!

In this series of short video clips I am sharing directly from my experience, open up relevant everyday topics, and with that hopefully bring some little gems of how to show up more fully, more aware, caring and trusting in different areas of our everyday lives.

Love, Heike!