Flower - feminine

The “f”-word

I love challenging myself and learning new skills. One of my latest projects is gaining confidence in public speaking by joining “Toastmasters“. It’s an amazing forum for rapid learning by receiving feedback in a very friendly atmosphere. I noticed I struggle choosing a subject, and for my first speech I chose to stick with the one that raised the most fear in me – emotional fear of being rejected. Here it is in a slightly Read more…

WhakaipoBay

Simple answers to complex life questions

It can’t be that simple, I thought. Here I was, looking for complex answers to complex questions, and what I received was: simple. The first night on the hill was very gentle with me. More than gentle. It was amazing. There was no Moon in sight, no cloud either, and the stars shone all over the night sky, making the Milky Way clearly visible, and I thought I could even see other galaxies in the Read more…

Female Altar NZ

International Women’s Day Guided Meditation

For International Women’s Day 2020, I am gifting you this guided meditation, recorded near a female altar in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8th has been celebrated across the globe since 1910/11. It is a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally. It also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. It is Read more…

A gentle journey to yourself.

The Power of Gentle #3

Podcast for a gentle journey to yourself. It has been a while. Time flies when we’re keeping ourselves busy, especially with the vibrant summer energies that come with the heat here in New Zealand at this time of the year. I recently spent two nights in Whirinaki forest, north west of Lake Taupo, where you can find one of the last virgin forests of the country. There is no cell phone reception, but a natural Read more…

Female Altar NZ

The Power of Gentle #2

Another invitation, guiding you to listen to your body with a focus on your heart space. I am honoured to be sharing this recording from a female altar in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. Will you take some time today to be, and to connect with your heart?

The Power of Gentle – Guided Journey #1

“The Power of Gentle” is a podcast series to encourage your connection to the more feminine quality of gentle. It is about being with, rather than doing. Observing, witnessing, rather than pushing, going against, forcing things to change. In this first episode of “The Power of Gentle”, I offer a short taster of a guided journey, leading into your body, inviting you to simply listen to the infinite wisdom of your physical body, and surrendering Read more…

What’s your problem?

Let’s face it: for some weird reasons, we love problems. And as a German, I think I have a special soft spot for problems. You could call it an obsession. (So much so, that I chose to study law, do a PhD, and work as a lawyer in Germany, the science of problems in the home of the rules). No, seriously, most of us looooove problems. Our own and those of others. Those of others Read more…

How I got adopted to a Marae

Do you know these moments, where you find yourself in a situation and you wonder how you got there? It seems so right, so in line with what you want in your life, and yet no way could you have planned it exactly like this. That is what I thought when I sat in Owheao Marae* in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, for a ceremony where five of us non-Māori women where “adopted” Read more…