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With Every Step

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Every step, every decision in my life has brought me here – a kitchen at 18:32 in Samar, Upper Mustang, Nepal. Waiting, accompanied by a glass of tato (hot) raksi, for mountain goat-head soup. A mutton that I witnessed being dissected at lunch time in Symbochen, a collection of houses separated from Samar by one town and a 4042 meter pass.

I do very little in Upper Mustang besides walking. Taking everything step by step.

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YTT Week 4: Be Fearless

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Yesterday I finished my 4 weeks of yoga teacher training! 200 hours worth of eye-opening classes leaving me physically fitter and mentally more aware. Going into the course I never really considered teaching as a possibility, just self-development. But now, coming out it feels like something worth looking into. Yoga, entrepreneurship and travel – quite an adventurous combination ;)?

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Lessons about donations in Nepal

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If i have to believe the local stories, the number of millionaires that have sprung up in Nepal since the earthquake is staggering, and saddening. Money that has been sent to help has often stayed in circles of people who do not need it, but took advantage of their connections. Whereas people who do need a helping hand where/are literally left in ruins. Conversations I have had here have reinforced my belief and feeling that foreign aid, donations and government are not the way to help the Nepali peoples (and likely other underdeveloped economies).

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YTT Week 2: Mind Management

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I have added numerous words to my vocabulary over the past two weeks; nadi, prana, asana, pranayama, nidra, kaphali bahti, bahstrikha, DSP, yugah, kosha….and many, many more. Yoga Teacher Training has been an truly interesting and eye-opening experience to say the least. What I have come to know, is that my view of yoga was quite incomplete and that after two weeks of 15 hour days, I know that I know nothing and yet already every thing (darshanam).

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YTT Week 1: A Crime to Dream Small

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“It is a crime to dream small”, these are words spoken by one of my teachers the first week of Yoga Teacher Training in Pokhara. It resonates with me as I come to see more and more that I sell myself short by not daring to truly dream, or believe in the possibilities. I am working on it, this whole year has been all about seeing new possibilities and daring to dream, but it is funny that even now, I am careful. I don’t want to create too many ripples. What if it doesn’t work out? What if it is not what I want? What if… what if…. It all comes down to fear. Fear of not knowing, fear of missing out.

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Off to Nepal!

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August 2015

I would not have imagined it any other way, me trying to organize as much as I can last minute… ;). I was so inspired by my trip to Nepal last year, that I will be heading there again. I am flying in a few hours and this time staying 11 weeks. A beautiful time for some yoga, lots walking, new ideas and encounters.

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Goulash: music, motorcycles & rakija

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July 2015

There are specific moments when I slow down, and realize how incredibly lucky I am. Arriving in Pula for Goulash Disko was one of them. After a workday, I went straight to the airport and flew to Pula where I hopped in a cab and drove to the small coast town of Stinjan. Within 15 minutes of arriving at the apartment, I was at the dinner table with old friends; Iva, Lina and Paulina enjoying a glass of wine and a home-cooked meal (thanks Lina!). This moment when I looked around the table and see friends who drove across Croatia on their motorcycle (Iva), flew in from Paris (Lina) and Barcelona (Paulina) and we raise a glass as if we were together last week, I feel like all I need is all that I already have.

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Hello World, Let’s Do Something

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My first post, the classic ‘hello world’.

So why this blog? I needed to “Do Something”. Quitting my job in October 2014, I had no real plan, except that I knew that I wanted to create something meaningful and have a positive impact on ‘something or someone’. I say ‘something or someone’ because really it could be anything, I just don’t know. I gave myself a year to explore my next direction.

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