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  • Freedom,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    I start to choose anew

    My body and mental health are showing me the signs: I’m in burnout mode I feel exhausted, tired, depressed. I can’t sleep in the night because I worry too much about my future. I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, things and activities that normally bring me joy leave me sad, everything seems to be grey although the spring season paints a colourful picture. I feel disconnected and I fear what the next days might bring: I’m afraid of my job. I’m afraid that I get ill again. I’m afraid of losing my joy and the connection to my heart and soul. I’m afraid of losing…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    What are you passionate about?

    What you are passionate about can reveal so much more of who you really are than any education you went through, any job title or your past.We are used to put people into boxes because of their work, income, status or networks they are in. Asking someone what she or he is doing for a living only scratches the surface. Maybe they do this job because they can’t see another way or it’s the least inconvenient option.Maybe they chose this work because it seemed to be a dream job once and now became a trap, a hamster wheel they chose over freedom, a choice out of fear.Maybe they have sold…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized

    Fears have stolen my voice

    I’m starring at the blank page, frozen and can’t write a single word. Since the war began in the Ukraine all my words seem to be locked, imprisoned, in a state of fear. Fears have invaded my mind and heart and opened the chest of memories I thought I had buried a long time ago. I thought I had replaced these memories with a whole treasure trove full of hope, joy, connection, compassion, strength and freedom but now it seems to be hidden, protected with a powerful lock where the key is missing. Instead the ghosts of fears are all over the place. The fear of death, of losing loved ones and…

  • Marine life,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Poems,  Uncategorized

    Underwater World

    She longed for a new world, a world of peace and silence. She longed for light in the dark, for a world of connection. She longed for a world full of adventures, for exploring her curiosity, for a world full of play and flow. She longed for a world full of abundance, for colours that paint her world of magic. She longed for a world of wonder, for possibilities, for making her dreams come true. She longed for a world full of stars, for places that fill her heart with love and joy. She longed for a world of trust and surrender, of surrender to the heart. She longed for…

  • Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized,  Water sports

    The rising of the phoenix

    I felt so much pain in my right shoulder that I could barely lift my arm, I tried to find a way to get my arms moving, to keep going, although I didn’t know how.  With every wave that hit my shoulder I felt a huge sting. Every wave made it apparent that the current was so strong and that I didn’t make any progress. I had to find a way, a way to cut the pain out of my focus, a way to believe that it still can be done. And then a flash of memories came through my mind: Me as a little girl, sitting with my elder…

  • Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized,  Water sports

    Take care of your creativity like an athlete

    I’m sitting here on a Sunday afternoon, prepared my tea, switched off all the distractions and want to write, but nothing comes up, no inspiration, I only feel tired and exhausted. I didn’t take care of my health as I used to the last few weeks and this has not only a negative effect on my creativity but also on my swim performance. So why not getting back on track with creating a self-care habit that fits for both: Writing and Swimming A self-care habit that increases your health, wellbeing, motivation, energy, creativity and strength: Energy: What gives my body and mind energy to stay motivated and perform well? It’s…

  • Ocean creativity,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized

    The Thinker

    The Thinker The writing prompt: At the museum Choose three display pieces, one as the title and the other two within your story. Rodin museum, Paris The Thinker by Auguste Rodin https://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/musee/collections/oeuvres/thinker Hylas and the nymphs by Alexandre Falguière https://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/musee/collections/oeuvres/hylas-and-nymphs Meditation or the inner voice by Auguste Rodin https://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/musee/collections/oeuvres/meditation-or-inner-voice The Thinker Paul was sitting at his desk, frowning, chin resting on his hand. He looked out of the window but he didn’t really see anything, only skyscrapers. His thoughts rushed through his head, just like the never-ending traffic in the city. He had had a meeting with his boss and it ended with an argument: the sales has to go…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Uncategorized,  Water sports,  Ways to the ocean

    Four seasons to a dream

    It was a cold January winter day when I stood on the platform at Cap Gris Nez and tried to look for the other side of the Channel.  The blue amazed me, this icy, blue sky was merging with the blue water. There were no white cliffs I could witness on the horizon, only my thoughts if I will ever swim there and end up where I was standing right now. A dream went out over the Channel, my birthday wish. It was spring when we got into lockdown and I had to stop my training, but I never gave up on my dream. I drove in my car to…

  • Freedom,  Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Poems,  Uncategorized,  Ways to the ocean

    Stepping Stones

    Stepping stones Stepping stones are guiding you to walk with a courageous heart. A heart that opens the door to a new world, that can climb over every obstacle in the way. Stepping stones are guiding you over every current, so that you can reach the other shore. A shore that seems so far away. Stepping stones are guiding you into the waves of adventures, waves of the aliveness of the heart. A heart that wants you to live your bold freedom. Stepping stones are guiding you into clarity. A clarity that occurs when the storms and mud have settled. Walk confidently, step by step, watch and listen to the…

  • Ocean inspiration,  Ocean mindfulness,  Uncategorized

    Wintering

    I watched the branches of the apple tree moving with the gentle breeze and I saw that the buds are already there, ready for wintering and preparing for spring at the same time. Am I ready for wintering? Am I ready to let things transform into a peaceful state, waiting for the sun of spring to wake them up? Am I ready for wintering, for waiting patiently to give things time to grow without doing something for it? Am I ready to surrender to the silence and going inwards to restore my energy, to fill my heart with the nurturing of winter to be able to blossom again? Am I…