Set Boundaries: Balancing service & self-care

We all sometimes struggle to set our boundaries. On the one hand we want to serve others, but we also want to take care of ourselves and serve our own needs and wishes. We could also turn this around and put it differently: We either fear rejection or we fear losing control. How can we …

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Scenic Circular Hike from Simplon to Spitzhörli

Header Simplon to Spitzhoerli

For many, the Simplon Pass is no more than just a beautiful gateway between Switzerland and Italy, but there’s more to it. The pass actually has many hiking trails to offer. Finding a suitable day hike was not as easy, due to the huge choice. Eventually, I did get to make my decision: The round-way …

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Don’t Fear Your Shadow Self – Embrace it

I have a confession to make: I can sometimes be really mean and nasty. It seems like an inner devil gets hold of me and makes me say and do things I later regret. Obviously, I’ve always had my “dark shadow sides” (I mean, who doesn’t?!), but being on the spiritual path has challenged my …

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Aletsch Glacier: The Greatest Glacier in the Alps

Most people know the Swiss canton Valais for the Matterhorn, but believe me, there is so much more out there. One of my favourite highlights is the Aletsch Glacier. It’s the largest glacier in the Alps which of course promises some spectacular views! It’s 23 km long, situated partially in the canton of Bern, the …

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Idyllic Switzerland: From Ernen to Mühlebach

Today I want to introduce to you the hike between Ernen and Mühlebach. In fact, it’s only a short 30 min walk (one way), but it has quite a bit to offer: wonderful mountain views, two charming authentic Swiss villages and a suspension bridge.  Ernen and Mühlebach are both two picturesque villages which make you …

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Alpine Flower Spectacle at the Oberaar Glacier

If you ever have to travel between the Swiss cantons Bern and Valais, consider not taking the “quick” car transport at Lötschberg, but the slightly longer, ever so beautiful route over the Grimselpass. Not only can you enjoy the wonderful view, but you might even decide to take a detour and hike around while you’re …

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Lazy Hiking: Easy Loop Hike at Fafleralp

Who says a beautiful hike with breathtaking views has to be difficult? Sure, in most cases hard work gets rewarded with the best views, but there are some exceptions, such as the loop walk  from Fafleralp in the Lötschen valley (Lötschental).  The hike takes about 3-4 hours with a minimal elevation of around 300 m. …

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Hike for the Water-Lovers – From Binn to the Mässersee

The Binn valley in the Swiss canton Valais is beautiful but rather unknown. But only because the crowds don’t flock into the valley doesn’t mean it’s not a wonderful place which offers some great hikes – especially if you’re a fan of rivers, streams and waterfalls.  The most common hike is the one to the …

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How to Tame the Monkey Mind & Find Inner Peace

This post is not necessarily meant for people who just think a lot. Here I am specifically talking about the monkey mind: The uncontrollable mind that seems to drag you from one horror-scenario to another and puts the worst scenario on repeat.  Trying to stop this internal chatter is in vain as long as you …

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