The Mask

Dear All,

after listening, reading, discussing in length about the pro and cons of wearing a mask in public, we decided now to wear a face mask ( D.I.Y or bought, if available), during those rare occasions, when we’ll be outside. We believe, that, if the item is properly used, the advantages are outweighing the disadvantages.

Find here an article by two psychiatrists and a surgeon, which might help you to overcome your hesitation. In case you’re using a mask already, during your  endeavors in public space, you may claim, that you were right from the beginning.

Namaste,

RoxAnn and Rolf

P.S. For your entertainment we add a little poem by Rene’ Bennett.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear All,

we like to share this article * , which, we think, expresses in many ways our both attitude towards this crisis and might be an inspiration for hopefully many of you, as well.

Until soon…

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

 

* we know it’s quite long, but we all have so much time now:)

Hello,

Today it’s me, RoxAnn’s husband Rolf, who writes you a post on her website as I like to share some thoughts with all of you:

I hope, that despite the circumstances, all of you are still doing fine. I wish you from the bottom of my heart, that you’ll stay healthy, as this would make it easier for you to gain something positive out of this situation.
Most of the time we humans succeed to really get further, if the situation confronts us with a challenge, we have not experienced before. Biggest obstacle to face in this process is our recognition, that this might be combined with change.

Change is for the most of us a very unpleasant thought and often even initiates fear. Understandably, because change always contains the unknown as well. Nevertheless I propose that you and naturally me, too, have to try it anyway, become active and take responsibility ourselves. Think for once ourselves about, how this situation occurred and what can/ needs to be done by us personally, helping to master this challenge. Start talking with other people (for now by keeping in mind the physical distance) and define, where common activities are needed for change, and how to engage based on personal knowledge and skills in the future.

Until today we rely, me included, too much on “the others”, who are supposed to fix things, as they were elected, get paid for it, can for sure do it better and for many more other reasons.

I think, that has to stop. We have to bring ourselves to finally take responsibility for our well-being and that of other humans. That’s what this pandemic shows drastically, it has consequences for all of us, not only for me, for you, for us, or them, or the others.

Only together we’ll be able to overcome this and create conditions, which allow us in the future, to better deal with new challenges. I beg you all not to loose your courage, but to recall your skills, your experience and your desire for life.

Everybody of us has his /her very own potential to shape his, her, our life on our planet. If all of us accept this and engage accordingly, we still have a chance to create a life worth living for everybody on this Earth.

A big hug for all of you!

Yours,
Rolf

Dear All,

some recommendations concerning your stress management during these challenging times and a link to many more tips what to consider and to know, while Covid-19 dominates our daily life.

Namaste, RoxAnn and Rolf

WHO tips against Stress during Covid-19 Pandemia

 

 

 

 

Be Alert, Yet Don’t Panic – Essential Ways To Reduce Your Risk

To avoid being exposed, the CDC recommends taking these sorts of precautions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’ s recommendations for using a face mask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • The use of face masks is critical for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

Please share with anybody you can think of.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

We all do have a perception of our own fitness level – and then, there is the reality. Most of us have thought or occasionally talked about our athletic achievements of the past, when we were of young age. Sometimes these good memories become so vivid, that they might paint our picture of the current state of affairs a bit too rose and let us think “I can still do that”.

But – Years of non physical work, comfort (junk) food, TV binging to watch movies or sport and a range of other individually different, yet actually bad habits, take their toll and eventually find their expression in the way how we feel, look and can take action, if we are challenged to really do so.

This is not something, what is limited to the mature part of the population, it’s true at any age.

That’s why I find this article of the Mayo Clinic very helpful and worthy to be shared. So, if you like to face reality, start with the simple assessment described in the article and take it from there.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Dear All,

using Turmeric since a long time as an essential ingredient of my food intake, I like to share this article by Ocean Robbins, CEO of the Food Revolution Network, with you, as it explains in depth the benefits of this extraordinary root.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

A friend of mine shared a vital information with me and I think it’s worthwhile to be shared with all of you. It’s about the water we use at our homes and gives you an idea about the degree of pollution it comes with. Yes pollution, quite shocking considering that it should be no question that drinking water is considered contaminants free. Anyway, unfortunately it’s not. If you like to know details about your water quality download the app and put in your zip code. After that you might want to share this information with friends and family and consider options, what to do about it.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Session Break Is Over

Dear All,

the classes of our winter session resume on Monday, Feb. 10, in both locations. Looking forward to welcome you!

Namaste, RoxAnn

Time For Soup

Cooler Temperatures – Time for Soup.

Some days ago my partner Rolf surprised me with this creation:

To organic baby carrots (2 pounds), he added three sweet white onions and 4 midsize golden Yukon potatoes, cut them in small pieces and heated them with some unsalted butter ( 50gr) in a casserole, lid closed, at high heat, occasionally stirring them to avoid burning. When the butter was melted and the onions started sweating (releasing juice) he added three full tablespoons of organic roasted chicken broth paste (Brand: Better Than Bouillon). Mixed it thoroughly with the veggies at a slightly lower heat and than added about 1/2 gallon boiling water to it. Reduced the heat again a little bit and continued cooking the ingredients for about 8-10 Min until all the veggies appeared soft.

After turning the heat off, he used a blender to puree all the ingredients until the soup had a nice velvety appearance and consistency. Now a tablespoon of Turmeric and the juice of 5 mid-size tangerines was added and carefully blended in with a table spoon. The final touch for the soup was adding some saffron to it.

Parallel he peeled and sliced 1/2 of a pineapple in about 1/4 x 3/4 inch sized pieces, cut three celery sticks and fried these together until getting lightly browned in a pan. He added pumpkin- and sunflower seeds and dried cranberries and mixed them all well together. ( to give it a little kick, you can add a bit Cayenne pepper to it)

After the soup had cooled down to about 105 degrees, the pineapple seed mix was placed in the dish and the soup carefully poured over it.

It was truly a delight with an abundance of aromas and worth to share the recipe.

Bon appetite!

Namaste, RoxAnn

 

 

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