I am back to daily blogging 🙂
Spring is almost here! I cannot wait for the warmer months. Saying goodbye to the winter, I would like to share 5 of the things that put a smile on my face this winter season:
I am now looking for an app to supplement the class material. I have found some ideas here – The 7 best free language learning apps.
2. Bright colours
In the depth of winter all we need is some light. That’s why in January/February I always invest in candles and some bright accessories. Let’s not forget fresh flowers, this is really doing miracles on a gloomy day.
If you are interested in colours, you can learn more about their effect on us in this article – psychological properties of colours.
3. Meeting old friends
Distance means nothing for old friends. I got a visit from a dear friend and we did some sightseeing in Munich on a snowy long weekend. We visited the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, a must see for everyone.
Spending some time in the nature has proven to be beneficial for body and soul. A short trip in the mountains in February was all I needed!
I recommend watching this great TED video for nature lovers.
Needless to say, books and winter go hand in hand. Here are some of my favourites this winter season:
Black Milk – Elif Shafak
“One night, a group of moths gathered on a shelf watching a burning candle. Puzzled by the nature of the light, they sent one of their members to go and check on it. The scouting moth circled the candle several times and came back with a description: The light was bright. Then a second moth went to examine it. He, too, came back with an observation: The light was hot. Finally a third moth volunteered to go. When he approached the candle he didn’t stop like his friends had done, but flew straight into the flame. He was consumed there and then, and only he understood the nature of the light.”
― Elif Shafak
Linchpin – Seth Godin
“Here’s the truth you have to wrestle with: the reason that art (writing, engaging, leading, all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can’t tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there’d be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map. Don’t you hate that? I love that there’s no map.”
― Seth Godin
Braving the Wilderness – Brené Brown
“You are only free when you realize you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.”
― Brené Brown