Zero waste​ on the road

t-shirts-skip-a-straw-save-a-turtle-tee-5_720xYou can get that great T-Shirt here: Wholesome Culture
I love that quote and it fits perfectly with today’s topic: Zero waste is a great thing, but it takes some effort. What about the time you’re in the city, wandering around, craving for a smoothie, or a Starbucks coffee or you don’t have time and need something to go? No problem, we’re all only human. Still, you can reduce plastic waste to its minimum, following these simple tricks below:

  • bring your lunch box. Sure this would be the best solution instead of having to buy something to go. You didn’t have time to prepare something? Just bring your empty lunch box and ask wherever you go if they could fill in the salad or soup (recommend a glass jar for this one) or wraps or whatever you’re having into your lunch box.
  • bring your cutlery. Again if going for something take-away, there will most certainly be plastic cutlery. So bring your own and you already saved a tiny bit of plastic.
  • reusable cups. Starbucks already has that option and so do other companies, just buy one and keep it in your pocket, for whatever craving will be coming up. Also if you cannot go without a straw, check out these reusable straws. You will find those all over the internet to buy.

Tired of carrying half of your kitchen with you? Maybe you work at an office or you have a locker at school. You can always wash all the things you have at the restrooms and leave them at work, so you don’t have to take them home every time. You could even bring a little dish liquid to leave there.

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Hiking is on!

Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to go hiking! Also hiking is an activity that is very adjustable for personal needs. You can either go for a gentle walk around a lake, or you can run up a mountain, or even do several days of hiking!
Also when walking with friends you have loads of time to catch up, to talk or just spend some quality time together. Whereas going alone also has a very meditative aspect.


Some hiking tips for you:

  • Shoes: Make sure you know about the terrain and bring the right shoes. Running shoes might not be the right choice for a mountain climb. Speaking of shoes, don’t go hiking in new shoes! whenever you got yourself new ones, wear them at home, or for work to get your foot used to them. Otherwise, your hike might end up in pain.
  • Orientation: I might seem old-fashioned, but a compass is never a bad idea! I’ve heard of several people who got lost and GPS-Signal couldn’t reach them anymore.
  • First aid: Never forget a first aid kit
  • Emergency: Maybe write down the most important numbers for an emergency. For Switzerland that would be 117 (police), 118 (fire department), 1414 (Rega) & 144 (general emergency/ambulance).
  • Breakfast: Eat something before the hike! Even though you might not be a breakfast eater, you will soon realize this requires more energy than another work day at the office. Speaking of energy, bring bars, dates or chocolate for whenever you might need a quick kick of energy.
  • Point of no return: Make sure you know for every moment of the hike where you are, where you could go elsewhere, for example as a shortcut or at what point you will walk to the end, instead of turning around and going back. You may consider moor, fallen trees, flood or even snow to occur.
  • Water: make sure you have enough water! You might have to take multiple flasks with you. Also, inform yourself before if you can refill them on fountains. And as our Grand-father used to say: the last sip must be drunk at home.

Also, let me know if you’ve been hiking yet and where and maybe attach a picture for me to publish! 😀

a little hike is what we like
with love

your morning dove

Going low waste in Dublin

waste style. I am using low waste because I did not figure out a way yet how to go ZERO waste. however, whenever you can go zero waste, go for it!

First of all, Dublin does not have too many possibilities to shop low waste. They do indeed have loose vegetables and fruits in most of the shops. Still, the amount of plastic-wrapped groceries make me want to cry. So here you can see my groceries I got today:

So great thanks to uncle bens for keeping it without plastic! However, make sure you don’t pick the one with the small bags in it. The rice cakes were not surprisingly but unfortunately wrapped in plastic inside the cardboard box. Same for the chocolate, which was wrapped in aluminum. Back in Switzerland you could go to the Läderach chocolatier and get some unwrapped chocolate, that is completely awesome!

Anyway, I am working on that rice cakes problem. Additionally, you might pay attention to seasonal and regional products. As you can see I did not find any fruits today, as berries are mostly seasonal now, but they were all wrapped. And guys: APPLES COME IN FALL AND WINTER! So stop buying apples now, they are either imported or have been frozen for at least a year! There are some sorts of early apples available now, which are mostly used for cooking. I got some apple juice instead, which is a much more eco-friendly way to preserve the apples. Still little side note here: do not drink too much apple juice and remember it is always better to eat the whole fruit, instead of just drinking the juice. This will make it easier for your belly.

So much to think of! Clearly, you cannot think of all, but you may try your best. You can go after this checklist:

Is it

  1. unpacked?
  2. seasonal?
  3. regional?

As you might see, for the yellow peppers I only agreed on the first two of them. Just try your best.
Anyway, keep your head up, keep your heart strong, spread kindness and see you soon!


Did you ever wonder how much sugar we eat everyday and what it does to our body?

Glucosemolecules speed up the reduction of our natural collagen and elastin. Our skin gets wan and wrinkly. In addition it boosts inflammations (this concerns especially people suffering from acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema). Unfortunately many groceries you wouldn’t have thought contain sugar (The Glow Code, Anita Bechloch, 2017). But here’s the good news: damages sugar did to your skin until now can be slowed down and even reversed! And with a little consciousness you’ll realize that there are loads of delicious, sugar free options for your everyday nutrition!

Join me on my journey while I try to resign white sugar until easter. I will be posting several delicious sugar free recipes and share my experiences with you!




The Glow


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The glow. Last saturday I’ve been on the market. There in the middle of these people selling cherries stood a man and he was literally glowing! Never have I seen such a person before. The skin so even, the eyes so bright, the teeth so white and strong. The interesting thing about this is that that kind of beauty isn’t reached by beauty products, surgery or facial treatments. This is pure healthiness. And that’s where beauty lies.

This it’s not about sick or healthy people. Nobody’s in charge for an illness. But what you can do is listen to your body. Everything that might be disturbing you in some way is just a signal from your body that something’s wrong. Is it a lack of something? Water, Magnesium, Iron? Is it a certain lifestyle? Alcohol, sleep, stress? Or is it an excess of something? Sugar, acids?

So instead of buying expensive cosmetics what about trying to just drink more? Instead of running to the next doctor and telling him about headache, what about trying to watch less TV? The problem in our society is that we are all looking for some kind of a magic pill to magically solve all of our pain and problems. Surprise: There’s no cure for ignorance about your body. Search within yourself for the answer, it’s for free…

want to find out more about the glow? stay tuned…

The glow – das Leuchten. Letzten Samstag war ich auf dem Markt. Dort, inmitten des Trubels stand ein Mann und verkaufte Kirschen. Dieser Mann schien nur so von innen zu strahlen! Noch nie zuvor habe ich so eine Person gesehen! Die Haut so ebenmässig, die Augen so wach und strahlend, die Zähne so weiss und stark. Das Interessante daran ist, dass diese Art von Schönheit nicht erreicht werden kann durch Kosmetik, Operationen oder Gesichtsbehandlungen. Das ist pure Gesundheit und dort liegt die Schönheit.

Es geht hier nicht um gesund oder krank. Niemand kann etwas für eine Krankheit. Aber was du tun kannst ist auf deinen Körper zu hören. Alles was dich in irgend einer Weise stört ist lediglich ein Zeichen deines Körpers, dass etwas nicht stimmt. Ist es ein Mangel? Wasser, Magnesium, Eisen? Ist es dein Lifestyle? Alkohol, Schlaf oder Stress? Oder ist es ein Überschuss von etwas? Zucker, Säuren?

Anstelle teure Kosmetika zu kaufen, wie wärs mit mehr Wasser? Anstelle eines Arztbesuchs aufgrund von Kopfschmerzen, wie wärs mit weniger Fernsehen? Das Problem unserer Gesellschaft ist, dass wir alle eine Zauberpille haben möchten, die unsere Schmerzen und Probleme in Luft auflöst. Überraschung: Es gibt keine Heilung für Ignoranz gegenüber deinem Körper. Such in dir selbst nach der Antwort – das ist noch gratis dazu…

möchtest du mehr über den Glow wissen? bleib auf dem Laufenden…


New Haircut

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Wow it’s been 3 months I’ve cut my hair now – and I’m still absolutely happy! Short hair is so much more practical who’d have known?
So what changed?

  • people would start giving me compliments for my hairstyle and how well it suited me instead for how long my hair is.
  • I enjoy much more running my fingers through my hair
  • my ponytail won’t get stuck in my armpits anymore while doing sports (don’t laugh, it’s a true story!)
  • no more hair in my plates (or no more elastic needed…)
  • less usage of shampoo and conditioner


I think I and some of you may go on with this list forever. But what does it change about my hairroutine? Nothing, actually. It makes it much easier to comb my hair when wet. The problem with this hairlength is, that the lengths of my hair will be rubbing against my shoulders and clothes constantly. So that may cause split-ends more easily. But split-ends were a constant distress with the long hair as well, so that’s no reason, anyway the best way to get rid of splitends is to cut them off 😉
Check out my hairroutine here: HairconditionerPerfect brush and Hairconditioner 2.0 or on my blog in the subsection ‘hair’

See you soon! 😀


Wow, jetzt sinds schon 3 Monate her seit ich meine Haar abgeschnitten habe – und ich bin immernoch total happy! Kurze Haare sind so viel praktischer, wer hätte das gedacht? 😛 Was hat sich also seither verändert?

  • zuallererst habe ich plötzlich Komplimente für meine Frisur bekommen, und wie gut sie mir stehen würde, anstatt der üblichen ‘wow deine Haare sind sooo lang!’
  • Es macht viel mehr Spass mit den Fingern durch kürzere Haare zu streichen (so long ihr Haarknoten!)
  • Mein Pferdeschwanz klemmt nicht mehr in meinen Achseln ein beim Sport (lacht nur, das ist wirklich ab und zu passiert!)
  • Keine Haare mehr im Teller (oder kein Haargummi zum Essen nötig…)
  • weniger Verschleiss an Schampo und Pflegespülung

Ich glaube ich und manche von euch könnten diese Liste ewig weiterführen…Aber was hat sich denn jetzt bei meiner Haarpflege verändert? Eigentlich nichts. Das Hauptproblem an dieser Haarlänge ist die konstante Reibung der Haarspitzen an meinen Schultern und Kleidern; das führt schneller zu Spliss. Aber Spliss ist ja auch ein ewigwährendes Problem bei langen Haaren, das ist also kein Grund etwas zu ändern. Ausserdem ist ja bekanntlich das beste Mittel gegen Spliss ein Besuch beim Coiffure! 😉
Mehr Infos zu meinen Haaren und Haarpflege findet ihr unter anderem hier:   HairconditionerPerfect brush and Hairconditioner 2.0 oder auf meinem blog unter dem Untertitel ‘hair’

Bis bald 😀

Hair donation

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Wuhuu they received my donation! I am so glad it worked. I got the document above as E-Mail attachment 🙂 they also wrote in the E-Mail that thanks to donations like mine they have been able to finish the 60th wig this year! That’s amazing!
I am totally happy with my short hair. I’ll have a photoshoot this week, so picture of the new hairstyle will follow, as well as tips and tricks for my new hairstyle, in case I could motivate you to do something similar 😉
Stay tuned!

Yeayy meine Haarspende ist angekommen! Ich bin so glücklich, dass alles geklappt hat. Ich habe das obige Dokument als E-Mail Anhang erhalten 🙂 Sie haben zudem geschrieben, dass sie dank Spenden wie diese soeben ihre 60. Perücke haben fertigstellen können! Das ist unglaublich!
Ich bin absolut zufrieden mit meinen kurzen Haaren. Ich habe diese Woche ein Fotoshooting, somit werden bald Fotos der neuen Frisur folgen, sowie Tipps und Tricks für meine neue Frisur, für den Fall dass ich dich zu etwas ähnlichem habe motivieren können 😉
Bleibt auf dem Laufenden!unspecified

Photocredit: Tanja Krebs, Liechterwaerk


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What is a hair donation about?
there are millions of lucky people in this world with natural and beautiful growing hair. But there are also some people who haven’t been so lucky and lost their hair, due to an illness or genetic defect. There also exist organizations which are willing to take your donated hair  and make beautiful wigs out of it and make other’s lifes a little bit easier.
So here’s what I did: As i learned of these organizations I started growing my hair as long as possible, to finally cut it off and donate it. I know there are a lot of people loving their hair and who are afraid of short hair. But believe me, it’s worth it. I appreciate the change on my own and I don’t miss my long hair at all (practical reasons :P). In addition, if I ever will miss them, I know I’ve cut them off for a good reason, and after all – they will grow back 😛

The organization where I sent it is Verein Haarfee

I hope I may motivate some more people to donate their hair!


Was ist eine Haarspende?

Es gibt Millionen von glücklichen Menschen auf dieser Welt, mit natürlichem und schönem nachwachsendem Haar. Es gibt jedoch auch manche Menschen, die nicht so viel Glück hatten und ihr Haar durch Krankheit oder Gendefekte verloren haben. Es existieren Organisationen, welche gerne deine Haarspende annehmen und schöne Echthaarperücken daraus machen und so das Leben anderer etwas einfacher machen.

Was habe ich getan? Als ich erstmals von Haarspenden hörte habe ich mich entschieden meine Haare so lange als möglich wachsen zu lassen, um sie schliesslich abschneiden und spenden zu können. Ich weiss viele Leute hängen sehr an ihren Haaren und haben auch Angst vor einer neuen Frisur. Doch glaubt mir, es war es wert! Ich selbst schätze die Veränderung sehr und vermisse meine langen Haare überhaupt nicht (praktische Gründe :P). Zudem, falls ich sie jemals vermissen werde, weiss ich, dass ich sie für einen guten Grund abgeschnitten habe und ausserdem – sie wachsen ja wieder nach 😉

Die Organisation an welche ich meine Haare gespendet habe heisst Verein Haarfee
Ich hoffe ich kann auch andere dazu bewegen, ihre Haare zu spenden!