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How to Be a Responsible Traveler: 29 Simple Tips on Sustainable Tourism

21. May 2017 7 Comments

Have you ever thought about the enormous effect traveling has on our environment? Can you confidently say to yourself that you’re a responsible traveler? Let’s be honest: I think only a few travelers concern themselves with sustainability. Don’t consider it a reproach, I know how easy it is to become overwhelmed with the euphoria of traveling without thinking about the…

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5 Reasons Why a Minimalist Lifestyle Will Make You Happier

20. April 2016 13 Comments

Minimalism. What does it actually mean? With increasing frequency, one reads in headlines and on social media platforms that less is more and that a minimalist lifestyle brings more time, money and inner peace. On the internet, following definitions of „minimalism“ can be found: When the Boundaries Between „Necessity“ and „Desire“ Become Blurred Certainly you are familiar with this situation:…

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How to Live More Consciously

20. February 2016 51 Comments

We are too busy hiding our heads behind weighty tomes in order learn chemical formulae and laws by heart that we will forget very soon. Our aim is a successful final degree, just to start afterwards an all the more successful career. Therefore, we are sitting for weeks behind big screens because the next deadline for the twenty-page term paper has…

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The Art of Purchasing Happiness

21. November 2012 6 Comments

“The most beautiful lives, to my mind, are those that conform to the common human pattern, with order, but without miracle, and without eccentricity.” – Michel de Montaigne. The unlearning to live is always getting easier in our capitalist society. As a child, we just needed our parents to read us a book or the taste of an ice cream…