taking a break

Between science and soul

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At the moment, my life revolves around a mountain of scientific reading. Every read book or article just inspires me to put three others on the must-read list. Philosophy, quantum physics, psychology and neurobiology (okay and everything else actually, to be honest, I’m kind of greedy) will hopefully (and soon) create a platform of knowledge from which I will unfold ground-breaking research. Or just produce an A on my thesis. Whichever.

While my brain is struggling to store information and expand neural networks at the same speed I stuff it with more information, I stumbled upon this quote. Instantly, it allowed me to access the only knowledge that really matter; the wisdom from which I came; the blueprint of my soul.

I don’t know if it will do the same for you but nevertheless I wanted to share it with you.


“And we are nature. We are nature seeing nature. We are nature with a concept of nature. Nature weeping. Nature speaking of nature to nature. The red-winged blackbird flies in us.”

~ SusaGriffin

A slice of Heaven – spa retreat in Sweden

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I believe it’s important to prioritize your wellbeing. Whatever you need to breathe a little deeper, you should do that.

For me, taking time off but then staying at home doesn’t do the trick at all. I’ll go around in circles, not really getting properly rested and not really accomplishing anything worth mentioning, either. It’s very unsatisfying and within three hours I’m deeply depressed. Going away on the other hand, now that works! Whether it’s a borrowed house, camping or a nice hotel is not really important, as long as I’m away from my everyday settings.

A few days ago I finally did something I really should have done ages ago; spa retreat. My mom and I went to the wonderful Varberg Spa for two days of relaxing – it was a sort of trial run, just to see if this might be something worth doing more often. Turns out, it really is!


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The staff were professional and very helpful, the treatments were incredible, the food was delicious and the surroundings were just beautiful.

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Wearing a big fluffy bathrobe and being pampered all day and then fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves is definitely something I could get used to. I can’t wait to go on a spa retreat again.

There is just one potential (financial) danger one should be aware of; the seemingly innocent phrase “just put it on the room” is a slippery slope. Just saying..


Returning home, I brought with me an arsenal of new soaps and lotions, creating a spa kind of feeling in my apartment.

If nothing else, I now smell absolutely amazing.


~ ♥ ~