Tag: Health – Food | Drink | Exercise

Good intentions – living the life

I want to live, and of course who doesn’t? I have all good intention to prolong my life. I am conscious of my life and my body, my personal and spiritual development, and I am eager to see my kids grow up. But, on the other hand I enjoy the odd cigar, I like my drink, and of course I enjoy the odd burger or fry up. Hence, whilst reading books about how to beat cancer by eating right, how to prevent diseases by eating correctly, and how to keep my energy household balanced in order to have a better, longer and healthier life, I thought I share my latest developments: Sometimes we are living “a” life. Not the one based on our values, our intentions and our inner harmony. We just live and are too busy to notice that we just do that. We are good in ignoring the fact that we put on a few pounds, or that we stopped going to the gym. From what we get in life we make a living. From what we give, we make a life. Through what I gain by giving to my children & family, and spending time with them,

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Sunday Column (62)

Sometimes weeks just pass. And sometimes you don’t even realise they do. My week was driven by this weekend. Chilling out, a massage and going out for diner. I was so looking forward to it. Work seemed almost secondary, but kept me very much on my feet with long hours in front of my laptop and blackberry. I went to Internetworld, caught up with many friends, networked and established new relationships. I had a few conference calls, meetings and …. half a day off on Friday πŸ™‚ Yes, it was my birthday. I am now officially 33 and getting old. Mid-life crisis I guess. Still no lottery win and still a mortgage, but hey, I am healthy, fit and happy. With my boy and wife, we spent a fantastic afternoon. Colin starts standing himself now, at least a bit, and he soon will get the hang of “high five” πŸ™‚ I just have to be patient. I decided this week, that I will look more into productivity at the workplace. After reading and visiting the seminar of GTD (getting things done), I thought to myself that I already knew 90% of it before I read the book. With my NLP

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Sunday Column (11)

Another week….another cold. This week was another week “under influence” but instead of a boozy week I had a week of hell with the man flu. Luckily it wasn’t the swine flu, although sometimes I was looked at quite strangely sneezing in the tube. Or, sitting in the office πŸ™ – no happy work colleagues. I also twisted my back but things are almost back to normal now…. Monday was bank holiday. We celebrated it with our neighbours with little to no alcohol and had fantastic food. Unfortunately, the weather was not nice enough to have a BBQ but it is only May. Wednesday we had a scan of our little one and we found out that he had finally turned. Wow, he is getting ready to come out now and it won’t be long. A friend suggested the 28th of May, and she is the same one that knew my wife was pregnant before we did. So not long now! Thursday and Friday I had great conversations about my new job. No, I have no new job yet and think it will take a while. I am in this “paddling” phase where I am looking at opportunities and possibilities

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Nepalese cuisine

I went with a friend of mine to a Nepalese restaurant in London, close to Euston Station. Great Nepalese Nepal is not the biggest country, however seems to be really nice. My friend visited it and people seem to be really nice. Definitely a country that is on my list, as it is so close to Tibet, maybe I can combine the two? Anyhow, I have to say that the starter, Momo, a dumpling filled with minced meat, reminded me of a Chinese starter. The main course, garlic chili chicken with naan bread, reminded me more of the Indian/Bangladeshi kitchen. It tasted fabulous and the wine on offer was better than at my local Indian. Definitely a plus. Also, it might be to note that the food seems lighter, e.g. not as heavy as a classic Indian dish. Very friendly service and definitely recommended.

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Brussels and an update on life

Hello again, It has been a week of absolute madness. No, I love my job, but this week was far from quiet. But, it was good. So, Friday night was relaxing, really chilling out in front of the TV. I know, I don’t normally watch TV but Friday was one of those night that I needed to. Which again showed me, that there is only stupid stuff on TV. Saturday my wife and I went to Brussels. An early start at 5:30 to catch the Eurostar train from St. Pancras station. We arrived early and had a nice breakfast at Le Pain, a french restaurant chain doing amazing food. On the train itself we got another breakfast – I had booked first class since we were married for 364 days on Saturday. One year on Monday (I let you figure that one out :-)). We arrived late in Brussels due to the recent fire in the channel tunnel. However, after initial problems with directions, we walked from Gare Du Midi to the Ported de Hal, up to the Palais de Justice (which unfortunately had scaffolding on it), down the Rued de la Regences, passing numerous Palais and Museums to the

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