#MomentsOfJoy

Although I like the song I am sharing today, it is not one of my favorites. But the reason I am posting it is that it reminds me of the many wonderful times I was allowed to spend in southern California. I haven’t been there for so long and miss it a lot. Due to the current Corona problems, I have no idea when I can go there again.

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#Haiku – Eternal Moments

time loses power
when memories fill the heart
love lasts forever

In Love and Light

#MomentsOfJoy

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Today, I simply want to share one of my favorite spots of this planet. It is a viewpoint at Crescent Bay Point Park, Laguna Beach, with a spectacular view over the Pacific Ocean with its breathtaking wideness. Usually, the rock is crowded with sea lions and pelicans. And if you are a little lucky, you can spot dolphins or even wales. It is a stunning place at any time of the day. It is always my first trip when I am back in SoCal. Enjoy the view 😎

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#MomentsOfJoy

There is rarely a photo that could trigger more joy in my heart than the one I am sharing below.

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“Imagine Love” and guitar sounds in Santa Monica

Yesterday, Colin of MeAndRay shared a song of Scott Jacobs whom he saw performing live as a street entertainer. Colin liked the voice and the song and bought a CD. In our following discussion, I mentioned that I experienced the same twice in Southern California. Colin asked me to share songs of those artists too.

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#RomanticTuesday Song

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I heard this song lately and thought about how much I miss my beloved California. The decision of what to share today was clear. Happy Romantic Tuesday! Read more ›

Friday Song

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Unfortunately, so far we had more floodings in our nearer and greater surroundings than summer atmosphere. But we still have our music which chases the clouds away and makes us dance and sing. One of those songs is definitely the one I am sharing for this Friday. Have a happy one! Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday Song

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How I miss southern California. It is much too long ago that I was there, sitting on the beach, gazing at the ocean, breathing in the sun and the salty air, absorbing the sound of the rolling waves, the sea lions, the pelicans, and seagulls, and being touched by the romance of a sunset. This song takes me a trip down memory lane. Happy Romantic Tuesday everyone! Read more ›

SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY TWO

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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Song of the Day

After 2 1/2 beautiful days it started raining yesterday in the afternoon. I really miss my California. Since my friend Vonita is currently traveling in my second home I share a song with you that makes me dream about the Golden State.  Read more ›

Weekly Review

It’s Friday! After a long break do to my absence I am back with another review. This a review of 3 weeks. I hope I don’t forget anything. As you know a lot happened in my life during the past 3 weeks and I couldn’t be any happier about it. But let’s get started!

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The post with the most views is: A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

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The best that happened during the past weeks for sure was my trip to and through the States in general. I already posted some times about it and I don’t want to bother it with a repetition of the whole story. If you did not see it yet, here is my review on that:  A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

Marissa Bergen posted in her own special Marissa-way about the meeting of her, Carolina, Corinne and I. Please read her poem  To Find Ms. Kind. You need to know that after our meeting I drove down from above Hollywood to Newport Beach. The highways lead right through Los Angeles and it was Friday at 5 pm. The best was to take a nap right on the highway because it turns out as the world’s largest parking lot! Instead of 1 hour 15 minutes, it took me almost 3 hours to get home. Now see what Marissa made of it!!! She is amazing!

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Another highlight has been learning about the Blogger Bash in London on June 11 2016! Hey, folks! This is the chance to meet a whole lot of other bloggers you already know from WordPress or make new friends. I cannot wait to meet many of my English friends and hopefully a whole lot from other countries too! Here is the post with the first information: The BASH is BACK! The Second Annual #BloggersBash 2016 

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Joe of Joe Writes His Wrongs posted a wonderful video yesterday! He is released from prison for about two months and it is amazing how hard he is working on his future. He is highly motivated to go through all the challenges and I know that he makes it! No doubt about that. Please check out the video. It is not even 5 minutes!

Thank You

When Carolina, Marissa,  Corinne and I met Carolina gifted all of us with a uniquely created jewelery. She picked each component she used related to the person she made it for. This way each piece has its own meaning. Whenever I think of it, it moves me again deeply how much love she incorporated into each creation. Yesterday she posted about the three creations in Jewelry Designs Meanings and Friendship… turquoise-shell-necklace1a

Another big Thank you goes to Kruti for her effort to meeting me in Dallas and for her lovely gifts! Thank you for your amazing friendship, for your openness, trust, and the love you share with us. You are a gem, dear sister! I am happy and proud to have you in my life!IMG-20151028-WA0012

A huge Thank you goes to Linda and her family. Linda invited me to stay with her in Louisiana and already her excitement about our meeting and my visit touched me a lot. Her hospitality and that lovely welcome by her and each family member is a gift with no money to buy. You, your husband, your sisters, and of course your mother are some of the most loving and cordial people I have ever met in my whole life. That I may call you my friends or even family is an honor and joy I will never be able to express! Thank you!

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Sandra of A Momma’s View invited to leave links either of your own blog or posts or of those from other people in order to share them with others. Please take the chance and head over to  Time to Mingle. Thank you, Sandra. This is  such a thoughtful way of supporting and connecting!

And of course: THANK YOU STARBUCKS!!! Not only that we had a wonderful time at your place, I enjoyed your creations for 2 weeks as much as possible! 91324-I-Love-Starbucks-GifAwards

Thank you for 3 awards:

The Respect Award and the Infinity Dream Award from Amaya of Life Of An El Paso Woman

Another Respect Award from Robert Goldstein

New Blogs I Follow

 Corinneonline This is the first time I follow a blogger after I met her in person. I did not know Corinne before but I am happy I was introduced to her. She is another amazing woman I am proud of to be connected to and to call my friend.

Sacha Black Sacha is the organizer and founder of the Blogger Bash! If you are interested in the gathering you better follow her to stay informed!

Just a thought

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Whatever invention and new technology was developed can be used in either way. Although often misused Social Media is a gift go me. The connections and friends from all over the world we make here on WordPress to me still is the vivid vision of how the world could look like: tolerance, respect, support, compassion, acceptance, open minds, sharing, love, peace…! There are millions of WP users. When we are connecting  in the real world we are spanning a net of awareness around the globe. We are role models in displaying and honoring everybody the way they are. We ignite the flame of awareness that together we can make this world a better place and prove that everybody in their unique appearance gives something special and important for the benefit of all, to make this world feel whole, and to make this a humanly place. Let’s prove that peace is not only a wish but an attitude, a state of mind. We are all brothers and sisters! We all want to be loved… so let’s love.
Happy Friday to all of you!
In Love and Light

Beautiful Memories!

Above the clouds so high

So much time to think back

Of beautiful times with lovely people

Of places I discovered new

Of friendship and heart warming hugs

Of smiles and sunshine

Of vows and gratitude

Of inspiration and love

Is that melancholy I feel?

Yes, sure, it’s there!

It tells me, it was good

And worthwhile to be repeated

In Love and L ight

California, here I come…

Hola all together! I hope you are doing fine. Just a brief hello from SoCal and a few impressions in order to prove that I am still alive!!! Read more ›

Song of the Day

Hola! Dropping in for a song today! I am so happy to be here in my second home. I just need to share a song with you. Hope you all are doing well. Have a wonderful weekend all together. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Yeah, weekend and summer, and sun, and hot temperature…. wooohhh that calls for an ultimate summer song. Grab your sunglasses, your bathing suit, and towel (don’t forget the sunscreen!) and get prepared for: Read more ›

Song of the Day!

The weather is gorgeous for days now. We have temperatures in the higher 70s, my garden is almost done, and I feel blossoming like nature around me. I am happy and full of beans. So many wonderful things are waiting for me this year. I am so happy about my wonderful community which is making my day every day. Therefore I felt like posting one of my ultimate favorite songs which makes my mood growing to the max! Read more ›

Hot Californian Dreams!

Yesterday a friend posted a song that reminded me to my beautiful California. I felt again how much I already miss it. Since I had to let go of my best friend I did not want to go there too soon. But I realize that I love that place so much more than I thought. Also it shows me that I am in peace with the past. I hope I can make it this year. Read more ›

Song of the Day

I just had this song in mind. I remember when I was in California 5 years ago. It was about a week after I released my very first book which made my self-esteem extremely grow. It was a beautiful morning in May, the sun was shining and it was warm. I remember my completely relaxed and happy mood. I was driving along PCH opened the roof top and the window and this song was coming up. I was cranking it like crazy and my heart was bouncing! Read more ›

Song of the Day!

Yesterday a friend posted a playlist. On that list there was a song I love for a long, long time. It describes my love for and my bond with California. It expresses this yearning which I feel when I am not there. That’s one of THE classic songs for me which I will never get tired to listened to. Read more ›

My review of 2014!

When the year began I only knew that I would be publishing my first English book. Actually this project defined my whole year. It was an adventure in which I had to overcome a lot of little fears. 5 years ago I promised myself to never let me drive by any fears again and to take the chances I am given which would lead on the path of my dreams. This year I could practice that to no end:

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Balboa Peninsula

On the day of Halloween we went to Balboa Peninsula. This beautiful place lies along a wide beach and is the extension of the Newport Beach beach. At the end of the beach of Balboa Peninsula you have a view to Corona del Mar and also to the harbor of Balboa Island. I was often sitting at a view-point at Corona del Mar looking towards Balboa Peninsula and always wondered how it might be over there.

We had a beautiful morning – only few people around.

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After that we drove up to Hacienda Heights. It has become a tradition to go to this Buddhist temple when I am in So Cal. I love that temple. Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures in the big temple house. It is beautiful. There is such a special atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Since I took pictures all the other times I did not take too much this time. Therefore I share some photos with you from former visits.

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Trip to Oceanside CA

It has been a while since I posted my last impressions of my days in California after the I CAN DO IT convention and my book signing. Btw., you would not believe what is happening at the moment in my life. On Sunday I gave my last workshop for this year and it was awesome. I am very excited about scheduling my workshops for next year. Yesterday I got a call from my publisher and perhaps I get the chance to give workshops in a big business hotel in our capital beginning next year. It is still in discussion but things are in motion like the offer for another marketing campaign with Kimberly Rinaldi. I met her at the book signing in Pasadena and she just got back to me. What a year!!!

But now I want to share some beautiful views from another part of Southern California. We spend one day in Oceanside and when we drove back we stopped at my favorite spot in Laguna Beach to watch the sunset! Enjoy!

We began our day at the Beach Comber in Crystal Cove. It is right on the beach with the most inspiring surrounding. It is also beautiful for taking a walk along the beach. The atmosphere in the morning is a dream.20141029_091406

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When we got back to the car I saw this Dodge Ram in the parking lot. I love this car – I love big cars. Isn’t it huge? IMG_4887

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And now to my favorite place in Oceanside:

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What a beautiful day filled with history, sun and ocean! I love California!

In Love and Light!

Naples CA

You all know what Venice (Italy) is about and probably most of you know that Venice Beach has its name right because of the canals which remind to Venice. But have you ever been to or heard of Naples? The village is located next to Long Beach in Alamitos Bay. It was built on three islands.

Forget Venice, forget Venice Beach! Naples is the most beautiful, enchanting, and romantic place at a canal system. It is also a lot bigger than Venice Beach. Most of the houses are more kind of mansions, with beautiful designed front yards.

When we arrived in Naples it was almost sunset and not a lot of people were outside. The romantic aspect was even raised when a gondola came by. I definitely have to come back and spend a little more time at this inspiring place. And perhaps take a gondola ride. Oh, and very important: It smelled well and is super clean wherever we walked!

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Isn’t it a treasure?

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Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1)

When we drove down from Ventura all the way south we decided to go over the PCH since we’ve never experienced the scenery above Malibu. It was the most beautiful ride!

I really hope you get not bored since I always post photos of beaches and harbors. But if you have ever been to the west coast (or probably any coast) there is such a special atmosphere, the wideness of the ocean the calming and relaxing sound of the waves, and the energizing power of the sun. Also nature is always exciting to me. Over here it is so normal that pelicans are passing by in their formations over and over again, or they are gliding only inches above the ocean surface in order to look out for some fish. Then out of the blue dolphins surface and make their way along the coast. Somewhere you hear seals bark, see them diving, or even waving their fin – which is not a waving at all but some kind of charging themselves with sunlight and warmth. But also watching hummingbirds speeding, stopping and speeding on are no curiosity. This is what I love about the west coast: This all seems appears as an ordinary part of it all and I cherish the fact to no end that it is ordinary. Isn’t it special that some things are so special to some of us and at the same time it makes you so happy that being part of it right because they are treated like the most common thing? I don’t know if you get me, but this really is a phenomenon to me. Oh well, while writing this I feel like transferred at the places I love so much. But now I want to take you another nice place.

For now, enjoy the ride!

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Here we arrived at the northern part of Malibu. I did not remember Malibu that big!

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For what reason ever we did not obey our GPS but remained on the a little road along the coast and… found the most spectacular ocean view I have ever seen. 20141028_141642

From Point Dume there is a more than 300° view over the pacific ocean. It was absolutely mind blowing. Whenever I am near the upper end of Malibu I will go there again. IMG_4845

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I hope you enjoyed the view!

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Ventura CA

Last week on Tuesday we left Santa Barbara. On our way down to Costa Mesa we stopped at Ventura beach and harbor. On one side of a long headland you find a beautiful beach on the other side there is the harbor with with shops and restaurants. Very nice place!

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Upcoming book signing hour!

Upcoming book signing hour in October 2014 at I Can Do It! in Pasadena CA. Get your free copy of I’m Free – Awareness of Who You Are by Discovering Who You Are Not! with my original signature! IMG_0569

The event takes place from October 24 – 26. Exact time will be announced as soon as I know it! I’d love to meet you in person!

In Love and Light!

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