how to really #GetAtHome in this world

There is a complementary opposite to how the really hard thing to do is changing what’s normal (for you, in your life), a logical conclusion that follows from the challenge of (creating) a better-normal life: the useful normality of a better life. That is, where it is the hardest to change things for the better […]

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How do you make yourself at home in a world that seems, if only you watch the news, bent on your destruction? Start to think about life and death, and – even in a year that was, statistically, the best for the greatest number of people – it is death that has the upper hand. […]

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For all the complaints about our dull lives, we still find a lot of magic – in the marketing of products. What about active living and exploratory lifestyles, though? As I stand here, in blazer and pants made of a softshell material, promising comfort and a cool look, performance and a certain classiness, writing on […]

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Tough Mudder, The Spartan, and so many more – adventure/obstacle course races have been gaining in popularity and become a great market. Even trail and ultra running often seem not to be enough by and of themselves any longer. No, it must be done everywhere, jetting around the world to experience more exciting places, participate […]

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Cold outside, uncomfortable, few if any races on the schedule…. the running season is over, the discussion on runner’s websites seems to have switched to either how to stay fit during this time of holiday stress and festive overeating, or what to plan for next year. The talk is of the off-season. How, though, can […]

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By now, if you are into ultramarathon running, you have heard that Micah True, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, has died. If you haven’t read Born to Run, aren’t into ultramarathons, couldn’t care less about a Mexican indigenous group for whom running for days is a normal way of having fun, you probably have no idea what […]

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It’s a strange world I’ve been falling into: people who track their life in order to quantify their self, who try to design their ideal lifestyle – and live it, too –, people who aim to be location-independent… and it’s oftentimes the same usual suspects one encounters again and again. Before long, it also tends […]

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