My Neck My Back

I had my neck and thoracic vertebrae cracked by a chiropractor.The evening after getting treated I had done some ‘research’ which led to a mild panic attack of me believing I would die of a stroke within 7 days. So, don’t perform a google search before getting treated, because then you will not ever want to get treated at all. The good news is that I am well and alive. The reason why I turned to a chiropractor is that I have been hunching all my life. Yoga has already helped me a great deal, but not as much as Continue Reading

Twisting knobs and moving sliders

When I was a kid, I used to show my mark list to my grannies, aunties and uncles. Because I was by far the youngest in the family, they were very generous—rewarding me with quite a bit of pocket money. Eventually I bought a lot of CD albums: the Spice Girls, Shania Twain, Britney Spears, Pink, Evanescence, you name it. (I am sorry; I thought that boys were stupid until I was 12.) And singles, of course. I can still recall the feeling of having a freshly-bought single in my hands, opening the CD cover for the first time, reading Continue Reading

Escaping from gravity

Have you ever tried explaining the course of your life in a coherent way and finding out that it is one big mess? At least, in my perception it is. I had always assumed I was the type of person that was on the right track for reaching my goals. My goals were defined as: finding a suitable job after graduation; buying a suitable car; and getting a modest house. However, the last couple of years I have gone totally rogue. I moved 3 times and left 2 graduate programs unfinished. After that, I worked as a teaching assistant for Continue Reading