Mind, Body, Spirit, Life
ART BY ADELAIDE IN RUHR
Even the most empathetic man has no idea of what it means to live life on a perpetual rollercoaster of hormonal influence. Some women are fortunate to experience little discomfort, while others are prone to inconvenience and disruption of their daily routines. Month after month, year in, year out.
Curiously, while males of the species remain quite oblivious to the agony our friends and partners go through, even females may only connect the dots in retrospect. Work, recreation and relationships can suffer.
Enter the moon phase calendar. This is a magnificent tool to help connect the unique menstruation cycle with the outside world, the scheduled modern world and the astral world. It will not tell you what should be happening with your body, it’s for you to offer a creative and practical way to track your rhythms; to draw the connection between the cosmos & your womb; to artfully open up important conversations with your lovers, friends & daughters; to practice fertility awareness; to break with taboos.
Adelaide has created a beautiful, unique and simple piece of art that can help half of my audience directly and possibly affect the other half positively. A great gift to yourself, your loved one or a special friend, wherever they live. Especially for an expat who experiences a more chaotic lifestyle than the norm.
This creative soul and artist offers a wonderful feminine touch to much of her work, which also includes a menstrual care kit and online belly dance courses for a global audience.
The annual moon phase calendar can be shipped to Europe.
By Vincent Green / Dec 4 2021
BEACHES IN RUHR
It may come as a surprise of newly arrived expats that beaches can be found in the Ruhr Metropolis. Fine sand and shingle are ideal for walking, playing, relaxing and picnicking. People flock to enjoy spaces beside the rivers and lakes, especially on warm and sunny summer days. Photo © Ralph Lueger.
WASTE & RECYCLING
Recycling starts in the home. Aiming to save important resources, the Germans introduced a deposit system very early on. Complex and detailed recycling reflects famously meticulous administrative methods. Coloured bins are available for separation at home and on the streets all across the Ruhr Metropolis.