• Being an MD,  Life story,  Thoughts

    The pursuit of happiness (3): the beauty of deceleration.

    I was taking a break. When writing, that was supposed to ease my mind, was becoming too exhausting and demanding, I had to stop. So I stopped.. for a while. And now here I am again.   I remembered the first session, how my therapist asked me,”what brings you here? Tell me what has been bothering you”. The room was warm and cozy, her voice was so calm and the atmosphere so peacefully silent. And suddenly the dam broke and my words flushed uncontrollably. She just listened. And after I was finished, she said,”I’m so glad that you are here. I bet it wasn’t easy to let your guard down…

  • Being an MD,  Fashion,  Life story,  Thoughts

    Celine – A thought and a redefinition.

    About a Celine bag. It was winter 2016, precisely on the beginning of January 2016. I was with Clemens in Berlin to celebrate my 30th birthday and the new year. We went to ballet, watching Swan Lake in Friedrichstadt-Palast. We were in Berlin to make my dream come true. My dream was to buy a branded bag as I turned 30. It was set in my head. I had already saved money since I had started to work. It was set in my head, that by the age of 30 I wanted to have a bag, either a Celine or a Chanel bag. As a monument of success. Well I…

  • Life story,  Photography,  Travel

    #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy: Refurbishing my old hobby of photography.

    I used to love photography. As I was about 16 years old, my father gave me his old Nikon SLR FM2 and I loved it very much. He let me take some photography classes and I was immersed in that hobby for a while. But then all the years have passed and I grew to forget about the pleasure of photography. I dabbled from time to time, with a lot of simple digital cameras (mainly owned by my father). But I never got the feeling of photography anymore, probably because I am usually too lazy to bring a camera with me whenever I travel. Instead I just use my iphone.…

  • Life story,  Photography,  Thoughts,  Travel

    #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy: learning Spanish in Madrid, the heart of Spain.

    Ever since I know Kerstin, one of my best friends who happens to come from Chile and speaks Spanish, I have been fascinated by the language. From what I have been experiencing, Spanish-speaking people are known to be very lovable, nice and also full of temperaments. I love listening to Spanish music (mainly pop, bachata and salsa songs). And I love listening my Spanish-speaking friends, simply because their conversations are ALWAYS full of emotions and movements 🙂 And so, speaking Spanish has been one of my dreams since the last couple of years. What I learned from my German-learning experience is: if I want to learn a new language, I need…

  • Being an MD,  Culture,  Life story,  Thoughts

    The pursuit of happiness (2): New Year’s Resolution: Do more of what makes you happy!

    It was not easy making the phone calls to get a psychologist. My pride was hurt, deeply. At some point I tried to tell myself, even physicians get burn out and depressive phases. That is a common secret. And even if you think -as a physician- you know what you are having, there are times when you have to realize that you can’t treat yourself. But it is always easier saying than doing. Just in front of the chair in my therapist’s office, there is a big framed picture with this motto “DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY”. I then decided to write and make documentations about things that make me happy,…

  • Being a mom

    Happy frosty new year from the Bockmeyers🎊🎉 Our cheers and prayers for more love, peace, prosperity, friendship and humanity in the years to come🙏🏼😇🙏🏼 – at Würzburg View on Path

  • Being an MD,  Life story,  Thoughts

    The pursuit of happiness (1): burning out and crashing down.

    This is a very personal story. I wasn’t sure to publish this note. But after some years of practicing medicine I realized, that there are so many physicians out there who might be in the same trouble.. It is no longer a secret, that health care jobs are associated with psychological problems and that there are far more cases than the published numbers. I would write this story in multiple parts, because otherwise it would be too long and boring. I do hope, that this story doesn’t end here.. Because I still believe, that as long as it not good, it is not the end yet. Writing has helped me…

  • Being an MD,  Life story,  Photography,  Travel

    Nürnberg: the first impressions of our new home

    In a blink.. suddenly it is the end of the year. All of the sudden, we have now spent almost 6 months in Nürnberg. I still can’t believe, that my husband and I have left Hannover for over 2 years already. I can’t believe that I actually HAD the heart of leaving Hannover. Well the capital of Niedersachsen will always take a big part of my heart. But I have to admit, that ever since I have been living in Nürnberg, I have grown to love this beautiful city more each day. The perfect size, the historical buildings and monuments, the rich history, the Lebkuchen, the relative vicinity to all of those…

  • Life story,  Photography,  Travel

    Cologne – There is something special about you!

    I have always been a fan of big cities. I love the vibe and the energy radiated, I love the modern infrastructure, people walking fast to their appointments with their coffee-to-go. I may not have lived in too big cities. I guess that the constant pressure and vibe would exhaust me at one point. That’s why I have always landed in middle-sized cities such as Hannover and now Nuremberg, with their 500.000 people and their rather relaxed personalities. But deep inside, I yearn for some excitement and adventures from time to time. Well.. Of all the big cities in Germany, I am a big fan of Berlin and Cologne. This time…

  • Life story,  Photography,  Travel

    Our short winter getaway in Oberstdorf

    The perks of living in Bavaria.. is the close distance to the beautiful nature and mountains! My husband and I, along with our two close friends decided to do a trip to the mountain in the mid of November. It was still autumn (well autumn with below zero temperatures..but still) and I was missing the fresh crisp air of the mountain. This time we decided to go to Oberstdorf. Oberstdorf is a small town, popular for skiing and hiking, especially among the Germans. It is located in Allgäu, a part of the bavarian Alps. There are some very nice locations to go to such as Breitachklamm, Nebelhorn and Freibergsee (a beautiful…