REBLOG: When actions speak louder than words…

When I first started working in Luxembourg, one of the top Managing Partners of a law firm gave me a piece of advice: “I operate with one rule, if you don’t want something to end up on the front page of a paper, then don’t do it”.

While it sounded alright, at the time it seemed a bit much – I was from London and I wasn’t used to the size of the market. He was a Partner at a tier one law firm and I thought it was probably more key for someone with that position; after all, in London…

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Beauty is loved because it is Being

“Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.”
― Plotinus


REBLOG: Being single is hard

REBLOG: Being single is hard

I have been thinking on this topic for the last year or so now, but was never really able to put it into words what I was actually feeling or thinking. This lady sums it all up quite nicely – yes, I miss touch a lot… I can’t live without it…

I do tai chi regularly — everyone in my class has partners or kids, someone they can touch regularly… I told them this, and asked them if they would be my “hug class” as well as my tai chi colleagues; now, almost every week, I get at least 5 hugs, twice, on two separate days off these acquaintances — and they love it just as much as I do! My family don’t live anywhere near me either, and my partnered friends are always busy, and my parent friends too; so I really appreciate my “hug class”!! 🙂 ❤

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childhood discoveries

childhood discoveries

childhood discoveries

I started drawing again… I forgot how therapeutic it is, even if just scribbles. It reminds me that there are depths to myself I have forgotten, or lost along the way.

How many things we are capable of doing when we are young but that we then forget as we grow older, as we succumb to this ideal of society, of being mature, responsible, of being an adult?

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Joanna HH – lover of life, utopian dreamer, free spirit, blogger

Ignorance breeds hatred. Learn, and love.

Joanna HH – lover of life, utopian dreamer, free spirit, blogger


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A comment on “With guns you can kills terrorists. With education you can kill terrorism.” ~ a quote by Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Children’s and Women’s Rights Activist. Read more here:

Meditation: Happiness

“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.”

– George Sand, aka Amantine Lucile Dupin, 1804-1876

Her most widely used quote:

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand by Charles Louis Gratia (c. 1835)

George Sand Biography