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Healing with Colors

25 years ago, my mother suddenly passed away at the end of March.Although we were able to visit her at a hospital in Japan as a family from Switzerland, afterwards, the busyness of the funeral kept us occupied, and days passed by swiftly after returning to...

The Pathos of Things

The term "mono no aware" expresses the sentiment of "the transience and the beauty ofthings." This concept is often referred to as "impermanence" in Western culture.The concept of mono no aware is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and philosophy. It is aphilosophy...

Investing Pension Fund Asset in Switzerland

This is a topic about pensions that we often get asked about. Knowing about investing your pension fund assets will brighten your future. Change your job Lose your job Getting independent Stop working, such as baby break  Retirement ? Answer: When you terminate your...

Save taxes when you leave Switzerland

Expats hit tax bills as high hundreds of thousands of francs after leaving Switzerland. When retuning to their countries, expats are frequently taxed again on pension fund assets accumulated in Switzerland, at rates that can reach up 60 %. But there is a way around...

気・Ki・Qi

Qi is power, energy, or Chi in Chinese. Originally a concept that originated in ancient China, it refers to the movement of "invisible energy" in the world. The concept of chi still has a great influence on the way we think and judge things in Japan. There are many...

Unlocking Your Life’s Purpose: Discovering the Path to Your Ikigai – Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our blog post on unlocking your Ikigai. In the first part, we explored practical steps to uncover your purpose. Now, we'll delve deeper into creating a visual representation of your Ikigai and devising a plan to bring it to life. I'll...

Unlocking Your Life’s Purpose: Discovering the Path to Your Ikigai – Part 1

In our last blog post we spoke about the difference of Western & Eastern Philosophy. Today, we dive a little deeper into the meaning and practice of Ikigai. In a world that often feels chaotic and overwhelming, finding our true purpose can provide a sense of...

Western Philosophy vs Eastern Philosophy: What’s the Difference?

Western & Eastern philosophy differ in ethics & concept of self. Western emphasizes individualism, while Eastern values community.