Nautilus Retreat – new website

I know, it’s far from perfect, but at least it’s a starting point, where I can offer workshops from and slowly improve and add new courses.

Does anyone have an inspiring idea? What would you like to see there on offer?


Joe Dispenza goes Quantum

new book and new one week workshop…in October at the Sunshine Coast. If I’m not in Austria, would love to be there:

for healing on steroids!

Have you heard of Autophagy

I’ve done it but never knew the name! very intersting.

I have found my 10-day water fasting last year to be highly influential and important on my healing journey and feel it’s about time to do it again. Reading that interesting article – although a bit scientifically worded, has re-ignited my determination and regardless of my current degree of health – which I quite honestly don’t know – it can’t hurt.

I hadn’t realized that fasting can also improve Parkinson and Alzheimer’s Disease -yet I did know the connection to diabetes, cancer and anti-aging.

Better read the article yourself and decide. Maybe start with the 16-hour intermittent fasting first, before going the ‘full Monty’.

Blood Test Results

After having spent five wonderful days at the Golden Door Spa Resort, where I believe some healing took place, I went for my half-yearly blood tests on Thursday, 26/04/18.

That same evening at 7 pm my doctor called (which I always find a bit alarming at that hour – and on the same day as the blood test was done) and sounded a bit surprised: “Barbara, your blood test looks good. Everything seems to be in the normal range. Even your CRP reading (inflammation markers, that should be between 0 and 5, but were at 12, when I was diagnosed and at 7.8 at last October’s reading) are within the norm with a 4.6 mg/L. The Lymphocytes had come down to almost normal.”

So although my belly is still there, its size is reduced to almost hide-able and I am really pleased with the results.

At the Golden Door, I had opted to do spiritual healing practices instead of massages. I had opted for a ‘Soul Awakening’, which is a bit like a mix between a spiritual healing, a medical intuitive intervention and a tarot card reading. I came away with an affirmation that I have to repeat daily, my personal note (looks like a musical note from another planet) and the conviction that the word ‘freedom’ has hit a nerve.

A Watsu water healing has cemented that experience with its womb-like re-birthing quality, where I had a deep insight into my childhood and even a pre-birth experience.

What is Watsu?

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Watsu is a gentle form of body therapy performed in warm water, (around 35°C.) It combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched.

Golden Nut and Seed Loaf

It’s a wonderful recipe I got from my stay at the Golden Door and have modified it to fit an even more rigid regime – still tastes great:


100 g activated almonds (whole, no skin)

100 g sesame seeds

100 g pistachio

100 g flax seed / linseed

100 g macadamia nuts

100 g pepitas

1 tbsp caraway seeds

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp tamari

2 tbsp nori sheets, shredded

350 ml water

2 tbsp psyllium husk


Preheat oven 180 degree C

Whisk the psyllium husk with the water and let sit for about 10 min to gel

Add coconut oil and tamari to all nuts and seeds

Add gel-like psyllium mix and pour the runny mix into a bread tin, that’s been lined with baking paper

Bake about 1 hour

Cool to room temp, then put into refrigerator to be able to slice it cold. It may crumble otherwise.

Seaweed wrap

Josef has agreed to join me for three days – and hopefully continue in a less regimented way afterwards – to go through the cleansing phase of the Lectin free diet (promoted by Dr. Gundry, the Plant Paradox), as it is supposed to help feed the good guts and starve the bad ones, hence reduce inflammation (which is an issue for both of us).

So on day 1 he was very worried about his breakfast, without bread, without eggs, bacon, mushrooms, dairy etc.

He got three seaweed wraps, so Nori sheets, filled with:

kale, spinach leaves, avocados (all dressed in lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper) and

fried onion, red cabbage, garlic, turmeric

all rolled up like sushi, sealed into the roll with a bit of warm water.

It was yummy – and he agreed too (not sure how hungry he still felt afterwards)


S l o w i n g d o w n

Yes, it is getting better. I’m meditating daily now, at least once, do my Tibetan yoga poses and walk for at least one hour. I’ve been able to even put my phone on airplane mode for hours, to not get tempted to jump at every opportunity to be ‘useful’, busy and distracted.

The 7 days in New Zealand were magical – I can highly recommend the Abel Tasman Walk starting in Nelson. Imagine, 32 harmonisers of all ages (6 months to 79 years) and  seven countries, walking for five days about 14 km a day in absolute pristine wilderness, through water at low tide, swim in crystal clear bays and enjoy unusually sunny, warm days.

Diet is also getting better and better. Today’s breakfast was a delicious seaweed wrap…will post it separately. Most of my recipes of the current diet are on this website: