Ports …

“A ship in a port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” (Grace Murray Hopper)




Looking up …


Hola, fellow adventurers, colleagues and friends,

On a recent trip to Europe this cloud was a good reminder for me why it’s good to look up from my work on a regular basis  …


Although looking down can also be pretty amazing … spiral staircase in Munich…


Hope you’re having an incredible summer wherever your adventures take you!

Your Traveling Translator



Sufficiency… energy… and the WES oracle…

Hola, friends, fellow adventurers and colleagues,

As you may have noticed, my most recent travels have been occurring on another plane altogether.  No less adventurous, mind you… 😉

This quote by Lynne Twist is informing my approach to work and play right now:

“Sufficiency:….When you let you of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.” (Lynne Twist)

Hmmmm… Works on a few levels, I think: with money and material possessions, of course. With relationships, too, though. In my last blog I mentioned my WES sisters, remember? And, no… contrary to what my sword-fighting friend has suggested, we are not a band (at least not yet). We are a small group of entrepreneurs (from up and coming to the well-established and in between) who meet once a month to share and support each other in a constructive and positive forum (and I don’t just mean the restaurant). The host & organizer (rotating) presents something like an idea or approach that works, each member shares some of their goals and challenges, and the WES oracle (coined by secret service writer sister, meaning the members of WES) makes suggestions and gives advice.

Here we are, using what we have to come together (while letting go of what we don’t really need, like competition, envy, insecurity, etc.). Each month I walk away with something I receive from the WES oracle: rekindled energy and enthusiam, new ideas and perspective and a sense that helping each other creates more positive for everyone. Thank you to my ich bin ein berliner and healer WES sister and friend and my very funky boston designer friend for the idea.

Signing off for today

Your Traveling Translator

Abundance … and having enough…

Hi everyone, adventurers, colleagues, friends,

Spring is here – at least in these parts – and what a wonderful time of year!spring I am out and about and can’t get enough of it. With the abundance of nature all around, I have been thinking a lot about abundance in general. This quotation speaks to me right now:

“There is a natural law of abundance which pervades the entire universe, but it will not flow through a doorway of belief in lack and limitation.”(Paul Zaiter)

So what’s your definition of abundance? My Oxford dictionary entry reads: 1. A very great quantity, usually considered to be more than enough. 2. wealth, affluence.

Pretty general then, at least the first part, as in: an abundance of blossoms, happiness, health, peace, love, friends, joy, adventures, assignments (in no particular order of priority) … and yes, why not money and riches as well? I like the idea of “more than enough,” here. It implies that essentially there is plenty here. Enough to share with others and enough to go around. Enough flowers and enough riches.

Signing off for today, with a heartfelt thanks to my “salon sisters,” who encourage me to stick to my goals. More about the salon and the sisters another time.

Your Traveling Translator

Interpreting for the rich and famous …

… Hola, fellow translators & interpreters, adventurers and friends! As you may have noticed, I had a serious case of writer’s block … and some very intense conference interpretation assignments that have kept me away from my blog and all of you.

Can you believe I actually got to interpret a former US President?!? And no, it wasn’t Bush! There we were, sitting in our booth and up on stage Mr. President himself! All in a day’s work, let me tell you 🙂 My next assignment was another high-ranking VIP, a minister of state and her small delegation up close and personal, because I provided consecutive interpretation services. Good thing I have my yoga techniques to fall back on …. in high pressure situations it definitely helps to center myself and just breathe.

Claudi’s tip of the day: When you consciously calm yourself down in high-pressure situations, you can actually have a positive impact on the overall energy level in the room.

On that note I leave you with this mountain view to enjoy from my travels in Europe. Signing off for today, your Traveling Translator

photo by Traveling Translator