Stories of a Colorful Life

Why did I choose this particular name for my blog? For me, life consists of ups and downs, of light and darkness. In summary of all colors and their different shades. I think it is important that we acknowledge all aspects of life. Not only the good or the bad ones. This is why this…

The importance of the devil’s advocate

The devil’s advocate. The nagger. The critic. Who of us really likes to let someone else take apart our thoughts, ideas, and work? We thought a lot about something and now finally it makes sense to us, or we invest hours upon hours of work into something and are now certain that this is the…

365

Wow, I actually managed it. With this article I achieved my goal which I set one year ago: to write at least one article per day over a one-year period. So, let’s take a look back. I started this project because I was in a bad place. It was Friday and a few days before…

World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. I actually didn’t know and only found out because two of my favorite YouTubers dedicated their videos to this subject. They did this because they suffer from depression. You know that I write about this topic from time to time. Especially when I feel down and depressed myself. This…

Tips for facilitators – III

Maybe you are an experienced trainer or facilitator or maybe you are completely new to the topic. I know it can be a difficult and for some even daunting task to facilitate a workshop or session, but there are ways to make it easier. In this series, I want to share some of my tips…

36 Questions to fall in love – VIII

I think it is only fair that you get to know me a little bit better to understand how I think and how my brain works in order to put my writings into perspective and to draw your own conclusions. This is why I, once about every ten days, answer one of the questions from…

Tips for facilitators – II

Maybe you are an experienced trainer or facilitator or maybe you are completely new to the topic. I know it can be a difficult and for some even daunting task to facilitate a workshop or session, but there are ways to make it easier. In this series, I want to share some of my tips…

How can I make the world a better place?

Huh, what a question? Where to start you might think. And I agree with you. This article won’t give the ultimate answer. It is an opinion piece and I want you to reflect and be critical as always. At first, the title of this article was “How can we make the world a better place?”….

YouTube Channel of the Month: Half as Interesting

One of my favorite books of all time is The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. If you haven’t read it and the first book in the series (The Name of the Wind), and you are into fantasy, I highly recommend to read it. But why do I start this article with a reference to…

Tips for facilitators – I

I like to facilitate workshops. I actually very much like to be a facilitator. But what does facilitator mean? The Cambridge Dictionary defines facilitation in the following way: The act of helping other people to deal with a process or reach an agreement or solution without getting directly involved in the process, discussion, etc. yourself. However, often you will take on different roles such as the role of a coach or a trainer. I will…

Tea of the Month: October 18′

October’s tea of the month is a green tea again. To be more specific, it is a pure green tea named: South Korea Seogwang Sencha. This one is a rather recent discovery. During my last tea shopping spree, I was not only looking for a nice Matcha, but also a mild and pure green tea….

Poem: Brain vs. Heart

The brain: Give it time, you shouldn’t be with someone new. The Heart: So you’ve told, and why do I still feel blue? B: That is normal, your wounds need time to heal. H: When does it end? I wish I could not feel. B: I think you like it, because it shows you are alive….