36 Questions to fall in love – XXIX

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 the New York Times question series: 36 Questions – How to fall in love.

If you want to start at the very beginning, you can find question 1 here.

And if you just missed the last answer to question 28, you can find it here. Continue reading “36 Questions to fall in love – XXIX”

Who are you doing it for?

Last year and still some days now, I ask myself the question who am I doing it for? As you might know, the last year was not the best year of my life and it was also the reason why I started writing this blog. I felt as if I don’t have any reason to live for. Not in a suicidal way of thinking but still a bit surrendering. It is still not the best state of mind to be in. I think it is related to being afraid of the future. All those question seemed to overwhelm me. What is your goal in life? How should my life look like? What do you want to be known for? And so on. But I actually never asked myself the question: Who am I doing it for?

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Book(s) Review: Legend of the First Empire

I rather read a good book than watching a movie or a series. There are many good books out there, but only a few that captivate me enough to not wanting to stop reading. There are a few authors I follow and I cannot wait until they publish their next book. A recent discovery is the author Michael J. Sullivan and his series Legend of the First Empire. It is a six-book series of which the first three have been released. They are called Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War. In this article, I want to tell you a little bit more about the books and why they are special to me. Oh, and small spoilers ahead =).

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How to Improve our Friendships

2014 I was facilitator of a specific conference (I wrote about it here) and I met a lot of new people there. One of them was a woman from the Philippines who is living in the Netherlands. We met there for the first time and didn’t really talk before, during the preparation process. Afterwards, we just skyped from time to time and then we didn’t write for maybe 3 years. Then, she invited all of the facilitators to her birthday and that is why I write this post from the Netherlands.

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36 Questions to fall in love – XXVIII

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 the New York Times question series: 36 Questions – How to fall in love.

If you want to start at the very beginning, you can find question 1 here.

And if you just missed the last answer to question 27, you can find it here. Continue reading “36 Questions to fall in love – XXVIII”

Would You Send Your Children to University?

I don’t have kids yet but I know that when I have, I want only the best for them. As we all (hopefully =) ). One of the tasks of being a parent is to make sure to equip our kids and prepare them for the future to be independent and successful members of the society. A huge part of that is the educational system. Right now, I am not sure if I were sending my kids to university or not. Continue reading “Would You Send Your Children to University?”

Mindfulness: 6 Problems We Face and How to Overcome them

Meditation or mindfulness practice has enormous benefits. It ranges from sleep improvement, to memory improvement, over reduced stress, better attention, stronger focus, and more compassion. And the list doesn’t stop here. But. It remains a training. Without having a regular practice, we won’t reap the benefits. And with every other habit we want to start or get rid of, we also face problems when establishing a meditation practice. That is why it is good to know the 6 biggest problems and what we can do to overcome them.

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Christone Kingfish Ingram – Blues at its Best

I can enjoy all kind of music. Okay, maybe not all. I need to be tipsy in order to enjoy German pop songs (aka Schlager) :D. There are times when I only want to hear Rock or Hip Hop or Electronic music. Sometimes, I need a little bit more soul in my life and I get back and listen to Blues and Jazz. Yesterday, I “discovered” a talented musician who has a wonderful voice and knows how to play his guitar – Christone Kingfish Ingram.

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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

From time to time, I write about depression and anxiety. I know that it is not the most positive topic, but it is something I think about. I try to understand it and I want to find means how to combat and alleviate it. At the moment, I have two opposing thoughts in my mind. On the one hand, I am certain that we need to shed more light onto this topic and create a public discussion, because I think this is something only all of us together can solve. On the other hand, I fear that when people read about it, that they look for signs they have depression.

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