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…

Investigating Emotions: An Experiment

In this article, I will continue writing about one of my side projects which is about emotions and how we can increase our emotion vocabulary and being able to handle our emotions in a healthy manner.

Investigating Emotions: Feeling Motivated

A while ago, I started another side project. While reading the great book “Permission to Feel” by Marc Brackett, I got excited about the prospect of having a method that helps you to identify your emotion and simultaneously broaden your emotion vocabulary. And although this is a long-term project, I will write about some of…

Workshop: Fight the Inner Critic

As part of me becoming self-employed and getting out there, I am going to offer a series of one hour-long workshops for free. This serves two purposes. It will help people during this time which for many is quite challenging. It will also help people to gain a better understanding what I do and what…

The Story of Two Wolves

A wile ago, I watched a short video which is a wonderful addition to my last post: A Different Voice. It is about an old Cherokee and his grandson. The story goes as follows: One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ”My son, the…

A Different Voice

We experience many different dialogues, discussion, and conversations in our lives. Some of them are nice, some of them are neutral, and some of them are not so nice. This is true for voices we hear in our external world but also in our internal word. However, our internal world is often negatively skewed. Many…

A New Chapter

I have wanted to write this post for a very long time… In October 2017, I was in a desperate state. It was a few days before my sister’s wedding and I felt incredibly lonely because I couldn’t stop thinking about my ex. I was feeling unhappy with my job and I was living in…

Day 7: Confidence & Motivation

Hallo, hi, привет, hola, and salut, and welcome to day seven of the virtual self-development conference. If this is the first article you read in this series, I recommend to go back to the introduction and to day 1 where I kick off the conference and establish some ground rules. Today is the last day of…

Day 6: Planning

Greetings and welcome to day six of the virtual self-development conference. If this is the first article you read in this series, I recommend to go back to the introduction and to day 1 where I kick off the conference and establish some ground rules. We are now “done” with the “I look into myself”…

Day 5: Purpose

Hello again, and welcome to day five of the virtual self-development conference. If this is the first article you read in this series, I recommend to go back to the introduction and to day 1 where I kick off the conference and establish some ground rules. Imagine a Venn diagram with three parts. We already…

Day 4: Passion

Huhu and welcome to day four of the virtual self-development conference. If this is the first article you read in this series, I recommend to go back to the introduction and to day 1 where I kick off the conference and establish some ground rules. We are at half-time and we are taking up speed….

Day 3: Strengths

Hi there and welcome to day three of the virtual self-development conference. If this is the first article you read in this series, I recommend to go back to the introduction and to day 1 where I kick off the conference and establish some ground rules. I hope you enjoyed the exercise(s) from the last…