Reaching out to an old friend

We meet so many people in our lives. Some stay with us for a long while, some are just brief acquaintances, and most are somewhere in the middle =). The benefit of our connected world is that it is easier to find and, well, connect with old friends again. Today, I spoke with a friend…

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…

It is Difficult to be Open-Minded, if You Don’t Listen

Many people say about themselves that they are open-minded. Sometimes, I have the feeling that this is not really true. Maybe it is ignorance. I cannot really tell. I say that, if you don’t listen, you cannot really be open-minded.

A Different Way to get to Know Someone

Imagine you meet someone new, or you are on a date, what is the first question (given you know the name already) you ask? I bet it might be something along the lines of: “What are you doing?”. It is a natural think to ask. We are curious and want to get to know the…

36 Questions to fall in love – XX

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…

Ode to a good friend

A good friend is worth kingdoms. Probably more, as no wall on earth, no matter how beautiful, can give you the same support, as a good friend. A good friend will give you comfort, when you need it most. A good friend will challenge you, when you need it most. Often, a good friend knows…