Relaxation Techique: The Pond

Several years ago, I attended a project management workshop. The workshop was very good, but there is only one thing I can still remember. At the very beginning, the facilitator used a method to help us relax and focus. I think those methods are a wonderful way to kick-start a meeting, or to reinvigorate a team after or during an intense day of work. A few years later, I browsed through the personal library of my professor and found a book which had a number of similar methods in it. One of my favorites is: The Pond.

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Poem: Tanya

This is a poem I wrote for Tanya a little while ago. I wrote in another entry, that I deleted all pictures and texts from her to not be reminded of her and to be able to let go some day. However, I cannot delete this poem. I wrote it in 2016, after we got back together. I still feel the same emotions reading it now, as I had when writing it. I write so much about her, so you can get some background. I am not sure what she would say reading it here, but that’s unlikely, as she doesn’t follow this block and maybe visited it twice in 7+ months. The sad thing is, that I lost her in the end.

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36 Questions to fall in love – XXIII

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 22, you can find it here.

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How do we learn? – Inhale

I think that everyone who is not endowed with a photographic memory knows about how hard it can be to learn something new. We might think: I only need to sit down and read and memorize it and then I learn it soon enough. Or when we are at school or university and the teacher asks us what we have learned today. It appears simple. We sit, listen, maybe try it out a bit and everything makes sense, when we hear it. But did we learn something? The answer is no. During the next days, I want to share with you how we learn, based on an approach I learned from my professor Klaus W. Döring.

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Diet and depression

A couple of years ago, I experienced my lowest point so far. When I finally climbed out of this hole, I asked myself: What can I do that something like that doesn’t happen to me again? After my experience from the second half of last year and the time it took me (probably still takes me) to recover, I am now at a point where I want to ask that question again. That is why tragic stories about depression hit a nerve. It is also why I want to understand more about depression, its roots, symptoms, and how to become more resilient.

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36 Questions to fall in love – XXII

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 21, you can find it here.

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