My dear friends and followers, although this blog post breaks every good bloggers first amendment, I have to confess to you that I needed to write this not for yours, but for my very own sake. If I wanted to be more dramatic, I would even say for my mental sanity. Because it would still … More Life Evolves In Waves – You Better Learn How to Read Them!
It’s the evening of January 2. You come home from work. No reason to be exhausted, as you’ve been sitting on your butt doing administrative paper work all day. Last night’s mental hand shake with yourself to put your new year’s resolutions to work right away is still ringing in your head. But when you … More Willpower and Habits for the New Year – How to prepare yourself now!
Do you want to live a rich and exciting life, full of joy, growth and endless possibilities? I have yet to meet the person that would answer this question with no. We all strive to create a life to remember and enjoy. Yet, only very few are ready to give what it takes. Or rather, … More Life is a boat trip – which kind are you on?
Sometimes it hits me, as I’m sure it hits you. And when it does, it shows no mercy. Moments when we tear up in random places, in random moments, just like that, with no warning. My moments are: Walking through Harvard Yard in Cambridge and feeling the centuries-old holy aura of the place take over my consciousness. Standing … More “What would my life have been if…?” – About the poisonous force of regret
It sounds like a great plot to a legitimate psycho thriller. Eight men and fourteen women from random backgrounds are individually invited to spend 10 days at an a old mansion in the woods of Wisconsin, enjoying free service, lodging and dining under the following precepts: To not leave the premises, to have no social … More Mental Packlist for 10 Days Noble Silence – a first-timer’s review of Vipassana meditation retreats
For many, driving from coast to coast at least once in their life is part of living the American dream. It’s a very unique way to explore this amazing country with all of its different climate zones, natural treasures, cultures and states – and last but not least, a real feeling for how long it actually … More US Road Trip Cross Country – from coast to coast, on and off the I-10
It’s raining. And it has been for days! Heavy drops are hitting the window as I’m sitting here writing, in the usually sun kissed city of Palo Alto. It is a long awaited blessing for California and its drought, and like San Francisco, I have been showered with so much love over the past days before my final … More Weather update: Heavy love showers in Northern California
Personality tests. Everyone will have taken at least one in their life, either have been assessed by one to see if there’s alignment with the organization they’re applying for, or as a tool for increased self-awareness. One of these tests is the Hogan Values assessment, which, through a series of questions, determines what really drives your actions … More “Who have I become?” What 2 years in San Francisco did to my values
How would most of you feel about the prospect of having 6 weeks off work? Pretty good, huh? Pictures come up in your mind of pure relaxation, traveling, resetting your focus, getting some long needed errands run, living into the day. How awesome does that sound! And yes, that is mostly what I had in … More The curse of 6 weeks off – where did my purpose go?