Day 1: know yourself

Yesterday, I announced the start of an experiment which will be a virtual self-development conference using this blog. To save some of your precious time, I will not repeat the reason and the agenda again, but link to it here. As the title suggests, the first day of the conference is about getting to know…

A virtual self-development conference

Hello hello, long time no nothing… I took a rather long break from writing this blog, but I feel that this was needed. I still kept writing, because I came up with a new project which is writing a book about strengths. I am still in the research phase, but I will write more about…

Why riddles?

In movies and books, we are constantly presented with metaphors or riddles or allegories (you name it). Those are often used to convey a specific message or important truth. However, they are often not visible or understandable at first glance. Only when we reflect about it or are asked the right questions do we start…

Start and end the day with self-love

No, not what you might think 😛 How do you normally start your day? A normal start to my day is that I wake up (I often just lie in bed for a while), then get up and go to the bathroom and then dress myself and prepare breakfast and a cup of tea. This…

Book review: The 5 Love Languages

This book is special. I practically devoured this book in only a few days. Sure, it is not a long book, but it still means a lot when I cannot put a book down so easily. After I finished reading it, I had mixed feelings. A part of me felt regret that I did not…

Book review: Authentic Happiness

When I sat down at the end of last year to plan this one, I set myself the intention to read at least 6 non-fiction books. So far I’m on a good path, because 2 weeks ago I finished the newest book by Martin Seligman called Authentic Happiness. This article will help me to remember…

Our future is at a crossroads

What will our future look like? What are we heading towards? Many people try to find an answer to this question which is difficult to predict. So take everything I write with a grain of salt. And please reflect about what I write and what it causes inside of you, if it does cause something….

Anger Management

Today’s article is about a topic that I started to think more about lately, namely anger and being angry.  One of my values is harmony. I always try to create an atmosphere in which I and other people feel comfortable. And it might sound nice, but there is also a downside to it. Yesterday, I…

What to do with PPT?

If you work in a corporate setting, or you are still a student, chances are high that you have to work a lot with PowerPoint (PPT). For a while, I ask myself, if we have a healthy way of using it. We spend a lot of time with finishing the slides, so they look prettier….

How to heal a broken heart?

Ok… it is time for another article about dealing with matters of the heart. What I will write about is above all else a list for me. It is therefore my subjective list and is by no means exhaustive and rather a work in progress. Writing this down helps me to process some of the…

Do you know your strengths and how to use them?

In my previous article, I wrote about how I ended the last year and how I like this year to look like and invited you to think about the same. Today I will invite you to do something similar… At the moment I am in the process to become a strengths coach (not certified but…