What Price are You Willing to Pay?

Many of us have wishes, goals and ideas about what we still want to achieve in our lives or what our life should look like in the best case. We imagine in our thoughts how nice it would be to achieve this and, if we are good, we even become active to go in the right direction. We make plans and, if we are smart, we get support for difficult tasks or setbacks.

Understanding Strengths: Strengths Moderation

We have heard the phrase or a similar one, “His biggest strength is his biggest weakness”. But how can that be? Shouldn’t strengths and weaknesses be completely different? I mean if something is my strengths it always is right?

Understanding Strengths: What is What?

When speaking about strengths, it has the potential to cause confusion. When asked what your strengths are, some might answer with what their values are, what their talents are or their skills. Then how do these things differ from another?

Why Should I Discover My Strengths?

Maybe it’s happened to you before. You’re sitting in a job interview and suddenly your interviewer asks you what your strengths are. You probably thought about it before. But to what percentage was your answer driven by what you thought the other person wanted to hear? And to what percentage were these really YOUR strengths? And why is it important?

Everything Positive?

When some people hear Positive Psychology they automatically think of positive thinking or smiley faces and as a consequence, some get a tight knot in their stomach. Rightfully so. Positive Psychology is not about unicorns and that everyone should always be happy and smile all the time. That is not the aim of Positive Psychology and certainly not mine.

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…

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…

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…