Ignore the Machine

The multifunctional tool – the brain Our brain is an incredible tool. So I’ve heard. But: “A fool with a tool is still a fool.” Or in other words: Our brain is the most powerful tool …. a machine of endless possibilities. But you also have to know how to run the machine. I don’t know about you – I generally do not read instruction manuals.  Also, I don’t know where I put it. Maybe I accidentally discarded it with the promotional letters? So .. I have this wonderful machine in my head. But over and over again I am surprised that it’s doing these weird things. Things I don’t… Read More

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Posttraumatic Growth

How Trauma can make you stronger Monique is in a very difficult situation. 8 months ago her husband left her. Kids. New beginning. Self-esteem close to non-existent. The full movie.  A very suboptimal situation. It makes your heart bleed. You don´t have power, nearly no hope. You´re trapped in limbo. You are waiting for someone to save you and for the pain to stop.  Monique, trust me. I feel you. I was at this point myself more than one time.  How to deal with crisis There are two different ways to handle a crisis. The typical way: Crawling under your blanket, hiding and keeping a low profile until the wounds… Read More

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The Little Guy

I am currently writing about The fear of failure You know that too, right?  When we don´t try. Because we might fail.  Not reality keeps us from doing it.  Hey, who knows what´s reality and what´s perception anyway.  The little guy in our head keeps us from doing it.  You would like to talk to that person … but the little guy starts to shiver.  You don´t attend the advanced training because the little guy scares you.  You don´t apply for the job … the little guy talks you out of it.  It´s always the same principal. It´s the little guy.  The result: A lukewarm, secure often not very lively… Read More

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Too much pressure? Gain back control!

Are you putting yourself under pressure? This easy tip helps you gaining back control Too much pressure causes stress. Stress can make us ill. Since 1990, the number of sick leaves for emotional distress has more than doubled. Job stress has been declared one of the biggest threats of the century by the World Health Organization (WHO). Stress and pressure have long entered our private lives as well. Often we can tell that we feel under pressure when our sentences start with: “I have to…” and “I should…” Here are a few examples for self-made pressure: I have to clean up the garden, or the neighbors will start gossiping I… Read More

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