The weight of life – A Short Story

A short story A student walked over to the wise old man. “Sir,” he said with a slow voice, “life is a heavy burden on my shoulders. It pushes me to the ground and I feel I will collapse under the weight.” “My son,” the old man said with a warm smile “life is lightweight like a feather.” “Sir, with all due respect, you must be mistaken. I feel life pressing me like a load of thousands of pounds. Tell me, what can I do?” “We put the burden on our shoulder ourselves.”, said the old man still smiling. “But … ” the young man started but the old man… Read More

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Interview with Don Kerr

“The person, not the persona”.  Canadian Writer, Don Kerr, asked me for an interview to learn about the private person Aurorasa. If, and only if, you want to learn more about me, you can read the interview here. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@don-kerr/the-person-or-the-persona-a-revealing-portrait-of-aurorasa-sima-the-person#c35 About Don Kerr A brand creation, development, and marketing communication consultant with 30-years of relevant experience to creating powerful connections between corporations and their customers. His work is founded upon establishing a compelling emotional connection between a brand and its stakeholders revolving around three principles of effective brand expression: Clarity. Simplicity. Wit. Leading branding efforts include organizations such as Wal-Mart, Château des Charmes, Kraft, Pep Boys Auto, McDonald’s and Disney. He… Read More

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Differences Between Changemaker and Troublemaker

When Jim learned that the drinking water in his town is polluted for quite some time, he had every right to be angry. After all, he used the water to shower, cook coffee and most importantly to nourish his children. The authorities did not share information about the degree of the contamination and which pollutants were found in the town´s drinking water. His worry for the safety of his family and his anger that he did not get the information he so rightfully demanded, made Jim infuriated. I guess we can all sympathize with Jim and would have been angry too. And the feeling of being helpless added to his… Read More

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Is Dehydration Effecting Your Performance?

When it comes to success and goal achievement nutrition is very much underrated. While optimal nutrition can help our brain to function at its peak, junk food, and dehydration can decrease our productivity. Most people are chronically dehydrated without even knowing about it. Feeling thirsty for instance is a clear sign of dehydration. When you drink enough you will not feel thirsty. Water is needed for basically every function of our body. That includes the brain. In these hot summer days, even more people than normal are suffering from dehydration – they might not even know it. Making sure that your staff is not dehydrated must be the single most… Read More

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When Words become Weapons

How to spot manipulation Words have a lot of authority, and they change our brain. Negative words as well as positive words. Currently, our society is brutalizing. That makes it even more important to keep in mind the power of words. We are living in times when hate speech becomes socially accepted. We hear words of hate, negative and limiting words on TV. Even in political debates. I usually write and teach about the positive power of words. And how we can use words and thoughts to send active marching orders to our brain to get us what we want. To make us happier and more successful. This article is… Read More

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Aurorasa Sima off Topic – Online Dating

Something off topic and completely different: My 2 cents on online dating https://aurorasa.podbean.com/mf/play/4yq2cd/Od.m4a And here is a troll video to accompany the broadcast and illustrate …. if you want to know WHAT the video illustrates … you have to listen to my podcast (: Watch the video fullscreen it´s about my horror – no it´s about the comments (and my horror and disgust) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr__YgNZOaU Once you´re at it: Check out all of my podcasts (:

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Stay True To Yourself A**hole?

Keep it real? “Stay true to yourself” is great advice. Or not? Does that apply to stalkers, child molesters, psychopaths, sociopaths, liars, intriguers, thieves, drug dealers? Hmmmmmm Are liars, intriguers and thieves aware that they are scheming and fraudulent? Or do they put lipstick on the pig and convince themselves that they have legit reasons for being unsocial and who they are? Blind spots, sick people, the mean world and even meaner circumstances and such … they always find someone else to blame. They might break into your house or your computer .. but whatever they take – they never take responsibility for their actions. Well, if these unpleasant people… Read More

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17 Problems Only True Vegans Understand

Some do not want to be the cause of any animal suffering, some just do not like the taste of steak and bacon or want to live healthier.  Being vegan is not a thing anymore, is it?  17 situation where being vegan can be tough: When Everyone thinks you will die from protein deficiency any minute You order tapas with your friends, and the carnivores eat all the veggies  You bite heartily into that croissant and learn it´s filled with ham  Friends ask: “So …. what ARE you eating?”  Friends immediately start defending their consumption of meat when you did not say a thing You´re watching a cooking video on… Read More

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Self-Esteem: Do Your Own Thing

Accepting my unique self I was at a crossroad. In front of my eyes, I saw two very different scenarios, two very different visions of how my future can be. Not an easy decision. I relocated from Germany where I spent most of my career in sales. I have done very well. The niches I was working in were overpaid, and I had a pretty remarkable life.  So here I was in the United States … my English was not good. My first option was that I was offered a sales job with the opportunity to become the district manager.  My second option was to follow the voice of my… Read More

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Why the World is not getting Worse

2017 Update: We must keep in mind that progress is not a linear process.  After a year of terrible attacks and crisis, many people have the feeling that the world is getting worse. But is that really so? Here is my year-end speech for you (; An article I read today and my FB newsfeed inspired me to add some facts to the subjective feeling that everything is becoming worse. The world in 2015 – A retrospective With all the terrible things happening all over the world it is easy to see why we would get the feeling that 2015 was a terrible year and humanity is going down. Paris, Donald… Read More

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