Exploring life's passions

Month: July 2015

Languages: does it matter that you are not fluent?

For me, the challenge to bridge the gap between speaking a language pretty well and being a native speaker is often too difficult.

How we react under stress

When something unexpected happens, like a flight being delayed, it’s interesting to watch how different people react, and to be aware of your own thoughts and feeling in times of stress.

Why do it all alone? When getting help is not only more effective, but also much more fun.

While I really find it easy to offer help, and don’t mind being asked for help, I am reluctant to ask for it myself.

To plan or not to plan. To promise or not to promise.

How do you make plans when you have no plan? Do you make promises, only to break them? And how do you decide which opportunities will let you meet all your commitments?

How I learned to run minfdully

How running has taught me how to find an effective balance between balance between ‘being in the here and now’, and planning and acting on values and goals.

Give your mind a name

Interested in changing your relationship with your own chatty mind? Here are two exercises that have helped me a lot, and several links to more exercises that can help you to defuse from your mind.

We are not travelling

The important thing is that we want to pursue things that we are passionate about, things that really matter to us. And travelling, for neither of us, is what’s really important, travelling is the means to an end.