Articles for the Month of June 2013

Book recommendation: “Get some Headspace” / “Mach mal Platz im Kopf” by Andy Puddicombe

This is a really great book about meditation for beginners and meditation-skeptics, with great and easy steps that show you how to take 10-minutes to get some head space everyday, anywhere, anytime.

It’s written by Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk and self proclaimed “meditation mistake maker.” Funny and written in a very cool metaphorical way — great read. 

Especially in times of change, increased

Never underestimate the power of kindness – A great reminder! “The cab ride I’ll never forget”

This is simply beautiful.

A great reminder to think before we speak/act, treat everyone like you would like to be treated, and to enjoy every minute of our lives because great moments can be found anytime and anywhere … especially when you least expect it 

“The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget” 

There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living.
It was a cowboy’s life, a gambler’s life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new passenger got into the cab.
What I didn’t count on when I took the job was that it was also a ministry.
Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a rolling confessional. Passengers would

The relationship between positive thinking, stress-management, and performance

Good morning and happy Tuesday! 
I hope you had a great start in the new week and took some time for yourself to relax, do something that makes you happy, and calms you down.

For me, life is busy but exciting. The big international event, of which I am part of the organizing team, starts next week. We have reached the home straight, so the pace has doubled now.

HOWEVER, (although it’s truly challenging) I am still taking time off every day to exercise, eat every 2-3 hours, and drink plenty of green tea and water. How else would I stay productive and get through these days? 

Don’t ever underestimate the power of positive thinking, healthy eating, and exercising.

Thoughts on Timing

“If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing.

Timing.

And timing is a bitch.”

Isn’t that the truth? I had an interesting conversation about this with a friend recently.
Would you change your life or stop pursuing your (career) goal or not moving to another place because of a person you met? What would you do?

I’m watching one of my favorite movies right now “When Harry met Sally” and keep thinking about

6 Ways to Fall in Love with Yourself

Here is an aritcle I wrote that got published on MY YOGA online:

I have been single for quite a long time now. This used to make me feel like I was a bad, or weird person. It even made me think that I was unlovable. Until the day I decided to fall in love with myself.

Now spring is finally here! It seems like love is in the air. You may have seen those faces looking for a date, for someone to share the upcoming beautiful, warm spring days, and nights, with. Maybe you’re even one of those people who don’t have that “special someone” who cares for you, or invites you out to a picnic? So what? How can it be that this season has the power to make us feel uncomfortable with our single status, although most of the year we don’t really mind?

You might be thinking “Oh, I actually like myself, I’m pretty okay.” No, I mean you really need to fall in love with yourself first. Think about it, if you just like yourself most of the time, how can another person fall in love with you, if you cannot even love yourself?

Here are six ways to fall in love with yourself: