Resolutions for 2015? How do you succeed? Why do you fail?

One of my resolutions this year is to read through the Bible in one year. I do this with an APP (BiOY), where Nicky Gumbel (a Vicar from England) puts readings together from the Old and New Testament and then he writes a very good (in my opinion) explanation about these chapters and how weContinue reading “Resolutions for 2015? How do you succeed? Why do you fail?”

What is your plan for 2015? Do you need help for reaching your goals?

I wish you all a happy and very productive new year 2015. I hope your new year started very good – mine did! 1st of January I sat down and wrote down some of my goals for 2015 and what is important for me to remember each day/ each week. So far I have beenContinue reading “What is your plan for 2015? Do you need help for reaching your goals?”

Emotional ability

Do you sometimtes honestly express to others how you feel? How do they react? Are they understanding or do they say: „Oh, it’s not that bad’, „Oh, I experienced much harder things“, „Oh, don’t be like this“, „Oh, why do you cry“? „Lean into your own discomfort and take a moment to acknowledge, not stifleContinue reading “Emotional ability”

Train your EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient)

Do you sometimes or often or always avoid difficult people or situations? Why? What could you do different next time in order to grow in Emotional Intelligence? Here is one tip: „Do not avoid difficult people or inevitably tough situations. Make the choice to use your EQ (=Emotional Intelligence Quotient) skills to move forward byContinue reading “Train your EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient)”

Our emotions

      „When we negate, deny, or disown our emotions we might find ourselves blowing up or ‘going off’ on others with little or no provocation. We can only repress our feelings for so long. Eventually, they will demand to be heard. When we pay attention to our emotions and not judge them asContinue reading “Our emotions”

Are you interested in others?

    Do you know people well? Are you open with your friends, aquaintances and family? Do you understand them? Do you know why they do the things they do? Are you interested in them? How do you show that you are interested in them? How do you find out if you understand them? IContinue reading “Are you interested in others?”

Your unique gift

  „Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.“ – Albert Einstein –   How often do you compare yourself to someone else? How often do you say to yourself: “She/ he is so goodContinue reading “Your unique gift”

To understand each other (Part 5)

Paul Tournier writes in his book that in order to achieve understanding we need to accept our natural differences. He says that „instinctively, a very rational man is going to marry a very sentimental woman. Their complementing one another will, at the beginning, elicit an enthusiastic reaction in him. But later on he will wantContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 5)”

Emotional intelligence – how do you talk to others?

For some people this comes more easy than for others, but we all can learn how to be better in this regard: „To be socially aware, you must be socially present and remove distractions- especially the ones inside your head. To clear away the clutter, don’t interrupt the other person, squelch the voice that isContinue reading “Emotional intelligence – how do you talk to others?”