...is the name of a movie I haven't yet seen. I read that it is a documentary about a doctor's quest for curing cancer through alternative methods. Dr. Max Gerson is his name. The quotation you will read in the next lines is from this movie. I stumbled upon it by chance when looking for … Continue reading The Beautiful Truth
If you are like me, you also lack self-compassion. It means you do not love yourself enough and accept yourself the way you are. Probably you are also a perfectionist which goes hand in hand. Ironically, you can be a very compassionate person to others. You can feel their pain as well as pleasure, have … Continue reading Self Compassion
My/Your Next Job
I now have been in an intensive process of looking for a job, applying, interviewing etc. Much reflection and experience have accumulated, which I want to share. I hope it helps you if you are going through the same process. Here is what I learned for myself: Knowing who you are: It is as simple … Continue reading My/Your Next Job
Would You Do a PhD?
It has been 5 years since I completed my PhD. After a very long time, this morning I returned to my thesis to read the Acknowledgements section I wrote back then to feel and understand why I chose to do a PhD. At this very moment, I can only say I am a happy and lucky … Continue reading Would You Do a PhD?
The New Life – Days in Barcelona II
This is now my third week in Barcelona. Time is going with the wind. Everything still feels right and in place. I am getting up in the morning without worrying about the weather. Without the feeling of missing out on something by staying at home. It is a relief. I am taking each day as … Continue reading The New Life – Days in Barcelona II
Fear of Life by Alexander Lowen
"One day I read a book and my whole life changed". This is what Orhan Pamuk writes in his book "The New Life". It is a difficult book, it cost me a lot of time and energy to understand it, if I did at all. But...Recently, I read a book. My whole life changed. Well, … Continue reading Fear of Life by Alexander Lowen
Taming of the Shrew
I am trying to escape from myself But myself always comes with me I told her so many times to stay put where she is She wouldn't listen Very stubborn myself Just like me I learned to let go of things Even things that are dear to me But myself wouldn't let go of me
Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success
I stumbled over this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson today. He is a 19th cc. US American thinker, literate and poet. He belongs to the school of transcendentalists as I read. So, he belonged to a generation of people, whose attempt was to define spirituality and religion that reflect the new understandings of their era. He was involved in social reforms such … Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success