Category: inspirations

Critical Mass

On agile values coming to life – yes, life, for real! Imagine someone having a clear vision – a vision no smaller than saving the planet. Then they call for action to gather with bicycles on a cold, it-could-rain-again-anytime day. And people follow that call! I witnessed exactly this last week while attending a Critical […]

Minimalism

Yesterday I watched a documentary about three people on their individual journey with minimalism. There was a single parent with a big house slowly trying to get rid of hundreds of hundreds of things (clothes for themselves, kids clothes, toys, unused things in general). There was a person in their fifties having to move after […]

The Chocolate Bar

Did you ever buy yourself a chocolate bar and eat it? And did you smell the delicious chocolate before the first bit?Did you taste those many delicious nuances of cocoa on your tongue?Did you perceive how each piece of it is melting in your mouth?Did you maybe notice traces of cocoa butter visible onto the […]

Freakin’ tiny pieces! Inspiration for a (new) handicraft product

Since almost two years I am mainly using soap bars instead of shower gel in plastic blottles. What kept bothering me all the time is: over time a soap bar gets smaller and smaller…. and at a point it falls apart into tiny pieces that feel annoying to use for showering Now, what to do? […]

Trials over experiments – Or: a fool with a tool is still…

… a fool? Yesterday I felt triggered to state my opinion on personality tests (again). On twitter. Other people’s answers triggered more and broader thinking on this in me. Later in the day I had a great conversation with an occupational (I/O) psychologist. We were NOT talking about personality tests in particular but about my […]

On purposeful jewellery and living as an Agile Coach

A while ago I accidentally stumbled across the Eckhard-Busch-Stiftung by which is a German charity organisation aiming to support people impacted by mental health in different ways: through supporting research, families & friends and to make it okay to talk about mental health in our society. People with mental illnesses and in mental crisis’ are […]

Life with plastic, it’s NOT fantastic

End of March a local initiative spontaneously started a plastic fasting challenge and our appartment house got invited as well. Caring about sustainable living and because I’m naturally curious what I can improve, I decided to join: Sharing sparked conversations sparked learning (sparked change) First of all, sharing this challenge on Twitter and with friends […]

Using the space that emerged wisely

About a month ago my 6-Minutes-Diary ran out of pages. One thing was crystal clear: I wanted to keep the journaling routine as it has value for different ‘customers’ of different ‘services’ in my life. In other words: establishing that habit and ‘making a vow’ worked really well. It didn’t take long to decide what […]

Courage is fear walking

So, I’ve been quite brave this morning. Some would say “nah, that was just a trivial, little thing” or “don’t brag with that”. This blog post is not about bragging. And it is also not about measuring or comparing my action. It is about gratitude. It is about inspiration. It is about life. Let’s start […]

Gratitude in business – our OOP 2019 session

In January this year, I once again had the pleasure to co-host a positive psychology session on Gratitude in business together with Armin Schubert. With ‘again’ I mean: after delivering our heart-topic already a couple of times at smaller occasions after speaking at regional meetups after one rejection at a tech-conference (because the topic wasn’t […]