Category: inspirations

Curiosity, Openness, and Acceptance.

What recent travel taught me about the non-judging awareness aspect of mindfulness. In Germany we say “between the years” if we want to refer to the time between Christmas and New Years Eve. In this time I travelled for 5 days to Leipzig in Eastern Germany to attend the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34c3 in […]

Writing a wish list to Santa

Even for grown-ups – and even in a business context! Recently – while running – I had that spontaneous thought: why not writing a wish list to Santa. Crazy, right? I am now in my mid-thirties and the first thing my inner critical voice said was also: you’re crazy – wish lists are for children! […]

Dogfooding with powerful questions

An experiment of using powerful questions for self-coaching Over the last months I stumbled across powerful questions for agile teams multiple times. Powerful questions help with emerging change, they are open for the client’s mental models and they literally invite to introspection and new perspectives. There is a great overview and a resource list compiled […]

Regular personal retrospectives?

Experimenting with celebrating success and personal goal setting It is been around 6 weeks ago. To be honest, I felt emotionally cringed and generally not in a too good shape back then. Close friends told me, that from an outer perspective this was totally understandable… . A lot was happening all at once – the […]

Can we make change a habit?

Change "by heart" – in business and life. Originally I wanted to write a blog post on building habits in general because this is what influenced and touched me the most during the last weeks. And it is something I definitely want to share with you out there. Then I just fired up the blogging […]

Bumble Bee Boxing

On creativity and reframing – or: decent structuring of chaos time with timeboxes Some days ago I had a very valuable discussion with one of my colleagues who is very passionate about using timeboxing appropriately and wisely. He also said that timeboxes can be used to be sure to "not forget about time". You have […]

Start with what you have

Two short stories about passion, focus, eating my own dogfood & having valuable connections The last couple of days I stumbled over starting (or dealing) with what I have in its best sense and in multiple variations. Today I share two of these little stories: Passion for work The first story on starting with what […]

It’s the little things

Seeing & valueing things you may have overseen in the past Today’s post is basically just this picture. I found those flowers on my parking lot. Needed to take a picture as their beauty touched me. The longer I practise seeing and appreciating “small” things the more I see of them. So changed perception seems […]

Who Says? – Experimenting with your core beliefs

Who Says? On new year’s eve I read this tweet of my friend Marianne where she planned to ask ‘Who says?’ more often in 2017. This little question already made me think in this moment but I did not expect that it would keep working that long in my mind. I find it easy to […]

Random New Year Ramblings

Some more personal retrospective 2016 bits & thoughts for the new year 2017 New Year’s Eve 2016 has been special for me as I deliberately spent it on my own. Just on my own. For the first time ever. Looking back on yesterday it was kind of ‘slack time’ for me. Nothing to do, nothing […]