the ivy in envy

Have you ever had to deal with ivy? Its a beautiful evergreen plant but if you don’t look after it meticulously it grows everywhere and particular in places you don't want it to grow and spread its green shoots.  Where is the link to envy apart form the wordplay? In today’s world we are continuously […]

(Thanks) Giving

(Thanks) Giving In the Pacific North West, in archaic societies, there had been a long tradition of first giving, receiving and reciprocating. In fact, some tribe leaders established their power by giving everything away. Their gifts were seen as symbols of that power. If they hoarded, their power would diminish. (see Marcel Mauss, “The Gift” […]

Donkey wisdoms

Fable of Aesop A Man and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon?” So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey and they went on their […]

About "Overthinking"

About “Overthinking” When was the last time you went from thought to thought, and before you realised it a few hours past and you ended up thinking your life is dreadful? For me two forms of overthinking exist. First, thinking through and evaluating important, life changing decision (sometimes even simple ones) to a point the thinking […]

Serenity Prayer

Serenity Prayer God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. (Reinhold Niebuhr) You probably all know this prayer as its printed on cards, towels, cups, pictures etc., and yet we often struggle already with the first line, “to […]

Tying loose ends

Summer is over and now I await my favourite time of the year when the sun is just warm enough not to wear a coat and the colours, smells and efforts you are seeing in mother nature symbolise a preparing for the winter to come and the new year. Tying loose ends. I used most […]

All for a piece of stone

Last Saturday I realised one of my goals for 2018. I finished the Eiger Ultra Trail, a 101km mountain race with 6700meters vertical climbs and descents, and while the race organizers for safety reasons had to stop, pause and restart the whole race on a shortened course due to a heavy thunderstorm I got about […]

Holidays & Beach Balls

Last week I reconnected with a former client. We follow each other on social media and he had just recently posted pictures from a beautiful holiday abroad so I was checking in how it had been.Turns out the pictures have been the complete opposite of his current well-being. Frankly, that happens to me often. I […]

Fish Love

Here is a great story by Rabbi Twerski. A young man enjoying eating a dish of fish. Another man is asking him: “Why are you eating this fish?” when the young man replies: “Because I love fish!” “Oh, says the man, that’s why you took it out of the water, killed it and boiled it! […]

Sister Sledge, or Sledge Hammer?

Many of my clients face a common issue.  They are living a life they feel trapped. When I was listening to the song “We Are Family” reoccurring phrases from some sessions flashed through my mind. “I can’t change my situation because of my children. I have no time because of our children. We don’t do […]



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