Press Release Dr. Mark Goulston: The Surprising Reason People Die by Suicide

Press Release Dr. Mark Goulston: The Surprising Reason People Die by Suicide

Dear Friends, I am sharing an important message with you that Dr. Mark Goulston released to the press today. He has an active support community on Twitter. Please, if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, refer them to The Surprising Reason People Die by Suicide (and the Seven Words You Can Use […]

The weight of life – A Short Story

A short story A student walked over to the wise old man. “Sir,” he said with a slow voice, “life is a heavy burden on my shoulders. It pushes me to the ground and I feel I will collapse under the weight.” “My son,” the old man said with a warm smile, “life is lightweight […]

4 Reasons Why Affirmations Don't Work For You

Affirmations are positive statements that repeated over and over again send orders to our subconscious. Words have power. Words can change our brain.  Our brain can change our reality. But why is it then they work miracles for some people, while others report they see no results? Why do affirmations not work for me? While affirmations […]

Differences Between Changemaker and Troublemaker

When Jim learned that the drinking water in his town is polluted for quite some time, he had every right to be angry. After all, he used the water to shower, cook coffee and most importantly to nourish his children. The authorities did not share information about the degree of the contamination, and which pollutants […]

When Words become Weapons

How to spot manipulation Words have a lot of authority, and they change our brain. Negative words as well as positive words. Currently, our society is brutalizing. That makes it even more important to keep in mind the power of words. We are living in times when hate speech becomes socially accepted. We hear words […]

Why the World is not getting Worse

2017 Update: We must keep in mind that progress is not a linear process.  After a year of terrible attacks and crisis, many people have the feeling that the world is getting worse. But is that really so? Here is my year-end speech for you: (; An article I read today and my FB newsfeed inspired […]

Heaven and Hell - Short Story of a Samurai

About Heaven and Hell A very aggressive and combative samurai once asked a zen priest to explain to him what heaven is. And what hell is. The wise priest replied scornfully: “You are nothing but a bully, I do not waste my time with the likes of you.” The samurai felt insulted and disrespected. He […]

4 Myths about the Brain - Part II

Did you miss the first part? You can find it HERE. More Myths about the Brain The three pounds of mass we carry over our shoulders define who we are. No other species´ brain is developed to an extent like ours. At the same time, there is no other organ surrounded by as many myths. […]

Success Is Learned Through Failure

Success is not a matter of coincidence, luck, or misfortune. Success is learnable. And every setback, every mistake, every failure can be an important step on your road to success. Being Successful (Mis)Step after (Mis)Step Sources of inspiration 3 Steps to success Be always prepared to fail. Or better: to fall. To fall forward. Finding […]

4 Myths about the Brain

Brain Facts or Misconceptions? 4 Myths about the Brain Despite new scientific findings, myths are tenacious. Partly because new information takes a while to find their way into the media and the public eye. Maybe sometimes we want to believe them and do not care to dig into complex issues. The following 4 myths about […]