Philosophies

The art of assertiveness

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Assertiveness. It’s a word that is so in vogue lately but, paradoxically, with so little actual practical application. Being assertive means much more than just saying the right thing at the most appropriate time. To be assertive is also to know to keep quiet when necessary. Or to refrain from engaging in fights that do

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The joy of living

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What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to save the world or its people? It feels fantastic to have an impact on the world. To make people smile, uplift them, empower them, and create a better future for them. Some of you reading this might feel that you want to touch

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Your most important relationship ever

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The most important relationship in your life is between you and… yourself. Not your parents, not your kids, your partner, God, your money, whatever. None of these. Just you and you. Think back to your last breakup, the time when you drew a hard line in the sand. Whether it was with a person, with

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A date with Proust

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This book has been accompanying me for the last few years. It is a series of books actually, the famous Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. I try to read a few pages every weekend when I have more time on my hands. I savour every word of the original French. It

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Upper limit problem? You deserve your success!

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Hitting an upper limit problem (ULP)? You know, the panic attack your brain throws your way when you reach a new milestone, when you achieve something wonderful? Because it gets scared about having too much good stuff in your life? And so you self-sabotage, in all possible ways. The bigger the achievement, the larger the

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Hassan Haddad – von einem, der seine inneren Felder bestellt

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Artist Hassan Haddad is the newest subject in our beloved column Künstlertext. Nils Müller writes lyrical musings based on the works of Hassan.

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