Tag Archives: Autonomy

What do you prefer: being independent or not?

Nobody wants to be dependent, at least most, healthy, good thinking people don't. They want to be independent.

And yet there isn't much about it in everyday life. Once something is not working out, we quickly point our finger at someone else. The government is not its job. The banks are making a mess of it. The young people in the neighborhood make too much noise. That stupid boss with his unreasonable requests. That pesky customer who could not come to a decision. Those weird relatives who never show up when you need them or they never leave.

Complaining and grumbling at others, indicates that we still depend on the other. Because if we would be truly independent then, what someone else says and does, does not effect us. Right?

5 steps (to start) to accept yourself

If you read my blog regularly, then you know that my company is called 'Unleash who you are'. And that's what we all want, right? To be who we really are

And not 

  • 'who we are supposed to be'
  • 'who we hope to be when we grow up'
  • 'who we are when the sun shines'

No .. just … "Unleash who you are 'at this moment … NOW … ALL of who, what and how you are.

You always have a choice !

Those, who receive my Booster, know that I have a very good friend who is terminally ill and dealing with the end of his life. I visited him and his wife recently and that was warm and peaceful. We shared memories and laughed and laughed. Because that is something we always have been good at. Laughing.

Laughing is easily done when all is well. But when things don’t go well, we laugh less or even not at all. And sometimes we just laugh and make jokes a lot, to unconsciously¬†find distraction. But once we were in silence, we would feel our own deep grief. So we make sure that things are not quiet around us.

Making choices: freedom or stress?

Every day we make choices. And making choices also mean living with the consequences. And this knowledge affects our choices so again.

Oh, what I'm talking about. Just listen to Sheena Iyengar. For many years she has been researching how we make choices and in her speech, "The art of choosing"- she tells in a very entertaining way her conclusions. About profound choices, easy choices, how people respond to our choices.

Do you know what to do with your life?

The other day I saw the movie ‘Evan Almighty’ again. I’ve seen it years ago in the cinema and back then I also had to laugh out loud watching the obvious mix of the atmosphere of old Hollywood movies and contemporary computer genius. Maybe you know this film. It is a ‘remake’ of the biblical story of Noah and the flood. With Steve Carell as ‘Noah’ and Morgan Freeman as “God”. In the beginning of the movie, Evan awakenes at 6:14 am. The alarm clock’s brand is General Electric, so the abbreviation in front of the time is GEN. GEN 6:14 a.k.a. Genesis 6:14. The verse from the bible in which God tells Noah to build a boat.

Does your heart need a boost? So you can hear it better?