Above the clouds, the sun is always shining: how to overcome your negative thoughts

This winter has been extremely long and cold in Zürich. The time for joy of the first snowflakes has long past and the absence of sun in the city starts to leave a depressed imprint on our desperate souls. This is the perfect ground for destructive negative emotions to flourish and take over our minds. As we recognize how cold, … More Above the clouds, the sun is always shining: how to overcome your negative thoughts

Rage against the machine: tips to avoid self-destruction and be at peace

A sudden rush of anger surges in our mind and we are ready to scream, explode, crash the vase (and the flowers), hit whatever comes to hand or throw ourselves from the window. That’s ugly and painful. Let’s be honest: we all go through this, just a question of shades. I remember a time when … More Rage against the machine: tips to avoid self-destruction and be at peace

What do great leaders do? A leader’s alphabet

Act with parsimony – less is more. Breath fully, deeply and slowly – it will tune your thoughts to your feelings and hopefully give you time to think through before you speak Concentrate on the topic at hand – forget about the myth of multi-tasking Dominate your wandering mind and emotions – direction is key and … More What do great leaders do? A leader’s alphabet

Be smarter than your mental patterns

Judgmental patterns drive us like slaves. They are deeply embedded in our minds without us even noticing. Depending on our country or culture, we adhere to different stereotypes and believe we are wise enough not to get influenced by those obviously over-simplistic thoughts: “the French complain so much and get nothing done; Germans are rule-driven and … More Be smarter than your mental patterns

Bringing the stress upon us until we realize it is our choice:relax

Stress has unfortunately become a daily companion in our lives: frequent headaches, stomach cramps, skin problems; hurried voices, nervous movements, lack of concentration; disconnection to our feelings and constant layer of anxiety in our chests. You know it. I started a new challenging & demanding job 5 months ago in a corporate environment and almost … More Bringing the stress upon us until we realize it is our choice:relax