Power Labels

February 2, 2016

Despite my reluctance reading further How to … books, Marsy Beron’s Power Labels grabbed my attention for the brilliant writing style and relevant examples from her personal encounter with various emotional states.

Now I am thinking – are labels burdens or rather blessings. Obviously in different situations they can serve a different purpose. My take-away – if positive – go ahead and dwell no further in analyzing – Mr. Always-on-Time or Mrs. Creative Chaos, if negative – assess their relevance and if needed, take a corrective action. The book gives practical examples how to handle certain emotional states.

The Audience

February 1, 2016

A uniquely British tradition in NT Live Peter Morgan’s West End play –  The Audience – weekly audiences between the Queen and her prime ministers. Brilliant acting, subtle British humour and great cast speaking with complete confidence to the Queen: “You can say things that you would not say even to your Number Two.” Something like visits to a psychiatrist or a priest. But on stage.

Le Petit Prince Cake et Sa Fleur

January 21, 2016

BD_2016When you tell a grown-up you’ve made a new friend they never ask questions about essential matters. How is his voice? Does he collect butterflies? Instead they demand How old is he? How tall is he?

IMG_20160121_223035And it is indeed the time you have spent for your flower that makes your flower so important.

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Creatures of a Day

January 11, 2016

Irvin Yalom’s “Creatures of a Day”deals with issues such as what makes life worth living, what we can do to lead meaningful lives. The human soul and its pains, confusions and hope and the inevitable end. My personal preference from all the books by him I have read so far are the ones in which fiction outweighs reality. “Pass, then, through this little space of time in harmony with nature and end the journey in contentment .”

The Einstein Enigma

January 7, 2016

A formula de Deus – The Einstein Enigma – by Portuguese author José Rodrigues dos Santos was an enigmatic reading fusing science and religion, abounding in dialogues about matter, energy and cosmology. The fascinating ideas range from the precision needed in a multitude of cosmic constants for life to exist, to the idea of time being relative at different speeds. Science, theology and adventure in an exciting novel.

Think different.

December 17, 2015

With a man like Steve Jobs you have no choice but Think different. An exciting movie (2015) about his passion and ingenuity in the digital age. Why do people, who were adopted, feel like they were rejected instead of selected? In Steve Wozniak’s words: “It’s not binary. You can be decent and gifted at the same time.” Steve is portrayed as not caring about how much a person makes, but what the person makes. Fabulous film with a killer script, great acting and an interesting perspective on Steve Jobs as a character.


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