19. June 2017

Heiki reads: Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabriele Oettingen

Live your dreams and reach your goals! Positive thinking is something we should do for that, we constantly hear. But really? Is it this easy? Almost. And positive thinking is in fact not the answer. Not alone.

When I got pregnant and was stuck in the first trimester of nauseousness I realized two things: my plans concerning my dreams (blog, book, working as a freelancer) needed to be adjusted and I needed a tool to overcome this crazy time of feeling totally energy depleted. Looking for tools I grabbed this book from my shelf which I already owned for longer, but now it was time. And it really was what I needed. This book and another one I will introduce to you another day. They both helped me A LOT to overcome this difficult time and actually work more effective and consistantly on my goals than I ever had, even though I am still pregant of ourse and have more topics on my mind and to do list than ever.


4. March 2017

Colour seasons part 2: The 12-Season-System (and the 16-Season-System!)

And here we are with more details than the 4-season-system could give to us! Are you ready to level up to the colour professionals? 😉

We started with the 4-Season-System “recently”, I meand, when my nauseousness was still at bay, but now I managed to finish this article here too.


3. February 2017

Colourtyping part 1: introduction and the 4-season-system

Some topics are part of your whole life, others are more like a boomerang: When you think you let go of them, they return.

Colourtypes are in a way both of it for me. I already wrote about them before, but honestly, these articles were no good ones.  But now I am pretty shure that I worked through the theory and really understood it. This is why I explain the colour types/colour seasons to you again today and in the following weeks, first the 4-Season-System, than the 12-Season-System. There were some aspects which I had to make clear to me and really made all the difference – and I am pretty shure they will to you too.


1. January 2017

For real? – 2017 is going to be amazing! And definitely different.

My dearest friends! What a year! There were times when I just thought that it could not get any worse. But now with the change of numbers I am all with Oscar Wilde:
Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine it’s not the end.

There is so much I wanted to blog about! A 2016 review (which you get today in pictures further downwards), 2017 preview and resolutions and of course I wanted to check my New Year’s Resolutions from last year. There were articles I wanted to share with you, which made me think about mindset and positivity. But basically I am sitting here, in front of my Mac, all smiling and still I can’t really believe what I am about to share with you. Because I just did not expect this to happen. At least not that quickly.  What do people say:

Happiness is reality minus expectations.


17. November 2016

Fulltime, parttime – lifetime

Waiting for home time, for weekend, for holidays – waiting for retirement?

This article here is all about my experience of work-life-balance, something so popular in the media over the last years and something which evidently is part of my thinking for long. As my text is superlong and my statistics tell me, that content like this I basically consumed by my German readers I add only a very short translation here.