How overcoming the fear of death helped me overcome my fear of life.

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When my aunt passed away a couple of years ago, I fought the grief and confusion the way I know best: by drowning it in information. I read everything I could find about lungs, oncology, death, and even funerals. In my search for answers I stumbled upon a book by Irvin Yalom called ‘Staring at the Sun‘, about his experiences with helping clients overcoming their fear of death.   Besides the mere soothing of recognition, I learned a great deal about the … Read More

Why you should treat your partner as a guest.

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Take a second to think about the things you want to change about your partner. Little things that annoy you. Any built up resentment you have.   …   Now smile if you can’t think of anything. (And keep reading if you wish you smiled.)   The best advice I ever got about loving relationships is to be the best partner you can be. To forget about everything that he or she does, to forget about anything you want to change. … Read More

How to get rid of your fear of the future.

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I have lived a pretty unconventional life so far. I have a tendency to aim for goals that seem way out of reach, making me show up in situations you wouldn’t always expect. I have started many projects and pursued innumerable passions. I have chosen directions and strayed right off those paths. I have traveled when it made more sense to stay home and study, and I’ve spent my hard-earned money where it made more sense to save it up. … Read More

Why unfinished projects are so valuable.

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It seems as if nowadays everybody can get rich with whatever he or she finds interesting. Most blogs and self-help books claim to show you the roads to great success. They advertise the fastest, easiest ways to achieving your goal. But what is your goal? What if you’re not interested in something long enough to become successful with it? Sometimes my ideas lead to businesses, certifications or other forms of recognized accomplishment. Most of the time, however, they are left unfinished. I lose motivation, drop … Read More

A wonderer’s lack of identity.

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Living in the U.S., I am often confronted with ‘What do you do?’, which seems to have become synonymous with ‘Who are you?’. I am never quite sure how to answer this question. I understand they are inquiring specifically about what I do for a living, but I am not my job. I have never had a job title that gave a good overview of what truly occupied me at the time. So, easy, you say. Just answer with what you do besides your … Read More

What is Giftedness?

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When people hear the term gifted, they often think that it only has something to do with high intelligence. And, since it’s not accepted to pride yourself on intelligence in our society, they dismiss the idea right away. This is a shame, because having an understanding of your true nature is incredibly important if you want to live a fulfilling life. Giftedness shows itself in intensities, or ‘overexcitabilities’ as they’re called, in some or all of the following 5 areas: Intellectual – Profound curiosity, love … Read More

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