A few months ago during the cold, dark Berlin winter, there was a little ray of sunshine that brightened it up. The lovely Valerie Khoo, Sydney-based award-winning Journalist, Director of the Sydney Writer’s Centre and Editor of Latte Magazine (the magazine of Business Chicks – Australia’s largest female business and mentoring network) got in touch. She wanted to know if I would…Details
In his 2007 book ‘Affluenza’, British Psychologist and Author Oliver James claims that our contagious, socially transmitted condition of debt and anxiety results from our efforts to “keep up with the Joneses”. As a result, many people in modern-day society fail to understand what promotes well being. Even the ancient Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato, and…Details
(First published in blue wings magazine,Sanoma Magazines, Finland)
In his 2007 book ‘Affluenza’, British Psychologist and Author Oliver James claims that our contagious, socially transmitted condition of debt and anxiety results from our efforts to “keep up with the Joneses”. As a result, many people in modern-day society fail to understand what promotes well being.
(First published on yesisyes, March 2012)
How many times have you been sitting in your office with a full in-tray, an annoying boss asking you to churn out yet another meaningless monthly report and what with yesterday’s cuppa soup staining your desk, all the while dreaming about joining an art retreat in the Tuscan foothills?
I had originally wanted to publish this post on International Women’s Day but since that date, I had some new inspirations which I found and so refined the piece. I also included some great web resources which I wanted to share. __________ I first remember celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) back in primary school. During…Details
(First published blue wings,March 2012, Sanoma Magazines Finland)
There are now some 400 million entrepreneurs starting and running new businesses, according to a recent survey by the world’s largest study of entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (www. gemconsortium.org), which profiled 54 economies.
I’ve been thinking about writing a lot lately. Which is different to actually writing. Firstly because it is just on two years since I finished my Integrationskurs(German language and cultural orientation course).With my last exam (‘Write a letter to your old school teacher and tell him/her what you have been doing recently’) fertig, my brain…Details
“Wo ick wohne? Wie alle feine Leite, Berlin W. hinten mit en ‚Ding‘! –?? – Na Mensch, vastehste nich, Berlin Wedding!“ – Hans Ostwald, Der Urberliner “4€, bitte” the man said chirpily. “Entschuldigung, nochmal ? ” I asked, incredulous about the price. “Ja, 4€” he repeated. I handed over the coins, wondering in the process…Details
On first blush, mixing alcohol with art may seem like a dangerous endeavour. Yet when you think of any gallery launch or vernissage there is always bubbly and wine on hand to celebrate the new works of an up-and-coming darling of the art world. Have you ever been to an exhibition launch where the guests…Details
I would not consider myself a poet by any stretch of the imagination. Although I am very taken with rhymes. While scrolling through my trove of recent iPhone-tastic photos and, inspired by the late November cobalt blue – sky and the heady aromas of nutmeg scented Glühwein and woody chestnuts, these little ditties just came…Details