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THREAD OF LIFE

Being happy with having a little bit less

15.08.2018 – Yesterday we ran out of water here. I realised that, since we live in our new place I didn’t organise any water supply. Well, water was something we took for granted anyways. Who would ever waste a thought about it, right? ​​Yet after a few weeks the tank

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Starting, learning and sometimes surprising myself

Tuesday. 14.08.2018: I realised this morning that, just this year, I wrote about 300 articles and small posts. And a novel. And it feels good. Not necessarily the number, but to see that I put in the work. Today I thought I try to bring up the mess in my

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

The “it has always been like this”-things

Yesterday I visited a restaurant with Orsi. There were two toilets. One for men, the other reserved for women. And I asked myself why even the smallest places tend to gender-divide their toilets. And why is it that – as a man – choosing the “female toilet” instead of waiting

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Looking for jobs and getting fired – a little manifesto

I learned to apply and get jobs through impressing the audience, the employer. I learned to polish my CV. I practiced interviews with my friend who asked me the standard questions. And after each rejection I edited my application letter. But shortly after living in Thailand as a semi-pro fighter,

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Educating kids beyond IQ and Talent

A toddler has no definition of itself. She doesn’t care about career, or future. She lives in the now. Like a dog… or a chicken – she just exists. She doesn’t tend to take things personally neither does she accuse or bear grudges. She tries, she fails, she learns. “You’re

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Learning to love the gays

For years the image of two men making love together made me shiver, and desperately trying to think about something else. Even talking with or about a gay made me feel insecure and distant. Why? Perhaps because I learned that it’s “not normal”, disgusting, “in-human”. Until I realised that sexual

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Self-Help Articles

Lessons from a 4k mountain climber

After I told my father about my new book – a story about a boy who leaves his hometown for the first time in his life to climb a mountain he shared with me a few sentences about an old friend of his. Grown up between the mountains in Switzerland

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The we-mind and the me-mind

One year ago after doing many workshops on the topic “human connections” and relationships in many countries around the world I created a short and very simple guide that, hopefully, shows how our minds either create bridges to other people – or make us feel separated, anxious, and small. Shifting

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

For 6 years I was seeking paradise

For the last 6 years I have been hopping around the world. In some places I stayed longer, and some I left after a few weeks or days. Just today I’ve had a conversation with Orsi about the “perfect” place to live and it made me think that somehow, every

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Today, I got everything I dreamed of in just 2 hours

Yesterday I finished my new novel. Well… at least the draft is now out for the beta readers. A big adventure and discovery I can tell you. In a way I’m doing this all for the first time, and I feel like a baby who learns to walk. Anyways. I

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Why I believe that fights in relationships are important

Being in a relationship had taught me so much in my life and slowly I’m starting to learn that perhaps “fights” play an important role too. There are often not even to be taken personal, but they seem to be a catalyst to create friction, tension, attraction. It’s one thing

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About Sam

Sam Ryter is a book author and professional coach. He helps people to create deeper and more fulfilling relationships with others, the world and themselves.