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My little sister used to be upset about flies. She was about 4, and our house, close to the forest, was a place frequently visited by those, harmless house flies. Yet, she cried each time a fly landed somewhere on her arm or neck. To my brother’s and my annoyance.
“At this place, your bone will never ever break again,” said the doctor to my 7 year old self. Just a few hours before, I fell from the bike and broke my arm. “Great,” I thought. “Maybe, if I’ll break my arm at all possible places, I can develop something
Back in Switzerland I rode my bicycle home after getting some groceries. In the far I saw a post in the middle of the bicycle lane. I drove slowly and gently and there was enough space to curve around the small obstacle. As I approached I asked myself dreamily if
We seem to be conditioned for the quick effects. Input and immediate output. Quick success. Quick rewards. I guess that’s why video games, facebook likes, and other channels that give us almost “instant” gratification so addictive. Yet, their satisfaction seem to be shallow and in the long-run mostly inexistent. And
In the army, before a task, they used to school us to imagine the worst case scenario. That way, in case of horror, the mind is prepared. The most severe traumas happen then, they told us, when the horror is least expected. Interestingly enough, the greatest joy and laughter appear
17.07.2018 – What if we don’t have to achieve peace? What if – we’d put everything aside – all there was left is peace? It’s a bit of a different approach to life. Yet I’m getting more and more comfortable with less “chasing” and more creating. How much is money,
Like so many things in life, my process of learning spanish as something that is everything else than a linear path. I experience it more like a journey of ups and downs. Some days are flowing better, some less. Sometimes it’s harder to see my progress, sometimes easier. But looking
Do you know this metaphor about the glass, that is either half full… or half empty…? Some would say: The optimist is the one that sees the glass half full. The pessimist is the one that sees the glass half empty. And basically: There are different ways to look at
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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.