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THREAD OF LIFE

Status update

29.07.2018 – It looks like that we’re staying here in Mexico at least until next year. A couple weeks ago, Orsi and me, randomly found an old house with a beautiful garden space. It seems that the hardest part is behind us (we now have gas, water and a fridge).

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THREAD OF LIFE

Being upset about the “little” things…

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.

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Time to share a testimony…

Last week I’ve been sending out an email with the question “what is your dream?” First of all: Thank you for your inspiring letters. It is so brave to give a testimony and to share it openly. To all of you: Know that, most likely, you are not that far

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Broken bones and developing super-powers

“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

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Words can change you
Self-Help Articles

Words can change you.

About a year ago, I read a book called “Conscious Language” about the power of our own words that we use on a daily basis. Since then I’m noticing amazing changes in the way I’m choosing my words and I’m realising that our words are indeed far more powerful than

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THREAD OF LIFE

Relationships are like pizza

Pizza is perhaps the greatest food invention I know. It tastes great when it’s fresh and hot. But also cold. And also when it’s a day old. At night, for lunch… even for breakfast. It’s simple and easy and most likely it fed the poor people in the past. Take

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Fear of making decisions
Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Shall I go left or right? – fear of making decisions…

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

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THREAD OF LIFE

The biggest adventure of my life

The adventure has just begun here in Mexico. Orsi and I found an old place and signed for a year (!) The house wasn’t used for a long time. Needed a fridge. Has no internet. Its garden needs a lot of work, and we found ourselves cleaning the house for

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

instant gratification is so addictive

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

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Your testimony:

How easy it is to focus on the “lack”. I sometimes feel that society wants us to think that way – by default. Yet, I find it so powerful to take a few minutes and simply write down what we “want”, stand for and wish to have – and simply

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Laughter comes in unexpected moments (1min)

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

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THREAD OF LIFE

Short thought about goal achievement and “peace”

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,

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

The curve of growth – my experiences in learning a new language

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

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Can we deepen our relationships by changing our perspectives?

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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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.