The pursuit of happiness and how decisions get in the way

Why be happy when you could be normal? This is the title of a book by Jeannette Winterson The book is about the pursuit of happiness, lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true. That's the way I like books. That's the way I think we should all live: generous, honest and true. And it is a hard pursuit. Because along that pursuit lies another pursuit we all have. The pursuit of happiness. 'To be happy' means different things t [...]

2019-02-26T08:36:54+02:00February 22nd, 2019|

Trust Your Gut

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs When I look back at the most important things in my life: choosing jobs, friends, a husband, getting pregnant, letting go of jobs, friends, a husband, moving house, [...]

2018-11-29T18:34:41+02:00March 16th, 2018|

What to do with good advice

Your Mom calls to give you her opinion about that dress you wore at last Sunday's picnic. Your friend suggests you take up samba lessons to meet new people. Your partner hints that he liked your hair with blonde highlights better. Your boss advises you to take a course to improve your presentation skills. ... We get advice every day, from all sorts of different people and for all kinds of things and situations. We usually categorize it into 'good' and 'bad' advice. Good advice is when someone ma [...]

2019-01-09T11:23:30+02:00November 23rd, 2018|