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Just one moment can change everything

November 9, 2011 | Inspirational column | 1 comment

At this moment:
– A person is fighting for his/her life
– A baby is welcomed into this world
– A relationship ends
– Someone falls in love
– A friendship is broken off
– A long lost friend is found
– A person is remembering the passing of a friend / family member
– It’s someone’s birthday


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Don’t judge a book by the cover…

October 22, 2011 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Trinny & Susannah. Gotta love that show for several reasons.
First of all: their way of criticism is straight to the point, but always positive.
Second: people don’t just get an transformation on the outside but also on the inside.
Third: Every person can look good with the right clothes, make-up and hairstyle

But the most important lesson: Don’t judge. Behind every person and outfit there might be a (regularly not pleasant) story. There was a reason for the “before-outfits” of those candidates.

So next time when you see a person in a… let’s say…strange outfit. Just remember there might be a reason for their appearance. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, until you know the whole story


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Great movie quotes


“When I’m good, I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better”
I’m no angel (1933)

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”
Gone with the wind (1939)

“There is nothing between us, there has never been anything between us…just air”
Singin in the rain (1952)

“I’m a man!”
Well…nobody’s perfect!”
Some like it hot (1959)

“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”
The Godfather: Part 2 (1974)

“Your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash”
Top Gun (1986)

“Warning! Assholes are closer than they appear”
Ace Ventura (1994)

“Good morning, and in case I dont see ya, Good afternoon, good evening and good night”
The Truman show (1998)

“Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away”
Hitch (2005)

“There will come a time when you have a chance to do the right thing.”
“I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by”
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest (2006)


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Independency is everything…


I was brought up with the following: Always make sure that you’re financially independent. I totally agree with that. When you earn your own money, you can spend it however you like. You never have to explain why, when and how much you spend to anyone but yourself. It’s also really annoying if you constantly have to ask someone else for money or their creditcard, especially when you’re an adult

Some people still live under a rock and expect that certain women are going to marry a wealthy man. Totally missing out on the following: would women nowadays really educate ourself and make a career to marry a rich person, sit back and…be bored? They obviously haven’t learned one of life’s key lessons: the ultimate richness is being happy and healthy…physically AND mentally.

And don’t underestimate emotional independency. Some people always need confirmation from someone else that they are great, have good skills or whatsoever. This has a lot to do with self confidence. If you’re self confident you don’t need anyone to tell you how great you are. And when someone tries to bring you down you won’t fall, because you already know you’re worth it.

If you’re financially independent and remember that a person should only be an addition to your already complete life, you’re as strong as a rock.


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Life is too short…


to spend on worrying about what other people think of you

to spend time on a friend who turns out to be a so-called friend

to listen to everyone BUT yourself

to spend time on people who give you “bad vibes”

to remain angry about issues from the past. Deal with it or (try to) get over it

to change into someone you don’t wanna be, just because people/society expect it from you

to be sad. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

to want to impress people you don’t like, you’ll probably never like and who don’t deserve your attention

to be a copycat, because you’re best at being YOU


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