The Four Pillars Of A Meaningful Life

The Four Pillars Of A Meaningful Life

Recently I saw an amazing TED talk explaining the difference between a happy life and a meaningful life. Turns out it makes much more sense to pursue the latter. Because happiness comes and goes. It is a state of comfort and ease in the moment. Meaning goes deeper. In her talk, Emily Esfahani Smith, journalist and author, states that a meaningful life is built upon four pillars. Of course one can focus on one or two but paying attention to all of them definitely pays off in the long term. Reflecting on this I realized that all of these pillars have become essential fields of interest in my life over the last years. So I wanted to share them with you and link my very own thoughts on each of them in the times to come.Weiterlesen >
The Devil Wears Classy

The Devil Wears Classy

Kleider machen Leute" is the German saying that best sums up the effect of a carefully chosen outfit. The clothes we wear are amongst the first impressions somebody gets of us. They comfort us and protect us, covering most parts of our bodies for most of the time. They have clear purposes and thus, designing them always requires a good balance between beauty and practicability. And finally they are a great opportunity to express ourselves. This self-expression has always fascinated me and I've been quite experimental over the years. This post shall work as my very own lookbook – giving you an impression of my style and myself another opportunity to reflect and be creative.Weiterlesen >
Dr. Vasant Lad’s Wisdoms

Dr. Vasant Lad’s Wisdoms

Today, I just want to share some quotes with you from Dr. Vasant Lad who was a guest at my most favorite podcast "happy, holy & confident" by Laura Malina Seiler recently. Dr. Lad is an Ayurvedic teacher, traveling around the world to spread the teachings, views and wisdoms from Ayurveda, a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. The interview was just amazing and he spoke some very deep truths. Hope you find time to reflect on them. And if so: enjoy!Weiterlesen >
Marienfestung Würzburg

Marienfestung Würzburg

This week I was visiting my mum in Würzburg, in the south of Germany. It was the first time I could really put the camera of my new iPhone X to use and test it's features like the Portrait Mode. Of course, it is still far from perfect and for some situations, I still prefer my Canon DSLR. However, smartphones are closing the gap. Some of the iPhone's algorithms for picture optimization and manipulation really surprised me. Especially thinking about where all this could easily go within the next few months or years. I see a lot of creative potential here!Weiterlesen >
Another Kind of Self-discovery

Another Kind of Self-discovery

In the past weeks my creative juices have been quite active again. I stumble over things by accident and ideas and "what-ifs" seem to take over my mind with a tight grip. When time allows it, I indulge in them and it's quite interesting to see what happens. For example, this week, I found some old MRI scans of my head. Don't ask how I got those back in 2015 – it was a mixture of curiosity and persistence, as it is always the case with me. But when I saw them these days, I wondered: What can I do with these? Can I take the information they contain and make something new out of it? Shouldn't I be able to generate a 3D model with the help of some clever algorithms? The game was on. There wasn't a purpose or application. And there still isn't. There are just possibilities. For another kind of self-discovery.Weiterlesen >
Enjoy Paradise in South East Asia

Enjoy Paradise in South East Asia

Today I’ve had a nice brunch with my friend Betti who needed some travel advice for Thailand. After talking to her, I realized I’d have to come up with a small list or so in order to really help her and in order to keep this list structured, I thought I could also directly pack it into a new post and share it with all of you. So here it is: my perspective on this fascinating country and what to keep in mind when planning your trip.Weiterlesen >
Ein Besuch beim Schneider

Ein Besuch beim Schneider

Letzten Samstag war ich das erste Mal bei einem Schneider für Maßhemden und -anzüge. Bei den Maßtagen der Müller Maßmanufaktur, um genau zu sein. Es war für mich als jemanden, der Qualität und tolles Design schon immer zu schätzen wusste, ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis. Eine Erfahrung, die ich hier festhalten möchte.Weiterlesen >