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How to find inner peace

“Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” - Unknown What is inner peace? Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious. (source) According to the research of Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford Universi [...]

2017-06-12T21:33:50+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

How to become a likeable control freak

Further to last week's post on being a control freak, let me elaborate a bit on the topic. Some years ago, I was in a training course about Stakeholder Management. We were taught the different levels of buy-in and involvement stakeholders need to have over the course of a project. A colleague of mine, let’s call her Melissa, was having trouble with this. To her, it seemed normal that ALL her stakeholders needed to be kept happy and up to date ALL THE TIME from the beginning to the end of a proje [...]

2017-04-10T13:46:56+00:00 April 14th, 2017|

Are you a control freak?

Below you will find a few statements. Tick the ones which apply to you. I make lists of about every aspect of my life I don’t like it when people touch my things I hate to wait for someone who is late for an appointment In case of an argument or discussion, I am usually convinced that my opinion is the correct one If I want something to be done right, I do it myself I get uneasy on ‘empty’ vacation days and am mostly the one who makes the plans and proposes fun activities I would feel awkward if [...]

2017-04-04T14:53:37+00:00 April 7th, 2017|
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