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I am a localization manager/translator and intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about languages, cultures, diversity management, body art, dancing, self-empowerment, coaching, effective communication and, last but not least, vegan gluten-free food and good movies.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Short and sweet motivational questions for your self-care #11. The noun that is actually a verb

When you think about love, what do you think about, and how would you describe it?

Is it something you feel or something you do?
Something you get or something you give?
Something that's there, per se, or something you work for and you work on?

Love is in the air, like in so many well-known pop songs.
And most people would describe it as a noun. A feeling, an emotion, something to experience and that's there, or not. That can surprise you, drive you crazy, or be over.

[You can be open for buying, for suggestions, for business,
for new opportunities, for a challenge...
Are you open to love as well?]

What does change for you, if you see love as a verb?

Monday, September 24, 2018

The far away from great reply you could get, while reaching out to someone for keeping the conversation going

Swedish-American biographer and poet Carl August Sandburg [1878-1967] is, among other things, famous for saying: "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."

There is almost no productivity guru, life coach, and *whatsoever expert in *whateveryouwant that doesn't like to stress this point out, on any possible occasion. 
Either you decide what you want to do with your time, or someone else will be glad to keep you busy in some ways they want you to spend your time on.

[What is time? Time is emotion, sure thing.
And it is also the most used good at stake
when we play with our and other people time
as if we would be playing with shiny dices]

Usually, it all starts with an innocent, short and sweet e-mail or message you sent out.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Singleness made in Berlin - #8. You spent too many years flirting in German, when... - Reprise, Feat. the auto-pilot mode about tattoo questions

"Is the purple tattoo on your left arm a new one?" he asks, while I am not looking at him, absolutely absorbed in reading the menu and looking for something to eat that could be keto-friendly.
I look up, a little bit puzzled. Our eyes meet.

I have been knowing him for over two years, now. It's quite strange that he never noticed that one.
Still, since I am absolutely used to any kind of questions about my tattoos, I roll up the sleeve of my black blouse a little bit more, I show him the full purple tattoo he is referring to.

[So many tattoos ago, so many haircuts ago...
That's me, ladies & gents, in 2016.
Can you spot the big purple tattoo on my left arm?]

And here we are: I explain that nope, it is a very old one, only purple ink and no black lines, I've got it myself when I completed my magister degree in cinema history and yada yada yada.
Auto-pilot mode about tattoo questions, welcome at the dinner table, just take a seat and enjoy the evening with us, wouldn't you? What can I order you? Some bananas, maybe?