October 2nd, 2011, Articles

Ambivalence - the Secret Block to successful Manifesting

My friend Angie had a horrible boss. On top of that the company she worked for was for sale. Everyone knew that a lot of jobs would be lost. Angie being a positive person, instead of being distraught, started dreaming of the life she would build for herself once she got her severance package. She knew, she would be high on the layoff list as her boss hated her as much as she did him. It was an unpleasant situation, but with a bright silver lining.

Then one day she told me about her awful boss. She was so upset

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September 24th, 2011, Articles

Stand up for yourself: the secret to being respected by life, the universe and everything

Most of my equities clients are hedge fund managers. Usually, these are self confident, overachieving men who have been blessed with success in life. Often they are outspoken. Sometimes insultingly so. Talking with them on a daily basis is great boot camp training for learning to stand up for yourself.

A while back a hedge fund manager and important potential client to my bank called me about information on a market we don’t cover. I did not have the information and told him so, upon which he countered: “You are absolutely useless!” I gasped at the rudeness of this. Then

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September 11th, 2011, Articles

My 9-11 Memories

Already ten years have passed. Time to share some memories, before they fade away …

I remember 9-11 as a cristal clear fall day. I had moved from Manhattan to Germany just two months ago. I was incredibly lucky, as I lived right downtown in the extended area that was cordoned off.

When I got the call, I was just returning from the IAA the world’s largest automotive show and was steps away from the bank building where I work. At first I did not understand what my friend was trying to tell me and I did not grasp

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September 3rd, 2011, Articles

Stop trying so hard: the Secret to manifesting great Relationships

Relationships the Law of Attraction Way

In couples that keep parrots I see it often that one person of the couple really wanted parrots. They play with the animals, feed them, clean them and take wonderful care of them. The other person did not want parrots and consented in keeping them only to make their partners happy. They totally ignore the animals, watching TV or reading instead, when they have out of cage time.

Guess whom the parrots adore and can’t seem to stay away from? Yes, it’s the person who didn’t even want them. The person who did want the parrots and who is trying

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August 27th, 2011, Life Lessons

Carpe Diem!

On the London Eye

Last week I was on roadshow in London. In investment banking terms this means that I brought the CEO of a company to visit my clients – mostly hedge fund managers – as potential investors.

Roadshows are exhausting. One flies in with the earliest flight and leaves with the last, the day itself is filled with meetings. As it turned out, though, we had an hour free before lunch, due to a last minute cancellation. When this happens, typically the company opts for relaxing or working over a coffee or doing a bit of shopping. This is London after all.

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August 20th, 2011, Life Lessons

Flow - the Secret to manifesting Happiness

girl drawing

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” -Aldous Huxley

The secret to manifest your desires effectively, it is best to be with your emotions in a happy place. Thus, aspiring manifestors often try with all their might to be happy. This usually proves quite elusive. Trying hard works well when studying for school. When it comes to emotions and manifesting a more roundabout way tends to bring far better results. When you are deeply engrossed in an activity you get into “flow”. Accroding to positive psychology, flow describes the

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August 13th, 2011, Life Lessons

Abundance and Scarcity - Parrots and Dogs

Jack retrieving

Observing animals teaches me a lot about life and the law of attraction. Take last weekend. I had done “big” grocery wholesale shopping for eighteen parrots, two dogs and myself. This is a chore I do not particularly cherish. Consequently, I have become an “expert” at minimizing it, allowing me to stretch the time between such trips to four to six weeks.

The dogs love it when I go mega-shopping. Part of my shopping trip includes getting a raw chicken* for each of them. In an otherwise vegetarian household this is a rare and barbaric treat that is much cherished

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August 6th, 2011, Life Lessons

Manifesting Matters

No, I am not always successful in manifesting. Mulling this annoying fact around the other day, I noticed that I have a manifesting pattern. The are things I manifest with ease and others with which I am currently totally luckless with. Generating earned income is easy for me. Wishing things away like manifesting meetings getting cancelled that I don’t want to go to and getting rid of annoying people is also easy for me. What I am really struggling with is manifesting items.

Photo: Anna ShineyMy new iMac, with sexy little back-up harddrive, German and English keyboards and magic

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July 30th, 2011, Life Lessons

Express yourself

Traffic cop

What kind of cop are you?

As I walked to lunch today I had to cross a big intersection. Because of construction the traffic lights were out and two cops were directing the cars and pedestrians.

One of them, an older guy, was charming. He brought so much of his personality into his hand signals that he had me watching him grinning ear to ear. The other cop a young women did the hand signals by the book and looked annoyed in the sveltering mid-summer noon heat.

As I continued my walk, I thought about the two of them. Both

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July 23rd, 2011, Life Lessons

Bullying and the Law of Attraction

This morning I stumbled over the follwoing quote and it really touched me:

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. ~Eric Hoffer

Very often in business and also in ones private life people of little personal power or knowledge move to rude and insulting behavior when they feel threatened in any way. Unfortunately, often such people feel threatened even when there is nothing to feel threatened about. They are just playing out their own personal drama and insecurities. I also see this behaviour frequently on mailing lists and public message boards. The goal of people who operate like that

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July 16th, 2011, Life Lessons

Travel light through life

Do you travel light through life?

Having travelled a lot on business, I have gotten extremely efficient and matter of fact about packing. I can be packed-up and out the door for a two day trip in less than 10 minutes. I like to travel light. This allows me to bring my bag into the cabin. No waiting at the luggage belt after arrival for me. No lost luggage either. Over the years, I have of course, learned what the essentials are that I must bring to make my trip perfect.

Our life is a journey, too. A wonderful

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July 10th, 2011, Life Lessons


“He wants to be the boss!”, “She doesn’t like me”, “He is lazy!”, “She is stupid!”. In my work as a behavior therapist for animals I hear statements like this all the time. They are used by exasperated owners to explain the problems they are having with their companion animals. These statements are, of course, completely from the owner’s perspective and highly interpretative. They do not explain what the animal is going through. They do tell me a lot, however, about how the owner perceives the problem.

The only way one can ever achieve behavioral change in an animal is

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July 3rd, 2011, Life Lessons

Time to criticize - time to praise

Today I received an email from a woman who had an annoying experience with a bus driver. She was upset about it for two days and then she sat down to write a long, essay style complaint letter to the bus company.

What a waste of life time!

Imagine the incident took, say, thirty seconds. Instead of refocussing on something nice, she spent the next 48 hours stewing about it – thus, being unhappy. Then she wrote the complaint letter passing all that bad energy on. Not enough with that, she talked and complained about the incident to many people

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June 26th, 2011, Life Lessons

Breathe deep

In … Out … In … Out …

Many years ago when I was in college my roommate and I took a womens’ self defence course. One of the things we were taught was that upon attack we should take a deep breath before doing anything else. You see, humans when panicked tend to forget to breathe. But only with oxygen can our brains function properly and tell us the best course with which to proceed.

In every day life we don’t think about breathing much. Yet it is so important to our well being. It is also helpful when

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June 19th, 2011, Life Lessons

What feels good may not be the thing that does

brunch with friends

Sorry about the convoluted title. Please bear with me and I’ll try to explain.

People often remark on me looking at least ten years younger than my chronological age. No, I do not have a great plastic surgeon. I probably have a bit of genetic luck and I don’t smoke which helps. Mainly though, I pay extreme attention to minimize the exposure of my skin to UV-rays. They are the main contributors to ugly wrinkles and even skin cancer.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am a sun child. The hotter and muggier it gets, the happier I am. Endless

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June 12th, 2011, Life Lessons

Be a better person each day


In order to have a more beautiful life, we must become the best person we can possbily be. To some of us this is a daunting task. Their image of their ideal self is huge and perfect and not humanly attainable on this planet.

Others may not even have reflected on what their ideal me would be like. Whichever of these two categories you belong to or to which degree does not matter. Sure it is nice to have a big game plan. But having or not having one does not stop you from making a little step in the

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June 7th, 2011, Life Lessons

Stretch your soul!

sun-good things in life

Photo: Jane M. Sawyer

Today, I had this absolutely incredible thing happening to me: Someone took care of me. I kid you not. Usually I am the strong one. In this case I had landed myself in a spot of trouble and a friend, a fairly new one at that, went to bat for me. When I thanked her, she told me, she would go to bat for me anytime and that she was glad she was able to help.

A little bit embarrassing – I must tell you – I started to cry. This felt so nice. Someone

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