The Impact of Movies to Real Man and Real Lady.

What we learn from movies

Do you know what is Bechdel test? We didn´t. And we are happy we got to know what it is that this test measures. If you are a person who watches movies (even if it is just one movie a year) – we suggest that you too learn about Bechdel test from this great, thought provoking video.

You will learn more than that. This talk might get you thinking deeper (that´s what happened with us) and from now on seeing movies somewhat differently. More than just movies.

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Family Story that Makes You Think

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We all have a family. If and how we communicate (or do not communicate) to the members of that family is a completely different subject out of the frame of this post. 😉

Today´s video is a story about the family who have been able to expand not only the borders of their comfort zone, but also their minds and MAKE SO MUCH POSSIBLE. It is something very valuable to watch – something that makes you think…

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The Importance of Open Mind Not Only for Swimming on Everest

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We have not been to Himalayas yet. But, since seeing the wonders of nature has high priority on our want-to-do-list, I am pretty sure we will be there one day. Meanwhile, we are fortunate to enjoy being up in Swiss mountains. Unfortunately global warming melts their glaciers too. This picture is from our hike on the impressive glacier that is the beginning of Rhone river. 

 

What determines how well you manage to live the life you want to live? People´s replies to this question are as different as the nature on our beautiful planet Earth. One is for sure – whatever the reply, it mirrors the person´s approach and the relationship to the world, life, oneself. In other words – it shows The MINDSET of the person. Using own mindset is the secret to making the best of own life whatever the circumstances or conditions.

Lewis Pugh illustrates this point in his talk about how he swam in the lake on Everest which is 5300 meters above the sea level. It is the height where no human, or any other living being, including fish, has ever swam. How did he do it? By questioning what kind of mindset would help him to do it. And the answer to this question was impressive.

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Wonderful Story About Following Your Passion

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Red colored pen on A4 paper. One of the many early self-portrait lithographies of the young niece of Laura. Made at the age of two. Watch the video to find out how this might be a base for a passionate and happy life full of fulfillment. I love the guy. (Like always – picture comments by Michel.)

 

Hey Friends! We hope you had a great weekend! We are excited to share with you this absolutely great story about following own passion. The Big Story contains many smaller stories in it – we were impressed by all of them. As a matter of fact – Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a fantastic story teller and the time you will invest in watching his talk will be the time well spent.

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Amazing three A for Your Abundant 2013

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As a Latvian-Swiss binational couple we travel several times a year between Riga and Zürich. So if you pay attention to what is below the clouds you might probably see some Germany, some Poland or even some Lithuania. Above the clouds nevertheless it doesn´t really matter which country it is. It´s simply beautiful.

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Let 2013 be full of wonderful discoveries – all around and inside!

We hope that this New Era (as we call it here, by us) for you is starting well, and with many good experiences, discoveries and adventures to look forward to!

As for us, we took OFF the last part of the year and the beginning of this one.

No traveling. No working. No duties. No meetings.
Just some necessary family time.
Lots of walks in the fresh air.

And lots and lots of reading, writing, reflection, digging, drafting, discussing, sharing and… inspired Daring, Questioning, Re-Imagining and Creating The New.

IT FELT ooooooh SO GOOD…

Some of it needs to be polished. Some of it: more re-imagined.
And most of it needs to be brought to life. We can´t wait to share the best of it with you! And we hope to do it sooner than we think 🙂

As for now – we want to share with you this TED talk by Neil Pasricha who reveals three A secrets that lead to truly awesome life.
Our take away – “life will not go according to your plan“. And the pearl: “Authentic means BEING YOU and BEING COOL WITH THAT“. It almost sounds like mantra 😉

You can also watch this talk on TED.