Depression? (Are you kiddin') Me?!

On finally taking myself seriously

Mar 17
Depression? (Are you kiddin') Me?! Cosima Laube

A bit of history

It has been more than 10 years since I had the first real-life contact with depression. Back then it was not about me - of course not! At that time one of my best friends attempted s*icide for the first time. Theoretically I knew about depression and mental health. In practise I did…

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OOP2018 - Test the Waters

A personal (short) review, again

Mar 02
OOP2018 - Test the Waters Cosima Laube

After being a first timer at the OOP conference in Munich 2017, I had again the pleasure to actively participate in that great conference in early February this year. Besides being a reviewer in the Developer Practises and the SocITy tracks and providing one session about Leadership development in t…

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Feedback? It's a present!

A random, deep going experience on receiving feedback

Feb 19
Feedback? It's a present! Cosima Laube

I received feedback today. Written feedback (written, for good reasons).

Want to guess what happened? .
I found myself instantly looking for "the good" and "the bad" things.
I was literally looking for judgement.
I found myself kind of longing for judgement!
Judgement like I have…

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Curiosity, Openness, and Acceptance.

What recent travel taught me about the non-judging awareness aspect of mindfulness.

Jan 07
Curiosity, Openness, and Acceptance. Cosima Laube

In Germany we say "between the years" if we want to refer to the time between Christmas and New Years Eve. In this time I travelled for 5 days to Leipzig in Eastern Germany to attend the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34c3 in short).

One of the principles at the Congress is that All creatures a

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Writing a wish list to Santa

Even for grown-ups - and even in a business context!

Dec 12
Writing a wish list to Santa Cosima Laube

Recently - while running - I had that spontaneous thought: why not writing a wish list to Santa.

Crazy, right?

I am now in my mid-thirties and the first thing my inner critical voice said was also: you're crazy - wish lists are for children! Secondly I attributed that thought to the runner's hi…

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