We, humans, tend to believe only what we see. That is why we need to see more female heroes, to create more of them.

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We need role models. We — all the little girls, watching sports on TV and telling everyone who wants to hear it, that that is going to be us someday. The trophy-winning athlete. We — who are replied to, that that can never be us because we are women, not men. And for women, there is no money to gain in sports.

However, it is not just the money and it is not just about sports. We need female role models. Women, personalities, who push and shift our limits and show us, what is possible for us. These women exist…


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Das ist nur für den Fall, dass ich gelegentlich deine Gedanken streife und dich für einen Augenblick gefangen nehme. Für den Fall, dass du mich ganz heimlich noch ver­misst und du immer, wenn das Gefühl stärker ist als deine Vernunft, nach Worten von mir suchst. Nach etwas, was mich dir näherbringt. Das hier ist nur für den Fall, dass meine Worte nicht so spurlos an dir vorbeiziehen wie es scheint und du mir eigentlich eine Menge zu sagen hättest, wenn die Dinge nur anders wären.

Nur für diesen Fall solltest du wissen, dass ich glaube, ich verstehe dich. …


And why we should play them our way.

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We know what is expected of us, in the different roles we play throughout our lives. Whether we are the big sister or the little sister, a daughter. There is a picture in which the worlds wants us to fit, as well in our carrier choice, as a girlfriend, wife and mother. The world shaped roles for us as women, for our looks, as well as our thinking patterns and it would like to see us fulfil these roles.

The times may be changing but to act according to these roles is still deeply rooted in us and it sometimes…


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Die Definition von Wahnsinn ist, immer wieder das Gleiche zu tun und andere Ergebnisse zu erwarten.

-Albert Einstein-

Wir haben nur eine Welt aber Milliarden verschiedener Meinungen. Wir alle haben eine Vergangenheit, die Welt hat die lehrreichste, aber wir wollen nicht aus ihr lernen, sei es junge oder alte Vergangenheit. Diese Vergangenheit ist voller Kriege und Gewalt wegen menschenver­achtender Ansichten, als wäre das Eine besser als das Andere. …


It was easier to say I love you, but I guess I still do

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I think about it over and over again. (Nelly — Over and Over)

At first sight, we still look so alike. The same eyes that witnessed the same childhood. We love the same sports, we earned the same diploma. We made it to the upper-middle class, but here, we are all but alike.

You prefer watching sports now and I still play them. Your diploma hangs on the wall for everyone to see in your place downtown, mine is somewhere in the drawer in the outskirts. You like the thought about belonging to the upper-class someday and driving a faster…


If your dreams still give you butterflies, protect them.

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When was the last time you closed your eyes and saw your dreams? Dreams about who you want to become, what you want to do, or the way you want to live?

We all have dreams. Sometimes we just dream them, sometimes we break them down into little accomplishable goals and pursue them, step-by-step, and sometimes we already fulfilled a dream and tend to forget in the daily routine why we even wanted to make that dream a reality.

It happens so fast to lose ourselves in daily work, in a routine. …


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„Just do it“ der weltberühmte Nike Slogan, der wie kaum etwas anderes dafür steht, das Grenzen da sind, um überwunden zu werden. Oder uns zumindest daran erinnern sollte. Die drei Worte suggerieren, dass jeder seine Ziele erreichen kann, dass wir uns auf das Wesentliche konzentrieren und es einfach tun sollten. Es ist ein Slogan, der uns antreiben sollte, in sportlicher Hinsicht aber auch in vielem mehr. Heutzutage werden viele von uns allerdings von „Aufschieberitis“ oder der Prokrastination geplagt. Wir alle kennen jemanden, der sich einfach nicht zum Lernen durchringen kann, es nicht schafft sich hinzusetzen und mit dem Schreiben anzufangen…


How we should really be recharging our batteries

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Nowadays, each laptop, smart-TV, tablet and smartphone has it. Probably every electronic device we use as if our life depends on it has an energy-saving mode. The promise: I need less electricity, cost you less money, just get a little bit darker and you can use me until I burn out. When that happens, we just need a little patience, while the devices are hooked onto an outlet, before they are ready to use again. Sounds like technological progress and it is. However, it almost sounds like a description of what we do to our bodies and minds.

According to…


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Gib mir mehr von dem was du Liebe nennst.

Wenn ich diese Schokolade esse, habe ich Pause von meinem Alltag, weniger Stress? Wenn ich dieses Auto fahre bin ich frei und entspannt? Diese Tablette lindert all meine Schmerzen, diese Salbe macht mich wieder jung? Gib mir mehr von dem, was du Liebe nennst. Diese Liebe ist nicht echt, aber dafür schmeckt sie gut.

Dieses sprechende, elektronische Ding erleichtert mir den anstrengenden Alltag in einem Wohlstandsland? Hier, da und dort finde ich per Klick die wahre Liebe? Mein Bauchfett in 5 Minuten weg? Gib mir mehr von dem was du Liebe…


Your power is within you.

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Just because we don’t see a solution right in front of us doesn’t mean there isn’t one right inside of us. However, as human beings, we only believe in what we see. And because of that, we’re afraid of staring defenseless in the face of the world — standing alone, without anyone right beside us.

Evolutionarily, the group offers protection and survival, and that mechanism is still within us. We don’t like walking alone or standing alone with our opinion, as if our opinion is only valid when others support it. …

Verena Wilmes

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