Author: Christian and Deborah

How to Live Your Best: The Making of a Movie

We’ll never remember those days in which we sat and watched movies, but we’ll always remember the ones where we create our own. - Deborah Ostmo, while brushing her teeth last night Deborah and I got drunk last night. Ok, not that drunk, but we had fun. We’re in Thailand, and not because we particularly wanted to be. The cheapest ticket back to Germany (where we’ve decided to move) flies out of Bangkok, so we got our butts to Bangkok. But, when we got there, we decided we hated it. Deborah walked in front of me out of the airport. She squinted her...

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The Art of Being Fearless – Own It
The Personal Journey to Purpose

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us… - Maya Angelo From the beginning of our lives, we have parents telling us what to do and how to work, or telling us to study hard. We have teachers who judge us based how well we do in one class. Later on, we have managers who direct us. We have girlfriends (or boyfriends) who sway our decisions this way or that. All throughout our lives, we have news agencies telling us who to...

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Values or Interests
What should I look for in a relationship?

When a man sees a beautiful woman across the bar, he may walk over to her. He may use a quick pickup line like, “I just wanted to come over here and say hi.” She may think it’s cute. A nice conversation may begin when he asks her what her favorite movies are. She may come back with a question like, “what do you like to do for fun?” The two of them may have a really strong connection. They might just schedule a date, because they seem to have a lot in common. Let’s call the fictional characters...

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5 Ways to Attract the Love of Your Life

We attract people only at a common level of emotional health. If you want to find and attract an emotionally healthy, loving life-partner, you need to first become the person of your own dreams. This doesn’t mean you need to have attained some level of perfection that is only known by a handful of people, but it does mean that you need to project exactly what you want to attract. 1) Believe the Right Person is Out There  First off, call me a crazy non-romantic, but I don’t believe there’s only one single person who is your one single person. That said,...

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Where Is Home?

Where are you from? “Where are you from?” Said a man in a brown cap from across the table. With his eyebrows up, his look was curious. I turned my head to Deborah, my wife, then I turned back to him. Until recently, the answer to that question was pretty straightforward, but I had to respond, “I’m not sure.” This might just be the most common question you’ll get as a globetrotter. As an American traveler, many guess it correctly, while others say “Canadian” for fear of offending the minority who just happen to come from a little further north, and still others (non-English...

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