My nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award

Blogger AwardLast week I discovered that my blogger friend Ute nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Ute and I have a lot in common, not only the European School that we attended as kids in different parts of Europe and her blog, expatsincebirth is truly excellent. Being nominated by such a person is an honor for me. Thank you Ute! J

And here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

Please find herewith my nominees, who are all worth checking out!


And here the seven things about me:

  • I am finally ready now to go on more than a full day in silence mindfulness retreat (2 or 3 days)
  • I feel very much centered and aligned with myself nowadays and am
  • Very much excited about the new and interesting things to come
  • I enjoy learning Arabic a lot but unfortunately have not enough time to study and do my homework
  • I am an ‘emotional intelligent’ leader, enjoying to guide people with empathy and compassion
  • I can feel at home anywhere in this world as long as my family and belongings are with me
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks again and have a great evening, morning, day, Jenny

My “Best Moment Award”

First-Best-Moment-Award-WinnerI recently received the “Best Moment Award” from Moment Matters for my post “The fight for attention in communication”. I must say that receiving two awards in one week really made me feel happy about the fact that people around the world actually read and appreciate what I have to say. This post – as all the others I write – got kicked-off by a real-life event where I had to deal with people who asked for a meeting and then were not really interested about what I had to say (or maybe it is a new way of multitasking where one ear listens to the person sitting in front and the eyes and brain concentrate on what the hands are writing to somebody else per e-mail). 😉

For me writing about mindful leadership and intercultural communication, being a humble ‘beginner’ on the path of awakening and meditation, it felt like a milestone to have received this award. Somehow, I moved forward (or maybe sideward) in this journey called life trying to look inside myself in order to pull out a “new and improved” me or better: the knowledge and peace that sits there anyways and that I was simply not able to hear until now. The “Best Moment Award” actually goes to people who

“live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.”

Let the journey begin! Every second of your life deserves to be lived at its fullest! Thank you Moment Matters!

Let me now award 10 people or posts as I don’t know more than that (yet). I have selected:

  1. The post “Teach peace” written by Gina
  2. The wind horse blog inspiring, amazing and touching words
  3. The post “Feather Inspiration” by Ruby
  4. Evan’s post “An Inspirational Snack” and also his blog
  5. Business Life Asia with this post on the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong
  6. The Post on “Metta” by Khalil Bodhi
  7. The Post “What we long for” from
  8. “A call for mindful leadership” from Ellen Langer
  9. The “Zen of doing” by Leo Babauta
  10. Connecting with nature” by Sakshi Vashist