• Being an MD,  Culture,  Life story,  Thoughts

    The pursuit of happiness (2): New Year’s Resolution: Do more of what makes you happy!

    It was not easy making the phone calls to get a psychologist. My pride was hurt, deeply. At some point I tried to tell myself, even physicians get burn out and depressive phases. That is a common secret. And even if you think -as a physician- you know what you are having, there are times when you have to realize that you can’t treat yourself. But it is always easier saying than doing. Just in front of the chair in my therapist’s office, there is a big framed picture with this motto “DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY”. I then decided to write and make documentations about things that make me happy,…

  • Culture,  Life story,  Photography,  Thoughts,  Travel

    Der Berg ruft!

    Erlanger Bergkirchweih or the “Berch” as the Franconias say it. It is an annual beer festival, which has had a long history back and proves to be a MUST if you happen to live in the region of Franconia. What’s so special about this beer festival? I was at first a bit skeptical, since I haven’t been a fan of beer festivals, simply because I’m not a fan of drunk people, I can’t tolerate that much of alcohol and believe it or not, beer is such an extreme potent diuretics for me (it means that the time I’d spend in the toilet would be probably longer than the time I’d…

  • Being an MD,  Culture,  Life story,  Thoughts

    Deutsche Sprache: eine Hassliebe aus meiner persönlichen Sicht

    How to learn German in one year! I wish I could give some tips of how to learn German in 30 days.. but unfortunately I can’t.. Instead, I will share with you, how I’ve been struggling with this wonderful yet difficult language. This post is dedicated for all fellows, who are struggling to learn German. This time I’d write in German (CAVE: this text might contain many grammatical mistakes, please understand). Click here for the English text! Ich weiß ganz genau, wie verdammt schwierig die deutsche Sprache ist. Seit ungefähr 13 Jahren bin ich dabei, diese tolle Sprache zu 100%-ig zu meistern und es gelingt mir leider immer noch nicht.…