There exist different underlying motivations on how to pursue happiness in different cultures. As I am living in Japan as a Westerner, I was interested to study some culturally shaped concepts of happiness and also linked them to the correlation between wealth and happiness.
Extremely homogeneous society, almost full employment, low criminality, high suicide rate due to depression, fastest aging society and declining population, unique way of doing business, and economic growth of 0%. How to vitalize Japan?
Overview This article is distinguishing holism from reductionist concepts and critically analyzes the application of holism in the mental health topic of long-term smoking cessation. By identifying some current state indicators the article suggests a definition of a holistic approach going forward. The effective maintenance of long-term nicotine abstinence is considered to be positively influenced … Continue reading Holistic approach to change behavior (e.g., towards a smoke-free identity)
Demarcating pseudoscience Evidence from neuroscience Neuroscience in popular culture Own biases and ethical considerations Still, we are not only our brains and thinking is not optional:-)
Assessing the mind-brain debate Introduction To assess the importance of the mind-brain debate to the science of psychology, I will in this essay first try to clarify what the differing point of view between the psychological theories of dualism and monism are. I will explain the so-called ‘explanation gap’ based on which I don’t consider … Continue reading The mind-brain explanatory gap
Two decades of insights into many organizations, looking at current literature and trends, and most importantly my ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ spirit let me think beyond present common practices. For every organization (cooperatives may be already a step ahead) willing to take a quantum leap in the happier workforce revolution: These are my key objectives for … Continue reading 11 Ways to Happy Learning and Development (L&D) for Real Performance. The Chief Learning Officer (CLO)
“Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy I believe that an organization’s ability to grow and compete is wholly dependent on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of its people, as performance is the outcome of learning on individual, group, and organizational level. Not providing the right learning initiatives at the right … Continue reading Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other
#67 Deep water [life water painting series] (Mathias Sager, oil colour water mixable on wood panel, M12 60.6 cm x 41.0 cm) #63 RGB III (Mathias Sager, Oil colours water mixable on canvas board, 27.5×22.1×0.4 cm (10.6″x8.7″x0.16″)) #62 Stairways (Mathias Sager, Oil colors water mixable on canvas board, 8F 46.7×38.1×0.4 cm (18.4″x15″x0.16″)) #61 RGB II … Continue reading Abstracts & Patterns
United Colors of Humanity (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, F8, 455×380 Sing me (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, M10, 530×333) #75 Culture shock (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, M10 530 x 333) #73 Broken Cultures (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, F10, 530 x 450) #72 Sad (Mathias Sager, oil on wood … Continue reading Figures & Creatures
#76 Lake bed (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, F10 530 x 455) #67 Deep water [life water painting series] (Mathias Sager, oil colour water mixable on wood panel, M12 60.6 cm x 41.0 cm) #045 Flood (Mathias Sager, watermixable oil colours on canvas boards, 3 times 3F 27.5×22.1×0.4 cm (10.6″x8.7″x0.16″)) #036 Volcano lake garden … Continue reading Life water painting series
#081 United Colors of Humanity (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, F8, 455×380) #75 Culture shock (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, M10 530 x 333) #73 Broken Cultures (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, F10, 530 x 450) #71 Lost city (Mathias Sager, oil on wood panel, P10 530 x 410) #70 Red ladder … Continue reading Japan – Switzerland painting series
Beetles visiting nearby balcony There I’m breathing, seeking harmony Sing cicades’ and black crows’ voices Drowned out by the crowds percussions Dog runs, barbeque, photography Calm and loud with friends and family Nature culture, symbiosis to immerse in Listen paint it, Yoga in the morning
«From amition to purpose.» Generally, if results are not achieved, it is often not because of missing tools (the wrong «how to»), but because of the wrong purpose and motivation (the wrong «why»). Human beings are most willing to open their mind in a more selfless attitude, if fears of external pressure or desire for … Continue reading Affirmation ‘From ambition to purpose’
We can fly to the moon since 1969. We can also spend every 8 days 30 billion dollars for military, what would be enough to eradicate world hunger for a year. And we can count every four seconds a person who dies of hunger or hunger-related causes. – Mathias Sager
All Art (mathias sager – Psychology & Art) Hello Mathias! Tell us a few words about yourself. What does a typical day look? Do you just do art, or is art just part of the picture? Hello! Thank you very much for having me! I’m an artist, although I’m a psychologist too. I’ve decided to … Continue reading Art / Paintings
Das Sinnbild des roten Lebensfadens wird genutzt, um über das Leben zu philosophieren. Eine ausgeleierte Metapher? Auf jeden Fall ein oft und vielfältig interpretiertes Bild. Es lohnt sich, mal nahe am physischen Konzepts eines Fadens dran zu bleiben und von solchen Charakteristiken mögliche Parallen zum Leben abzuleiten.