85: #cmSILENCE 12/19

Jutta Horstmann & Sabina H. Schmitz bei eyeo

As the end of the year draws near, life can get humorously hectic. We rush to finish up projects, try to squeeze in appointments with loved ones, and can easily lose track of ourselves in the process. 

Is this inevitable? Or can we find ways to ground ourselves amid all the chaos? In this busy season, create moments of stillness where you can.

When silence is intentional, it is valuable and restorative. It brings us back to our senses and is essential to our holistic well-being. Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton defines quiet as a ‘presence’ and ‘think tank of the soul.’ Silence is a powerful tool that allows us to take a step back from the atmosphere around us and realign with our intentions, our hopes, and ourselves. 

This December, set aside time to tune out the noise. You can go for a walk outdoors, find a cozy corner, or simply close your eyes. The magic of silence is that we can access it wherever we are.

Our Montevideo chapter chose this month’s exploration of Silence and Dani Scharf illustrated the theme.

Join us on Friday December 13th for our next event at eyeo. Jutta Horstmann and Sabina H. Schmitz will talk about December’s global theme #cmSilance Talk will be in English ➳ Get your free ticket here

Sabina H. Schmitz coordinates projects for the Acceptable Ads Committee at Eyeo and supports her team members to advocate for a safer internet. She was born near Frankfurt Germany and gathered 18 years of experience on the African continent. Sabina moved to Germany in 2008 to pursue her studies in International Business and Tourism at the Cologne Business School. She spends her free time reading, working on her creative brand Brown Leather Book, and building a network for the African-European Fellowship.

Jutta is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of eyeo, the company behind the single most popular browser extension ever developed: Adblock Plus. As a computer science graduate with 20 years of experience in the IT sector, she founded her own software development company and grew it over a decade. She then moved into IT consultancy and organizational transformation, bringing this experience to eyeo since 2017. She defines her role as eyeo’s COO as “enabling the organization for success”.
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Über eyeo GmbH:
Calmness, Clarity, Compassion – How eyeo applies mindfulness to company culture and collaboration
“It does not have to be crazy at work!” – At eyeo we want to ensure that our people feel energized and focused. That’s why we constantly improve our ways of working, and provide opportunities to practice mindfulness. In our talk we want to provide some background on why mindfulness is an important concept in a business context. We will also share some personal stories on how we apply mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation in our professional lives.

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