Chapter 51: A confession of love

This chapter is a special piece inspired by a special person in the current chapter of my life. It was written after a special night of happiness. It’s an ode love and an attempt to capture the deep, rich, and bright feeling of love.

Chapter 47: Heroes exists and you could be friends with them

We have been befriended for at least two winters now and I feel as I am still thawing out so many formidable facets, which I had no idea about, from her modest composure. With every one of her impressive deeds that I learn about, my respect for her intensifies…

Chapter 42: Beautiful bonds

Human connection is beautiful. But having to let go of a close soul is painful, sometimes so unbearably painful that we lose our interest in rebuilding new connections. We might conclude that we will never again stumble upon a bond like the one we tragically lost…

Chapter 41: Sevenfould wisdom

Here I am, savouring pancakes with my flatmate on this Sunday morning. No better time to reflect on what insights the past week has brought to me, and these insights turn out to be rather diverse: from optimal time-management to the secret behind beauty…

Chapter 33: Battling through conflict with a new strategy

We all breathe in the world in different pulses, leading to varying expectations and beliefs. It is exactly when people’s expectations split that conflict is sure to follow. What can we do to handle conflict as best as possible? Find out more in this article…

Chapter 32: You are single?

I have been thinking about the way society treats the status of being a single a lot lately. If we carry the badge of singleness, society expects us to be actively looking for a new date. The pursuit of love seems like a sport we were all signed up for, even if the single-player mode may fit our life’s tournament better…

Chapter 31: Sexuality

In the past, my world did not accommodate any form of untraditional sexuality until it came to my awareness how unbelievably redneck my beliefs about sexes, sexuality, and genders were…

Chapter 24: Lessons for life (pt 1)

Being young comes with an admirable recklessness and an emotional intensity that adulthood cannot compare with. But when we are young, we are also blinded by emotion and deaf to reason. I keep browsing through my memories, with my attention especially drawn towards life choices which I now cannot identify with anymore. To ensure that my future self will not repeat these past mistakes, I have created this list of important lessons my younger self has taught me…

Chapter 6: It is all about the people

2019 has been a hell of a ride, marked by immense personal growth alongside increased self-awareness. Most importantly however, this year, with all its ups and downs, could have not been so successful without the contribution of many beautiful people. What I learned from being so social is how much others mean.