Chapter 44: Twelve steps to self-care

When did you last make time to care for yourself?
How does good self-care even look like?
Of course, only you can know how to look after yourself best. Perhaps this guide will help you figure it out?

Chapter 35: 100 kilometres

How long does it take to travel 100 kilometres and what does it say about you, if you manage to go this distance? Find out more about my recent holiday adventures and learn about the mindset that will keep you young and fit…

Protected: Chapter 30: Hypocrite

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Chapter 27: Catcalling

Locking my face in his stare, he gestures exuberant kisses with his mouth towards me as he passes. An immediate sensation of disgust and unease flushes through me. What might have seemed as a brief flirt to the man on the bicycle, disturbs my emotions for the whole evening. I cannot brush off his lewd gesturing that creeps over my skin, leaving stains like dried grease.
This is not the first time that I felt molested on the street…

Chapter 25: Happiness is a mindset

Why can things not work out for me for once? You have perhaps asked yourself this question too, one time or another.

Nobody can outrun disappointment, frustration, bad luck, or loss. Yet, we chose how much we let these harbingers of unhappiness affect us, discourage us, and throw us off balance.

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 23: Blueberry skies and daily routine

Good weather raises my spirit, my work attitude, my health, making me generally more productive and vitalised. Unfortunately, I cannot control the weather though. The good news is that there are other factors beside the weather that influence our state of mind, mood, attitude, wellbeing, and performance. In fact, the most influential one of them lies well within our action range. Curious to find out more about how you can you help your wellbeing and performance reach their potential?

Chapter 21: I got scammed

“Usually, I can detect scams very reliably, yet, I did not catch this one. I felt helpless, lost, and unable to think or act. This was a panic attack, and I knew it was.”

Read more about my first-hand experience with a big money scam to find out about its climactic end.

Chapter 17: Keeping grounded during the Corona madness

The Corona madness has reached Glasgow now too. The problem is that panic is more contagious and harmful than the virus itself. Anxiety, when escalated to panic, is very powerful. The last thing I want is to join the public panic, the mass hysteria. However, it is incredibly hard to remain calm in times like these when a pandemic has taken over.

Chapter 16: Up and down

I thought, I spice things up this week by presenting some poetry of mine. The poem in fact was written during a very emotional time.

“I go through high,
I go through low.
An ever-changing, rolling flow.
Up and down,
steep and shallow,
sometimes hard,
sometimes mellow…”

Continue reading the full poem on the post 🙂