Chapter 49: Snippets from self-development

Tacky green glasses roost on her head like a giant grasshopper. She flirts awkwardly with the camera as she is half smiling, half duck-facing.

Life stages many different shots of us and each of them tells a story…

Chapter 45: The scent of good memories

I fear that memories I treasure could fade or vanish at one unfortunate match of life circumstances. Good memories delight as heartily as bumping into a close friend by coincidence. But what happens when our tangible records of memories get lost? Will we have no other keepsakes of our good memories?

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 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‚Äôs 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 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 19: Positivity, Growth, Communication, Diversity

Positivity, growth, communication, diversity – four words that are particularly meaningful to me. I have not only used them on the title page of my blog, I have also adopted them as my personal slogan. Why have I chosen those four words, you wonder? Check out this post to find out.

Chapter 18: Never say never

Times change. Circumstances change. Life changes. Life leads you onto unexpected paths, and before you realise, life tricked you into taking corners you believed you would never dare to cut. I went through a few unexpected turns in life – some bigger, some smaller; but they all started with heavy prejudice and stubborn beliefs, which were both largely unjustified at the time…

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 14: Raising Expectations

We raise expectations towards the world, towards others, and certainly towards ourselves. We raise them consciously, sometimes unconsciously. Expectations are either met or failed, and the challenge is to keep expectations realistic, so that we do not get disappointed as easily and often.

Chapter 13: Introspection

Turning inwards when you feel lost to re-discover your path ahead again, or turning inwards to make meaning of yourself and life. This chapter features two short, philosophical reflections on big questions in life, namely the search for meaning and purpose