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Stress is good for you

Repurpose stress as your superpower Photo by NASA on Unsplash Stress wants you to RETHINK its reputation Generally, we attribute stress to negative things. It’s something to avoid. Something that creates a myriad of health issues.Stress is bad, stress is the worst.And let’s not forget how we get stressed out in our pursuit of reducing our stress levels. It’s time to put our low opinion about stress into perspective. There is a ton of research that actually shows that short-term stress has positive effects, such as: Enhancing performance by increasing our brain’s processing speed. It improves our memory.

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Stop wondering, mint NFTs!

Photo by Nicole Baster on Unsplash How to enter the promised land of Decentralized Social and start curating your work on the Blockchain   You must have lived under a rock if you aren’t well aware that NFTs are the hot sh** right now.Sorry, language happens when I get excited.I wasn’t sure for a while, when and what to write exactly about my experience with DeSo — Decentralized Social — the new world of social media.   And now you might ask: Wait… how is that related to NFTs?   Take a breath, bear with me.   DeSo

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Self-care is selfish

 And here’s why that’s totally okay!   Photo by Nicola Fioravanti on Unsplash Someone asked on Reddit: When does focusing on yourself turn into being self-centered? The question stuck with me for a while. I guess, especially because I had thought on and off about why it is often so hard to be nice to ourselves? The Reddit question included a bit of a back story about divorce, not knowing what one was all about after marriage, and basically having difficulties answering basic questions like “What do you do for fun?”. So the Redditor started a journey

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Lost and found: how to (re-)build trust

Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash Think about the last few years — as well as what’s been happening with the pandemic, people getting divided over anything and everything, political events, connections to others… Do you think you trust as much as you did 5, 10, 15 years ago? For my part I have to say: I don’t think so. More than asking: What happened? I’d like to look at: Why are our lives better with trust? What can be done to (re)build trust? How do you put the right seeds into the soil? And how do you

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Making plans for the winter months

How you can use the grim days of the year to accomplish everything you dreamt of during summer Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash Living in the Northern hemisphere, the months of November up to March are often a cause of depression or at least met with a tiny feeling of dread.You know what’s coming for you… October will most often let you down gently into the colder temperatures. Beautifully colored autumn leaves are distracting you and the odd sunshine here and there may still warm your heart. November has its own perks including some country or

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The cheapest, easiest way to improve your life in every aspect

  It’s about time to start your journaling habit because it’s really good for… well, everything! A stronger immune system, wounds that heal faster, increases chances to fight cancer, better sleep, better resilience against stress and burnout, increases mindfulness, improves working memory, enhances communication skills, boosts self-confidence, increases productivity, heightens capacity for empathy and compassion towards oneself and others, it puts you in a better mood… the list is long and goes on and on. Journaling is very well known as the “Swiss army knife” of improving the mental and physical health of those who follow

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Let’s talk about rest, baby!

Back to guilt-free relaxation Do you sometimes wake up and don’t want to get out of bed? Do you feel empty? Like you cannot enjoy anything? Like you don’t care much about your work anymore? And you don’t really want to talk to anyone?  At the same time, you might think your life is actually pretty great and you cannot pinpoint what the problem is:You have had amazing experiences over the past year, you and your family are happy and healthy, you were meeting a bunch of interesting people. You’re jumping from one thing to the other. You even manage

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No, you’re NOT too broke/busy/old/whatever to change…

Recently, I found this tweet in my inbox: And I was like: Yes! It’s bold and takes courage. And you might think: “Yeah well if you have the financial means and time to make such a move, congrats — that’s just not me.” Or: “I’m too old to learn something new.” Or: “This is going to take too much time.” Or — as Chris Powers says himself: “As I approach 37 I realize how crazy the story actually is.” Let’s flip each of those reasons around and do some soul-searching: No money, no time Even if

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Be who you want to be

Stop relying on personality tests and start shaping your identity   Myers-Briggs, 16personalities, Big Five, the odd Buzzfeed “Which Disney character are you?” test… A lot of us — me definitely included — have at some point tried to figure out who we are. Either for ourselves, for someone else, or for a job. Personality tests are a fun way to engage with yourself and then get a nicely written result about your personality type. You might say: Oh yeah, sounds like me. And why wouldn’t it? You just answered a bunch of questions that led to that result. When

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At peace with your body, at peace with your mind

“Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. Tell it that should be completely different. You tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. You fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?” — Warsan Shire How much time do you spend thinking about how you look?A bit each

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