The first days of January usually inspire me to make plans and resolutions for the coming year. But this time, I’m opting out of that ritual for the first time in years. Here’s why…
How do you look back on a year that ended up leaving you in a depression? How do you tell the story so it doesn’t become ‘that horrible year 2021?’
When you give, who are you doing that for? What’s in it for you? What’s in it for the other person? What energy is behind it?
It’s wonderful when young people put their hands and heads together to fight for social justice, the environment and their future. But idealism also has a dark side that we need to be wary of…
We often think we have a pretty good idea of the future ahead based on our experiences of the past. But sometimes, that future becomes really unclear. How does that make us feel? And how can we respond?
We’re in a bit of a sleep-crisis in our Western culture. We have ideas and habits that actually prevent us from having a healthy attitude towards sleep. But sleep is a non-negotiable when it comes to our wellbeing.
My friend asked me ‘how did it get this far?’ and I asked myself the same question. Not just for me, personally, but for a society as a whole as well, with so many dropping out due to burnout. What’s really going on here?
Many of us have princples that guide our lives, ideals that we’ve translated into practical habits to reflect who we want to be. But sometimes, those principles are too hard to uphold, or conflict with one another, or somehow don’t really seem to mirror that initial ideal. Is it alright not to live according to your own principles for a while?
Some beautiful words that may help guide you through a difficult moment or two… Or so they have done for me.
We all want to feel a sense of belonging. It’s part of our human nature. And we often try to feel it, by making ourselves fit in. But is that the right way to go about it?