Category: Self development

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How to let go of material possessions

Materialism. It´s all around us. It a product of the society we are living in, of what we consider a normal life. It´s what keeps this society going, growing, producing. By buying, wanting and demanding. We drive, the steering wheel firmly in our hands, directly to consuming and demanding, leading to producing more and more. Trapped in this faster and faster spinning circle it´s … Read More How to let go of material possessions

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Not feeling at home anywhere?

Where is your home? Where do you feel most at ease, laid back and comfortable? Is it the place where you grew up? Comfortable and cozy in your familiar surroundings? Or is it somewhere far, far away from the environment that felt so close before? Could it be anywhere? Could it be nowhere? Where do I feel at home? This question has been with … Read More Not feeling at home anywhere?

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Are we addicted to our phones?

Phones. Social Media. Is it helping our generation to connect more closely or is it leaving us addicted to scrolling through meaningless feeds, swiping away our creativity like dirt on a bathroom floor? Is the social network really social or is it cutting our will to produce and to use our brain effectively? Consumed by screens Nowadays, we spend a lot of our times … Read More Are we addicted to our phones?

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Am I having a Quarter Life Crisis?

I know, this title sounds a bit dramatic. But after thinking closely what I´ve been experiencing the last few months/year I guess that’s what describes it best. For me, a quarter life crisis means you´re lost, to some extend, you don´t know what to do and how to go on especially after finishing school. What now? We go to school for 12 years, then … Read More Am I having a Quarter Life Crisis?

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Why reading is so important

When I was little, I loved to read. 3-year-old me would even sit in our living room with a book in her hands “reading” out loud while turning the pages. Well, I couldn´t read yet, but I already pretended to do so as I knew all my favorite stories by heart and knew exactly where I had to turn a page. In fact, I … Read More Why reading is so important

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The Art of Meditation

Meditation. In last week’s post I talked about how practicing Yoga is changing my life right now (read more about Yoga here) – now I will dig even deeper. Meditation. But what exactly is mediation? Or rather, what is it not? No idea about mediation? For the longest time, I had no idea what the word actually meant. And I know a lot of … Read More The Art of Meditation

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How Yoga is changing my life

Yoga. A practice I didn’t know much about and therefore would consider boring not so long ago. A practice I will now go to India for. To become a certified yoga teacher and to learn more about the philosophy behind it. More than just stretching Until recently, I taught about yoga more as the mere act of stretching. When I watched a YouTube tutorial … Read More How Yoga is changing my life

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Vegan for 3 years – review

I’ve been a vegan for 3 years now. Wow. It struck me myself as well as time had passed so quickly. It was a good time after a right decision. A time I did a lot of reduce my impact on this earth to a minimum. A time that felt great – but was not always as easy as many might like to present … Read More Vegan for 3 years – review

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The benefits of water fasting

Or: Why I ate nothing for 6 days Recently, I decided it was about time to give my body a break. Unhealthy eating, too much food had consumed it too much, it was about time to let it recover for a bit. That’s why I decided to try out water fasting for 6 days. So, how does it work? Well, it’s simple: you basically … Read More The benefits of water fasting

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Too little diversity in our education system

If only schools could teach us what other cultures can. We would probably live in a much more peaceful world. If schools would teach us the respect you gain once you become friends with people from all over the world, we would live in such a nice community. Where everyone has a different background, where everyone lives together and learns from his/her neighbors. Sounds … Read More Too little diversity in our education system

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Being your true self

Do you find it hard to be yourself sometimes? I certainly did in the past. I guess we all know situations where we had to put up a mask in order to fit in. Where we had to hide behind a made-up image and weren’t able to express ourselves. Too big was the risk of not being accepted, of not fitting into society. It … Read More Being your true self

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My mind – my greatest enemy?

Did you ever think about that every negative thought, every “unfair” thing that ever happened to you might just be a matter of interpretation? It’s the way we interpret a situation that determines how we will feel about it. We do have two options here: getting upset because life is just unfair or trying to see it from the bright side. I recently discovered … Read More My mind – my greatest enemy?