Depression, Anxiety and Stress Are Not All On You

This was not the post I was going to write today but it is the post I want to write after checking my e-mails from work, which I hadn’t checked since last Thursday, the day I told anyone who wanted to hear that I can’t keep doing what I do (academic research) the way I am right now: mentally and physically burned out. On that same day, however, I got an e-mail asking/requesting whether I would be happy to submit and prepare an abstract for the very following day (Friday). Of course, I missed that e-mail because I gave myself a break to recover from a 24h commute without sleep and a night at Gatwick’s airport. Two working days later, I got another e-mail, reminding me of the same subject. Both e-mails were filled with careful words, but I could still feel that subjective in-built pressure I find over and over again in academia — it matters very little that you are humanly unfit to use your brain.

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Book Giveaway + 400 Readers

Hey beautiful people,

My blog just hit the 400 followers mark on WordPress! I’m very happy to have achieved this mile before going back home and I want to celebrate it with you here, so… I’m hosting a book giveaway! 

Now, before I go into the book giveaway, I would like to thank you all for your support and time. I started blogging when I was 12, but this blog is the first one to last so many days and months: it will be 2 years old in early 2019! 

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365 Days of Happiness #BookReview

 

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Do you struggle to find happiness in your day-to-day life? Do you think happiness is something out of reach right now? What if I told you that you can now work your way to happiness, one day at a time? That’s exactly what Jacqueline has to offer you in her high-vibrational book “365 Days of Happiness”.

Jacqueline Pirtle is an incredible energy healer and happiness coach. She has led workshops and many other life-changing events. She integrates aspects such as energy healing, law of attraction, and other holistic approaches to wellness and health. If there’s something Jacqueline knows very well is the importance of becoming aware of our own energy and use it to create and live the best version of ourselves.

Jacqueline does not, however, dismisses the importance of walking the talk as well. In 2017, Jacqueline decided to commit herself to work towards her own happiness and she did so by writing and exploring everyday what makes her happy! The result is an inspirational book which will make you rethink what happiness really means to you as well as support you in the discovery and exploration of different ways through which you can boost your own happiness!

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Each entry on “365 Days of Happiness” was an invitation for me to slow down, to have my hygge moment, and remember myself that happiness can be found literally anywhere I put my attention and awareness on. I often also felt that Jacqueline was just sitting right there, having a cup of tea with me while sharing her inspiring and whimsical reflections on happiness. Each day, there was a new whole conversation to open the doors of my mind and heart!

I want to share with your a passage from Jacqueline’s book that spoke deeply to me:

If you have psychical pain, acknowledge it. Accept, respect, appreciate, thank, and love your pain for the communication it brings. Then find something in your body that represents happiness, and mindfully focus on that. Take, for instance your smile. Mindfully focus on your smile! This will create happy energy in you which you will fill every cell of your body with, initiating health and healing. Practise happy mindfulness at all times! That IS happiness! (Day 250, p. 254)

And happiness is indeed moving our mind and energy to the good that already exists – in ourselves and in the world. Happiness is like a free-flowing intelligence that expands your inner vision and heart space, connecting us to what really matters in life. Hence, if you are looking for a heart-warming and light read on happiness, Jacqueline’s book is one of my book recommendations to you. In it, you will find many thoughts and practical suggestions to find your own way to happiness… and live a more joyful life!

Interested in getting this book? You can find it here.

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Travelling Internationally: Behind The Scenes

Packing

In the beginning, I used to pack like anyone else, but soon it hit me that there had to be another clever and more effective way to pack all I needed. I did a google search and found out about the technique you can see in the picture below: every piece of clothing becomes a little roll and magic happens. Using this trick, I can now pack much more clothes.

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Coffee first…

I like to have a good coffee before I head to the airport. Coffee not only wakes me up as it’s actually a ritual that prepares me to another brand new adventure!

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A good book to read

Another must have is a book that gets my unconditional attention. I found this at the Whitstable rail station and it’s all about positive organisational behaviour and leadership.

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