The Start of a Beautiful New Life

The blanket weighs heavy on me, and my body is increasingly more sweaty. The memory of the last few hours of my day is fresh within my mind. I feel that my body is protesting against the pressure I put on myself. Although it’s just a regular Sunday, the past few hours felt like a burden. The kind in which you are so far away from the reality that you can’t seem to enjoy what’s right in front of you. My family is sitting around the table, and the food looks delicious, but I don’t seem to be taking in…


The Lessons You Can Learn In College That Make It Worth Your Time

I was reflecting on the past 4 years in college this morning. I was, during my breakfast, thinking of the lessons I learned in college that made it worth my time. I hadn’t thoughts about this before. I used to believe that college wasn’t that much use to me. Giving it some thought today changed that. I actually concluded that there were quite a number of important life lessons that I learned in college. I choose to share the 5 most impactful ones with you. Now, these are all over the place, but they have made my time in college…


Why We Should All Do Less, But With More Intention

The fear of not doing enough was gripping closely around my neck. It was slowly restricting my breath and making me feel nauseous. A feeling I’ve had quite often lately, but why? I was wondering why nothing I ever did felt enough. It always had to be more, better, different, improved, changed. But more importantly, how would I be able to start feeling enough and content with everything I did.

Part One: Doing More

I always had this certain feeling of doing more. And it has been a topic that I have often talked about on the blog as well as on the Instagram…


How We Create Our Own Obstacles

I found myself stuck again. With the monsters that I created. They are in the same room as I am. I dare not look at them, and try to hide for them. The panic and anxiety hold control over my body. I am not paralyzed, but I am frozen in a feeling that I’d rather not experience. A feeling of tension, anxiety, stress, and restlessness. It’s a feeling that comes up when the monsters I created for myself come out of their hiding spots again. Most of the time the monsters are the same. They represent the same feelings, the…


Why There Will Be Days You Just Don’t Know What’s Going On

I see the spoon disappear in the black liquid of my morning coffee. It’s consumed by the liquid and all I can see now are the few CBD oil drops floating on top of the service. I realize that this cup of coffee is exactly how I feel sometimes. We are the spoon, and our inner mental state or the world around us is the blackness of the coffee. We slowly dip in and get consumed by it. We are in total darkness and don’t know what’s going on. We can’t see what’s underneath the surface. All we can see…


Why We Are All Responsible For The Suffering in This World

The hail intensely ticking on the window served as a reminder for me to be mindful. All around me the world quickly passed into my rear mirror. I could barely see a thing. The truck in front of me created a cloud of rain, pushed up into the air by its thick back tires. The windscreen wipers were desperately trying to wipe the window clean. It was an un-winnable battle with the hail and the cloud of water. In the midst of all of this force and speed, I sat rather peacefully. I gently listened to the soothing sound of…


7 Lessons I’ve Learned In My Young Adult Life

On the day of writing this, it is my 22 birthday. It’s a birthday in a year that’s gonna be different than the past couple of years. A year in which I don’t go to classes anymore, in which I don’t have to turn in assignments, or attend lectures. In which I work for myself, and you. That is an incredible thing to think about. In the past 6 years, a lot has changed. And with that, I mean a lot.

At the age of 16, I was stressed. Stressed to the core of my being. Bus rides to school…


Why Life Has Made Me a Better Person

“Your life isn’t meant to be enjoyed.“ The other day I was listening to a podcast from Jay Shetty, where he interviewed Will Smith. (I’ll add the link to the interview at the end of this article) Which are two massive inspirations to me. Until I heard this line. “Life is a school, it isn’t just meant to be enjoyed.” I was just as stunned as you were when you read the title of this article, or read the first sentence. “How could life not be enjoyed? How could the purpose of life not be to have some fun?” …


Living a Grateful and Present Life

I don’t know what to say, other than today is a great day. Today, or more precisely this very moment touches me deeply. I feel alive. Grateful. Sincere. Joyous. Peaceful. All emotions I haven’t experienced a lot in the past couple of weeks. My thoughts and mind have made life hard for me. I couldn’t seem to wrap my head around what was going on. I was doing everything I loved, yet I still felt stressed, and worried about everything to come. It even felt as if I had to achieve the world in just months. …


The Anxiety of Running Out of Time

Have you ever had one of those days where you want to get a lot done, but also know that a lot is happening around you which will result in you not being able to finish everything you planned to finish. I am going through one of those days just now. It’s these days where I feel that I never have enough hours in a day. That thought stresses you out, and that stress causes you to worry even more. It paralyzes me and makes me postpone doing the work even more. …

Today I Lived

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