Shifting perspective: Why we should create more than we consume

Shifting perspective: Why we should create more than we consume
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In exactly 6 months to the day, I will turn 40. A few months ago, this meant nothing to me. It was just a number on the calendar, an inevitable milestone of sorts, if you wish. But this year has been very different in comparison to the last few years of my life. Perhaps it has shaped the way I look at things today. Continue reading “Shifting perspective: Why we should create more than we consume”

‘A Man Called Ove’ & lessons in writing and reading

‘A Man Called Ove’ & lessons in writing and reading

This is, technically, not a book review. I rarely write those anymore.

That said, this is kind of, sort of a review of a book that touched my heart, opened my eyes and made me reflect on a number of things, as a reader, writer and blogger. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s back track, just a bit. Continue reading “‘A Man Called Ove’ & lessons in writing and reading”

Mindfulness: The mental workout you need

Mindfulness: The mental workout you need

On Friday morning, 8.45 a.m., I bent down to pick up something from the floor of my bedroom. In that instant, a sharp, searing pain shot through the base of my neck and between my shoulder blades. Frozen, in pain, I cried out, unable to move.

Sixty hours later, I am here, writing a post on what happened between then and now. And it all has to do with mindfulness and how it helped me deal with this pain. Continue reading “Mindfulness: The mental workout you need”