The life of a strawberry – from farm to table

Strawberries are a quintessential spring/summer fruit, leaders of the forthcoming bounty that summertime offers so generously. Rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B9, potassium and antioxidants, it is a favorite of children and adults alike. The health benefits of the humble strawberry include keeping your heart healthy, regulating your blood sugar levels and even helping […]

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Thoughts on racism + a list of resources

Hello friends, I have taken some time off this past week from posting on Wednesday and Sunday not only to make sense and better understand racism, but to also amplify the Black/African American voices that desperately needed to be heard. Being born and raised in Romania, a very homogeneous country in terms of race/skin color, […]

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A list of personal development resources for 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2020s! Not only have we entered a new year, but a new decade as well. With this in mind, I wanted to put together a list of resources and tools that I have found helpful and inspiring throughout the years. Articles, tools and exercises that tackle major components of […]

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How to use journaling to gain more clarity: 3 methods and a list of resources

As we have discussed in my previous post, Journaling (and free writing) have many benefits. Today, we will explore and discuss THREE different methods we can use in our daily journaling practice to gain clarity and have a better understanding of our inner world. If you have never journaled before, then first things first. Let’s […]

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10 benefits of free writing and journaling

At the end of last year, in a moment where I felt utterly discouraged, isolated and lonely, I picked up a discorded notebook and started to write. As the thoughts poured out of me, my hand barely being able to keep up with them, the words sprawling out larger and larger as I kept on […]

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5 books to keep on your bedside table

These next 5 books that I would like to present to you have stumbled into my life quite unexpectedly. Each and every one became a wondrous discovery, adding something to my daily routine that I didn’t know I needed. Hidden underneath a pile of books at my local thrift store, discovering it while researching my […]

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Inspirational Interview: Bogdan Romanica – Youth Leader

Dear friends, I am so delighted and happy to present to you the next person! :) Bogdan has done (and keeps doing!) so many wonderful things for our Romanian youths and I could not be more proud to share this interview with you all! I met Bogdan for the very first time in the Spring […]

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Inspirational Interview: Monica Hrinca – Photographer

Hello dear friends, Monica is a young photographer born in Romania who at the moment is living in Dortmund, Germany, where she is working and studying to further her degree and consolidate her photographic skills. With a keen eye for details and beauty, her passion for photography started early on and developed naturally. I met […]

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Inspirational Interview: Alexandra Matei – Human Rights Consultant

Dear Friends, Alexandra Matei is a 24 year old passionate and enthusiastic young woman with 7 years work experience in the non-profit sector. She is also a trainer and consultant on peace issues and youth leadership. She has managed to work for the Council of Europe on youth rights, set-up her own NGO and was […]

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