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What you need to know about privilege

Every day we are doing things we take for granted that other people are dreaming of. And that simple realisation made me feel immensely guilty. Why me? For sure there are many other talented, kind and smart people who deserve it too, but that is a reality I can’t change.

What can I change? My thankfulness. My kindness. My gratitude.

What teaching gymnastics taught me about leadership

Now apart from being completely frightening, leadership is also amazingly rewarding. Think about the impact some of your leaders have had on your life. That one manager. That one teacher. And how they have impacted your life. Now, wouldn’t it be amazing to be just like them?  

What is success in life and how do we measure it?

You want a shocking number?

When it comes to extreme averages, teenagers take the prize. Their daily average time spent on social media is nine hours a day. That's longer than most people spend sleeping or in school.

Think of how they could spend this time. Working on what they define as a successful life. No one will ever remember that one great day where I spent 9 hours on Instagram. Will they?

What is true female power?

I am what my ex-boyfriends like to call ‘a true feminist’, you know one of those girls that men really hate and fear, because they take everything ridiculously far. Now, I have to admit I might be a big believer in women’s rights, but I think women most of all shoot themselves in the foot. We might be the least supportive of our gender. How is that possible?

Falling is love sounds easy, right?

If you don’t fall in love easily, you find that stepping into relationships might be more of a rational thing you decide. You ask for yourself if you like the person, if you think he or she is compatible and if you might have the possibility of any kind of future together.

We are what we think, we attract what we are. Becoming aware of the circles of the universe.

You reap what you sow. What goes around comes around. Your actions have consequences. Your thoughts become reality. Or someone else may call it karma. When I first read "The Secret - Ronda Bryne- I was dead afraid of these scary sentences. It was in my late teens and I realized that if my thoughts would become reality I would turn out even fatter, or more unappealing than I thought I was.

Holidays are coming!

So on this blue Monday evening, deprived of my usual entertainment, I think about my grandfather and long for the time he will arrive. For one week of ‘Dulce far Niente’ (I should have that tattoed!!).

So along with my longing for Christmas to come soon, I want to share my Christmas wishes with you all. It is a tad early, but happy holidays sweets.