8 Steps to More Harmonious Communication

Have you ever found yourself in interactions which just never seem to resolve themselves? I know I have. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could resolve every conflict or disagreement without it leading to resentment or further conflict? While it’s not always possible to see eye-to-eye with others, there are certain ways in which we…

Managing your Expectations: An Exercise in Happiness

When I go to a restaurant, order a meal, and discover that I don’t like it or am very disappointed by it, I have to recognize that there is nothing wrong or faulty with the meal itself. Other people might like it. In fact, it’s not the meal itself, but my expectations around the meal,…

Easy vegan banana bread

A traditional recipe with a modern update – check out this super- healthy, not-your-grandma’s banana bread!

5 secrets of highly organized people

Are stress, social media and too many things to do running your life? Learn the secrets of highly organized people in this short and insightful post by our marketing and management guru Elena.

A walk through grief

After her worst nightmare had come true, Danielle had to learn how to get through this grief that plagued her. Read her story.

Work, mental health and me

When I started suffering from anxiety three years ago, I knew that getting a job would be one of the hardest things I had to do. All my friends who suffered from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or panic attacks had said to me that they found work hard, especially on bad days….

Your meditation questions, answered

What is meditation? How does one practice meditation? What is the goal of meditation? All these questions and more are answered in this post.

The astonishing facts about what motivates us

It is not primarily about more money.  In everyday work life, there is still a unanimous opinion that the more bonuses, premium payments or other material rewards a person gets, the higher the individual motivation. But, these extrinsic rewards rather “deliver a short term boost. Just as a jolt of caffeine can keep you cranking…

What is a satsang?

Come with Chelsea on her journey through a Satsang to learn about the meaning of the ancient Sanskrit word.

How to get certified in plant-based nutrition

“Heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be reversed by a healthy diet… various cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone health, kidney health, vision and brain disorders in old age (like cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer’s) are convincingly influenced by diet. The diet that has time and again been shown to reverse and/or prevent these diseases is the same whole…

How to overcome anything with the help of philosophy

Plato, Not Prozac! is all about utilizing the wisdom of ancient and modern philosophical traditions in order to put your life into perspective and come to peace with some of your most pressing problems. Why philosophy over Prozac? While prescription drugs often help to lessen the side effects of your depression, they do nothing to…

A Vegan Mom Reveals All

As a breastfeeding mom, people have a lot to say about how you should do things. But as a vegan breastfeeding mom, people are perplexed as to how my baby and I stay healthy. Here are some of the most popular questions people have asked me since I’ve gone vegan. I hope this will help…

Getting High on Life Again

Last night I went to a poetry reading in Linz, the first of its kind for me. Since I arrived here last July, I spent most of the summer in a love daze with David, being newly together; I spent the end of the year traveling throughout the Salzkammergut for my internship; and finally, spent…

Empowerment through Athleisure

Athleisure: “a style of clothing worn as athletic apparel but also suitable for casual, everyday wear”. So I’m having a great week, just started a new job in a cool young startup and things are going well. I promised away this holiday weekend, as my sister needed a babysitter for my two adorable, sweet nieces…