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….

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…

Loving your job while coping with mental illness

I have always been “fine, thank you”. And a lot of times I really am. I’m generally someone who loves life and enjoys working. But I also struggle with depression, chronic anxiety and acute panic attacks due to past trauma. And when issues come up in my private life and pressure starts building up, it…

What your bank account balance says about you

For some, the connection between financial wealth and a rich spiritual life is anything but obvious. Cultural beliefs seem to tell us that the two states are mutually exclusive, or at the very least incompatible with each other. We often accept lower salaried jobs in order to ‘do good’ and live out our passion. We…

When you are looking for love… try this instead

Many of us are inspired by love. We obsess over text messages, fall hard into flings and lose ourselves in the rush of romantic love. When we are single, we dream about love, pine for it, fantasize and romanticize about old flames and new potential heartthrobs. But what are we missing when we are focusing…