Talk of the week


Creativity and Staying Sane in Isolation

The equation is simple: There are no more concerts, art exhibitions or theatre performances. Film premieres have been postponed, many filming schedules are currently being reshuffled, much to the dismay of those stuck at home trying to find new shows to binge-watch. Of course, that means that someone is suffering […]


Fighting Apathy in Times of COVID-19

Right now, it is a huge accomplishment to manage our daily routines – to put on our best pair of sweatpants, sit down in front of our computers and either go into home office or complete university courses. At least that is what the internet will have us believe. We […]


Modern dating, a blessing or a curse?

Modern dating has not only changed our rules but it is an entirely new game.  If you are dating in the modern day, it is complicated. In the time of endless options, it is likely that you’ve found love, sex or intimacy online. Infact, regardless of whether we are in […]


Loneliness: A Myth of  Solo Travel

“Is this some kind of Eat, Pray, Love?”, was the reaction I got from my partly excited and mostly worried friends, when they found out I was going to travel alone to a different country every month. “Is everything alright with you?”… After all, even in modern travel books, there […]


What makes us happy?

In her wonderful TED talk “There is more to life than being happy”, Emily Esfahani Smith stated: “I used to think the whole purpose of life was pursuing happiness. Everyone said the path to happiness was success, so I searched for that ideal job, that perfect boyfriend, that beautiful apartment. But […]


Lessons from
the mental hospital

In society’s architecture, mental hospitals are the garden sheds; they may be excluded from the main construction plan, but they are built close enough to store everything that the main plan won’t fit. With feelings being an intimate and raw expression of our inner worlds, our mental health is a […]


Timing as key for succes

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett) The role of success in the entrepreneurial life is simple: Everyone wants to be successful. Everyone is looking for the recipe for success. Everyone has heard at least a dozen times about “being in the right […]


How to Fix a Broken Heart

Where is the love? While love is in the air this month, not all of us is in the mood for it, especially if we’re going through a heartbreak. There are thousands of books and songs about it. Still it feels like none of them do justice to how you […]