health


Lonely together

You know you live in a crazy world when people prefer to have big conversations via texts, and small conversations when meeting face to face. But before we get all judgy, let’s take a minute and think: when was the last time we had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone without […]


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong 1

The way we shop, consume, the hours we spend online, our constant food cravings… All compulsive and often harmful. We are all addicts. Still, as long as we don’t become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a second thought on addiction is never on the table. If that is completely okay, […]


Avoid activism, try attractivism! 1

Defining activism As defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, activism is a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue. Most of us have come across various forms of political or environmental activism. Generally, activism has to do with promoting, […]


smart tattoo

Smart skin

Everything in the future will be pretty smart. (Hopefully, we will still be too…) The latest trend, after smart watches, smart glasses, smart homes and smart cars, is smart tattoos. So far, they are designed to be a temporary solution. The big difference to all the other smart things that you step […]


Coffee House Readings #10: Love Warrior

“I was loved. If love could prevent pain, I’d never have suffered.” If honesty had a name, I would call her Glennon Melton Doyle. She is not only the author of her autobiographical book “Love Warrior” but also of her own remarkable life. This month’s book review is about the heartwarming story of […]


Is sleep really for wimps? OR: What actually keeps us going!

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. (Thomas Dekker, Elizabethan dramatist) When life is particularly stressful and we find ourselves overloaded with work, deadlines we have to meet as well as appointments we have to attend, we often postpone our nightly rest or try to […]


Leaving your comfort zone and what it will do to you 2

This month’s topic is “Walls”. Rather than perceiving walls as a ‘physical’ object, we may also view walls as psychological barriers and mental limits. We all have walls in our minds. Walls that are difficult to break through or overcome, because the thing that is waiting on the other side […]


Body & Mind

Pioneering a revolutionary body & mind relationship: Interview with Ben Hwang 4

The Pioneers Festival brings together entrepreneurs developing innovative technologies on May 24 & 25 in the Hofburg. One of their speakers is Ben Hwang of Profusa, a health tech company which revolutionizes the relationship our minds have with our bodies through a sensor implant, which provides a stream of live […]