“I need new friends.” I told Clara one day over lunch.
“Is there something wrong with me?” She asked.
“Of course not, silly! I just need more people to hang out, people like me who don’t work the 9–5 anymore and have interests similar to mine.”
“Then you should check this app. My mom used it to go for a hike with people she never met. She’s still using it but she’s also arranging trip and nights out with some of the people she met thanks to it.”
According to my friend Clara, I’m not the only one who finds…
If you think your personal stories are worthless, you might be wrong!
There are companies out there willing to pay a good amount of cash for your pieces, whether they are long or short ones.
So keep reading, pick the publication that better fits your personal story and pitch it with your latest essay!
Chicken Soup for the Soul website accepts personal stories and poems capable of giving emotions to the readers.
As reported on their website: “A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences.”
Each selected piece will be…
Some people love to chat with whoever they come across. On the other hand, people like me always go into paranoia when they have to approach someone to start a conversation.
Being part of a group chat can be a real challenge whether you already know those in front of you or not.
There could be a weird awkwardness at the start of the interaction if no one starts talking or manages to say just a few words before the dialogue dies.
Luckily there are a few tricks to choose from to start a conversation with new acquaintances.
I order several products online: clothes, pet food, food supplements. Who doesn’t, right?
Some weeks I await three or more packages delivered from different couriers, and I don’t always keep track of my orders; shame on me.
One day, my dad goes to the front door and accepts a package delivered from Amazon.
The box has a label with my name and address, so my dad doesn’t worry about it. He knows I order online various times a week; he trusts big companies like Amazon and doesn’t suspect there might be something wrong with that box he just collected.
Being a leader can be a very challenging job, especially if you’re not the one choosing who is in your team.
One of the biggest obstacles a leader has to face is motivating the team members to work together towards the common goal.
Teams can be composed of diverse members, each with their strengths, weaknesses, and work styles. Internal disagreements and personal conflicts often complicate their dynamics.
As a leader, your goal isn’t limited to successfully mixing the people’s abilities in your group but also to achieve the results expected by your boss.
You will find yourself between the anvil…
Forest Therapy or Nature Therapy consists of calmly, relaxed, and contemplatively immersion in nature.
The purpose of the walk in the forest is to experience deep contact with nature and with yourself while enjoying the beneficial effects a natural environment has on the body.
Spending time immersed in clean air, in the greenery, and in the coolness of trees and plants provide both physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
The Shinrin-Yoku practice was developed in Japan in the 1980s, was promoted with major investments by the government after realizing the positive impact this practice had on people.
On her website, Elizabeth says she takes a few seconds a day to write down on a piece of paper the happiest moment of the day; she folds the note and pops it inside a glass jar.
As days go by, the jar gets full of notes about happy memories or things to be grateful for.
The purpose of all those lovely letters is to cheer yourself up every time you feel sad or discouraged.
All you have to do is to take…
I don’t remember how I’ve found out about this training. I probably saw an ad somewhere.
I hate going to the gym. I find it boring, time-consuming and I’ve never had any result from the training except sweating a lot and getting warts on my hands.
A couple of years ago, I decided to try EMS training.
The first lesson was free. It’s a great way to understand if you like the training and if it’s right for you.
A local Pilates association features an EMS trainer. I decided to try his lesson because it was the closest to home…
For the past six months, I’ve rarely been active on Medium.
How annoying is it when someone leaves a comment under your story just to add a link to theirs? The irritating practice is called “spomment”.
Obviously, it was happening in association with stories having several views, mostly external.
Medium lately cleaned up the platform from thousand of fake profiles created just intending to promote their stories and…