We need to talk about your emails...

You know that person who says “I deal with at least 300 emails a day” - it’s almost a badge of honour. "Look how busy and important I am.” 

Nope. I’m not impressed. I don’t think you are busy and important. I think you and others like you, are highly inefficient and time wasters.

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I am an Austrian Vegan

It is no secret that a healthy diet contributes to mental health and is vital for stress management. How would you define your diet? 
 
I’m an Austrian Vegan. 
 
“What on earth is that?” I hear you asking.
 Well, let me tell you my food story!

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“5 Things Successful People Do Before 8am” Why I don’t care and you needn’t either

No matter how hard you try, you cannot avoid seeing those headlines about people who think they know the secret to finding the holy grail of success, money and happiness. I do not like sweeping statements about how to do things. You just cannot easily generalize things. One of the articles that made me laugh was “How Ashton Kutcher manages his email”. Well, Ashton Kutcher has a very different job, life and different daily routine and therefore his time management tips will unlikely be relevant to how I live my life

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Toxic leadership kills your workforce & Profit!

As some of you know, I have been speaking with a lot of people recently asking what stresses them most. The common theme seems to be bad managers and toxic environment amongst some other topics. Is there an epidemic of bad managers out there? Do people really leave their managers when they leave their job as so many articles suggest? Or do they leave the company who allows toxic environment, and therefore bad managers, to thrive? I think it’s down to the senior leadership of each company.

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Social Media is Bad for You

There have been a ton of articles and stories in the past few months about how bad Social Media & Tech is bad for you. Even the creators of some Social Media platforms and tech companies do not allow their own kids use their own social media platform and tech gadgets. Well, there's a hint for you: it is kids. Of course they shouldn't own a tablet with their social media profile on it but sit in the backyard in a sandbox  getting their hands dirty instead (I meant an actual sandbox, not a test environment, for all the techies reading this) ...


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An Ode to my favourite Salad Oil

You may dismiss this as just yet another oil, just like hemp seed oil or avocado oil, but do not make this mistake. The flavour is exceptional. It has a very smooth, buttery, and unique nutty, wholesome taste. It has a thick consistency and the colour is this very deep, dark green. When you buy a bottle and open it, a pumpkin seed oil connoisseur like myself can immediately smell whether you bought an original or just some wannabe alternative.

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Just Drink Some More!

You don’t have to be a nutritionist and health expert to know that sodas are bad for you. I’m not going into any detail about sugary drinks in this blog post; however, I will instead speak in more detail about different types of water.

Not everyone has access to crystal clear spring water from the mountains, which is obviously the healthiest option. Actually, I don’t know anyone personally who has. So which water is best for us?

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Stop And Smell The Flowers

How much time do you actually spend on yourself? How often do you notice a sunrise or a sunset, or birds chirping away in your garden? We rush from A to B in both of our professional and personal lives, always afraid about missing out on something important. But by doing this we are missing out on the most important thing – “me time”. Sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses. Stop and be aware of the moment. Become aware of your surroundings. Get out of your office or home and connect with nature.

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Don't forget to Breathe!

Everyone breathes. Breathing is the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs. Once blood has been oxygenated in the lungs it travels back to the heart and is then pumped around the body. The blood delivers its oxygen and collects the carbon dioxide, carrying it back to the lungs where it will be exhaled again. The air we breathe in contains approximately 21% oxygen and 0.04% carbon dioxide, whereas air that leaves the body contains approximately 15% oxygen and 4% carbon dioxide. Thus, the air we exhale contains 100 times more carbon dioxide and 6% less oxygen than the air we inhale. (Source: Anatomy & Physiology, Edition 5, Louise Tucker)

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