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Mastering Conscious Relating: The First And Most Crucial Step

Relating to others, especially those we love, can be a rocky road. I’ve certainly had my ups and downs through it and I’ve come to see conscious relating as one of the most challenging and yet fulfilling and beautiful paths we can take towards self-awareness and spiritual mastery. I remember being in the presence of…

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Color psychology 101: How colors affect mood in interior design

Have you ever asked yourself why you feel so energised after stepping into a vivid red, orange room scheme or so peaceful when in a beautifully neutral grey, white, green café? It’s probably because of color psychology in interior design.

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Netflix’s Bridgerton: How your parents affected your attachment style

Our childhood experiences, family environment, and relationships with our primary care givers can have a big impact on how we connect with, become attached to, and love others. Were your parents kind to each other? Or was there constant fighting? Did mom or dad tend to run away and leave when the going got tough?…

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5 tools for practicing self-compassion after a break up

2020 has been a difficult year for me. A handful of really close relationships have ended dramatically. I have been cut off and denied any communication by others. In addition, I had to choose to pause communication with my family after a year of ongoing discussions and therapy without any relevant changes. I’m an easygoing,…

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How to handle workplace conflict

As much as we try to manage our work wisely, it is nearly impossible to avoid workplace conflict. In fact, 85% of us will have to deal with workplace conflict at some point in our professional lives. Whether it occurs rarely, or is a part of your daily life at work, if left unresolved, it…

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Where I’m at: September 27, 2020

I want to challenge myself to write a short blog post. I have a story that every blog article should be sufficiently long to cover the entire topic, be well researched, etc. I tend to start a lot of new blog posts and then never get around to finishing them. I tend to start a…

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Tinder Date with Destiny: How one Tinder date changed my life

While dating apps like Tinder may often get a bad reputation – I like to think of the app as a channel – which I can choose to keep open – to let new people and thus new ideas and inspiration into my life. With that in mind, I’d like to share my Tinder date…

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How to Communicate Better: 8 Steps for More Harmony in Relationships

Have you ever found yourself in interactions which just never seem to resolve themselves? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could resolve every conflict or disagreement without it leading to resentment or further conflict? Wondering how to communicate better with your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, friends, family and others? While it’s not always possible to…

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How to Get Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition

If you’re like me, you’ve stumbled upon the growing body of research which suggests that a plant-based diet might actually be the best one for optimal health (not to mention for saving the environment and billions of animals per year)! You’ve adopted a flexitarian, vegetarian, or vegan lifestyle and love to share this passion with…

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Don’t feel safe at work? Here’s what to do.

If you’ve encountered a dangerous situation and don’t feel safe at work, read on to discover the five most important things to do to protect your wellbeing (and others’ too)!

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How to Cope with Burnout: Ten Tips to Recovery

You have too much on your plate; you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. You’re up to your ears in demands, stressors, pressure, and an overwhelming workload. Is it just stress, or something more serious? How to cope with burnout? First things first; read on to help yourself recover from the chronic, unsustainable stress that…

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Can we achieve self-actualization through minimalism?

Have you ever sat in a meditative state, which suddenly provided you with the clarity you needed to realize an important insight? Maybe it was something big: You do want to have children after all! Or perhaps you recognized it was time to finally break up with a long term partner. It could have been…

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4 Tips from a Life Coach on Getting Paid to Do What You Love

What is even better than loving what you do? Getting paid to do what you love! In this article, Radical Honesty practitioner, life coach, and cancer survivor Stefan Beyersdorfer shares his experiences and insights on how to get paid to do the work you love!

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Vegan Banana Bread

Looking for the perfect vegan banana bread recipe which is made of simple ingredients, quick and easy,  plus healthy and delicious? Look no further – after much trial and error, and much banana bread tasting, I’ve got the perfect vegan banana bread recipe for you!

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What is a retreat – and why I can’t get enough of them!

It’s safe to say: I am a retreat addict. But what is a retreat? What exactly does one do at one of them? And what makes them so great? Wonder no more; read on!

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7 Tips on How to Save Money and Gain Financial Well-being

I want to tell you the story of how I embraced honesty, started thinking abundantly, learned how to save money and totally changed my financial situation, going from debt and financial scarcity to financial wellness in a matter of months. It is a simple story, and one that I think is miraculous.

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Thoughts on a Train: Returning from an 8-Day Radical Honesty Retreat

I’m sitting on the ICE train in Germany that’s taking me from my recent stopover in Berlin to my home in Austria. I’ve decided to get out of the train a few stops earlier and spontaneously visit my family at my sister’s new home in the Bavarian forest. It’s been ages since I’ve seen them…

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What Happened When I Stopped Shaving My Body Hair

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I am hairy. As a member of the human species, an animal and mammal, I sprout hair. It grows all over my body; most notably on my scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, arms, legs, and pubic area. I’ve got hair on my hands and feet, and a fine almost invisible hair…

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5 Best Practices to Welcome a New Employee

Originally published on the Tractive Blog. As a new employee at Tractive, I got to experience first-hand how one of Austria’s most innovative tech start-ups welcome a new employee into their ranks. Great companies often have a few things in common, including these 5 essential factors for a successful onboarding:

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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…

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A Nighttime Contemplation: What I Am Grateful For

I love to sit in bed with the window open. This evening as I do so I breathe in the fresh, warm, late spring air, listening to the life around me. The sound of the city’s bustling finally coming to an end; the wind and echo of places far away. Distant ‘hills’ dwarfed by even…

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Can Eating a Plant-Based Diet Make You More Beautiful?

I have to make a confession… I am on a mission in life to become more beautiful and healthy as I age! This is one of the (selfish) reasons why I choose to eat a plant-based diet. Shifting towards a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be about making a personal sacrifice for the sake of…

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