Did it ever occur to you that you might not be alive?

Let me rephrase that. Remember the last time you drove the car and you did it in a rather less orthodox manner? Remember that dangerous curve you noticed in the last minute? Or maybe it was that time you decided that the crosswalk was miles away and there was no point in walking to it, as the street wasn’t busy anyway. Of course, you didn’t see the car coming your way, as it was speeding.

So, what if these were deadly moments instead of frightening ones like you thought? And you didn’t make it. …

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I am an introvert. My feelings, my thoughts, my anguishes, I keep them bottled up inside. I don’t like talking about my problems. I don’t like expressing my fears. Come to think about it, I don’t like talking very much in general. Social interactions are difficult for me. I assume, almost all the time, in all my conversations that the person I am talking to is mentally recording the discussion, and will, later on, laugh with friends and family about my mistakes. I do tend to get overly excited when talking to actual people. It doesn’t matter that it’s not…

Have you noticed how your entire life is made up of expectations? And the irony of it all is that those expectations aren’t even yours.

In a world which plans to isolate every individual using social media, online games and a phenomenal work volume, we’re still looking for approval from those who surround us. Even when we’re short of an audience, we look towards strangers and think if that look of disapproval targeting us is the result of yet another of our failures. Maybe those strangers we’ve never seen before know we’ve let someone down, they know we’ve messed up…

Empathy is human kind’s greatest power. The problem is that we are not accessing it, even though it’s amazingly strong.

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It’s no secret to anyone that Earth is dying, that in about 50 years, some cities will completely disappear, swallowed by waters. It’s no secret that nutrition is essential in leading a healthy life or that artificial intelligence will take over our world. It’s even a possibility that robots may rule us instead of us ruling them. It’s no secret that we are not doing too good. So, here we are, hunting for solutions. Technology to save the planet, better…

You could go on forever about the many meditation benefits. And yes, mindfulness meditation is one of those hot topics. For me, however, not being able to meditate changed my life.

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More than 3 years ago, I was introduced to meditation. Of course, I had previously heard about it, knew what it was, but it never really spoke to me. Truthfully, I think that deep down I could not help myself from associating meditation with a group of lunatics, sitting in a corner and making strange, unrecognizable sounds. Judgemental? Oh yes, you can be sure of that. And I still…

When guilt takes advantage of our inner world, something happens to life. It becomes difficult to manage. But guilt isn’t all that bad.

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Guilt. Even though it’s short, the word itself carries a tremendous amount of weight. It’s enough to say the word and the room fills up. But then, slowly, it vanishes. Not without leaving marks, of course. With each one of its appearances, guilt manages to leave another scar. And even when you thought there was no room for a new one, guilt finds a place. It finds a place and makes it it’s own. …

Every once in awhile, you stumble upon a video that takes over your mind and you cannot have enough of it. It becomes a filter. Any situation you find yourself in or hear about, you pass it through your new-found filter, the video that has shaken your world, at least for time, until a better one comes along.

The video in question is a pretty old one, which makes things even more interesting. 7 years ago, in 2012, on the stage of TED Talks, a quirky, strange-looking fellow going by the name of Jon Ronson appeared, determined to talk about…

While you might stumble upon hundreds, thousands, maybe, of articles that promise to give you the complete set of rules of making a huge profit in the eCommerce world, you needn’t be discouraged.

You don’t have to know and respect 10 or 20 or 100 rules. In all fairness, knowing them can in no way guarantee that profit will come barging in.

There is however one rule you must own. And by owning it, you will be gaining a true business sixth sense that can in no way be denied. …

Now that one of the most awaited TV series is back, we’re all in a state of restlessness. We are witnessing the great battle and we’re all taking sides. Apart from Winterfell, as we’re assuming that you are not a white walker, which other side do you support? Is your business focused on retention or acquisition? This is the big question in the world of eCommerce, but unlike the powerful Game of Thrones, your story can only have one of the two endings, success or failure. …

Ioana Grigorescu

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