Disney’s live-action remake about a young woman warrior goes heavy on gravitas, at the expense of playful interiority.
The animated Mulan, released in 1998, felt daring by Disney’s predictable storytelling standards at the time. It has a simpler, starker animation style that remains striking, and a warrior protagonist who does not belong to nobility (Mulan remains the only Disney princess who is not a princess at all). …
In 2020, having a child seems to be the ultimate status symbol.
Embedded in our nature, having a child is seen as part of life fulfillment. There is definitely an evolutionary fulfillment since you are replacing yourself in this world in a way, but whether it is a life fulfillment is debatable nowadays, especially with the rising popularity and acceptance of childlessness.
Images of the American family ideal come to our minds when we talk about children. It makes sense to have two kids – you have created your replacements, your biological imperative is done.
And everything around encourages it…
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Time restricted eating, much like any other type of intermittent fasting, is getting much of a hype lately. In fact, since I can remember my mother would always say that eating at night causes weight gain. I confirmed it when I turned sixteen and started trying to lose a couple pounds.
What I found out at the time, though, was that if I skipped dinner and tried to eat my heaviest food load in the morning, I’d lose even more weight (or at the very least keep it off), regardless of what I was eating.
This month was particularly difficult as I had final exams till the 22nd day of the month (although most of them in the first half) and the other half brought a new job, routine and a series of anniversaries: My birthday, my brother’s birthday, my first year in Chile, nostalgic memories from Spain and other less pleasant yet highly relevant anniversaries in my life.
That’s why I was largely absent from Medium, too.
So in order to commemorate another time around the sun and all the energy, nostalgia, introspection and reflection it brings (plus being able to fully sing Taylor…
Exactly a year ago I attended a conference about racism against black people and how to fight it. It focused on police brutality, the cycle of oppression and poverty and society’s microagressions and the stereotyped way in which minorities are perceived. Improvements had been made and of course I remained positive in that we were becoming a more inclusive, progressive society that was slowly but surely eliminating racism, much like a body getting rid of toxicity and seeing the light.
Of course, seeing the current events, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
And the beauty in pain
I’m sure many of us have heard of the “tortured genius” archetype, and it comes to our head especially when we read a title like the one above. The lovely artist (be it a musician, poet, novelist or actual artist), capable of creating breathtaking, soulful works with a life of its own, in spite of its inner demons. Or, who knows, maybe because of them.
Therefore we can conclude a connection between creativity and mental illness: The ability to create and the harrowing demons are doomed to coexistence. …
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Chess games have an opening, middle and end game, and every decision you take is incredibly important because it radically influences every consecutive decision you take and the game overall.
The same rule applies in business and life in general. You must consider the importance, value and function of all the pieces and analyze the consequences of moving any of them. Each decision you take will influence your business and you life, which means you must evaluate them.
This is the first parallel, and here we will navigate them.
And why this is important during times of covid 19
Today I woke up to The Guardian’s news about the mass hunger exodus flooding the highways that connect Lima, capital of Peru, to the countryside. The police tried to block the highway and fired tear gas to stop the masses from fleeing amid lockdown.
The government implemented major transportation restrictions to prevent the virus from spreading, leading people to see no option but to walk to their hometowns.
The travelers said they had to choose between hunger and homelessness in the city…
And how to change that
Weird enough huh?
In times of covid 19 and social distancing it’s important to remind ourselves of the importance of our mental wellbeing. It’s important to take care of it and above all, to strengthen it, for that is what a war like this one requires.
I’m sure that, like me, you have heard the phrase “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” so many times it doesn’t sound cliché anymore. It begins to sound stupid.
You might even wonder if it’s true. Psychologists and mental health researchers are increasingly speaking of the negative effects…
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