An alien accidentally inhabiting Planet Earth

I find it terribly funny how such an easy task as the one of describing yourself can make you wonder whether you’re truly able to tell your story to an audience…

But hey, I’ll give it a try!

Disclaimer: I consider myself to be the most curious person you’ll ever happen to encounter. If there is anything to know out there, I must know it all! With that being said, I’ll let you know more about me. Haha!

I’m not the alien you’d think of. Most definitely, not an Englishman in New York. I’m a 4th-year medical student, Romanian born…


Is less more, or just less?

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

Oh, how we love simplicity, and how we long for sophistication! Or at least, in a declarative way, this is what we show.

What is sure is that we want our lives to run as smoothly as possible, while also playing our roles in life in the most outstanding way. You may call it an inherited human trait.

Sometimes, this desire can feel like an inner conflict. After all, we are all walking contradictions, aspiring for more with less. More achievements with less effort. More acquisitions with less money. …


Great things happen to those who write

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

The funny thing about being at the beginning of a new journey, regardless of which one, is the multitude of possibilities you can encounter along your way. One moment you think you know what you are doing, the next one you are completely lost.

Isn’t it beautiful how anything can happen at any given time?

Thankfully, writing makes no exception. If it were to make, imagine the boredom and lack of interest all the…


What started as an experiment turned out to be my most useful tool

Countless times I’ve been sitting in front of my computer, ready to roll and eager to create my next viral article (or at least a decent one), and almost all those times my head would struggle to calm the whirlwind of thoughts I held inside it.

I don’t say it’s a bad thing to have a lot of ideas you can transpose into great stories. That is the ideal part. What is tough, though, is to have an endless source of inspiration, yet to be unable to lay anything on paper.

Some call it writer’s block. I wouldn’t call it…


Great things happen to those stepping out of their comfort zone

As content creators, we’re often susceptible to feeling like we’re running out of ideas. This leads to us not feeling well enough and even losing the motivation to keep going.

Maybe it’s not the same for all of you out there. If that’s the case, I’m thrilled for you! Having an endless source of inspiration is an undeniably useful asset.

If you feel you are falling into the other category of people with great ideas here and there and off-time in between, one in which I also consider myself to be, then this article is for you.

I know that…


All it takes is a little jab

So many people to hug, yet so many walls in between.

When thinking about life-saving figures, people’s minds would always wander in so many different directions. And not always those directions are the right ones.

While trying to figure out our own definition of a ‘hero’, we oftentimes look too far and forget to take a closer look.

Even closer than we dare to.

We forget to take a look at the hero inside each and every one of us.

Even if it may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, a week ago it was the first time I…


How I have unlocked what I already had and became a book enthusiast

Until the age of 21, I’ve never been a book enthusiast. Although I have always known their importance and how they hold the secret keys to unlocking unlimited knowledge, my awareness was only on a theoretical level. The actual habit of reading tens of titles per year always seemed intangible. Something that’s more of an instinct rather than constant effort.

My parents did a great job always pushing me into being curious and wanting to know other people’s ideas and the world surrounding me. This intention of theirs matched perfectly with my inborn curiosity. Still, the habit itself of reading…


To this day I’m still thankful I did it

Being a kid, the outcome you expect when doing all sorts of sports is to have some fun and maybe spend some time with your friends in the meantime. Growing up, that purpose begins to diminish, focusing more on getting fit and looking better.

At the age of 16, when I considered myself as being mature enough to pick a type of exercise more suitable for an adult (in translation, mature enough to get fit and look better), I must say I had an impasse.

‘Ok. So now… What do adults do exactly?’

I wasn’t quite sure. It was enough…


The real secret behind it

In my country, there’s a saying that ‘dessert always goes directly into the soul, not the stomach’.

Maybe it’s just our way of freeing ourselves from the guilt of gaining an extra kilogram or two. Or maybe it’s true?

First, we all must agree with a fact. Our sweet guilty pleasures have their own secret ways of finding room in the already fed up stomach. Even when we’re about to explode due to the huge amount of food ingested, still we feel incomplete without them at the end of the meal.

Physically, it may seem impossible. It’s almost like in…


Three great sources that will help you never run out of ideas

When we were kids, we would always be told that reading lots of books is what makes one smarter. Now, as an adult, I couldn’t agree more that there is some truth to that statement. What we weren’t told, however, is what makes a book worth reading.

Is it the author? Is it the storyline? Is a non-fiction book better than a fiction one?

A lot of questions without specific answers. The truth is, a comparison between either genres or authors is completely useless. There are ups and downs to every aspect.

Still, we’re busy people. We want to make…

Simona Cazanescu

The most curious Med Student out there. Using that trait to write all kinds of articles. Mental health awareness raiser. Full-time empath. https://medika.life

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