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I was meant to be a creator and creator of life. Melanie Gaydos.

  Melanie Gaydos was born with a condition that wouldn’t necessarily predict her career as a model with worldwide fame. Half-blind, toothless and bald, Melanie stormed the fashion world a couple of years ago and has been changing the game ever since.  She can also be seen in the movies “Un Ciel Bleu Presque” (2016), “The Third Sister” (2013) and “Saint Frankenstein” (2015) and Rammstein praised … Continue reading I was meant to be a creator and creator of life. Melanie Gaydos.

Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

A 2012 report of the World heath organisation claimed that “unipolar depressive disorders, ranked as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease in 2004, will move into the first place by 2030”. As of 30 March 2017, 13 years earlier than predicted, depression is officially the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide. What are the reasons behind the epidemic boom of depression, why … Continue reading Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

A new life. A new love. A new chapter. Isabel Allende

What I have learned is, that there is no age for passion or for love.  Isabel Allende.  The Chilean author has written over 20 books, that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold nearly 70 million copies. Her best-known works include the novels The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, Paula, Maya’s notebook. Her work is often based … Continue reading A new life. A new love. A new chapter. Isabel Allende

Reality is that you have to create your own opportunity. Daphne Rubin-Vega.

It’s important to face the facts of our organised oppression so we can deal with them.  Daphne Rubin-Vega is a Broadway star with the voice of a rock goddess, the clothes of a rave princess, and the moves of a Fly Girl, as finely summed up by the US Elle.  Starring as the original Mimi Marquez in the Broadway super hit ”Rent”, and as Fantine in the … Continue reading Reality is that you have to create your own opportunity. Daphne Rubin-Vega.

The Flow. The happiness. The flow of happiness. Prof Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

If you reach your goal – enjoy it; if you don’t, learn from it.  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi* is a Hungarian-born psychology professor who is considered the “Godfather” of the flow concept. His early studies focused on happiness and creativity. It was through these studies that Csikszentmihalyi started to look into what he would term Flow, the state of being where one’s performance was heightened and one really … Continue reading The Flow. The happiness. The flow of happiness. Prof Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Long history of subjugation can motivate a sad soulfulness. Dr Brian R Little on national happiness and personal traits.

Current research has shown that introverts who act extravertedly experience happiness, which often catches them by surprise. Dr. Brian R Little is an internationally acclaimed scholar and speaker in the field of personality and motivational psychology and currently teaches at Cambridge university. He is also a passionate introvert who scores low on the neurotic scale. But before introducing Dr. Little any further, it is important to … Continue reading Long history of subjugation can motivate a sad soulfulness. Dr Brian R Little on national happiness and personal traits.