Life is Hard — Part II

Life is Hard — Part II

If you’ve missed my introduction on the subject, you can read it here: Life is Hard — An Introduction. Part I is there: Life is Hard — Part I. If you’re up to date, let’s keep going with a list of behaviors that bring back life to what it is supposed to be: simple. (But still…

Life is Hard — Part I

Life is Hard — Part I

If you haven’t read the introduction now would be a good time because 1) it introduces my views (hence the word introduction) 2) I wrote it and 3) in all objectivity it’s totally awesome. But in case you disagree with all that, here’s the gist: Life is hard, but it is simple. Because we want…

Life is Hard — An Introduction

Life is Hard — An Introduction

Life is hard. But it is simple. We, humans, tend to make it complicated. Why? Because we blindly follow our fears. We follow shame, guilt, anxiety, embarrassment, even when they’re not justified. We follow all those negative emotions. Or more precisely, we’re trying to avoid them at all costs. But this is a very short…

A Word on Acceptance

A Word on Acceptance

Acceptance is a key concept in self-esteem and relaxation. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you have to agree with everything or that you have to be ok with wrongdoings. Acceptance means living in reality. It means seeing things as they are. Not better, not worse. It means being honest, with yourself and with what the world…

Kill the SHOULDs

Kill the SHOULDs (and Chill Out)

I’ve been the King of SHOULDs for many years. Wait. Before you applaud let me get this straight: this is not a good thing. You see, I had SHOULDs for everything. I had SHOULDs for what I should do, like today, tomorrow, in the coming months, or for the next decade. And for my whole…

Dream Big but Start Small

Dream Big, but Start Small

I’m dreaming of a huge article. That’s the end of my introduction. What a start! Phew. “3 MAX AT THE SAME TIME, WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ONLY 1” This is something I wrote in my previous article. Many people sent me emails and comments about that and… Ok, lying. Nobody cares about what I write. So…

karma-is-a-myth

Karma is a Myth

Hi. When I was young(er), I used to believe in a LOT of fantasy stuff and romantic ideas. Too much TV probably. Too many movies about getting mail, too many Disneys I had to watch with my sisters and which made me dream about French kissing Ariel the mermaid before falling asleep. And also an…

The Real Definition of Selfishness

The Real Definition of Selfishness

While I gently press the trackpad of my MacBook Air with 3 of my delicate fingers, a popup comes out of magic powder and delivers the following message: selfishness |ˈselfiSHnis| noun the quality or condition of being selfish: an act of pure selfishness. Oh. Thank you. That was very useful. You asshole program. Well, the…

Depression is No Flu

Depression is No Flu

I’m just back from France. I’ve spent a bit more than a month there for the summer. It was great, thanks for asking. A bit cold though. When my friends and family asked me about my job, I talked about this blog instead. So I unexpectedly ended up spending a good amount of time talking…

There is No Such Thing as Luck

There is No Such Thing as Luck

Tonight I’m flying to France. When I’m in France I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. Wait. Actually that’s a lie. The truth is that people keep reminding me of how lucky I am. And what I feel is annoyance. Sometimes I even dream of myself shaking people’s heads until they drop and…