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Stress: When does it turn into an illness?

in Leipzig tips/Lifestyle/Philosophies
What type of stress do you have?
"Unhappy man," photo via PDPics, Pixabay

When people are no longer able to identify that they are stressed, and consider it part of who they are, the idea of seeking help to make changes to improve emotional and physical well-being may not be considered – leading to more serious health problems.

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Interview: Your demons travel with you

in Glocal/Leipzig tips/Philosophies
Street art in an abandoned building, Leipzig
Public domain photo

Blossom Foster interviews psychologist Demetris Nicolaides: “In the situation of adjusting to life in Germany, people’s history with their family, their problems with anxiety, self-esteem, whatever, are going to be coming up.”

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Character: as flawed as the ancient Greeks’

in Literature/Philosophies
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)

Which is your character archetype, according to Theophrastus?

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Bijoutefriends: how to spot and avoid them

in Philosophies/Society
Bijoutefriends tend to falsely present themselves as having your best interests at heart, even as being selfless.
Bijoutefriends tend to falsely present themselves as having your best interests at heart, even as being selfless.

Their legacy tends to be, at best, an irritation and nasty mark that fade off after a bit, and at worst the loss of real friendships and lifelines.

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The boyfriends of birthdays past

in Dating
Birthdays are much better with mutual acceptance (though muffins wouldn't hurt either).
Birthdays are much better with mutual acceptance (though muffins wouldn't hurt either).

They increasingly became part of the celebration, rather than the chief reason to celebrate.

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Mid-30s: weird spot between birth & death

in Philosophies
To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)
To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)

You’ve known this all along, of course, but now you’re painfully aware.

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