Writing about well-being, self-care and psychology. Occassional poet and fiction writer. Based in Prague. Passionate about coffee, yoga, reading and Toastmasters. Native speaker of Czech, fluent in English (as a second language).
It was a sultry summer, the summer I realized I really liked him, and I didn't know what I was going to be doing in his apartment, with him inviting me for dinner. The tension, you could feel it: something terrible or beautiful was going to happen. Like a match struck in a darkened room.
Why Do Guys Keep Bringing Up Sex Righ Away on Online Dating Apps?
After several years in a committed relationship that failed, I have found myself dating again. I have created a profile in one of the online dating apps; Tinder. And it feels like I’ve walked into some kind of a parallel universe where normal societal rules do not apply.
A Brief History of Dating Czech Men
Growing up in the Czech Republic, I was surrounded by, of course, Czech men. Well, it was only Czech men. I was a teenager in the early nineties when Prague was not as global as it is nowadays. It’s not like I had any other choice, really.
The Black Widow Spider Approach to Conflict Resolution
The true nature of black widows contradicts common conceptions. First of all, they are quite clumsy outside of their web. This means that they are homebodies, reclusive and not likely to give chase. Neither are they very aggressive. They prefer escape over an attack.
Is Ghosting Others Always Bad?
Falling out of orbit, out of each other’s lives, used to come about naturally. Let’s face it. Many of us have most likely ghosted someone in the past. And we have been ghosted. Ghosting is a fact of life. And contrary to popular belief, it’s got nothing to do with the rise of the Internet and mobile phones.
How to Accept an Imperfect Life
We will our lives to be perfect, but that is only a shimmer on the surface of things. The world is shifting, always, as we speak. And our lives with it. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. But shifting regardless. That is the only constant in this world; it's forever changing.
Creative Strategies for Coping in Difficult Times
Things get messed up whether you want them or not. Life happens. Chances are, sometimes in your life, you will go through really tough times. It’s in those times when it feels like your life is going downhill, and it can easily become overwhelming.
Actionable Advice To Be Happier in Daily Life
No matter what’s going on around you, you still have you. You are the one constant in a world that keeps changing. Happiness and reaching contentment is what we yearn for. Whilst to every single one of us happiness means, ultimately, a different thing. It is a broad term that applies to everyone differently.
If You Are Going Through Tough Times and You Are Not Being Supported and Heard
Have you ever been in dire straits? Have you ever found yourself in such a situation that you were not able to solve easily? Have you been going through stressful events, or even crises, such as a job loss, death in the family, or perhaps fallen on hard times?