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).
Three Scenarios in Which Blocking People Can Be Good For You
Blocking gets a bad rap. People feel like villains if they block someone. But it does not have to be so. Imagine that you have a teammate at work who is constantly rude to you. What are you going to do about it? Are you just going to put up with it? Or are you going to raise a complaint with the manager? Withdraw from any contact with them unless absolutely necessary? Or confront them? Go to HR? More likely than not, you are going to do something about it and not tolerate such behaviour.
There Is No Such a Thing as an Alpha Male
A real alpha male will do whatever it takes to achieve his goal even if it means standing alone. The theory of the alpha male has been selling like hotcakes since the early 1990s. Certain media began to use the term alpha male to refer to humans; to be specific to masculine men, top dogs in the business.
Creating Intimacy in Life
Striving for intimacy is human. Connection with others and good relationships are key to our sense of well-being. But do we actually know what intimacy is and where to find it? Are we looking for it in the right places? Are we even aware of what to look for?
Ghost in the House
I am partial to a good scary story. Yet living through one is a different kettle of fish. In 2000 I moved to Dublin in Ireland, to pursue a career with Microsoft. Microsoft's offices were in the suburbs. Dublin’s public transport could oftentimes be slow and unreliable due to the city’s traffic.
Spiders Are Not What They Seem
I luv Halloween. This year I have treated myself to reruns of the original Twin Peaks, to spook myself out a tiny bit. If you are a fan like me, you are able to recall that in many ways the core mystery of the series is this statement: