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Helsinki Pride 2021

Helsinki Pride 2021

Traditionally here in Finland the week after Midsummer is booked for Helsinki Pride. During the last weeks many people in different countries have celebrated Pride. The ability to celebrate and openly support a community that for so long deemed “wrong” is clearly a sign of how our society continues to open up and cherishes our individual differences. Finland is one of the most supportive countries to the LGBTQ+ community. It has been part of the group of nations that are seen as the most forward thinking. The more open each person can be about who they really are, the easier […]

Leave Boreout behind – Step by step

Leave Boreout behind – Step by step

When work life changes, we try to change with it. People often can adapt but in the past years there has been an increase in “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” One result almost everyone has heard about is Burnout, which received its own ICD code in 2018. “It is characterized by three dimensions: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy. Burnout refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied […]

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Becoming and being parents: High expectations and personal growth When we decide to become parents, we might know what we want to incorporate or what we want to distance ourselves from by reflecting on our own childhood. We might start to read about it or exchange thoughts with others about things we feel uncertain about. This might leave us often feeling overwhelmed by expectations. There is no doubt most parents want the best for their children. The question remains: what is the best? What  are the skill important to teach right now? This is especially hard for older parents, who […]

How Resilience and Relaxation improve your Quality of Life

How Resilience and Relaxation improve your Quality of Life

Resilience When we talk about Resilience, we can think of it as the strength to withstand difficult times. We might feel like we need to push ourselves and appear indestructible like a rock in the sea, withstanding all weathers. However, originally the word resilience derives from the Latin word resilire, which means “to jump back”. This means it can be rather compared to how plants like grass or bamboo bend during heavy rain, rather than break. This flexibility towards difficult circumstances was first mentioned in a study by Emmy Werner in the year 1955, in which she observed the development […]