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Men deserve time for themselves: Happy Männertag & Vatertag

Men deserve time for themselves: Happy Männertag & Vatertag

On the 13th of May 2021 Germans celebrate their father’s which is also called men’s day. It is a traditional celebration which is tightly connected to Ascension Day. On this day the men usually meet in smaller or bigger groups and friend circles to celebrate themselves. Often this involves alcohol and different kinds of fun activities. This day is meant for men to give themselves a real break from the daily routines. However, right now it is hard to just follow traditions while most people experience the limitations of the lockdown. Just being surrounded by your friends and having fun […]

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

What are techniques of sustainable parents to include self-care and to maintain their mental and physical well-being? Nobody needs to tell me that parenting is more than a full-time job. While I haven’t got children myself, I have worked with children and for parents in a variety of capacities. I worked as a babysitter, an au pair, an afternoon instructor at a primary school and have experience working with children of six months to 13 years. The way in which parents I worked with were able to maintain their own mental and physical well-being varied a lot from person to […]

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 […]