September 2022

  • The Loneliness Formula Explains Why You Feel Lonely (And What to Do About It)

    The Loneliness Formula Explains Why You Feel Lonely (And What to Do About It)

    Loneliness is a complex, confusing, and diverse sensation. Chances are, we’ll never be able to express it fully. But we can try. In fact, we should try because most people still have misconceptions about loneliness. We’ve all experienced this painful feeling but often struggle to put it into words. What’s worse, loneliness has become stigmatized…

  • Sleeping on the Floor: An Obscure Practice That Drastically Simplified My Life

    Sleeping on the Floor: An Obscure Practice That Drastically Simplified My Life

    I was skeptical. Actually, that’s an understatement. I was suspicious, wary, and immensely critical. Sleeping on the floor just always seemed so strange to me. If anything, it was a cliché promoted by minimalist influencers to propagate their lifestyle — never a worthwhile custom, though. But then, something changed. I moved to Munich. And as this is…

  • Don’t Be in the Moment

    Don’t Be in the Moment

    Recently, I visited Liseberg — a stunning amusement park in Göteborg, Sweden. It promised an absurd amount of fun. But when I got on the most popular roller coaster — a majestic, green, space-themed colossus of steel — something strange happened: I was stressed out. Not because I’m scared of rollercoasters or heights (it’s quite the opposite, actually). But rather because…

  • A Simpler Life: Lessons From Living With 49 Items for 30 Days 

    A Simpler Life: Lessons From Living With 49 Items for 30 Days 

    One month ago, I started solo traveling through Northern Europe with nothing but a small hiking backpack. Inside: 49 of the most essential things I own. (More on the exact list of items later.) And so, for the next 30 days, my entire livelihood would literally sit on my shoulders. During this trip, I worked…