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A short guide to starting all over in mid-life

Painting Katarzyna Środowska, courtesy of the artist

Most people who come to a career coach have it up to their ears with their jobs. They don’t even want to consider talking about any changes in their current workplace. Usually they’ve already decided not to stay where they are now. Stuck in jobs that pay the bills but no longer feed their souls, they cannot bear anymore the strain of an unfulfilling career.

Sometimes they are a desert inside but you’d never tell. Smiling from their LinkedIn profiles they seem to be a modern success story. You can meet…


But religion is not your story

Katarzyna Karpowicz, Underwater Sun, 2016 — courtesy of the artist

We are becoming a more and more secular society. The churches are closing as we turn our backs on formalized rituals and rigid sets of rules. Put off by an outdated patriarchal structure, an array of dogmas, we question the authority of the priests. Even in my native Poland, the interest in apostazja — an act of officially leaving the church has grown significantly. Doesn’t the modern man feel a need to experience his spiritual side like all of his ancestors did? And if he doesn’t, are we doomed?

Meditation, gratitude journals & zoom calls — old wine in new bottles

In a way we actually…


Don’t be emotional about your emotions. Be smart about them.

Rafał Olbiński, Excessive diversity of meanings - courtesy of Art. Krajewski Gallery

It might seem dangerous these days to experience negative emotions. I mean if they increase the risk of cancer wouldn’t it be wiser to avoid them? As if that weren’t enough, we also know from research that optimists live longer and have lower blood pressure*. The social costs can be huge as well — no one will want to be around us if we often complain! After all who who’d like to hang out with a wet blanket?

The pressure to stay always positive has built up within our society. So much that it can lead us to self-punishment. And…


A simple hack that will skyrocket your productivity

Kinga Piwowarczyk, Odlot — courtesy of Art. Krajewski Gallery

There’s a variety of great exercises that will help you develop inner traits and grow into a better version of yourself. ‘Elon Musk Day’ is one of them.

Born out of a dream and inspired by its analysis, it did help me to increase my productivity by some 20%, highly reduce social media intake and sharpen my visionary focus. All within 24 hours.

For the purpose of keeping this article short (welcome 21st century 😉), I will not quote the whole dream, suffice it to say that Elon did take my phone number after I shared some innovative insight on…

Ewa Wolanska

Inner work gold digger. Therapist. Social Psychologist. Loves dancing & art. Web: cdm-warszawa.pl

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