Why less is more

What drives our excessive desire for more? Despite all our wealth and abundance, we always want more to fill us up. We crave the latest fashions, technologies and hotspot destinations. Consumption has become our favourite pastime. In a society that seems insatiable, how can any of us even begin the quest for enough? Our hungry hankering brings with it an overbearing heaviness, an exhaustion, a longing for a slower pace of life. Yet we cannot seem to escape the yoke of desire. The question springs to mind: what is the relationship between our desire for always more and a good life?

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Edinburgh: the ultimate (vegan) travel guide

Today it is time to turn our heads to my favourite place in the entire world, namely the beautiful capital city of Scotland. I have lived in Edinburgh for a year and during that year I fell utterly and hopelessly in love with the city. I don’t suppose I will ever outgrow that love and still try to visit the city as often as I can. I also still hope to settle my roots there again at some point in the future. As I have such fondness for this city and have gotten to know the place quite intimately during my time there, I thought it would be a good idea to share all of my tips for making a trip to Edinburgh unforgettable.

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Diet tips for stress and anxiety

Modern life can be hectic, and we often cram so many tasks in our days, that we no longer have any open spaces left for quiet contemplation and reflection. Not only can this leave us feeling anxious, the stress hormone cortisol is released during busy times. This can lead to all sorts of health problems, from insomnia and headaches to digestive problems and muscle pain. Of course, the most important thing we can do is eliminate the causes of stress in our life. Those might be real events, such as highly stressful jobs, or just the pressure we put on ourselves due to social media or cultural influences. Nonetheless, as food has a strong influence on the body, following the right diet during stressful times can help to manage and even reduce the symptoms we are experiencing due to stress.

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