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How can you best be of service to this world?

How can you best be of service to this world?

What does it look like to be of service to the world?
I wake up happy, I go to bed happy. I get so much more done in a day than I ever would have imagined.

I’ve solved a washing machine problem this morning, tended to my plants, had breakfast, planned for some future articles, checked my emails and danced a little in the kitchen.

In no way would this have been possible a year ago.

GEMP Submissions – Friendship 🧚‍♀️

GEMP Submissions – Friendship 🧚‍♀️

Friendship 🧚‍♀️ Friendships can mean the world. They can save our lives. They can change our perspectives, and enrich our days. Some start when we’re toddlers, others when we are seniors. Some friendships seem unlikely yet they work. We may have that one special...

Why starting is the most important thing.

Why starting is the most important thing.

As an eight-year-old, when I woke up in the morning, I knew exactly what the most important thing was for me to do.

My friends and I would meet outside our school building to talk about everything that had happened in the 18 hours since we last saw each other. I could not wait to …

The one thing you can always count on!

The one thing you can always count on!

It is, and always has been, my dream to find ways to live together, that respect our resources and are supportive, including finding beauty and richness in our differences, valuing and protecting vulnerability and thereby allowing each other to live freely.

In the last two years of the pandemic, we learned to live with so much less. Fewer activities, fewer opportunities, viewer distractions. Which is why it is …

Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

It’s a scary feeling to have a war so close to home, something that I never hoped to experience. As a sensitive child who has heard many horrible stories about the first two world wars from my great-grandma and my grandparents, it was always my biggest fear.

I still remember the panic I had when I saw submarines practising in the Baltic Sea in the nineties when the war was going on in Yugoslavia and how I couldn’t stop crying. And how my Mum kept saying that it wasn’t here, that they’re not fighting here, but how I was unable to feel that separation.

Ternopil 2006 in Orange

Ternopil 2006 in Orange

In 2006 a friend and I travelled around Ukraine for a month. We started and ended our trip in Szernye, a village close to the Hungarian border where I lived for a year 2000/2001. In 2005 I had participated in a DAAD summer school in Lviv, together with a few people...

A Visit to Crimea in 2006

A Visit to Crimea in 2006

In 2006 a friend and I travelled around Ukraine for a month. We started and ended our trip in Szernye, a village close to the Hungarian border where I lived for a year 2000/2001. In 2005 I had participated in a DAAD summer school in Lviv, together with a few people...

A walk through Kyiv in 2006

A walk through Kyiv in 2006

In 2006 a friend and I travelled around Ukraine for a month. We started and ended our trip in Szernye, a village close to the Hungarian border where I lived for a year 2000/2001. In 2005 I had participated in a DAAD summer school in Lviv, together with a few people...

Getting to know Lviv 2005

Getting to know Lviv 2005

In 2006 a friend and I travelled around Ukraine for a month. We started and ended our trip in Szernye, a village close to the Hungarian border where I lived for a year 2000/2001. In 2005 I had participated in a DAAD summer school in Lviv, together with a few people...

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