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The Journey From Being a Bullying Victim to a Life of Fulfilment, Hope, and Compassion

Hope springs eternal, as the saying goes. It was such hope that brought sunshine back into the life of Kon Karapanagiotidis. Bullying of children did not just arrive on the scene with the digital age. It is ages old. Kon was the victim of merciless bullying as a child and at school. He shares how […]

The Climb to Success: Why Some Fail While Others Prevail

Is success a thing of luck, like winning the lottery? Or is there a method to the madness, a key to the lock? As a business coach or entrepreneur, one may want to understand why some people are just not able to achieve results or success, while others excel once they get the blueprint.  This […]

Lockdown Meal Delivery by Vienna’s Horse-Drawn Carriages

The COVID-19 induced lockdown changed the lives of billions of people around the world in numerous ways. While a majority of people were forced to work from home and rely on online stores for buying stuff for months, in some places, the results of lockdowns are rather unique. One such place is Vienna, a major […]

This Spring, Make Plans Early to Defend Your Garden: Shallots

If you don’t defend your garden, it’s easy to grow an abundance of food in your own backyard — for wildlife… As spring approaches, many thoughts turn to the garden. Whether it is to secure a food source in these uncertain times, or to savor the great outdoors, tending a garden is a nourishing and […]

Turkish Garbage Collectors Open a Library From Books Rescued From the Trash

Books have been a timeless preserver of literature, history, science, philosophy, and culture. They have become increasingly accessible over the years on a diverse range of topics. However, as books became more abundant, so has the volume destined for landfills. But a group of Turkish garbage collectors would rather urge people to discard books in […]

The Missing Tile Syndrome and the Art of Happiness

Of all the barriers blocking us from leading happy lives, our own human nature stands the tallest. Even though we may have a life filled with much happiness and blessings, we often tend to focus on the negative as opposed to the positive, what is missing instead of what is there. This tendency of humans […]

How a Blooming Flower Taught a Young Monk Not to Show Off

Once, there was a homeless youth who went to a temple where he was fortunate enough to be accepted. After he had a bath and shaved his head, he looked quite attractive. The temple master took care of him and taught him basic lessons. He was quite smart and diligent, and soon the master let him […]

Regenerative Agriculture: The Right Way Forward for Humanity

Like most industries, agriculture has reached a fork in the road. Farmers and supply chains are left with the option to continue marching forward into oblivion with the high input doctrine of agriculture, or instead move toward a not-so-new method of farming called regenerative agriculture. This agricultural system is a methodology and styles of agriculture […]

The Role of Information Cascades in Driving Public Opinion

In many social and biological systems, individuals rely on the observation of others to adapt their behaviors, revise their judgments, or make decisions. In fact, people are constantly exposed to a steady flow of opinions, advice, and the judgments of others about political ideas, new technologies, or commercial products. When facing the opinions of peers […]

The Miracle of Forgiveness and Its Magical Healing Power

Forgiveness has a powerful life all of its own. While in the short term you might feel a fleeting sense of pleasure in getting revenge on someone who has wronged you. You may feel that you have been hurt and wronged so badly that you never want to forgive. Think about it rationally, do you […]

The Myth of Sisyphus Decoded

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the son of King Aeolus of Thessaly and Enarete. He was the founder and the first king of Ephyra (the glorious city of Corinth). The various and multiple accounts of this story, called the Myth of Sisyphus, portray him as being a cunning and selfish ruler who mocked and killed travelers and guests, mistreated women, […]

Who Is the ‘Oriental Saint’? The Answer Can Be Found in Western Prophecy

Prophecies worldwide — from the distant past up to modern times — have been receiving exponentially more attention, and this was especially true in 2020 with the global situation of the raging coronavirus pandemic being so severe. Many of these prophecies have said that in our time, a saint will arise in the East.  If the prophecies made by […]

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