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Why do I travel?

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life was to travel as much as possible, and quite frankly, as far as possible! Exploring new countries and cultures has become one of my favorite hobbies in life, and I can always make room for travels. The feeling I get after landing in a foreign country, with nothing but my travel documents and bare essentials, is indescribable and only those who have experienced it know it! So, why do some people get the travel bug and get itchy feet to go as far as they can, while others are quite happy with an annual visit to their favorite (and often times quite close-by) vacation spot? I believe it all comes down to character – some of us feel cozier at home, and some of us feel more at home when we are on a foreign land. Whichever works for…

Personal Diaries: Family Bond – Reconnecting with my those who matter

As my five-year trip away from my family came to a close, let me take a moment to reflect about family bond. A few years ago, I would never think how important is to stay connected with my roots, and most of all with my parents. When I left my home country five years ago in pursuit of my dreams, I knew that my life will be full of travel. I was excited to see the world and thrilled to meet people from all walks of life. Most of all, I wanted to live my own adventure; an adventure that was full of changes and life lessons. It was then that I realized the importance of family bond and love. A Constant Change You know what they say, “the only thing constant is change.” Today, everything changes so quickly, and if it happens to follow a similar career to mine,…

Personal Diaries: The secret to happiness

In a week from now, I’ll be on my way home. I’m going back to Greece. This flight back home signifies the end of a 5 years circle in my life and the beginning of a new one. What is this end? The end of a personal journey towards reinventing myself, living abroad and setting the foundation of the life I dreamt. What is this new beginning? Happiness and a totally different perspective to life that I would never gain without starting my personal adventure. When I first left my country, I left with a personal mission to do what I love in life and live with excitement and passion…and damn! It was a hell of a ride! I traveled and lived in so many different places, I met people from all walks of life and I had the most profound experiences. I found myself in numerous situations that I…

My Latest Addiction

Do you want to know what is my latest addiction? VULNERABILITY! Yes, that state that you find yourself to be so emotional, fragile and weak. Call my crazy, but I love it! And here’s why… BUT first let me share an allegory story… “Once upon a time there was a little Princess who was full of love, creativity, spontaneousness, and truth…she was a true inspiration for many…but soon enough, as she was growing older into a young woman she had to “adult”. Her father, the KING, had plans for her and the crown. The Princess had to play her role and obey the rules. Wear the mask she was given. Follow the protocol; to soon marry the Prince. The Princess, being unable to break her father’s heart, had no option but to lose a part of her sensitive heart, compromise her feelings and take RESPONSIBILITY of her role; for her family’s…

Overcoming a lack of confidence – You define who you are

Overcoming a lack of confidence. Is that even possible? I want to tell you that not only is it possible but it’s also a vital part of your journey towards living the life you want to live. Most of us, at some point or other, have experienced a lack in confidence. We look down on ourselves, agreeing with those negative thoughts that race through our minds faster than a Formula 1 car. Round and round we spin in this never ending spiral of insecurity, self-doubt and fear. When I was faced with the choice to stay in Greece where I would be defined by other people’s dreams, expectations or opinions or venture off on my own into a large world,  I had to stare hard at myself.  At this moment,  I was the only one who had to believe in me and my dreams. This conviction was necessary for me…

Dare to live the dream you’ve always wanted!

Dare to live the dream! For many of us, this seems an impossible task. I don’t think we lack the dream it part, but we seem to not know that we have permission to actually live our dreams. We all know the life that we want. We want to be exceedingly happy. You know, the kind of happy that makes everyone else around us happy too. The happy where you can’t help but be giddy with happiness. Yet, we settle into this monotonous rhythm of sleep, wake up, eat, go to work, come home, a bit of socializing here or there, eat again, and go to bed. Day in and day out this is our lives. A lot of the time, we work in a job we hate to pay off a ridiculously high mortgage for a house that we don’t even have time to enjoy. Our families and friends feel…

Fear of Fear

In our day to day life, we allow doubt, worry and fear to take over our lives. We allow them to sneak in our moments of joy, our ambitious plans and our desire to push forward. Fear is a thief of our happiness, but it can also be an instinctive protector and an inner guide for making wise decisions. One thing I was always afraid in my life was fear. The kind of fear that holds me back from being the person I really am; that fear that limits my potential. The fear that makes me question whether it’s smart to keep going. Living a life without courage, is not the life I signed up for. I was given a golden ticket for living my life to the fullest, to make the most of my adventurous journey, and fear has little space in my life. As a warrior of my…

How did I fall in love with Fitness

When I first started having a systematic fitness routine not many women were focusing on weights training at that time. Fitness wasn’t a craziness like these days and social media were just on their beginning. (Yes! That was a very long time ago!) I still remember my first time at the gym, when a good looking and friendly personal trainer (allocated by the gym) orientated me. He showed me a few exercises to start with and gave me a weekly workout plan after discussing about my goals. I felt that I had to stick with it, just because I didn’t want to disappoint my trainer. ???????? I was quite in bliss at that stage, yet I had so much work to do! I grew up at a place that gyms and training facilities were not available. I was always incline towards fitness and I was secretly aspiring to pursue this…

Being Positive It’s a Mind Game


Our mind generates thousands of small fleeting thoughts. In fact, we can have up to 65,000 thoughts per day. According to scientists, 65% – 80% of our thoughts are negative and about 98% of our daily thoughts are identical to the thoughts we had the day before. Quite boring, isn’t it? We tend to trap our mind in a vicious circle of negative thoughts following the same pattern over and over. It really sounds exhausting! Observing your Thoughts There is never a moment we stop thinking. We make thoughts even when we don’t realize it. These small fleeting thoughts coming in and out of our conscious mind have a significant impact on the way we feel and act. This is why sometimes we experience shifts in our mood without being able to explain the logical thinking behind it. One moment we are happy, the next gloomy. What happen in between?…

Life in Bali – The good, the real and the ugly (Part 2)

Continuing my previous blog for my experience in living in Bali to date, here’s a few more things that I’d like to share with you about this place. Business Opportunities and Networking Many people visit Bali for inspiration and definitely young entrepreneurs play a big share in Bali’s life. Whether you are a fashion or a jewelry designer, an artist or a digital-nomad, Bali will bring you together with other creative like minded people. Due to the fast-growing multicultural environment, business opportunities arise for everyone who wants to invest in setting up a business. Whether you dream of settling in Bali or you are eager to explore money making opportunities everything that benefits the local economy has potential. Just do your research first. Bali people are incredibly friendly and helpful. Whatever you need help with, you can be sure that someone in Bali will be happy to lend a helping hand. Plus, you…

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