Confidence

Don’t always listen to others, jeez!

If you are in a place like me (happy me!) you are surrounded by wonderful people. That circle can be very big, or very small, but if you have approximately 5 people in your life you can thoroughly trust, you are a lucky person. Parents count. Siblings count. Best friends who became like siblings count. I do doubt that it…

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Confidence

What your gut tells you to do

In my last blog post, concerning focusing strategies and the like, I was also talking about the sheerly uncountable number of opportunities we, as people, are faced with in life. Easier questions involve our sex lifes and sexual identity, our working area, our study field. While these will already have a huge influence on who-you-are and what-your-life-will-become, most people have…

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Confidence, Feminism

The Importance of March 8th

The most common response to a picture or post on the woman’s day is mostly “Why isn’t there a day for men?”. “Why isn’t there a day for children”?. It was intended as a joke, but there is a lot of truth in this answer – because every other day is. But this day is not one of these occasions…

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Confidence, Feminism

Beware of Mister Nice-Guy

First and foremost – there is a (huge) difference between a nice guy and said “Mr. Nice-Guy”. The first is great, makes a good friend, maybe even a fantastic partner. The latter, however, is not only a nuisance, but can also be dangerous for a woman striving for empowerment. What’s the difference? nice guy:  Mister Nice-Guy: The difference might not…

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Confidence

Why Valentinesday is great for everyone

For some the most dreaded, for some the most cherished day of the year has gone by – Valentines day. I don’t know what it is about this day that makes people so unhappy. Personally, I hate a christmas day, birthday or easter sunday, alone, much more than when I was single on Valentines day. Sure, it’s not easily ignored.…

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Confidence, Feminism

The BS in “Fashion Men hate on Women”

While I think it is great that there are so many women out there who try to convey their knowledge and feelings for style and fashion to others, I have a huge problem with one certain category. Every now and then a video or post blobs up that seems to warn other women of the horrid fashion trends, which men…

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Confidence

Self – Discipline and Self – Care

When one has a lot on his mind, university- or jobwise, it can be easy to forget one’s most important asset – oneself. At the moment I am working hard to finish my studies in the next 3 months. I get through my days, trying to balance studies, organizational things, work, fitness, health and household. That’s not as easy as…

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Confidence, Feminism

Why are you so afraid of nipples?

I think there hardly is a body part that is just as much feared as the nipple. The female nipple, anyways. Whether it’s a nipple slip, whether you see it hardened under a girls shirt, whether a part of it is visible through a thin fabric, you can be sure to attract a lot of (unwanted) attention. Sometimes you might…

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Books, Confidence

The necessity of reading

Knowledge does not come out of nowhere. The right knowledge doesn’t anyways. Obviously, humans cannot help but learn. If I miss my train, because I have left my apartment too late, I have learned to leave earlier next time, if I hear about a new town, I have learned a new geographical fact. But when we follow certain values as…

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