Inspiring the next generation

December 08, 2021

The dark side of positivity

How many of us have wanted to open up to someone about a bad day and received an answer such as “It’s not a big deal, why are you reacting this way? Think positively.” At a first glance this seems like a harmless reaction from our interlocutor whose intention is to make us feel better. However, ther...


June 25, 2021

When a child’s smile goes out early…

Sensitive content warning: reference to child exploitation, child labor, violence

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 20 November 1989.* “Article 32.- States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to ...


June 23, 2021

Human bonds

Human bonds are complicated. No instruction manual guarantees their success, but neither is there an absolute system that will distinguish right from wrong before they are created. Some will be weak and break easily, while others are strong and last for years. Some bonds are created in an instant wi...


June 18, 2021

“Every man is his own chief enemy”

Yet another night comes, only to find me burning the midnight oil in a tight rope between obsessions and overreactions. My mind has turned disturbing. I give in, transforming into a pawn among them. I give in and surrender with no hesitation, no second thoughts, no restraints. An incriminating fing...


June 16, 2021

Did Snow White suffer from Resignation Syndrome?

For the last 15 years in Sweden, millions of refugee children with traumatic experiences have been affected by the Resignation Syndrome. It’s a state of worldly withdrawal resembling a coma that can sometimes last for years. During the first stage, the children with Resignation Syndrome stop talkin...


June 13, 2021

Resilience: our shield against adversities

During the modern times of uncertainty, rapidity and interminable as well as bottomless changes, a sense of insecurity is often created. The technological complexity, the existing socio-economic problems of contemporary society and the unexpected incidents that arise, provoke upheavals and complicat...


June 12, 2021

Book Recommendation: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

"A young woman is trying to rob a bank. To escape arrest, she enters an apartment for sale and holds hostages everyone there: the over-enthusiastic real estate agent, a retired couple renovating and selling apartments to fill the gap in their marriage, two girls who quarrel about everything all the ...


June 04, 2021

Addiction from a different perspective

Trigger Warning: Reference to addictions

(Note: In view of the latest decisions concerning the therapy center for dependent individuals (KETHEA) in Greece, I found the courage to discuss a very sensitive topic that concerns many citizens.)

Ever since we were little kids, the people closest to ...


June 02, 2021

“Leave it for later, you’ve got time”

The clock’s pointers on the wall continue their journey and the minutes seem to run ceaselessly. When you turn your look in their direction, it’s like they perceive your presence, they run even faster. Music playing on the headphones and cell phone in hand to stop these thoughts. Studying does not p...

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