Philosophy, writing

writing || altruism or egoism: the merits of selfishness in an idealist’s world

Would our society be better if most of us were altruistic (did things genuinely for the benefit of others) or egoistic (put our own needs and wants first)? And further, what about our own well-being? What's the best way to live your own life? University has challenged my personal values immensely. I've had to figure… Continue reading writing || altruism or egoism: the merits of selfishness in an idealist’s world

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Psychology, things i learned, writing

writing || know yourself

My high school philosophy class once touched briefly upon a paradox whose name I don't remember but whose topic intrigued me. The question was: are we the same person all our lives? Is "Ioana" (that's me!) a consistently defined entity? You might instinctively shout yes, because after all, you've got memories that belong to you… Continue reading writing || know yourself

things i learned, writing

writing || the Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

I started this book on June 24, 2017 while on a 7-hour plane ride to Scotland and finished it today, June 19, 2018 while driving to my local Starbucks. (No idea why those locations are relevant but hey, the more you know, eh?) So, I suppose it's fair to say it's taken me a full… Continue reading writing || the Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

lifestyle, Psychology, videos, writing

writing || psychology of insecurities: ONE way to eliminate yours now

I think a lot (often introspectively, like how I'm perceived and what I'm doing and how it's looking and why I'm doing it), and this is one thing I've been thinking about lately. Hope you enjoy and hopefully it helps you a bit too!

food, writing

writing || Hello 18: At War with Myself

Today I am 18, and as I step into a symbolic new era in my life, I can't help but be immensely, incredibly, completely grateful. For my parents, my friends, my body, my health, music, art, everything. I've found myself looking back at old pictures a lot lately. And aside from noticing (and grumbling about)… Continue reading writing || Hello 18: At War with Myself

bullet journal, lifestyle, writing

lifestyle || My Relationship with Food: Real Food Ideas & Real Food Talk

Nutrition has been an interest of mine for about three years now, but it's only in the past year that I've really taken the reigns on my own nutrition and committed to healthy, whole, unprocessed, nutritious, plant-based (I still eat meat occasionally) foods. My relationship with food has been one hell of an experience. If… Continue reading lifestyle || My Relationship with Food: Real Food Ideas & Real Food Talk