Sunday leisure walk in Węgierka (Poland) turned into an exciting discovery and archaeological expedition

Photo by Author — Castle Tower in Węgierka

When the sun is shining outside in the middle of winter, it is a sin to sit within the four walls of the house. Taking advantage of the opportunity and time without children turned into a spontaneous trip and discovery of amazing places only 35 km (approx. 22 miles) from…

What features help to function in times of economic crisis and pandemics.

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One thing is certain — we lived to see interesting times. Difficult, scary, surprising us with something new at every turn, but we certainly cannot complain about boredom. One can get the impression that nowadays each new aspect of life requires even more strength, patience, and self-control. The feelings that…

What to do when the near end of vacation and the vision of returning to work cause overwhelming stress

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My longest vacation since I was on maternity leave, which is over 3 years, is now coming to an end. Two weeks with children on the go, without any stress or major problems. Complete relaxation. Unfortunately, this time is running out and my head has already started to think about…

Recreating childhood emotions as an adult on a journey to old places

Traditional rafting down the Dunajec River — author’s photo

There are places in our life that are unique to us. Not because they are the most beautiful or because something important has happened there, but because of the emotions evoked in them. Visiting them is like a spiritual journey into ourselves, especially when the return takes place after over…

How to regain inner peace, do not expect too much, but believe that everything will be just fine at the end

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Aging is not the issue

Sometimes we make decisions that affect everything around us, and when they cost you a lot, you think it’ll get better later. For nearly seven months of living alone with my children after ending a long difficult relationship, I have a lot of thoughts on this subject, but I try…

Sometimes there is no other option but to make a choice and then wait patiently to see what happens

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Cutting off

It’s been six months since I’ve lived alone with my children. Looking from the side, you could say that it can’t be easy for me because everything is on me. But honestly? These are the best months in years, if not my entire life. Perhaps it was because, whether I…

How to go from ‘crying on the bathroom floor’ to ‘consistently overcoming difficulties’

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There are days, and sometimes entire periods in your life, when you feel that you can no longer make it. Especially when you have made a difficult and unpopular life decision, and everything that happens later seems to be punishing you for it. It’s really important not to let your…

Is the so-called sixth sense something real or an invention justifying a subjective assessment of people and situations?

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“I knew!” — a thought that I have had too often about situations in which, as I call it, I was not listening to myself. The omnipresent “gut feeling” is something that is part and parcel of me, and I actually take it for granted. However, having an intuition and…

Katarzyna Orłow

Polish by birth and residence. A passionate writer, painter and sailor. On a daily basis, an office manager, mother of two girls, reading and DIY enthusiast.

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