Simply Marina Finally Self-Hosted

Simply Marina – Finally Self-Hosted

I  am excited to announce that Simply Marina has become self-hosted. In my second year of blogging and after months of hesitation, I finally decided to take the next step. Because I had two options – either go self-hosted or give up. I was really close to the latter. I was actually on the verge of deleting all my social media accounts, my WordPress.com account, and last but not least my entire blog.

Just then a sudden inspiration struck. And I remembered why I didn’t want to say goodbye. I’m not done with blogging yet. I feel I’ve got more to say, more to share. Despite the unpleasant obsession with Twitter and other social networks, and even though it’s all too overwhelming at times… I believe it’s worth the efforts, not in terms of earning money. It’s worth it for so many other reasons as well.

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How to Balance Both Work and the Gym

How to Balance Both Work and the Gym – Guest Post

It’s no secret that exercise provides a wide range of benefits – not only physically but mentally as well; many times the benefits can be seen in the workplace. Multiple studies have shown that physical activity increases work performance, along with improving time management and mental sharpness. We all know how difficult it can be to balance both work and the gym when you have a long list of other commitments.

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My Travel Bucket List - Zakynthos Island

My Travel Bucket List – Zakynthos Island

Are you planning your family vacation for next year? Hot summer days on a sandy beach or maybe, a little escape to a nice quiet place during the Easter holiday? I know, it sounds preposterous since it is only November and it is actually Christmas coming just around the corner, not summer. Well, you can start searching for the perfect family destination now and still enjoy the magic of Christmas. If you have come across my post about Thassos, you know how fond of Greece I am (and my family, too).

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20 Ways to Improve Empathy at Work

20 Ways to Improve Empathy at Work

The world could always use more empathy – particularly these days. One place where you might struggle to be empathetic is at work. This is because natural empathy blockers exist within the workplace, things like:

  • Frustrations and annoyances from your work
  • Perceived “social distance” to colleagues
  • And the constant distractions associated with the office environment.

While these factors can make it difficult to show empathy at work, this doesn’t mean you can’t actively work to improve your empathy.
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Road Trip Advice - 5 Driving Tips to Save Fuel

Road Trip Advice – 5 Driving Tips to Save Fuel

There is an adage used by road trip advocates. They argue that a journey can be as remarkable as the destination. For a person hoping to see the country, the drive may indeed be the destination. Few countries espouse this truth more than Australia. The country has vast expansive landscapes that are beautiful to the eyes. To truly experience the country, it is not enough for you to fly from landmark to landmark, you are better off driving to see what lies in between. Road trips can, however, be an expensive affair owing to the cost of fuel. To enjoy the journey, you need to know how to save fuel when driving. The following are some tips on how you can be more energy efficient while road tripping.

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Find the The Best Yoga Mat

Find the Best Yoga Mat

Traditionally yoga was once practised by only a few, in ancient India as a sacred ritual. Now, it has gained much attention in the Western world for its renowned health benefits. With known support for flexibility, strengthening muscle tone and mental health, the benefits can be profound. A unique quality of yoga is its ability to be personalized for each individual’s practice — everyone can take it at their own pace. With that comes preferences to style and equipment.

The question isn’t necessarily what makes a good yoga mat, but what qualities in a yoga mat make you feel good in a practice designed to make you feel good. A good yoga mat is relative to the individual.

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20 Ways to Boost Your Energy

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Getting up in the morning can be tough. What can be even worse is hitting those mid-day lulls after lunch where you just want to curl up and get back to sleep. This is actually a common phenomenon known as the post-lunch dip. Some people are able to sneak a nap in a car (or closet!) But others seek the power of caffeine or other sugary energy drinks. They end up leading to yet another crash. Luckily, there are plenty of natural ways to boost your energy.

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