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Creative Intermission or How To Move Through Your Dark Days

Creative Intermission or How To Move Through Your Dark Days

Living in the mountains, where you work part-time in a stunningly located hotel and spend much of your time writing, hiking and practicing yoga… Isn’t this a perfect life? It is – until you get bored with it and start taking this lifestyle for granted. […]

5 Emotional Lessons I Learned Working in Hospitality

5 Emotional Lessons I Learned Working in Hospitality

Last time I talked about how I experience work in Lauvitel Lodge, La Danchere, France, and I figured that the biggest value I can find in work is getting to know myself better and growing emotionally. In other words, growing as a person. As I […]

Why I Work In Lauvitel Lodge

Why I Work In Lauvitel Lodge

It is time to reveal a bit about why am I actually working in a hotel surrounded by mountains, where work and rest are inseparable parts of the same thing called life. Today I want to share my motivations for the type of work I […]

Should You Get Yourself Used To Working Less?

Should You Get Yourself Used To Working Less?

Have you heard about the Swedish experiment of a 6-hour work day in an elderly care home in Gothenburg? It was carried out over a period of 2 years in order to check in what way would a shorter work day influence the carers’ personal […]

Is “Working” The Same As “Worthy”?

Is “Working” The Same As “Worthy”?

Do you know why you actually work? Is it to earn money in the first place or is there a more important reason behind that? If you are lucky enough to be born as a representative of the Millennial generation , you are likely looking […]

Start Your Work With… Rest

Start Your Work With… Rest

I have made a mistake the other day. I was supposed to be off on Thursday. Completely off – I said to myself. One day off a week is absolute minimum. So I was not even planning to write – just wanted to check emails […]

Meditation on Work

Meditation on Work

So the AFOOT BLOG is starting to take shape. The writer has decided that she doesn’t want to separate the writing from her life. Or even more than that – there needs to be a link between life experiences and the topics tackled in articles. […]

Windows ’17

Windows ’17

I used to go out to the streets and cry because of seeing these huge concrete houses, in which everyone seemed to be secluded, trapped in their own thoughts and problems. I looked at the closed windows and behind them I imagined people separated and […]

Preparing last-minute again?

Preparing last-minute again?

So you promised yourself that this time it was going to be different. You intended to prepare for it earlier – was it a travel, presentation at work or big meeting? Whatever the occasion, you knew that there was this undertaking coming your way, one […]

Appreciate the protest

Appreciate the protest

Hey. The times are changing and to me it couldn’t be more evident than it has been recently. For those of you who are not from Poland, this is what I am talking about. I would never write about politics, but this is not politics […]