The Best Decision You Will Ever Make.

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Photo by Hanna Postova on Unsplash

If you are reading this article, there are two options. Either you’re experiencing doubts in your relationship, or you think I am downright crazy. Indeed, why would anybody leave the person they love? The answer is: for a bunch of reasons.

Over the past decade, I have been in several relationships, back to back. I am grateful for them because they taught me firsthand some valuable lessons about myself despite being very painful.

In my first relationship, I fell head over heels for my long dreamt of prince charming — older than me…


How it gave me the tools to navigate solitude during the pandemic.

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We’ve been living with Covid-19 for over a year now. And needless to say, it has been a hell of a ride. I won’t go through the list of all the things we have lost to the pandemic. There’s no point in rubbing salt in the wound. The end doesn’t seem anywhere close, so instead let’s focus on how we can sit this through.

In April 2020, 54% of us were on partial or complete lockdown. That’s about 4.2 billion people. And while we stayed at home, watching…


A great day is defined by the right mindset.

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Oh, the mind. Where ideas, thoughts, creative solutions emerge. But a creative mind can also come with downsides. Here are some personal tips to get yourself in the right mindset and keep your beautiful mind on track.

1. Leave your phone switched off

At least for an hour. If you tend to have a racing mind, you might want to take a minute before jumping into the stream of solicitations brought by social media, text messages, and the news. Does “fear of missing out” sound familiar? This phenomenon was identified in 1996 and coined in 2004. It’s…


A journey of self-love and becoming my own best friend.

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Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash

Year after year, I set myself up to the same old challenge: shedding my extra pounds. At the early age of five, I was already fully aware of the social pressure on women’s physique. By the time I was 19, I had tried — and failed — a string of dieting techniques. These fruitless attempts only lead to body dysmorphia, an unhealthy relationship to food, and a crushing feeling of despair every time I catch my reflection in a mirror. I jump from zero physical activity to HIIT, and obviously…

Mariam El Boudi

A buddhist, a photographer, a digital nomad. Embracing life on the daily.

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