I want to be funny, so bad it’s kinda lame

Today in the series “Isa tries to tackle the patriarchy one step at a time”… Humor! How does this have anything to do with the patriarchy, you may ask? Because of articles such as this one: Why Women Aren’t Funny Long story short (no need to waste your time reading all of that bullsh*t) we…

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Spring favorites that lift my mood even when it feels like f***ing January

As you may know, I came back from Spain recently and ever since, Munich has been grey, rainy and miserable. Whatever happened to the sun, the ice-cream and all those flowy dresses that I was planning on wearing? Have we not suffered enough? Apparently not. Today I wanted to share with you some of the…

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Game-changing life advice that I learnt from my mum

Mother’s day is approaching for some faster than others (Mother’s day is the 1st Sunday of the month in Spain, while I believe it’s not until the second Sunday in other countries like the UK or Germany), so I have been reflecting on what a great mother I have, how much she has given me…

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April’s Gratitude Journal: light, loved ones and balance

I have heard wonders of the habit of writing down the things you are grateful for every night before bed. I even tried it out myself for a couple of months when I was in college… but let’s be real: I am a glass-half-empty kinda gal. I would stare at the blank page every night…

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What I miss about my home country since moving away

Ever since I was a kid, I had this idea in my head of what I would be like when I grew up. I wanted to be this glamorous woman, with a very important career, very fancy clothes and a very handsome boyfriend. But most importantly: I wanted to live in several different cities. “One…

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Acts of self-care that are sustainable and *free*

Self-care has become this huge buzz-word. Everyone is talking about it and trying to make money off of it. More and more we are painting a picture of self-care in our collective imaginary and of how that looks like: scented candles, luxurious face masks and body creams, days at the spa, a fresh manicure… I…

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Things I have overthought into low-key existential crises

When it comes to overthinking, I would like to think that I am in a better place than I was 10 years ago. Once I spent an entire weekend narrating my actions in my brain “Isabel went outside, and locked the door, she looked to her right and wished she could stop narrating her life,…

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Great spring activities that have nothing to do with cleaning

After a winter spent in the shape of a duvet-covered-burrito, I feel myself slowly coming out of my cocoon. The weather is getting better, the birds are singing, the days are getting longer and my immediate thought is not “give me my bed” when leaving work. At a risk of sounding overly dramatic I will…

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