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CW: discussions about the death of newborns

Since becoming a father 6 months ago life has changed dramatically as you'd imagine. The sleepless nights coupled with low productivity at work where I was essentially a paid zombie; I knew all about.

Every parent I’ve known has complained about the first…

By Tatiana Syrikova

Millennial Parenting

I have written several pieces during sleep deprived frenzies since my son was born. They never made it to being published; since my brain fog had continued to hold such a grip. Hence the writing date and publishing date are quite far apart.

This was written about 6 months post…

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I’m a coffee guy if my swath of articles about coffee didn't already tell you that. I brew it, run a coffee shop and sell coffee brewing gear every day. I am repeatedly asked about coffee grinders. Its the first port-of-call for making your at home coffee significantly better.

What…

Marcus Aurelius most likely penned his journals, the Meditations, whilst on campaign in Europe c. AD 170–175.

A couple of weeks back I wrote a bit about what I called Stoic Journaling. A versatile and concise way to journal daily and get a lot more out of it than a “Dear Diary” or the ever popular bullet journal.

Since then I’ve had several people ask about my…

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A little over a year ago I begun my latest journal. I’ve done it all over the years. Dream Journals, Free Writing; Goal journals and the now in vogue Bullet Journal.

It almost never ever sticks. Generally I get about two months. …

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Millennial Parenting

At home the housing market is exploding through the roof. The upper-middle classes cant afford a home without incredible amounts of debt. Let alone the middle classes and lower. We have wage stagnation. Poverty. …

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Coffee

Barista

/bəˈrɪstə/

noun

noun: barista; plural noun: baristas

1. a person who serves in a coffee bar.

2. Italian for ‘Barman’

Seems a bit simple doesn’t it?

In tradition a barista is a professional trained in making and serving espresso. A barista will work in a coffee shop, cafe of…

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“Where’s the sugar? this coffee’s bitter.” Meeting his stern gaze “oh right here mate, one or two?” “one” John takes a sip while I look on concerned. My raised brows meet his furrowed ones. “Meh.” John turned and left.

That morning had been long, I felt like crap for some…

https://www.oah.org/tah/issues/2017/august/self-help-in-america-a-project-for-moral-perfection/

In my long 27 years on this tiny blue marble I’ve attempted and failed at countless amounts of self improvement methods.

Everything from yoga habits which never stuck and self-help books with soundtracks to listen to while you sleep; to making videos telling my future self how stupid it was…

Luke J Barnett

Stoic parenting, compassion based leadership and coffee.

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