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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.


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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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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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…

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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