Author: pelinyilmaz

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Today I would just like to ask some questions. When you have an appointment let’s say at 9 a.m., a. Do you usually leave house very early, or too early that you arrive an hour before? b. Do you usually leave quite late, like 9:15? c. Do you at least sometimes have those Goldilocks moments,…




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Hello all! My name is Pelin and it’s my first post here on BayArt. I have a blog mostly on minimalism and the mental side to it (https://minimalistgunluk.wordpress.com/), go ahead and check it out if interested! I believe mindfulness is a solution to everything, and today I will talk about the act of buying. Decluttering…




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While being trained as a teacher in high school, university and beyond, I often came across Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I hardly questioned it, but recently I felt I needed to swallow (and digest!) his work to truly understand what a self-actualized person looks like. In his book “Toward a Psychology of Being”, where he…




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  “Pursuing new editions of ourselves is not the same thing as pursuing perfection, wholeness, or a complete lack of pain. It is not a matter of accomplishing the impossible, but rather of attaining higher levels of  complexity, suppleness, discernment, and interpersonal penetration; it is a matter of seeing the glass half full rather than…




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While I was walking on the street today, I thought “I might be dead soon.” It’s supposed to be a negative thought, right? It hit me, there’s nothing negative about being dead. It’s just another state of being. Then I kept on and on… I eventually couldn’t find anything that is inherently negative. Things can…