Virtual life makes us realize just how much we miss the real world

In the wake of COVID-19, life has turned virtual. But I wonder: will our forced confinement to the digital world actually lead to a renewed appreciation for everything that is *not* digital?

I spent a week in the city of the future – and I’m not sure it’s the future we want

Earlier this year I visited what has been dubbed “the world’s smartest city”. It offered a fascinating glimpse into the future - but I’m not sure it’s the future we want.

The beauty of feeling small and insignificant

I don’t recall feeling as small and insignificant as I did when we made it to the top of a mountain peak in South Greenland, and shimmering carpets of green descended down on us.

The art of letting go, and what we can learn from the East

It is impossible to think of East Asia in springtime without the iconic imagery of cherry trees in bloom. I explored their deeper cultural meaning during a recent trip to South Korea.

What I learned from confronting my smartphone habits

In the age of digital distraction, we regularly pick up our smartphone to do one thing, only to end up doing something else. How did we get here and what can we do about it?

What if we embraced our inner child more often?

In children, we see hope without cynicism. Curiosity without constraints. Love without the fear of heartbreak. Could we regain what slipped away from us on our path to adulthood? 

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