I live in Netherlands now, and have noticed the numerous differences between Europe and the United States. One of these is the fact that in many saunas/spas, you are required to go in your birthday suit.
In the U.S. we have no problem putting half-naked people on huge billboards and all over magazines. But, tell a group of Americans to strip down naked in front of each other and they’ll look at you with the same horror I reserve for bathrooms at nightclubs. In Europe, nudity is seen as natural rather than the hyper-sexualized way it’s portrayed in American television and movies.
I put my apprehension and fear aside to step into an experience so far out of my comfort zone that it became a minuscule dot in the distance, only visible with military grade binoculars. The experience: a naked spa. Shock! Horror!
Fall: A Fresh Start Fall. Just saying that word conjures up memories of reading Harry Potter, stepping on every crunchy leaf, carving pumpkins, the smell of cheap Halloween costumes, candy, hot chocolate, and apple picking. It’s considered one of the most beautiful times of year and is a favorite of most people, especially your average […]
Focusing on the Past The Past Can Motivate You Buddha always said to live in the present. If you Google “focusing on the past,” the top articles are “8 Ways to Stop the Past from Ruining the Present” and “How to Get Over the Past and Focus on the Future.” It’s all about the future, thinking ahead, […]
The majority of my growing years were spent traveling and living in various countries and continents. It was through this experience that I gained a great deal of knowledge about life and the world. I specialize in articles relating to personal development/mental health for millennial’s, and I share advice on Youtube as well. Contributions include […]