Author Archives: Maia

About Maia

My name is Maia, I live in London, UK, and I originally come from the Czech Republic. Maia's World is my blog where I write about life in general, personal development, and about ideas, beliefs and discoveries on how to live a fuller life.

Beauty and success: Does looking good serve a purpose?

We are constantly pressured to look beautiful. Everyone agrees that judging others by their looks is shallow, but unfortunately the world we live in and our evolutionary make-up, favours err well, make-up. Beauty and image help us to achieve our … Continue reading

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Modern torture

“God does not impose on anyone any more than they can bear” (Qur’an, 2:286) What a week it’s been. I was happily painting my wardrobe on Sunday, when I got a phone call from my mum’s friend that mum had … Continue reading

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Love, sweet love

“Choose love, love! Without the sweet life of love, living is a burden – as you have seen.” Rumi So Valentine’s day is coming up again, that day makes me think about love, romantic love that is. If you have … Continue reading

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Lets talk about sex baby…

Sex is a hot topic at the moment. Time Out is conducting their 2013 London sex survey   and everyone is still reading the 50 Shades of Grey, so sex is officially back on the book shelves and people are … Continue reading

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Is life stranger than fiction?

I’ve always lived by the motto that life is stranger than fiction and more interesting. That’s why I have personally always pursued knowledge and read books that I could learn something from rather than fiction, which I often saw as … Continue reading

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How to flourish

I’m currently reading Martin Seligman’s Flourish: A new understanding of happiness and well-being and how to achieve them. Seligman points to five key elements of well being which are positive emotion, engagement (flow), meaning (working towards a cause which is … Continue reading

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Change is our destiny

Change is hard. My soul yearns to do lots of things but my ego is scared. It tells me, ‘oh but that could be dangerous, that could be painful, that could be embarrassing, that could be…’ What is the answer? … Continue reading

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