“Contrattempi” (Setbacks). Music of life.

In music, we can roughly define the “contrattempo” or “controtempo” (backbeat syncopation) as a beat that occurs when there should be a pause. An…

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7 times you fall, 8 times you get up

I have always liked journeys. Which are not travels. On journeys, you walk a path and feel the experience. On travels, you can easily remain on the…

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The power of images

The @maura_imagesandwords project on Instagram together with the book Your Renaissance, aim to raise awareness on the influence that images can have…

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Against the wind

Sometimes it is like this. We climb the sand against the wind. The air is charged. We go because the body and thoughts need to free themselves. And…

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The signs of the passage of time

Some time ago I visited a singular place, the royal palace of Caserta. In the garden, built towards the end of the 1700s in order to look like a…

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Why self-massage?

Touch is one of the most ancient expressions of our living being. When we are happy to see a person, we are happy to embrace them. When we have a…

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Nothing is difficult

Occasionally I happen to pass in a street where there is a building with a Latin phrase inscribed on it: "Nil difficile volenti" (nothing is…

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A disaster: we are all brothers and sisters

Whenever the media reports disastrous news like the recent coronavirus epidemic or other terrible events, I always think about the saying "we are all…

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Wellness does not exist

Wellness does not exist. This is a provocative statement to say that wellness is not a definite object that one can buy. It is not an immutable…

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A definition of wellness (by Frédérique Guern)

We publish the following article courtesy of Frédérique Guern, psychologist and shiatsu therapist  The word wellness has become very common and…

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