Positivity & resilience

finishing marathon in summer sun happy proud

Lift each other up!

Lift each other up! 1792 1024 Paulina Ryters

When I started running in April 2021 and signed up for my first half-marathon, a “friend” of mine gave this unsolicited comment: “Everyone can run a half-marathon. It’s a success only if you can make it in under 2 hours.”  Dude! What the hell? Why would you say something like…

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Be afraid and do it anyway

Be afraid and do it anyway 2560 1805 Paulina Ryters

A short story about overcoming the fear of flying

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Grief is the loudest silence

Grief is the loudest silence 2560 1829 Paulina Ryters

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going, no feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Grief is by far the most intense, weird and complicated emotion that I’ve ever experienced. It’s more like a state you all of sudden find yourself in. It comes and goes…

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Start somewhere

Start somewhere 2560 1707 Paulina Ryters

In October 2020 I lost my beloved Mum to cancer; in March 2021 a friend and a mentor to Covid. It was the moment when I thought that’s it. That’s just it. I can’t stand the overall situation anymore and do nothing. There is so much hopelessness around (which is…

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