Coffee Break: Let’s start the year with small talk.

2023 is here. 

I am still in a festive mood, so I thought it would be nice to start the new year with a cup of aromatic coffee and small talk. 

First, best wishes to all of you, my dear friends! Be healthy and positive, don’t let anything mislead you, and don’t fall apart either physically or mentally. 

Hopefully, 2023 will be better and easier. 

But you know what is funny? Each year, after analyzing the previous year, we said: «Ah! It has been such a difficult year, compared to last year! » Or “Ah!” This year was tough, but the next year will be much better! » 

We keep saying the same words and sincerely hoping for the same things. As a matter of fact, everything goes on as usual, and unfortunately, many things are beyond our control. 

To tell you the truth, I don’t want to talk about the negativity, difficult time, disappointments, nonsense, fear, an addiction and negative influence of doom scrolling* and Overton window**, and give you advice. I’m not an expert and I don’t want to make our coffee break boring. (description of * and ** see on the end of the post)

As an alternative, I want you to remember to clear your information field periodically, find meaning in your life, spend more time with your family, kids, and friends, and try to be as HAPPY as possible. 

Actually, I discovered a very simple explanation of happiness: Happiness is finding balance and inner peace within yourself and doing things what YOU like for others. 

It sounds very simple. We have to just start doing it and what if we do it together? 

I always believe that art, sports, culture, big tragedy, and great happiness can truly unite people.  

Also, I can add kindness, common idea, and causes that bring UNITY to our word as well.  

This video perfectly reaffirms my thoughts.  

The kinetic sculpture below was created by Korean artist U-ram Choe. The sculpture was displayed at the MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. There can be many versions of this unusual installation. 

However, my interpretation is:   

Many people can be united by one idea and work together toward achieving common goals and improving our world.  


Creativity is a great way to express emotions and thoughts.  

Inspiration is also very important. It brings spiritual uplift, an energy, a desire to work and gives the opportunity to achieve significant results. 

This video is about extraordinary imagination and creativity. See what is behind the scenes. 

Our lives are full of personal and very emotional trials: tragedy, losing a loved one, suffering from poverty, battling a terminal illness, fighting in the war, or someone just simply can’t have children and this is also a tremendous tragedy for women.

We all have so many problems, so many difficult situations, and so many unsolvable cases. But what is the key to recovering from an unfortunate situation after a fall?

I don’t have the right answer, but I found this inspirational video, and maybe it will give you the strength and motivation to move forward. I believe that we always can find a way out of problematic situations.   

The French choreographer, talented dancer, and artist Yoann Bourgeois encourage people through his powerful performance to embrace complexity as part of their personal growth.

Art can effectively inspire everyone. 

BEAUTY is also essential to our lives.

Van Gogh once said: ” If you truly like nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

It looks just stunning!

Take a care of yourself and Happy 2023 ! 

* Doom scrolling : Activities that spend a lot of time looking at cell phones, computers, or reading negative news. Doom scrolling can have a negative effect on mental health.

**Overton window: In this method, advertising, social media, lobbied ideas, and propaganda are used to influence society’s minds and public opinions. Campaigns like that have the potential to shift our perceptions. As a result, what was previously unacceptable became normal.

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14 thoughts on “Coffee Break: Let’s start the year with small talk.

  1. Definitely need to stay away from Doom scrolling and that ghastly Overton window. Only we can changed our mindset and we must not give in to negativity. It’s nice to have a positive blog to count on! May 2023 be positively wonderful!

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  2. Hope is a good place to start. Followed by Gratitude is the attitude. And then finding new ways to do things when the old ones no longer work. Doom scrolling and trolling other peoples lives and profiles is a downward spiral. We need to invest time and energy into out own lives. Happy 2023 Angela. Allan

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    1. I wish that this year will not be worse for me than last one 🙂
      I was so inspired by these videos and I’m very glad that you like them too. We need some positivity and motivation.

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