In 2018, I chose sunny Portugal for remote work as it is affordable, has reliable WiFi throughout the country, friendly locals, and incredibly beautiful nature spots. It was also highly recommended on Nomadlist as being safe and welcoming for women traveling alone. …

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“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”

How to Love” is a book on mindfulness in relationships by Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist. …

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain

This year I’ve decided to focus on one important area in my mindfulness practice every month. …

Why marketers and designers should work closely together from day one when building products.

At many companies, designers keep the marketing team at arm’s length. As a marketer, I have worked with different clients and teams and I can’t recall how many times I’ve been faced with “We’ve built a…

In May, we made a spontaneous trip to Paris with my best friend Kate. As Hemingway has said it: ‘there is never any ending to Paris’ . …

How we took up the challenge to take the pain out of keeping your contacts up to date and organized.

Expertise: UX Strategy, UX /UI Design, User Testing, Digital Branding, Requirements Management, Product Management, Product Marketing.

Project Team: Agency Partner, Product Designer, Business Analyst, Product Manager/ Product Marketer.

Platforms: iOS…

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Sometimes, outside circumstances can cause a loss. Other times, we cause ourselves to lose people that mean the most to us.

Often, we treat people as if they’re always going to be around us all the time because we are convinced that they’re not going anywhere.

We could all get…

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An old monk traveled from afar seeking advice from the Abbess. He explained that all his life he had used stories to tell himself and others who he was. He lived in some stories for decades. …

Remote work is recognized as one of the most effective models of work. Companies like Basecamp, Doist, Github, Zapier, and Buffer prove that remote teams can be tremendously successful.

While we already covered the benefits of running a distributed team, there are some trade-offs that need to be mentioned too…

Doist team

Alex Muench is a Product Designer at Doist, a remote-first company that builds productivity software to ‘help people do more and stress less’. Their main products are Todoist and Twist apps, used by millions of people.

The Doist team of 62 people is working from more than 26 countries! The…

Aleksandra Smelianska

We are the stories we tell to ourselves.

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