Telling my mental health journey. Talking about the hilarious everyday madness we call life.


I’m extraordinarily blessed in the napping skills department.

This is me in silent contemplation. Just kidding, I was probably thinking about food.

Guten Tag!

That’s German for “Good day” or “hello” or whatever. I’m Emilia Jade Smith and I am a bilingual European currently living in Germany. I’m so pleased you found me, it’s really quite the jungle out there.

Please just call me Emmi.

I’m your average European woman in her…

It’s time for employers to provide more sustainable solutions

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Public life in Germany is once again on the brink of chaos as this country is running smash into an unprecedented fourth wave of this never-ending pandemic. No one saw this coming. Well, except for absolutely every single virologist in this country and every other sane person, of course.


Here’s what you should do instead

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In January 2018 The New Yorker published an intriguing piece titled “Improving Ourselves to Death”.

Alexandra Schwartz, the author of this article, made a statement that got straight to the point:

What they’re (self-help gurus) selling is metrics. It’s no longer enough to imagine our way to a better state…


Is it just me or have humans become intolerable?

Please all go away. Now. And don’t come back. / Photo by Nicolai Berntsen on Unsplash

I have never been a fan of huge crowds. Just how people are able to delight in diving into masses of perspiring humans will always remain a mystery to me. Like, you know, going to a soccer game which is nothing but a disgusting olfactory assault to one’s nose, not…

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