Dear Sinem,

I loved your article! I wish I could give more claps than 50, because I think you hit that proverbial nail on its head — meditation, movement & journaling are three keys to a more fulfilling life. That’s how strongly I agree!

I would add just one more: volunteering. Any kind of service, of giving of yourself, no matter how small, is a tremendous gift that gives both ways. The greatest benefit you receive isn’t actually seeing others happy. It’s taking yourself out of your own head, & the freedom from the “squirrel cage of self” is priceless!

Super article, thank you!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.