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10 things I did, discovered and ditched during self-isolation

And what I have learned from them The Covid-Chronicles // N°3 In this third post from The Covid-Chronicles I’m starting a new format for my posts (lists) and getting a bit more personal about how I’m dealing with self-isolation. Here in Italy it has been going on since mid-March, and things have changed a lot from that moment on. I properly cooked and baked (at least) three times a day, for the first forty days of my quarantine I rediscovered my love for housing projects and tv shows I binge watched (and re-watched) some amazing tv show I channeled my

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Emotional Intelligence 101

A brief summary on what emotional intelligence is, why it is important and how it can affect you in the workplace The Ess’ Wits | Learning bites We often hear about emotional intelligence, but what actually is it? And why people give it such a high value, especially at work? Learn the basis of emotional intelligence and of its applications to the workplace, while getting to know how to develop this priceless skill. Emotional Intelligence – EQ Emotional intelligence, often referred to as EQ, is the ability of understanding and expressing our emotions, and being empathetic when communicating with others.

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Beauty & Makeup, Lists

5 musts for your effortless & natural makeup base

A realistic and straight forward list to help you achieve a “barely there” makeup base The Espresso Lists | space little, focus much I love me a natural, barely there, but actual makeup base, but contrary to popular beliefs, achieving such look takes the right products, some practice and some tips. So, I skimmed and scanned the Internet, went through my makeup drawers, and put together a realistic list of steps and things that can actually help us. 1. This might seem obvious, but the first thing we need to focus on is our skin.And no, I’m not saying that

Author's picks, Covid-Chronicles, Lists

10 things I did, discovered and ditched during self-isolation

And what I have learned from them The Covid-Chronicles // N°3 In this third post from The Covid-Chronicles I’m starting a new format for my posts (lists) and getting a bit more personal about how I’m dealing with self-isolation. Here in Italy it has been going on since mid-March, and things have changed a lot from that moment on. I properly cooked and baked (at least) three times a day, for the first forty days of my quarantine I rediscovered my love for housing projects and tv shows I binge watched (and re-watched) some amazing tv show I channeled my

Author's picks, Learning bites

Emotional Intelligence 101

A brief summary on what emotional intelligence is, why it is important and how it can affect you in the workplace The Ess’ Wits | Learning bites We often hear about emotional intelligence, but what actually is it? And why people give it such a high value, especially at work? Learn the basis of emotional intelligence and of its applications to the workplace, while getting to know how to develop this priceless skill. Emotional Intelligence – EQ Emotional intelligence, often referred to as EQ, is the ability of understanding and expressing our emotions, and being empathetic when communicating with others.

Covid-Chronicles, Food

5 Recipes to get you through the quarantine

Go-to healthy(-ier) comfort food The Covid-Chronicles // N°2 I don’t know about you, but during these self-isolation months I heavily relied on food for emotional support, and myself being a compulsive eater (I’m always hungry!) only made things worse.But eating many times a day isn’t necessary a bad habit, especially if you choose healthier options. Disclaimer: I am neither a cook nor a nutritionist, these recipes will be very straightforward and easy to replicate. Also, keep in mind that these are my take on some very well-known recipes. Head over to our Instagram @theesspressolife to see more pics from the

Travels & Discoveries

10h in Venice, Italy

What we recommed you to see, eat and experiece (if you are on a budget and short on time) The Espresso-Visits | Little time, great experience I know, I’m thinking about it too. Right now we would all just love to pack a carry-on and go, not even caring where to. Unfortunateley, the reality of things is that we can’t. But what we can do is take a trip down memory lane and start planning our future travels, so that when they give us the go-ahead, we’ll be ready! They say “an investment in travel is an investment in yourself” and I couldn’t

Covid-Chronicles

Quarantine: How I switched from busy bee to couch-potato

And how I’m dealing with it The Covid-Chronicles \\ N°1 Self-isolation has been hard. We weren’t expecting things to go this way, and we definitely were not prepared for a two-months lockdown. Keeping myself motivated and productive has possibly been the hardest challenge these days, but I’ve finally found a solution! Keep on reading my quarantine diary to discover what has done wonders for me, and could possibly do the same for you too.  31/12/2019 I was celebrating New Year’s Eve with my friends. We rented a beautiful house outside the city and we stayed there for two days (or quite). We cooked

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