Life is like a cup of tea. 

To feel the warmth of the cup in your hands, to enjoy the delicate taste, to feel relaxed and warmed and well, you have to concentrate on your tea. If you don’t, you’ll look into the cup and it will be empty, and you won’t even have realised. As with tea so in life you must be mindful of every moment and live in the now if you truly want to savour it and live it, otherwise you just lose it.


Life is a Cup of Tea

Law, Economics and mondora

The interest for B Corps and legal Benefit Corporations has seen a substantial growth recently. In Italy, especially after the law on Società Benefit that was passed in early 2016, many university students are taking an interest in the subject and writing their master’s thesis on this. In mondora we often receive request from students …

Why Tea?

There are plenty of blogs and youtube channels that teach you to live a more meaningful life, be mindful, be more productive, be successful, you name it. Often these people who share their wisdom are people who do it for a living. Most are young full time bloggers and youtubers who are able to spend their days doing just that and don’t have to fit their success tips around a more “normal” life where commuting and work take up most daylight hours. Not to mention fitting family life and everything else around this. The bottom line of their teachings always seems to be “become like me and you will have plenty of time to do what you love in your life”. But not everyone can or wants to be a youtuber and let’s face it, will such a career that you passionately built in your twenties still be your dream life in your sixties?

So my blog is going to be about being mindful, being productive and making small improvements to your life in the real world of common people, where your alarm goes off at 6 am and you have a long commute each day, where you’re out of the house twelve hours a day just for work and still try to fit family, pets, sports and hobbies around this. For most of us the dream job is just not realistically possible, so why not focus on improving our current work environment and conditions and enjoying what we have? How can we make our overwhelming lives that little bit easier? How can we enjoy our days as they come and not just watch them race by and feel exhausted? This is what my blog is about – real life. And cups of tea of course.


Note: I have left all previous posts for the moment, as I’m trying to figure out which ones will relocate to B Calm B Corp only and which will stay here. New posts coming soon!

About Kirstjn

My name is Kirsten Jane and that’s where Kirstjn comes from. I live in a tiny village in the Italian Alps and I’m one of those lucky people who gets to work in an office – I wear nice clothes, drink coffee and don’t need to sweat to get my wages. I spent my share of time living abroad and following dreams, but I decided to come back home and enjoy the peaceful, breathtaking views, the deep blue lakes and snow-capped peaks I call home. Career opportunities are limited here and people are used to working long hours for low wages. It’s not always easy to practice mindfulness, follow productivity tips and create a dream workplace here and that’s why I want to dedicate this blog to sharing tips and tricks that actually work and can be useful in order to enjoy a very common, hard-working and sometimes overwhelming life. Not everyone can be a self-employed blogger or launch a start-up, in some countries it just won’t pay the bills and there’s no way to get started. So if you’re one of the many like me that still has a job, a boss and a hectic life, this blog is for you. And because I’m part English my philosophy is that life is a cup of tea and tea always solves everything!