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Back in Business + July Recommendations

August 1, 2017

I know it’s been a while since a proper blog post, but the past 12 months have been a ride during which I chose to focus on myself, hence the blogging gap year.

Besides adapting to living on my own and doing so in another country, while studying, I had many questions for myself regarding my choices in the future, including my blogging experience, such as:

  • Are blogs still relevant?
  • Does my blog matter? Does it improve anyone’s life? Am I making a difference?
  • What type of content should I create?
  • Shouldn’t I focus more on micro-blogging like Instagram rather than invest hours of writing on a lesser known blog?

After a year of self-discovery and personal development, I have reached a point where I know how my next moves will look like and what type of content I should strive for.

I believe that we lack a certain type of content, which is both educational and inspiring, from our very own peers. Indeed, there are many websites, YouTube channels, books and so on that do exactly that, but I feel like we are missing this type of content from the people around us. The people whose opinions matter to us. The people who can influence us positively thanks to their connection with us.

So, I started sharing videos, books, articles and anything that seemed worthy of recommending to other people, under #MakeFacebookGreatAgain, a personal initiative that aims at creating a more informative and cultural environment on social media.

Below is what I shared in July and some extra (blog exclusive) recommendations. Please feel free to comment what you think, reach out to me on social media and share yourself the great things you discover.



Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook post here)

The Land Where Lemons Grow – Helena Attlee



Food waste is the world’s dumbest problem – Vox (Facebook post here)

Nonconformity and the creative life – Shots of Awe (Facebook post here)

The Art of Storytelling – Pixar in a Box – Khan Academy (Facebook post here)

The ethical dilemma of self-driving cars – Ted ED (Facebook post here)

Why do competitors open stores one next to another? – Ted ED (Facebook post here)



Before the Flood (Facebook post here)

Handmaid’s Tale – a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s eponymous book (Facebook post here)

The True Cost (Facebook post here)



Dior –Women@Dior (Facebook post here)



Headspace – mindfulness app (Facebook post here)

Iphone lightning cable




Beans and Dots

Mara Mura

Spatiul M60


Cluj & surroundings 

Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden


Casa Boema

Jibou Botanical Garden


Klausen Burger

Toulouse Café

P.S. There is a low-cost flight from Bucharest to Cluj, so you can be there in no time!



Conacul Bellu

Conacul Domnitei Ralu

Gradina cu Lavanda 

Manastirea Jercalai

Manastirea Varbila



Casa Memoriala IG Duca

Conacul Mardar

Crama Avincis, Dragasani


I hope I inspired you to watch more, read more, see more and most importantly, BE MORE!

Until next time,



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