Five truths burnout taught me.

Life has been a rather harsh teacher this year. So many plot twists, eye-openings, pain, sweat and tears… ego fights and game-changing revelations.

This year, Life has been teaching me humility through slaps in the face.

Here’s what I learned from 3 rounds of burnout. (Yes, I banged my head…


So often in Life, we don’t realize how precious and irreversible time is. We don’t realize we should enjoy this day fully, because it’s one of the best days of our Life (we only see that in retrospective). We don’t realize we need to stop pushing, stop working, and take…


My game-changing lessons from 2020

New year’s resolutions are bullshit. Setting multiple outrageous goals that require you to become a different person overnight to achieve them is bullshit. Subscribing to the idea of a magical moment where your whole life changes… right, bullshit.

The excitement around something new & better doesn’t last long enough for…


An ode to a blessing in disguise

I’m not here to benevolently promote burnout, and I don’t see it as a badge of honor. I’m here to share my experience with it, because there’s not much conversation about it, let alone personal and honest one. …


Why I haven’t spoken about feminism and why I start now

For almost 2 years now, I’ve been running FemGems, a labor of love boosting female entrepreneurship. So why haven’t I talked about feminism? And why do I want to do it now?

Why I haven’t spoken about feminism

To be completely honest, I just didn’t want to get into constant discussions about it and I didn’t…


I’m well on my way of becoming really radical, because it has become as urgent as never before to finally change things. Also because I came to realize that there is huge power in being radical when it’s for the purpose of making positive change.

Anybody who does not reflect…


Everything looks amazing on social media, but rarely something looks as good on the inside. In fact, a lot of times when you get to know something on the inside, you might get heavily disappointed. For one, because some things that look glamorous on social media are actually rotten on…


I am thankful for the new, powerful positive energy that has entered my life. I am thankful for the beauty, goodness, and inspiration I experience every day. I am thankful for my dreams coming true.

The funny thing about this clichéd “dreams coming true” (written under a cheesy sunset photo)…


On digital detox, facing your self and being vulnerable.

In the beginning of 2019, I took the plunge and started building something of my own from scratch. I was fueled by the insane drive from having found my purpose in life — a meaningful cause that deserves all my energy, potential and time on Earth. A labor of love…


6 things I learned from Cynthia Barcomi in a 6 min read

Unlike most stories told on FemGems podcast so far, this one is not about becoming passionate about a startup idea and going through a gradual process of transition into an entrepreneurial path. It starts with a BANG.

I literally woke up one day and said ‘I’m going to Berlin’. That’s…

Dora Dora

Founder of FemGems. Passionate about personal development, social impact and female leadership.

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