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Conversations on Consent launch

Conversations on Consent Launch

Realizing the exigency of generating discussions around the concept of consent at all social levels, Philia recently launched its pioneering campaign, Conversations on Consent, in alignment with Sivil Düşün, İstanbul&I, Warm+Fuzzy, Yabangee, and Conscious Creative Collective.  The much-anticipated event took place on 24th May 2021 and came to be hosted by Elisa L. Iannacone. Notable …

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My Journey, My Life, Not My Decisions Though! Ready to Change

My Journey, My Life, Not My Decisions Though! Ready to Change

Have you ever found yourself in more than one position in life? I sometimes feel like someone gave me a script and am trapped because I either keep forgetting the lines or playing someone else’s role. Not knowing if my journey is aligned with my decisions makes me uncomfortable and challenges my decisions for the …

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Embracing Discomforts – Moving Out of Our Comfort Zones

Philia provides a compass to guide us through a journey of setting goals, discovering insights and intuitions, and most importantly, realizing and discussing our barriers and intentions.  Along this journey, we may find ourselves stepping out of our comfort zones, and venturing over to the uncharted territories of discomforts.  Our comfort zones can be neutral …

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Redefining Our Social Lives - Dealing With Covid-19

Redefining Our Social Lives – Dealing With Covid-19

Covid-19 has changed so many things, especially our social groups and the frequency of our interactions. We all had to and continue to find new ways to socialize.  In March 2020, when everything stopped, so did I (at least for a moment). I needed to talk with someone over coffee; I needed to feel ‘normal’ but …

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Realising the Importance of Self-Reflection

Words of Reflection – Realising the Importance of Self-Reflection

A lot of us today are almost aggressively programmed to achieve something. We need that job, that internship, that opportunity, the list could go on. Whether we are proving ourselves or to someone else, we are consumed by reaching goals. But can we ever catch up and will we ever do enough?  Guilt Trip I …

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What Made Me Join Philia

What Made Me Join Philia? An Introduction to a Self-Discovery Journey

It has been just over two years since I finished my master’s degree in Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics. Since then, I have been immersed in a professional rollercoaster that has taken me to work with refugees and migrants at the Icelandic Red Cross and the Ministry of Social Affairs in Iceland. …

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Reclaiming Security

Reclaiming Security

Our September topic for the Women’s Empowerment Brunches around the globe was centred around ‘Security’.  The monthly conversations are based on the research-based e-course, our self-developed methodology of peer to peer coaching. By joining the Philia journey with your peer, who could be a friend or a Philia-made match. You will discover new levels of support …

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