Berenika Steinberg

A Tender Cuddle
Soul + Body
Breathe In

A Tender Cuddle

Receiving a warm embrace stimulates the release of oxytocin and decreases cortisol levels, leading to less stress and anxiety.
Berenika Steinberg
Animal Persons
Art + Stories
Opinions

Animal Persons

Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.
Berenika Steinberg
Children Are Not Filing Cabinets
World + People
The Other School

Children Are Not Filing Cabinets

Educational neuroscientist Marzena Żylińska talks about why the school system should be moving away from the traditional culture of testing and correcting.
Berenika Steinberg
The Land of Real Dreams
World + People, Art + Stories
Dreams and Visions, Opinions

The Land of Real Dreams

Andrzej Górz, co-founder of Open Jazdów – a civil initiative in a unique settlement of wooden Finnish houses in the centre of Warsaw – talks about what utopia means to him.
Berenika Steinberg
Work With Your Green Fingers
Soul + Body
Good Food

Work With Your Green Fingers

Our writer is back at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, where Farmer Mietek explains to her the best work ethic.
Berenika Steinberg
People Are to Blame
World + People, Art + Stories
Dreams and Visions, Opinions

People Are to Blame

9-year-old child Marianna talks about her two-week quarantine, teaching during the pandemic, and whose fault the virus is.
Berenika Steinberg
Meditation During Quarantine
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Meditation During Quarantine

The director of the Polish Mindfulness Association talks about feelings of helplessness and fear during the current health epidemic, and how meditation might provide some respite.
Berenika Steinberg
Under the Cover of the Moon
Art + Stories
Experiences

Under the Cover of the Moon

Our writer breathes in the fresh spring air at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, as she discovers what happens when new life begins to blossom in the soil.
Berenika Steinberg
Fields of Good Energy
Art + Stories
Experiences

Fields of Good Energy

Our writer makes a winter trip to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to discover what happens when the soil is frozen over.
Berenika Steinberg
The Stump Prophet
Art + Stories
Art

The Stump Prophet

To some, Karol Wójciak was a local eccentric; to others, he was an artist with a singular aesthetic. To most, he was known as Heródek, the creator of wooden gnotek sculptures of angels and saints.
Berenika Steinberg
An Indian Summer at the Babalskis’
Art + Stories
Experiences

An Indian Summer at the Babalskis’

Our writer returns to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to find out what lays in wait for the soil during autumn.
Berenika Steinberg
You Can’t Eat Money
World + People
Nature

You Can’t Eat Money

Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski run an organic farm in the north of Poland. Mieczysław tells us all about grain, biodynamism, and how you are what you eat.
Berenika Steinberg