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Young man surrounded by nature - imitates the pose of the statue behind him.
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Hi, I'm Simon Mannes πŸ‘‹
(That was Simon Menssen before I married in Oktober 2020)

I'm a software engineer living in Augsburg, Germany with my wife.

On this blog (and newsletter) I'm sharing my mindfulness journey, which began seven years ago with meditation, and is now complemented by Yoga, martial arts, dancing, and journaling.

I started Nerdful Mind as a newsletter in January 2020 as a way to share what I've learned, document my journey, and maybe help others on theirs.
What I didn't know back then how much writing helps me on a personal level.


While I'm working on a post with my recommended resources on mindfulness, here's a short list of people and products that massively influenced my life for the better:

  • Headspace, the popular meditation app
  • Zenhabits, a wonderful blog about mindful living
  • My wonderful wife, who I learn from every day
  • Many books and countless blog posts on psychology, personal development, and mindfulness
  • My Yoga, martial arts, and dancing teachers (and partners)

πŸ‘‰ Read next: 7 Mindfulness Exercises Developers Can Do Every Day

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