TRAVELING TO A HEALTHY STATE OF MIND
Did you know that your brain is not immune to aging? Like the rest of your body, your brain changes too ! At the end of our twenties our brain starts to lose neurons. Neurons are also known as nerve cells. These nerve cells send signals between different body parts. This is a natural process in life. But luckily there are a lot of options to keep your brain healthy and ofcourse improve it too. One of the options is traveling. Curious how? Keep on reading!
A UNITED FRONT FOR THE VOICELESS
Here in the Netherlands, particularly in Amsterdam, reality hitted hard when COVID-19 entered our society. Suddenly every person or object you came in contact with could be a carrier of the virus and that was scary. I particularly, was more worried about the homeless. Because recent numbers from the CBS had shown that the amount of homeless people had doubled to approximately 40.000. Of which 6.000 in Amsterdam.
Are destructive thought-patterns controlling your life?
A person has about 40,000- 60,000 thoughts a day. In a positive person, 70% of these thoughts are negative. Why? Fear! Yup, fear is the main motivator of these negative thoughts, because the brain is constantly thinking how it can prevent us from emotional pain, fear of being rejected, depression, loneliness, etc. Sadly, most people engage a lot of time (un)consciously automatically battling almost every negative thought, forgetting that thoughts are actually a phenomenon on their own.
THE BENEFITS OF
Good morning- afternoon - evening - midnight! As a psychologist, I have been captivated by everything that radiates the human well-being. However, I never taught that plants would become an obsession of mine. Today's blogstory is inspired by a conversation between me and a few local surinam gardeners. During this conversation we talked about the importance of plants inside and outside the home in the past and now. They shared a lot of wisdom with me, especially about the benefits of indoor plants. So keep on reading because I will be sharing the tea right now!
THE TRUTH ABOUT
I have a confession to make. I really really love using scented aroma candles. I use them during my selfcare dates, autumn and winter evenings , holidays. Actually almost every time I feel like it. The smell these candles release into my home really does something to me. It’s quite addicting. But why? In this story I will tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth about scented candles and why you should lit one more often ..
WHY SEA SALT BATHS?
The custom of adding salt to baths goes way back. For instance in Greece, salt was used to heal the skin. The famous greek physician Hippocrates ( who lived around 350 BC ) used salted seawater to treat patients who suffered from skin problems or wounds. In today’s society salted baths are still a common custom, because every day we are still exposed to toxins through food and the environment. Even though, these toxins are largely removed from the body by the liver , kidneys and skin, which is often called the third kidney. The body’s capacity to get rid of toxins is not infinite. Taking salt baths to help extract toxins from the body are therefore highly recommended by many health professionals.