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.
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.
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!
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 ..