28 Nov 2018

Why not everybody with a broken heart survives

Why not everybody with a broken heart survives

Perhaps you’ve heard or read about it before: partners in a couple that die shortly after one another, after having been married 50, 60 or perhaps even 70 years. Does something like broken-heart syndrome exist?

04 Apr 2018

Coping with negative emotions

Coping with negative emotions

In contrast to situations, thoughts determine the emotions that you experience. A negative emotional state causes pessimistic thinking, while a positive emotional state more often causes positive behaviour and results.

08 Feb 2018

What is your feeling worth?

What is your feeling worth?

Are you an emotional or rather a rational being? Your feelings are important, however it is not necessarily a good adviser. Be aware of your thoughts that influence this.

16 Jan 2018

A sustainable life with minimalism

A sustainable life with minimalism

There is a difference between working to live or to be able buy as many things as possible. With minimalism, you let go of the phsycial burdens, but also of the emotional ones.

01 Nov 2017

7 reasons why sufficient sleep is so important

7 reasons why sufficient sleep is so important

Why do we sleep a third of our lives? Because it actually is so important. After one or two days without sleep, you will literally start to feel ill. Read why it is important to get more sleep and start putting it to practice tonight!

26 Jul 2017

How music can give your brain a boost

How music can give your brain a boost

Music brings up memories and emotions, it activates your muscles, and it can even boost your intelligence.

07 Dec 2016

Your brain's capacity to empathise

Your brain's capacity to empathise

From the book The Empathic Brain by professor Christian Keysers, it appears that the success of relationships (in whatever context) is largely dependent on your ability to establish what the feelings and thoughts of the other person are.

23 Nov 2016

Manipulate your own mental strength

Manipulate your own mental strength

Different techniques have been developed to manipulate and control emotions in a positive way. It is important to know what cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy mean, as these two terms arose independently from each other.

02 Nov 2016

The influence of thoughts on emotions

The influence of thoughts on emotions

The word 'emotion' has been given many meanings, varying from very pragmatic to spiritual. What matters most is that a definition is meaningful. An emotion is often described as a reaction of the body to the thoughts that go round in your mind.

14 Jul 2016

Impulse control in the supermarket

Impulse control in the supermarket

When you are buying your groceries, you are already thinking about healthy food. But at the supermarket, you will find temptations and attractive discounts lurking around, and you run the risk of being a lot less rational than you wanted to be.