Art with a View

Last Saturday I went to visit the private art collection of Proximus, a Belgian digital service provider. In 25 years the company has collected about 600 artworks and last December they opened the doors to visitors. For the moment, only 200 paintings and photos are displayed. The exhibition is called Art with a View, because … More Art with a View

Active Listening

What is active listening? Do you like music? How do you listen to your favourite music? When I was a teenager, I used to learn by heart the lyrics of my favourite songs. Still today I try to do it. I can easily learn the lyrics if I listen carefully to the song and if … More Active Listening

The Challenges of Communicating Across Cultures

I live and work in a real multicultural environment. Communicating among all those different people, bearing not only their personality but also they own culture is really challenging sometimes. The city where I live, Brussels, hosts about 150 different nationalities. I am not Belgian, I belong to one of the 150 nationalities. The place I … More The Challenges of Communicating Across Cultures

Admiring Artworks

I would like to tell you a story about how good are artworks for your morale. It happened during the Second World War. The bombing by the Germans during the Second World War in the UK caused the closing of the doors of all museums. The director of the National Gallery of London, Kenneth Clark, … More Admiring Artworks

Making Space Within You

During my training as a well-being counsellor, I became aware of a very powerful exercise called “Making Space Within You”. I would like to share it with you. Making Space is an exercise in getting conscious of what’s going on within yourself and finding a little space between you and your concerns. This can help … More Making Space Within You

Let Go of the Past

Why would you let go of the past? You have for sure nice memories, and lessons learned, which shape your personality. But letting go of the burden of the past would be important to your happiness. At least some of it. Many people live in the past; they remember their behaviours, the love stories that … More Let Go of the Past

Late Bloomers: Instructions For Use

There is a direct relationship between ageing, physical, and mental activity. People who adopt a sedentary and passive lifestyle after retirement accelerate their ageing process. Lack of movement diminishes the body’s responsiveness and few social relationships inhibit intellectual abilities. We could also add loneliness to see the ageing process accelerates. Spending the day without stimuli … More Late Bloomers: Instructions For Use

How to Identify a Narcissistic Personality

The common definition of narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s idealised self-image and attributes. Narcissists are people who believe to be unique, superior to others and masters of a wonderful existence that no one can imagine. As a result, they may be bullies and arrogant. They need constant … More How to Identify a Narcissistic Personality