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
Today, we celebrate the International Women’s Day. Do you know the true origin of women’s day, why is it on March 8? Fire in the Triangle factory The fire in the Triangle factory in New York on March 25, 1911 was the most serious industrial accident in New York history. It caused the death of … More March 8, the True Origin of Women’s Day
You missed the train and on the quay you met the love of your life. You received money at the exact moment you needed it. This is the magic of synchronicity: they are coincidences that sometimes leave you speechless and let you see a new path. What Is Synchronicity? Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung brought us … More The Magic of Synchronicity
Would more money make you happier? Let me tell you a story. Markus Persson, a Swedish 36-year-old business man, spends his time on Twitter, where he talks about his life and that of his company. One day, he twitted something that will change his life. Markus created in 2009 the video game called Minecraft, a … More Would More Money Make You Happier?
Today is my birthday. One step more towards the wise age. What am I going to do to celebrate it? First of all, I take the day off. No hurry, no stress. Second, I will go out for a long walk in nature. It is always regenerating to me. Third, I will buy that cake … More Birthday Celebration
A hater can be defined as a person who uses expressions of hatred and violently insults individuals, usually taking advantage of anonymity and especially on the Internet and on social networks. What is behind haters behaviour? Last week, Italian’s iconic Sanremo Music Festival took place. In 2021 the band Måneskin won and maybe that’s why … More What Is Behind Haters Behaviour
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
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
I know what you are about to say. If you want to get something (material things) you need money. But you’d be surprised what you can get by swapping and bartering goods and services. Have a look at this story and find out that there are also ways when you don’t need money to get … More You Don’t Need Money to Get What You Want.
Why nostalgia is important? Nostalgia is a shield against existential challenges. Evoking positive experiences and feelings from the past can help you cope better with the present and the future. January for me is the month to think about what happened the year before. To make a balance, to see what went well and what … More Why Nostalgia is Important?
I have been thinking for a while about the word of the year 2021. The word of the year 2021 I believe is vaccine. How many times have you heard it said? Sometimes, an old and very well known word is renewed, launched again and then it takes over. I definitely think that the word … More Word of the Year 2021
The first thing that makes me stressed about the coming winter holidays is how you name it. It makes me stressed for nothing, as during Christmas’ holidays there are many more causes of stress than how you call it! For years in Europe we have been debating on the politically correctness of how we call … More Avoiding Stress during the Coming Winter Holidays
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
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
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
It would be illusory to think that we leave our personal culture, beliefs and values in the locker room of our workplace and work mechanically. It would be also boring, I think. Therefore, some questions about work popped up. I believe that most of us hope to have the opportunity, through work, to gain recognition … More Some Questions about Work
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
There are great therapeutic benefits to writing backed by science, that’s why I have been writing a blog since 2017 and I am in good health 🙂 Before that I used to write a journal. I started writing two books, finished and published only one (it is in Italian, not a big success yet, only … More Writing is Good for Your Health
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
The words you use can change your reality. Language actually generates changes in your brains and changes your perception of the environment around you. Language is linked to emotions. Your words are constantly sending messages to your brain. According to neuroscientists Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman, negative words cause the increase of cortisol, the … More Why You Are the Words You Use