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What to do when you are feeling uneasiness and things just do not feel right?

March 2021 A conflict between our beliefs, thoughts, behaviors, emotions and perceptions is called cognitive dissonance. It raises feelings of discomfort, imbalance and thus we feel that we need to eliminate or at least reduce it immediately. We innately try to avoid such inconsistencies.  These are 2 key strategies to reduce or minimize your cognitive dissonance: Evaluate the [...]

2021-03-02T08:41:39+01:00March 2021|0 Comments

Accepting my weaknesses and flaws

February 2021 This month we are looking into the truth in the following myth about self-acceptance: ’’Accepting my weaknesses and flaws is like condoning them or hiding my head in the sand." The truth is that with self-acceptance you are not denying or ignoring your imperfections. You are actually saying - ‘’I see it, I admit it, I [...]

2021-02-02T12:58:27+01:00February 2021|0 Comments

Burger and fries

Januari 2021 Are that Burger and fries looking too scrumptious to resist? Are you chewing on your celery and carrots sticks, while your eyes are popping out of their sockets because of your friend’s chocolate cake? January’s new year’s resolutions. If you find yourself already struggling to stick to your new life style goals these 2 tips are exactly [...]

2021-01-05T09:53:20+01:00January 2021|0 Comments

Christmas is about…

December 2020 For some people Christmas gives a sense of joy, abundance and reconnecting with loved ones, while for others it can be a lonely, stressful, frustrating and a conflicted time. Here are 3 self -care tips that can help you overcome these feelings. These 3 easy types of validation : 1) Relax - Plan breaks during the day [...]

2020-12-17T08:10:51+01:00December 2020|0 Comments

Communicate assertively

November 2020 The holidays are coming up. It can be an intense and demanding time especially when people come together. This month we will help you improve your assertive communication. These 3 easy types of validation : 1. Validate the Validator- If your partner/friend has been listening to you or has been supportive, validate them for doing [...]

2020-11-30T10:41:16+01:00November 2020|0 Comments

Working at home in Corona times. Tips for maintaining your mental health and balancing work/private life

October 2020 Hold on to your daily routines Keep up your daily routine as if you are still going to the office. Irregularity in your work and private life can lead to feelings of turmoil and instability. An example of how you  find stability and regularity is  by taking a walk or a bike ride in the morning, [...]

2020-11-30T10:41:31+01:00October 2020|0 Comments

Being more self-compassionate with yourself when you feel negative emotions

September 2020 When our inner critic talks to us, it is judging us. Often it is done with extreme negative statements that raises negative emotions such as anger, sadness, powerlessness, hopelessness etc. Once we feel these negative emotions, the inner bully continues to judge us for feeling this way. Imagine someone you love comes to you and [...]

2020-09-08T11:37:36+02:00September 2020|0 Comments

What can you do when supporting others during this crisis is exhausting you?

August 2020 It starts with knowing your limits and communicating boundaries. Monitor how you felt before, during and after each interaction. Sometimes you may notice that it costs you too much energy. In that case, plan your get together, when you have most energy during the day. If you notice that you have negative emotions or feel [...]

2020-08-03T10:24:10+02:00August 2020|0 Comments

How to defeat loneliness during isolation

July 2020 We’ve all feel lonely sometimes, but it can become more frequent during the corona isolation. Loneliness is a subjective feeling. When experiencing loneliness frequently and consistently, it can have mental and physical health implications. Loneliness distorts our perceptions. We might think that the people around us do not care about us, while they may indeed care. [...]

2020-07-20T11:39:59+02:00July 2020|0 Comments

What can you do if you are feeling anxious about the corona ?

June 2020 What can you do if you are feeling anxious about the corona ? Many people react with anxiety to the Corona. Feeling uncertainty and worrying about the unknown is terrifying. We are filled with ‘’what if’’ scenarios and extreme worst-case scenarios creep constantly in our mind, which add to the stress of our changed life. [...]

2020-06-04T14:47:41+02:00June 2020|0 Comments
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