Feel the beat and move beyond your self-imposed limitations

Dance has always been my passion. The intrinsic need of the body to rhythmically move is something we bring with us since birth and this can be seen in very small children moving with the rhythm and enjoying the music. As we grow, we become more constrained by the rules and social norms, that are…

How to get your creative juices flowing when you are feeling stuck

There are moments, hours and days when you feel like your creativity and work are flowing smoothly and there are those moments, hours and days when you feel that your “muse” has left the building. It’s not just your muse that is absent, but you feel completely drained and lifeless. Negative energy is sucking the…

Who is really in charge?

In your mind, millions of thoughts are racing through. Some of them reach consciousness, some are only vague glimpses of memories and ideas, some are strong and magnetic. The mind needs a certain level of energy for a thought to reach an initial triggering point and in order to have an impact on your consciousnesses….

Cells that fire together, wire together: the mystery of neuroplasticity

    Cells (neurons) that fire together, wire together.  This is a well know quote from Donald Hebb and his book The Organization of Behaviour. And although this book was published in 1949, the concept of neuroplasticity in adults has only been accepted by science and medicine from the late 1990s. By then it was…

Find the warmth within

With the colder and more gloomy days joying us, the need for more light, warmth and softness naturally increases. Just a single sunlight on our face, fresh breeze and colorful surrounding can create this warm feeling. Spending more time with friends and family, with a real engagement and communication is one other thing that is…

The Hidden Light

One nice afternoon and a wedding of a good friend. A perfect autumn day and a view from the hill where the church is located. I was observing the Sun playing with the clouds, in the moments shining in its full glory and in the moments hiding behind the clouds or tree branches. We also…

Poem for the wounded 

I have no confidence, but I am strong. I have hope, but I am certain I will fail. My heart is wounded, but it heals. My eyes are wet from the tears, but they will dry out. I have a purpose, though I have not met it yet.

Like a boss (it is much easier than it might seem)

Disclaimer: Accepting yourself as you are, with all of your shortcomings and past failures, is not easy. But it is certainly a first step towards becoming a better and more empowered version of yourself. It may seem contradictory, but when you become aware of different sides of your personality (and those not so pretty ones)…

Coming in terms with ageing

Growing up and growing old are the facts of life. No one can reverse the clock or stop the time. Although this is a seemingly simple fact and a self-evident process, many people, my self included, have problems with facing the inevitable. When you are  a child you can’t wait to grow up and do…

Do you keep repeating the same patterns?

Do you sometimes feel like you are going in circles? You feel like you have made some progress, but then, certain setbacks happen that put you back right there where you started. If you want to start again, you may need additional motivation in the beginning or to sustain your efforts because of the lingering feeling of…

Launch yourself to the top

Imagine yourself fulfilling your wildest dreams, achieving every goal and stepping up to your values. Do you have a precise and vivid picture or is it only a vague and timid dreamlike sketch? Does your self-doubt stop you even in envisioning the scenario that would represent for ideal future self and that would be in…