I’ll be the first to admit that I have always been jealous of people who are comfortable discussing their life experiences and telling their life stories. Sadly I’m not one of these people. I always struggled to talk about myself. Deeply hidden somewhere inside me, there seems to be an unconscious assumption that no oneContinue reading “How comfortable are you talking about yourself?”
The business life of a solopreneur can be relatively lonely at times. As a part-time musician, I sometimes think of it as an one-woman or one-man band where you play all the instruments (some better than others), even though you might hire session musicians for specific parts of the song, or might collaborate with otherContinue reading “8 Strategies for Strengthening Social Engagement”
I recently asked the following question in my Facebook group for small business owners and solopreneurs: “Does music affect your mental health, whether this is in a positive or negative way”? As various neuroscientists have demonstrated, music has the ability to light up our whole brain. it doesn’t just engage one part of our brain like many other activities do;Continue reading “Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways”
In order to make all important changes to our lives, to become experts in our field or to learn something new, we will need to get out of it. And there in the cold, outside that comfort zone, that’s where fear resides.
Why wait for an arbitrary date in the future to start taking action? What is the message you unconsciously give to yourself when you state that you will start doing it later?
I have always believed in personal freedom and everyone’s right to be given the space and time to become the best version of themselves. At the age of 15, I was already on a mission to become a psychotherapist. Way before my classmates had figured out what they really wanted to do, I had takenContinue reading “My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom”
I have always had a keen, almost unhealthy interest in psychopaths. I studied forensic psychology and while my past professional interest has mostly been helping victims of crime, I couldn’t help feeling an abundance of morbid fascination for this small, incomprehensible cohort of people who seem to lack remorse, moral compass and compassion. They lackContinue reading “Empathy is Learned, so Learn it!”
Keeping a Gratefulness Journal can help you train your mind to reframe your experiences in a positive way; you will gift yourself some of the structure and routine you need to get through the social distancing isolation during the lockdown. Having committed your thoughts to paper, you will also be able to return to them at a later stage and remind yourself of your strengths, resources and coping strategies during some of your difficult times.