8 points how technology changes the brain (high sensitive or not).

8-tips-brain-changeThe use of technology has become so normal to most of us that a life without it is nearly unthinkable. The effect of technology use on our life in general and our brain in particular certainly depending on how we use different forms of technology and how sensitive we are to peer pressure, overstimulation and electronic fog.

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50 fun outdoor things to do (with your kids)

tinusWe are moving towards very interesting times. In Bhutan, already the Gross National Happiness (GNH) is considered more important that the Gross National Product (GNP). Now I found out that aaccording to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon the time has come that we no longer measure success only on the basis of GNP. The reason is that the GNP only takes into account progress, but not the social and environmental costs associated with this progress. Therefore, a new indicator is desirable: GNH. According to this indicator social, economic and environmental well-being are inextricably linked. In a country that scores well on all these aspects, people are happier than with only a high GDP.

So how can we increase happiness in our life, and in the life of our children? One way is to explore, share time together and have fun. And where better to do this than outside, in nature?

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The pitfall of over-adaptation: why to stop it and how

overadaptationLately, I’ve had a lot of conversations with people who find it challenging to stand up for themselves, not only during the Christmas season. They find themselves in situations where they would like to react more according to their own wishes.

Although this ‘risk’ might be particularly high for (high) sensitive persons, everybody finds him or herself confronted with a challenging choice sometimes: be true to yourself or keep the peace?

Here’s why to stop over-adaptation –  and how!

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Ja, ik geef persoonlijke groei cadeau

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Heb je plannen om de kerstdagen door te brengen met geliefden, familie en vrienden? Wil je ze graag verrassen met een leuk cadeau? Geef dan eens iets anders dan een standaard doos bonbons, een nieuwe stropdas of gewoon geld. Geef eens een ervaring!

Een ervaring is uniek en persoonlijk, je kunt het niet kwijt raken en het is ook duurzaam. En ook belangrijk: een ervaring kan je leven een beslissende draai geven in de richting die jij op wilt.

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