Last weekend I visited my step-grandchild, a delightful little boy of eight months old. We don’t see much of each other because we live far apart, so it took him several hours to get used to the new people in the house. He was gentle and adorable, sure, but I remember very distinctly the moment … More How a look can change your life in one second flat.
Letting go of negativity not only makes you happier, it actually helps you live longer too. And healthier! This is the principle my practice is based upon, and here’s yet another piece of scientific proof. Elisabeth Blackburn, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2009, has found that your mental patterns could be harming … More More scientific proof that negative thoughts can kill you, from a Nobel Prize winner!
The invention of ‘the’ pill enormously accelerated women’s liberation. I am grateful to the pharmaceutical industry for that. Unfortunately for many women it has a number of unpleasant side effects. The pill elevates estrogen levels (normally produced by the ovaries and the adrenal glands) that make the body believe it’s already pregnant. The lining of … More Bleep Bleep. Not tonight, honey.
Dr. Iacoboni studies the brain cells that make us love sports, say yes to persuasive salespeople and empathize with others. They are what shape our cultures, what keep traditions alive. These same mirror neurons are also what makes therapy work -if applied in the right way. Source: Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni on how mirror neurons teach … More UCLA’s Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni explains how mirror neurons teach us to be human
Here is one of my heroes and sources of inspiration and learning, Stephen Porges, on Polyvagal Theory, healing trauma, and and his own spiritual journey. It is complex material, but fascinating! Source: Stephen Porges on Polyvagal Theory and Healing Trauma
Ever since ancient times philosophers and scientists have been contemplating the question whether or not our minds can influence matter. Modern science has finally provided us with an answer. Excitingly enough, it is yes! Over the course of 28 years Princeton University has tested whether human consciousness, or focused attention can cause physical change. In … More Emotion moves matter
Through my work I witness daily how negative emotional energy can shackle us down. Most often it is our own emotional energy that gets stuck in our system and form blockages. But the negativity of other people can also influence us. Once, for example, a musician came to see me who had trouble playing her … More How we age
I love my life as a writer, but there is another work I have given priority since I moved from Istanbul to Brussels: I am a mind-body troubleshooter. Inner (and sometimes outer) conflict is my business. What I do is often called energy psychology, but I strongly believe what a famous neuroscientist found after a … More Troubleshooting