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Taking A Break From Facebook And Instagram To Improve Mental Health?
I know this is not an airport and I don’t need to announce my departure… but I’m leaving. After hearing about riots in The Hague (my hometown) and various other Dutch cities in late 2021 it’s time to call it as I see it: as social media has played... Read more
Please Stop Mindlessly Sharing Mental Health Posts
Have you seen any of those mental health related posts on social media lately? Something like this: Mental health issues related to our lock down and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression and other mental health disorders. Could any two of my Facebook friends just copy... Read more
Note To Self: Take A Moment To Yourself Today
Opening my inbox is not usually I do first thing in the morning, as it tends to be a bad start of the day with too many requests from every possible angle. Living by your inbox, is living other people’s agenda for your life. This morning I habitually opened... Read more
Is This Depression Or Am I Just Having A Bad Day?
Most people don’t know the difference between being depressed and just having a bad day. On social media, it all sounds the same. But there’s a distinct difference. The difference matters as perhaps the best way to avoid further health complications arising from depression is to deal with it... Read more
Love 2.0: Reframing Your Past Memories
In my Happiness book, I shared that I’m not necessarily a big believer in marriage anymore, and even dared announcing that sentence might become a topic for a future book. Be careful what you wish for: that dream became a reality when my “Love 2.0” hit the shelves in... Read more
The Traveler Who Never Found His Way Home
Just over a month ago, fellow traveler Anthony Bourdain committed suicide by hanging himself in his hotel room in France. Bourdain was working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, Parts Unknown. In a way, he’s like the traveler who never found the way home – or... Read more