Self-knowledge & Dreams

6 Reasons to Teach Your Child the Skill of Gratitude

By |April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Kids & Parenting, Self-knowledge & Dreams|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are surrounded by a huge variety of things: some feel boring, some nice. However, our attention easily focuses on what is not well - this has been an absolutely essential skill for human survival. However, scanning for threats, unpleasantries, and “what I don’t have” is exhausting. Also for [...]

Allow yourself to become you

By |March 25th, 2022|Categories: Self-knowledge & Dreams|Tags: , , , , , |

When you meet a new person, they create an image of you in the blink of an eye and often unconsciously. People may have strong images of you even if you have never met them before. Images may arise in social media or through other people's stories. Images created by [...]

Learn to say NO without explaining yourself – You are here to live your own life and do what is important to you

By |March 11th, 2022|Categories: Self-knowledge & Dreams|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The reason we're always in a hurry is because we haven’t said NO enough. In life, there always seems to be “important” things to take care of, one more important than the other. At some point life may feel like an endless roller coaster, where we never stop, for we [...]

“Some are born with a gold spoon and others with a copper spoon.”

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: Self-knowledge & Dreams, Stress & Anxiety|

It does not matter what the colour or  the value of your spoon is when you embark on the egg-and-spoon-race of life. We all have our own life path, our own challenges, our own starting points, each with our own different interests and different life situations. And yet, we [...]

You don’t need to tear yourself apart in order to keep others from falling apart

By |October 23rd, 2021|Categories: Self-knowledge & Dreams|

The world sets so many expectations on us: you have to do this, that and the other. You see it is your duty to fulfil these expectations, and since you are able, you do so. And you keep on doing more, and more, and more. You persevere, again and again.  [...]

The strong and the outgoing person also needs to be praised and thanked – encourage the brave ones too!

By |August 27th, 2021|Categories: Self-knowledge & Dreams|

I was marveling at this person who had created such amazing things, accomplished so much in her life. She was so talented! She must feel so satisfied with herself, I thought. She would not need my praise. And yet, this successful person might be looking in the mirror at [...]

There is no way to fulfill all the expectations demanded of you – Be merciful to yourself and have strong boundaries

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Self-knowledge & Dreams|

Tone your muscles! Take a vacation! Relax at home! Learn a new language! Learn how to train your brain! Be efficient! Rest! Eat healthier! Bake the best merengue! Lose weight! Run! Do yoga! Jump and someone will tell you to jump higher! The media and ads will tell you [...]