I have read a lot about the subject of our inner child and I find it fascinating (and scary, at times). I got the inspiration for this article after I’ve seen the beautiful works of Cecile Carre on Instagram. They really spoke to me and connected with the reading and the practices I’ve done with …
Our four universal biological motivations
This article approaches the four universal biological motivations and challenges that every (mammal) adolescent on our planet must face on the journey to adulthood: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy, how to court potential mates, and how to leave the nest.
Negativity bias, Losada ratio and why negative emotions scream, while positive emotions whisper
I invite you today to look at the negativity bias: this is a very important concept, and I bet you are probably familiar with it already.
We say that negative emotions scream while positive emotions whisper.
5 steps to help you recover from an amygdala hijack
In the book “Search Inside Yourself”, Chade-Meng Tan describes 5 steps that can prove useful to recover from an amygdala hijack and regulate our emotions.
The breathing practice that calms anxiety and increases resilience
Many of the resilience-building exercises and practices can take a lot of time to work. The good thing about the breathing practice I am presenting to you today is that you can do it ‘on the spot’, without needing to physically disengage from the stressful/anxiety-inducing situation.
The Neuroscience of Sleep
In 2020, I’ve discovered Matthew Walker’s book, ‘Why we sleep’ and it really stayed with me and, in a way, it shocked me to find out how important our sleep (and the quality of it) is for our good health. Reading this book about the neuroscience of sleep made me buy myself a smartwatch that …
Emotional Regulation: The (Simple) Neuroscience Behind the ‘Name it to Tame it’ Technique
You’ve might have heard the phrase ‘name it to tame it’ when talking about getting your emotions under control. Let’s see the (simple) neuroscience behind the reason why this really works!
Simple Neuroscience: Why writing by hand promotes better and faster learning?
There are plenty of studies approaching the benefits of writing by hand, and many of them focus on the fact that it improves memory and promotes better and faster learning. In this post, I present to you a summary of my findings.
The Neuroscience of Journaling and its Benefits
I had heard a lot about journaling before, I used to do it as a teenager, but it’s been years since I put a pen on paper and let my thoughts flow…
Today I look at journaling through the lens of the neuroscience behind it. And what I see it’s both interesting and beautiful!
Your ‘TO DO’ List for a Healthy Brain
Today I want to share with you several practices to help us keep our brains healthy. They are based on the Neuroscience Academy (by Dr. Sarah McKay) I graduated earlier this year.