Imagine that every detail you see, hear or smell triggers your thoughts simultaneously. From every tiny inscription on the packaging to all the massive sales signs, from a nearby whisper to the distant traffic… It is all too much to sense at once: this is what sensory overload feels like.
Nowadays, the anonymization and greater social distance involved in online social interactions appear to facilitate misbehavior and a lack of empathy. Why is it easier to ignore, criticize, or mock people when online?
It is believed that children start to feel their sex identity and express their own gender by the age of three. However, if we consider that gender/sex identity is not something that you build from one day to the next, one question remains: how and when do we start embodying our gender/sex?
Imagine that it’s Christmas and, as every year, you ask for money— no risk of being disappointed and you can buy whatever you want with it. But it doesn’t quite feel the same as if you’d received a surprise, does it?
Who’s never felt the urge to work during holidays? Setting boundaries between work and time off can be challenging. But maybe we should consider taking a break as also part of the job. An opportunity to step back, think differently, and take time for yourself and others.
The Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling used to say “I think I think harder, think more than other people do” to explain his remarkable creative performances. And he was probably right: not everyone could have unravelled the mystery of how atoms are arranged and bounded together (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1954). Yet, does it mean that creativity isn’t within everyone’s reach? What is creativity really and how can we master it?
Dance is art. True, but dance is also a physical and mental activity, stimulating all of your body parts in a synchronized manner. If I told you that dancing 2 minutes every hour is healthier than running a marathon from time to time, would you believe me?
All day long we predict what we think we’re seeing. But sometimes groups of neurons in our brain disagree and start to compete. This is how images can get quite confusing.