September 30, 2016

Before you go to bed tonight and finish the workweek, I dare you to reflect on the following:

  1. Think of “Three Good Things” that happened to you today

  2. WHY did those things happen to you today?

Why you should try it? 

Martin Seligman, commonly know as the founde...

September 20, 2016

This quote inspired me to invite you to do some self-reflection!

  • What are you (day)dreaming about? What is your vision of a satisfying, successful and balanced life? In Toni Morrison’s words: if you could "fly", what would you be doing?

  • What is holding you bac...

September 8, 2016


A British photographer recently shot a series of photo’s which he named ‘Volte-Face’. He visited numerous famous tourist attractions all over the world, like the Taj Mahal, the Mona Lisa and the Statue of Liberty, and did something unusual. He pointed his cam...

September 8, 2016

Picture This

Today I got to witness a simple, yet powerful example of how doing something out of your comfort zone can result in personal growth. 

Just take a moment to imagine this:

We're visiting a new waterpark close to home and I'm at the top of a gigantic multicolore...

September 8, 2016


It's Friday night. Bryan Adams is performing in an open-air pavilion in Houston. I'm surrounded with friends, the crowd is uplifting, the white wine is refreshing. Even though it's only April, the night air feels pleasantly warm.

The doubts I had about this evening...

September 8, 2016

Train Your Brain

So…in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog we learned that believing in your own effectiveness (= self-efficacy), having optimistic expectations, and the experience of positive emotions are some of the factors that contribute to our wellbeing and happiness, a...

September 8, 2016

Before you start reading, make sure you read Part 1 of this blog! 

The Power Of Our Brain

We all have expectations. About many things. Sometimes we expect the best, other times the worst.

Did you know that our expectations influence how we feel and behave? And did yo...

September 8, 2016

STAAR Stress

I first heard about the STAAR test (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) when my daughter was in 2nd grade, after we’d just moved to the US. She came home one day and told me about this boy... Rumor had it that this boy had failed the test seve...

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