How to get through november colds… a top 5!

November in The Netherlands and probably many other places can be tough, because of the change over to winter times. The body can be receptive to viruses and colds. I have been trying out several natural ways of dealing with colds and coughing, instead of taking over the counter medicine that make me feel drowsy. So here’s my top 5. 1. Ginger! Mix fresh ginger up with green tea and drink it warm (not too hot). Add […]

Blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrent… what is what?

Have you been wondering about the difference between most common types of berries? And possibly also their translation? This article gives you the overview you need, as I myself was wondering about the same thing. Berries! Except for raspberries and blackberries – categorized as ‘Aggregate fruits‘ – all berries are what’s called ‘Simple fruit‘ formed from a single ovary and may contain one or more seeds. Without going into more detail I can confirm… fruits have ovaries! And a berry […]

What is a happy thought? 

If there was a universal definition of a thought that makes us all happy, we would know about it already. We do know that by quieting the mind, practicing yoga or meditation we can start to actually ‘hear’ ourselves think. The next step is to not judge our own thoughts. And following that start using positive ways to approach those thoughts that do not contribute to your wellbeing. I was talking to someone last week and this […]

I really enjoyed reading this article on singing and how it can contribute to our sense of happiness. Another one here about how singing in a choir can boost your immune system!

7 ways to increase your Sense of Happiness 4

Being happy is something universal. We all want to achieve some form or state of happiness. And that’s where this article is different from what you have learned about happiness so far; being happy is not something you can try to become and then stay like that… someday. Although one can experience happiness for a longer period of time, it is not a state of being. It is something you can feel. You can create […]