The things my mother taught me about happiness
I have recently learnt that the 20th of March is the International Day of Happiness. (https://www.un.org/en/observances/happiness-day) It is the day after Mother’s Day. It is also my mother’s birthday. It made me think about what I learnt from my mother and how it relates to my happiness. First of all, my mother taught me how […]
The World Cup 2022 through the eyes of a psychologist…
The party is over. Golden dust has settled. Time for a bit of reflection. This World Cup was really special to me for a few reasons. First of all, it spurred a mass boycott of the event, because laws in the hosting country discriminate against the LGBT community and women, and they also sanction modern-day […]
3 reasons of procrastination and 3 types of procrastinators
What is procrastination? It is putting important tasks off to a later time. Recently this word has become really popular as everybody procrastinates from time to time. There are three main reasons to procrastinate, and there are three different types of procrastinators. Each of them needs to deal with procrastination in a different way. Let’s […]
Setting boundaries is not easy
As a psychologist, you are used to situations that people outside the field cannot imagine. First of all, no matter what you do, where you are, what time it is, and how you feel, you are always expected to be a psychologist ready to listen to people’s problems, analyse them, and give advice. It may […]
Good and bad advice: how to see a difference?
People are born with the drivers necessary to discover what is good for them and how to master skills to achieve their goals. Then they meet advisers… When we are born, we don’t know how to walk or how to graduate college. Still, we are born to learn how to succeed. If only nobody disturbs, […]
Books about feminism and why I don’t recommend them
Books about feminism and why I don’t recommend them Recently I have been asked what kind of books I would recommend to somebody who wanted to broaden his knowledge about feminism. It feels like a sensible question but after a while, I don’t want to answer it. Here is why. I think that men who […]
Soft skills you can learn in Athens!
1. Make friends like Greek people do It is true that Athens can offer you a lot of museums and historical places to see. It is true that it is warm and sunny so you can enjoy a nice time out. It is true that it has marvelous beaches so you can be at the […]
On a difficult balance between giving someone space and grabbing the attention
On a difficult balance between giving someone space and grabbing the attention When I was a kid I was taught that every book, every film, and every piece of human creativity was of value and I should respect it. I was expected to read a book without destroying it. I was expected to know the […]