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Why emptiness is so important

During this time of year, everyone is talking about holidays, ‘Where have you been?’ Where are you going? ‘,’ What are your plans? ‘. Holiday seem important, but what does holiday actually mean, and is it indeed so important? If you try to find out the meaning of the word…

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Spring cleaning in your head

Does this happen to you as well? That you have so much on your mind that you get lost. That you feel like you can’t focus anymore? Then it is time for a spring clean! Not only the physical one, but also in your head. A research from 2008, published in…

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Little things matter

There is this Toni Brixton song called ‘Little things’. Don’t ask me what I think of the music, but the lyrics inspired me to write this blogpost. This is the song I’m talking about: Why do little things matter? Because they can make a huge difference. What kind of small…

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Learn to speak Giraffe!

Ever heard of Marshall Rosenberg? He is de founder of ‘non-violent communication’. And with this non-violent communication, he works with to handpuppets: one of a jackal, and one of a giraffe. Because giraffes have the biggest heart of al country animals en non-violent communications is the language of the heart.…

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Nine rules to deal with criticism

As a PhD-student, you often have to deal with criticism. From your supervisor, from reviewers, from the audience if you give a lecture, maybe from your students, or from a different angle: friends or family. It is important to be able to sort out useful criticism from the other kind.…

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