An introduction to The Healthy Mind Platter


Daily Life, Neuroscience, Theoretics


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The Dutch and the US government have the food pyramid – the diagram that’s been with us for decades that is supposed to remind people how to eat well. The model is called Choose my plate , is a big improvement.

However, there’s a different epidemic happening out there that’s getting less attention, perhaps because it is less obvious than the epidemic of obesity we’re experiencing. We’re entering an era of an epidemic of overwhelm.Read More

Finding Your Humourous Side


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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There is a humourous side to everyone and that includes you too. Being humourous might make you feel good and attract more friends but if it doesn’t, then it doesn’t matter. Humour also helps to heal us from health conditions because it reduces stress and feeling happy produces ‘happy’ endorphins in the brain, which help us to heal physically and/or mentally.
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Making a Pun


Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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Paronomasia is the formal name given to the kind of word play commonly known as a “pun.” While many might groan at “dad jokes” that are often puns too bad ”not” to laugh at, a pun well done can impress the palate of even the most discerning connoisseur. An apt pun at the right moment can have a strong effect on those who hear it. To make puns yourself will require a knowledge of the kinds that exist, as well as an understanding of context, timing, and lateral thinking.
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Congress in Berlin 2019


Congres & Symposium, Humour, Way of Life


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On the 28th of Februari and the 1st of March 2019 I was invited to give a presentation about Humour as a Nursing Intervention at the 28th International Conference on Neurology and Therapeutics 2019. On this congress I found myself the odd duckling because there where all doctors (except for 2 others, a physiotherapist and a researcher).
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Taking a Joke


Daily Life, Humour, Jokes, Theoretics, Way of Life


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Everyone loves a good joke but when the joke’s on you, it’s hard to know how to react, respond, and continue having a good time. Remain calm and consider the Joker’s intent. If the intent wasn’t malicious, you needn’t be upset by it. Laughter is often automatic, but being offended is a choice. You can choose not to let a joke get to you.
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Telling a Joke


Funny Stories, Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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From one-liners to classic three-liners to the one-minute gag you tell your friends, a good joke pleases everyone. Joke-telling is one of the best ways to ease tension, make a new friend, or light up a room. That is, of course, if you can get a laugh. Telling good jokes is an art that comes naturally to some people, but for others it takes practice and hard work.
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