Daily Life

Spreading Laughter


Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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Spreading laughter is the next best thing to laughing yourself. When you set out to spread laughter, you’re also spreading joy, happiness, and love for other people. Long considered “the best medicine”, laughter has power; it can lighten up the atmosphere, bring a group of people together, help people to feel good about themselves, and make a challenging day so much easier to face. Even tears are changed by a good laugh, turning into tears of joy and hilarity.

An introduction to The Healthy Mind Platter (1/8)


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.

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.

Overstimulation: is that to avoid if you have a reasonably normal life?


Autism, Daily Life, Way of Life


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A while ago I wondered if you can prevent overstimulation if you have a pretty normal life.  Or is it a matter of learning to deal with it? I find it an integrin question. Looking at it from my own autism, it is a question that has no universal answer but I will try to answer it with by how I am dealing with it.

Chicago 2018 & a New Job


Congres & Symposium, Daily Life, Humour


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From December the 3rd till December the 9th i have been in Chicago (USA). I was there because i was invited to do a presentation for my colleagues in the USA. I was invited to talk about humour and it was also the last official act as a nurse from the MC Slotervaart. This hospital has gone bankrupt and as a result from that i was unemployed. The congress was fun to do and there were some great talks, especially  and the talk about “Breaking the circle of addiction” by Dr. Ruth Cangialosi from Footprints To Recovery was very interesting.