chocolate

Chocolate can ‘improve brain function’

Good news for chocolate lovers: eating chocolate regularly has…
loneliness

The loneliness behind a “professional” mask

Wanting to come across as having it together, on top of it all,…
Holidays

Holidays and home visits…finding the balance

Holidays are meant to be fun, right? And yet often they’re…
Connected

Tips for Staying Connected with your Partner during the Holidays

If I were really honest, the TOP thing on my holiday wish would…
Community Yoga

Community Yoga: Free weekly Yoga class, with big benefits

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My job is great, but after a long week, my back and mind are…
Schiphol

Schiphol pollution levels potential health risk

Many of us live relatively close to Schiphol airport. Where…
Inside out

How Emotions Serve (in any setting)

It's not often I enjoy a “kid film” as much as I did this…
GREENWASHING

Greenwashing in cosmetics

Last week during one of my meetings - the subject of this blog…
Do you make these 9 sunscreen mistakes?

Do you make these 9 sunscreen mistakes?

It’s time to make healthy skin a priority.. and to avoid sun…
Culture Shock

Beyond Culture Shock

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Moving to a foreign country has an emotional impact which can…
Morning

Who knew there could BE such a thing as a “Miracle Morning”?

To set the record straight, I am not a naturally born morning…
Body scrubs

Body scrubs

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Body scrubs feel luxurious, smell delicious and leave the skin…
contaminated cheese

Warning against contaminated cheese

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The Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (Dutch Food and Consumer…
cleaning

The best 5 tips for effective speed cleaning

As an expat mother, I do not always have the time and /or the…
kindness

Did you miss “Random Acts of Kindness” Week?

Random Acts of Kindness Week took place 9-15 February, 2015.…
prostate-cancer-screening (www.delhidailynews.com)

Prostate screening would save 300 lives a year

A two-yearly prostate cancer test for men would save 300 lives…
Barbary Fig Seed Oil - The New "It" Oil

Barbary Fig Seed Oil - The New "It" Oil

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(Face) oil is a heavenly experience for the skin. No wonder the…
The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the C

The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the C

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My name is Birgitte, I am a Dutch nutritionist and sport biomechanist.…
Anxiety and Expat Life (Photo: Freddie Pena)

Anxiety and Expat Life

In my work as a psychologist in Amsterdam, I often help and support…
The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the B

The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the B

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My name is Birgitte, I am a Dutch nutritionist and sport biomechanist.…

The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the A

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My name is Birgitte, I am a Dutch nutritionist and sport biomechanist.…
(Image: Carol Rossetti)

10 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting…
Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English (Photo: Globelink)

Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English

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ZorgWijzer.nl has launched the first and only Dutch health insurance…
How to lose those extra kilos weight (and never get them again)

How to lose those extra kilos weight (and never get them again)

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I've never considered myself fat. Moreover, most of my life people…
A problem called "Happiness"

A problem called "Happiness"

When I was studying psychology at university, I did not imagine…
Nautilus machines

I hate functional training!!!

You heard me, I hate the current trend of what is being espoused…
I know you mean well but perhaps you might want to try these lines instead (Photo: Shutterstock)

I know you mean well but perhaps you might want to try these lines instead

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I didn't realize I have been riding on a dark cloud to strangers,…
Aikido, a new balance in the life of the Expat

Aikido, a new balance in the life of the Expat

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I have been living in the Netherlands for more than 10 years.…
Horsemeat yay or nay (Photo: Tracy Brown Hamilton)

Horsemeat: Yay or Neigh?

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While the horsemeat scandal highlighted the aversion many have…
NLs in top five countries for mothers (Photo; Arianna Ardia)

NLs in top five countries for mothers

The chance of a woman in the Netherlands dying during pregnancy…