A journalism friend of mine, who also is a mental health expert, talks regularly with journalists about the topic of wellbeing and often shares with them that he doesn’t like yoga. At all. When he discovered his trauma years ago and got in touch with people who could help him, they would always advise him … Continue reading Can I work on my mental health without yoga? →
Summer school Decolonizing Global Health – Journal Day 1 It can be lonely to focus on decoloniality, as I mentioned in the introduction round of the first day of the summer school Decolonizing Global Health. And at least three people who introduced themselves after me agreed with my opinion. It is the reason why I … Continue reading Decolonization is about asking a lot of questions →
Making fun of wellness coaches or people who pay a lot of attention to their health seems to be the everyday business for journalists, at least on Dutch Twitter. And even though I understand how ridiculous these coaches or health gurus sometimes communicate with their audiences – often on Instagram – I also observe the … Continue reading Journalists ridiculing well-being shows there is still a taboo →
The devastating news of Anat Geiger leaving this life far too soon reaches me through social media. A Facebook post and several Instagram posts mention that she left Amsterdam to spend her final days with her husband and her family back in Brazil. Anat used to hate social media. I remember quite clearly how she … Continue reading An ode to my teacher Anat Geiger →
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