Culture, welcome to mental health age part 2

When in 1946, the World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Mental Health as an actual discipline, it globally validated the field and closed the last loop on what human health is. That was two thousand years since Hippocrates linked psychological disorders to biological causes and broke the pre-existing belief that mental illnesses were fuelled by supernatural…

Welcome to the mental health age, we’re all in this together

Pompeii in the 7th century B.C. had residential wells collecting rainwater for domestic use, distribution systems via terracotta piping and street sewage management. Their buildings not only reflected a wonderful example of sanitation, but displayed a subtle and positive connection of living with nature. The highly developed and completely passive architectural construction relied, among others,…

Accidentally on purpose

The fascination with what comes out of a creative brain is endless. Consider thoughts that are floating on a river of information, a populated river, next to an equally populated highway. Sometimes they slowly brush against each other, sometimes they downright collide, like guests at a party; or rather unlike at a party, the most…

A healthy house in the age of global sickness, part one

First and foremost, a healthy home needs to be a pleasant environment. That simple. As your wings to society are tied up, and your home is your entire universe, how happy are you with it? For some, homes are the womb of daily living, while others consider it just a house. Whichever camp youʼre in,…

How cocooning helps you live your life first, and then worry about the others

‘In case of emergency, put your own mask first before helping others’. We’re all too familiar with the over-scripted airline instruction, the ubiquitous mantra of distant travel. Sometimes interpreted as a much deeper life lesson, you can easily understand how this advice can lend a better you, a you that can help more by just…

The cult of wine – introduction to a fulfilling lifepath and what could come with it

My letter to the wine traveler in you.. Dear fellow wine lover,  searcher of all things exquisite in life, Wine travel can teach you a lot about how to live well while welcoming you into a cult-like no other. It sets you up for experiences that move imagination and fuel creativity in a way that…

Endogenous pharmacotherapy – stimulate your brain at least through rearranging your home

Without a doubt, the biggest power humans hold is their minds. What is mind, really? Some mistakenly call it a brain, some call it intellect, and granted, there are overlaps here that are hard to ignore, there are distinct characteristics that define the ‘mind’ that are only pertinent to it. Mind is both a set-up,…

The unbearable joy of loving yourself [before you’re almost dead] and designing the life you actually want

When you closely look at how western democracy, for the purpose of the progress of the species, demised human life into demographically usable bits, you realize that modern living is a polarized and systematically caged terrestrial garden of Eden. You can see the garden with its bliss from everywhere you are yet through your choices,…

Design Of Creatively Harmonious Intelligent Answers

“Sometime in the summer of 1986, after a lot of debating and obsessing over how I would like to spend my life, I made the decision to become an architect. It was a decision like any other and at the time, not bigger nor smaller, whose long-term implications I was not looking to grasp. I…

What is health and what does it have to do with disease

Health is a hot topic in any day and age, especially now. As a species, our primary instinct and goal is survival and health helps yield high survival rates. But what is health anyway and what does it do for me? Here is what health is not: it is not the absence of disease. Disease…

Happy Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the ones you love and respect and the ones that feel the same toward you. Typically celebrated at dinner, this year the day falls on a weekend. With work out of the way, a full day can be planned around love, intimacy and affection. So set up…

I am TIME

Today I’ll be short. Some days are just like this. Busy, screeching painfully at the speed of seconds passing by, bloated seconds, full of the swell of thoughts and chores, ambitions and fears, too busy to notice each other. Seconds are droplets isolated and estranged, unaware of belonging all to one life, my life. Sifting…