Pi Day!

π Today is Pi Day! π

Whether you celebrate it for its numeral significance, or to get yourself a good piece of dessert, I wish you a happy Pi Day! 

It is also my brother’s birthday, who is a mathematician, so it has always been a great celebration in my family. Maybe because of them as well, I have grown valuing science in its many fields.

I love science and human scientific achievement, and while maybe not completely related to mathematics, the therapeutic field owes a lot to all of the scientists who have devoted their lives into finding ways in which to improve our own. 

I want to send a special shoutout to all the women scientists out there. Yoy may be doing field work, developing new methodologies, elaborating some type of research, you may be working in a lab, or teaching others, but in any case: big thanks for your hard work. 

Take time today to honor those known or unknown scientists who do so much for society, sometimes with so little credit!

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the process of bringing awareness to the present moment and experiences, internal or external. More commonly used within the idea of Mindfulness Meditation it’s referencing a type of meditative practice based on Buddhist traditions. It has been brought to western countries in recent decades and considered it to be introduced by John Kabat-Zinn.

Researchers have investigated Mindfulness to be effective to reduce stress, pain, anxiety as well as gaining focus on necessary tasks. Clinicians may use it with patients who suffer from this or related difficulties. The lay people may practice it nowadays thanks to the extension of meditation exercises, workshops or books available out there.


While the use of Mindfulness practices may be a great addition to any kind of treatment, I would not recommend to use it in place of any medical treatment.

Paradox of choice

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Have you ever wondered what could you do to take your life easier? Let me give you a small piece of advice: reduce the choices you have to make everyday.

To be honest, this idea is not originally mine. The idea belongs to Barry Schwartz. Barry Schwartz is an American psychologist that has been working and researching in the field of social psychology. He has published some books, among them The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less Continue reading