I was inspired to write this post on my last mountain quest in south of Spain. I love trips to the nature, they give me a sense of freedom and restfulness after spending long hours in a seated position enclosed within 4 walls (which is not a very rare position for most of us lately…). This last trip, however, added something else in the mix of effects on me because the climb was very long (6h) and very, VERY steep, both going up and down.
For a lively image of my experience, here are some photos:read more
He sido un poco pesada últimamente hablando sobre el cambio climático. Pero creo que no he sido lo suficiente. Hay que informar a la gente hasta que se convierta en algo tan claro como el agua y plenamente comprendido, ese es mi objetivo.
En este post intentaré acumular fuentes de información que todo el mundo debería conocer. Este es el primer paso: la educación.
Evidencias del cambio climático
Aumento de la temperatura global
Reducción de las capas de hielo
Retiro a nivel glaciar
Aumento del nivel del mar
Acidificación de los océanos (debido a que los seres humanos emiten más dióxido de carbono a la atmósfera y, por lo tanto, son más absorbidos por los océanos).
I have been a pain in the ass lately with the environment informative content. I have not been enough of a pain in the ass though. Informing people until it becomes something as clear as a water and fully comprehended, that’s my goal.
In this post I will try to accumulate sources of info that everyone should be aware of. That is the first step. Education.
Climate change evidence
Global temperature rise
Shrinking ice sheets
Glacial level retreat
Sea levels rise
Ocean acidification (result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans)
Why does it happen?
Greenhouse effect (because of all the gas emission)
Throughout my short life I have come across many potentially powerful people in terms of influence across the world. Woup, actually, ‘across the world’ was a stumbling stone that made the conversations interesting, or better even – conflicting.
I will never forget a conversation I had with this guy… Friend of mine but let’s call him ‘a guy’.
You know this person who naturally has a strong voice? Someone who the crowds automatically follow and do not question? Have you met anyone that has a gift to influence & impact people positively?
Imagine that person. You have it? Good.
Now, imagine that same person, a good friend of yours, comes up to you one day and tells you: I’m done. This makes no sense. I just cannot make a difference.read more
In one of my masters classes, a teacher proposed a little ‘gratitude’ activity. Each one of us had to walk up to a classmate and express admiration or praise and the one receiving the feedback needed to respond accordingly, taking in the compliment and expressing gratitude. As there were more interactions, people wanted to approach more classmates. The air afterwards was filled with happiness, reflection, and inspiration. People had this particular spark in their eyes and it felt like motivation skyrocketed. A simple act of kindness has touched many people’s hearts and immediately we were on a different level of connectedness…read more
It’s time to talk about defining experience of my undergraduate and graduate programme in MAD Lions E.C. It is a leading eSports club in Spain in which I have entered thanks to my mentor Alejo García-Naveira. Having spent 9 months in the club I gained better understanding of this sector that I would like to share with you.
If you are curious about what eSports is and what the heck have I been doing there as a (sports) psychologist, read on…
Starting with a basic definition, from my nerdy scientific point of view first I offer you a ‘peer-reviewed’ one:read more
¿Te reconoces diciendo/pensando alguna de las siguientes afirmaciones?
Hace demasiado calor/frío para entrenar fuera.
No tengo espacio en casa para hacer ejercicio.
No tengo dinero para pagar el gimnasio.
Mi agenda está tan llena que no hay tiempo para hacer ejercicio.
Oh, mira, Ana me acaba de llamar para la noche de cine, haré ejercicio mañana.
Después de la temporada de hedonismo festivo, ha llegado el momento de levantar el culo y quemar las calorías de los polvorones, la carne de todo tipo y volver a la rutina (como puedes ver, este post lo estuve preparando durante bastante tiempo xD). Aparte de hacer espacio en tu barriga para más cosas ricas y recuperar el equilibrio de la vida haciendo ejercicio, también estás creando inyecciones adicionales de serotonina y dopamina en tu cerebro. ¡Moléculas felices! Eso es todo lo que necesitas saber.read more
Do you recognise yourself saying/thinking any of the following statemens:
It’s too warm/cold to train outside
I don’t have space at home to exercise
I don’t have money to pay the gym
My schedule is so packed, there is no time for exercise
Oh look, Ana has just called me for movies night, I’ll exercise tomorrow
After the festive hedonism season, the time has come to get your ass up and burn the cake, turkey, odojak & janjetina calories and get back to the routine (as you can see, this post was in the making for quite some time xD). Apart from making space in your tummy for more tasty food and getting the life balance back by working out, you are also creating extra shots of serotonin and dopamine in your brain. Happy molecules! That’s all you need to know.read more
Good morning! Little something on my favourite meal of the day – breakfast. This time of the year often times our breakfast consists of leftovers from huge lunches and dinners we have with our families. Having said this, I want to emphasize that this is NOT a post about *resist the temptation*, but a simple reminder of ideas that can bring colour to the first meal of your day and help jumpstart your organism in the morning.
Therefore, I wanted to put some photos of my favourite breakfast recipes where your eyes are first ones to enjoy the meal and taste just blows your mind. Especially when shared 🙂read more
Being backed up with university degree of psychology gives me more of an edge than in other two passions of mine. Yet, it’s the topic I find hardest to describe briefly.
Consider one thing… You book appointments with the doctor, physiotherapist, nutritionist, hairdresser (!!), etc. and happily leave 20+ Euros (tarifa Balkan :P) in order to receive help. But when it comes to your mind processes and behaviour, psychologists are the last ones to cross your mind?? Of course, first comes your mum, friend, neighbours, fruit vendors, people at the bar, mothers in law; all but psychologists! Funny. Until it stops being funny… Take mental health seriously like any of the aforementioned topics that we seek specialists for. Speak about it. Turn the page and do yourself a favour by referring to a professional if necessary. It is like going to medical check-ups where they draw your blood. Psychologists can work on the prevention part equally well. And it doesn’t end only at that. Let me state this once and for all: you do NOT need to suffer or have a problem to reach out for a psychologist.read more