The coding of motivation and meaning

Empirical research suggests that having meaning in life protects us against inflammation, disease, and a pre-mature death. This research has demonstrated that if you are happy but have no sense of meaning, you will have similar gene expression patterns as someone who...

How “instant-anything” ruins your motivation and drive

Do you ever experience addictive tendencies, loss in motivation, drive, focus, attention, mood fluctuations and even depression?   Understanding motivation comes down to understanding the underlying unconscious processes and first principles that drives behaviour. In...

Live beyond the finish line

  Do you feel like the year can just not be over soon enough?   Are you ready to down tools, get out of the city, hit the beach or the bush and just relax? You’re not alone. But before you clutch out – I have a few questions: Why is it that people...

Responsibility & aiming low

Recently I realized that how I was not taking responsibility for something in my life. I made two investments, some time ago. And I was not giving these investments the time and care that they needed and slowly but surely, they deteriorated over time and are currently...

Politics meet Biology

Our (eco) system is broken There are stark correlations between biology and politics. They are both systems with components and layers that effect and influence one another. I understand that the wellness of a system depends on the health of the individual cells....