Category: Positive psychology

Often, when one thinks about working with a psychologist, the idea of addressing one's relationship with money might not immediately come to mind.However, it's a topic that affects everyone, every day. How we feel and engage with money speaks volumes about our past experiences, what our parents and grandparents went through in terms of financial abundance or lack.
What makes us happier: evolving or having fun? Listening to an American coach recently sparked this question in me: should we strive to evolve or focus entirely on having fun and experiencing joy? Of course, one doesn't necessarily exclude the other... But what if? What if our constant pursuit of evolution prevented us from accessing the happiness and joy we so ardently seek? What if the pursuit of joy kept us from reaching a deeper happiness?
With hands pressed together in prayer near my chest, my gaze locked onto theirs, and my head slightly bowed, I humbly utter these words: ขอบคุณมากครับ, phonetically: Kob khun maak khrap/ka. They mean "Thank you very much" in Thai. This ritual is sacred. For a long time, living in Thailand, I didn't fully grasp the importance of this ritual. The significance of this daily moment of gratitude.