How are you all??? i’m back in germany and pretty busy with doctors’ appointment and check ups. how is this week going? do you fancy autumn? i don’t personally like it a lot, less light, cold and shorter days, dawn already at 6, and the days are getting shorter and shorter... it just doesn’t suit me. i was born where the sun’s always shining; in spring, in southern italy. does it mean i’m made for being in the sun!!?? 🤩☀️☀️☀️☀️ fair enough for me!!! 🔥🔥 new post on previously announced topics coming soon on my site.... stay tuned!!!! 💥💥💥 #theplumeriaproject#calm#routine#home#mentalhealth#mentalhealthmatters#autumn#winteriscoming#newpostsoon
In purple “blood supply” in “transplanted human brain cells” (in green). article from #neurosciencenews.com and pic is credited to r. real, et al. from the well renowned scientific magazine science. dr. raquel real and dr. antonio trabalza (imperial college london) were able to implant human neurons in the brain of live mice and monitored their development over time. dr. de paola: “the human brain cells not only formed complex #networks, but also started #communicating in a way that was very similar to normal brain cells. we were stunned to see the human brain cells #thrive, and soon #talk and #work #together.” #theplumeriaproject#science#research#brain#brain#braincells#transplanted#braincellstransplantation#neuroconstructivism#nomad
Just had the privilege to listen to calvin rosser’s story (@positivecal101 ) and found it so inspiring! thanks a million for sharing your personal path and information about toptal! i agree with you and already have been talking of the power of empathy and genuine connections and bonds thanks to oxytocin which give sense to our world and meaning to our life, motivating and keeping us going. indeed when you travel city are people, rather than spaces; and they (both city and people we met there!) will remain in our hearts and memory as they respond to your personal questions and not only to the simple need of travelling and going for adventures. indeed it’s all about the emotions and the people. never about the stuff or the money. we still have so much to do and understand in the thousands different even unpredictable behaviours of our fellows and other humans, but indeed we are human and in all our stories and all our connections we travel the most important journey: where it comes to discovering ourselves and our true selves, and meanwhile we are meeting and discovering other people, who will leave behind a sign and as already mentioned on this page: we are just similar to our previous version but better somehow, and in a word different. in our world we are hyperconnected but how many relationships can we call really supportive? how many people can we really count on? how can we trust strangers or friends of a lifetime if we are all changing and developing as life goes on? this is all about what a story means, and what diraq’s equation is about! 🙏🏻 #theplumeriaproject in #grancanaria#mentalhealth#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthcare#writing#sharing#stories#life#journey#bonds#sparkles#storyofmylife#nomad#nomadcity#digitalnomad#diraqsequation#selfdiscovery#selfdevelopment#emotions#oxytocin
Today had a hell of a therapy session. myself, with my supervisor i mean. it’s a very long and complex process sometimes feeling exhausted but so many times strong inspired and motivated, seeing my patients’ recent achievements. today was a hard session, but all my doubts and fears are going to be worth. and is it wasn’t enough i just read about what i’ve been practising since a long time: the technique of “no-contact” with whom is doing you harm after trying in vain all other possibile alternatives. if all your previous tries of constructing, rebuilding, sewing, compromising and all thinkable communication and mediation techniques were useless, if you feel you keep crashing agains a wall, have you ever considered trying avoiding any contact and communication and putting an end to any kind of communication?just like in some diets were at first you avoid a certain type of food. it’s a start when recovering from dependence issues, but also during conflicts and all sorts of relationships. what do you reckon about it? has it worked for you? with whom have you been doing it? would love to know about that! #theplumeriaproject#nocontact#mentalhealthmattersforall#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthcare#prevention#supervision#therapy#journeyofrecovery
10th october world mental health day
20% of children and teenagers are dealing with mental health issues or have been diagnosed with a disorder
50% teenagers under 14 years have a mental health disoder (often undiagnosed)
neuropsychiatric disorders are the main cause of disability among our youngsters
mental health and substance abuse are the main causes of disability world wide.
about 800000 people commit suicide every year, which is one of the direct causes of death of people under 30.
war and disasters have a major impact, even if in these countries resources and professionals, experts and public or private investments in the mental health fields are not available.
traumas caused by people are actually stronger and more difficult to treat in comparison to natural traumas and catastrophes.
mental health problems are associated with lots of other injuries, diseases and hospital emergencies.
and still...the majority of people struggling aren’t asking for help, due to stigma and many consequences they would face in their environment.
there still is a lot to do! #theplumeriaproject#worldmentalhealthday#mentalhealth#mentalhealthforeveryone#mentalhealthcare#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmattersforall#thereisstillalottodo#thereisstillhope
The sky at 2:40 a.m. had the chance to try the immobilising power of virtual reality which took me up to the roof of a sky-scraper where i had to walk on a plank, i realised how quick falling is, but how hopeless one has to feel, to make that step without return. 98% of survivors (who had attempted but were granted a second chance!) regretted in the moment they were getting “there” and are thankful for their saviours.. my opinion? unless you feel and undergo it, you cannot have an opinion!!! the only thing i have to say is: every single cell of our brain and body is genetically and evolutionally programmed to fight for our survival.. too many unanswered questions!! i felt the huge waves of pain darkest despair and loneliness letting my heart ache, often having the impression the world wouldn’t see the difference without me. so i end up speaking to patients and even strangers &telling them they do matter & there always is someone who cares, even if they don’t see or feel it -as i wished someone would reach out in my worst days. if the wrong neurotransmitters send the wrong message to our neurones, no matter what we decide or how we fight, we will be facing alexithymia, anhedonia (no pleasure and interest in whatsoever), among the symptoms of major depressive disorder (#mdd), or #clinicaldepression ! #depression is not a bad day, is all about #lack: the chronic and constant absence of something/someone! we/they aren’t coward or decided to give up, they are fighting, we all are. but when lack, emptiness and absence fill up our lives there’s only one thing we can do: ask for help, please! #theplumeriaproject#notaloneanymore#survivor#askforhelp#hope#lightattheendofthetunnel#depressionwontwin
Virtual reality, height and my impressions on it + reflections on another fundamental topic like suicide and suicide attempts. how suicide and virtual reality are really connected and my theory/opinions on the two? look at my reaction when i saw what was underneath.......😱😱😱😱😱😱 this video was over 3 minutes.... what do you reckon, do you think i’m gonna walk until the end of that plank??? am i gonna make it??? ..coming soon on my site!! stay tuned! 😘😘 #theplumeriaproject#virtualreality#mentalhealth#height#ohmygod#soscary
I’ll post you this picture of sunset, surfers and sea. happiness comes in waves, comes and goes as all problems and hard moments, but when travelling i always feel a kind of pressure of being satisfied and at peace, but my mind really is divided into 2 kinds of feelings: on the one hand i’m relieved i am in the place i am as i feel it’s the place where i wanted to, on the other hand a weird feeling of uncertainty and agitation take me and just don’t make me feel at peace. hard to sleep, or get used to different flavours as i’m curious enough to try new things which might upset my weak stomach, my lungs don’t feel at ease, my bones/muscles ache or are stiff after walking so long or after a long flight.. or i need to check where is a pharmacy just to feel protected and sure i can get support if i’d need to, meds’ might be in different doses or formats, what if the prescriptions are not accepted. normally i always take a first aid bag with me, just in case of headaches, sudden strong mood swings or other urgencies. soon i’ll be posting some of my experiences and suggestions about working when travelling, being calm in a place we don’t know, and the right balance between activity/energy and rest. the way it works for me at least... #theplumeriaproject#travels#safetravels#wanderlust#livelovetravel#lovetravelling#balance#newlifestyle#remote#nomade#nomal#digitalnomad#mentalhealthforeveryone#mentalhealthfortravelers#mentalhealthmatters#whentravelling
“don’t cry, reclaim your life” just seen this and it somehow made me sad. i’ve been crying a lot in my infancy and adolescence (it might lay on my personality, or on my life in general, on the people i met as i was bullied when i was 11 to 14 or who knows why!). i guess multiple factors are responsible for it. i can’t stand people telling me don’t cry when i am, as i don’t feel myself taken seriously or respected, as if people weren’t able to put themselves in my shoes. but again.. not looking for someone to blame.. i prefer looking onto the second part of this message: take your life in your hands, take responsibility, be the master of your destiny. in this case i think that’s my try. i built a career around helping people in need and use constantly empathy and what i can do best: i can cry if you are crying as i precisely feel what you are feeling, and i can perceive joy in me if i see it on your face/pace/gestures etc that’s the magic: i’ve suffered myself and have converted my pain in commitment to prevent, protect, shelter and help others. that’s my mission, something i just am, without even much effort, it just spontaneously happens, i just learnt how to cope with it and how to channel and master that. as i wrote a few years ago: i’m here to serve. which doesn’t mean i’m invincible or a sort of hero. i’m human and one of my first tasks while learning this profession was admitting myself i need to beg for help, and being able to ask for it, to open up, as i’m not a goddess: i can’t do it all. i think that was the biggest challenge. as a young therapist one tends to idealise the job and try to take over the evil of the world and be there even if they are not being there for themselves. boundaries and limits are essential, and also the awareness yes therapists can cry too! therefore i’d like to say it in other words: cry if you need to, but then reclaim your life indeed!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🐾🐾🐾🌤🔥💥🌪✨⚡️✨✨✨ #theplumeriaproject#mentalhealth#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthcare#prevention#cryifyouwantto#cryifyouneedto#reclaim#reclaimyourlife#livelaughlovecry#journeyoflife#lifeofatherapist#itsokay#psychoeducation#railway#messageinatrain
This is to announce my website has been switched live: link in bio!!! please have a look and tell me what you need/miss/want on it: your opinion is gold!!!!!! 💗💗💗 in the future i’ll be linking my posts here too.
i see instagram as a wonderful platform to stay connected and keep track of everyone, in tiny bits of every day life. so i understand site and ig for different purposes: i love posting tiny excerpts here and then build a space especially dedicated to my way of interpreting, being and working for mental health, awareness and prevention.
my site has been thought as place to expand my posts, collaborations and reach out in a hopefully better way... ps: there’s a poetry section too, one of my favourite hobbies! have an awesome monday, just like this marvellous sunrise 🌅 #theplumeriaproject #plumeria.life #sunrise#riseandshine#itsokay#newbirth#website#announcement#mentalhealth#awareness#prevention#psychoeducation#poetry#writing#mentalhealthmatters
Have been a couple of hours at a spa, where i got massages, bath and a feet bath. the technology in the feet bath is “body detox” and was absolutely mind-blowing; it’s from swiss and thanks to electrolytes allows feet to work as kidneys: detoxing technology allows toxins to be transferred from the body to the water and this feet bath gets dirty thanks this ions transfer.. it was an absolute discovery. my massage therapist is colombian, so we’ve been speaking spanish and agreed on the fact that body is connected to mental health. romans said “mens sana in corpore sano” which means healthy mind in a healthy body. it’s a true story. she also believes in the power of massages for mothers and babies/newborns and was very interesting to hear from a massage therapist who’s been working in the field for so long! a dream!!!! #theplumeriaproject#menssanaincorporesano#healthybodyandmind#mentalhealth#balance#relax#detox#massage#bath#roseandmilkbath#bodydetox#erlebnis
Time to enjoy 30 minutes relax and pure hydration for my skin! back in the days i thought 30 minutes were far too long and i couldn’t be productive while wearing a skin mask. i was wrong, we need to stop to calm down and take advantage of silence. it looks like we aren’t doing anything, mobile switched off, no books, no music etc but actually i think it is pure luxus having the chance to seat back and relax, to take deep and slow breath... i think i might use more of these moments!!! nowadays in fact it’s not money which makes us privileged but i’d rather say it’s the time. i see people rushing around and working all round the clock never able to switch off as they are caught up in this big tornado of appointments and obligations. i then know people who live a very down to earth life who are used to take their time to eat to think and live better. and their lives seem more full-filled and making more sense. or at least that’s what i can see as a friend.. from the outside. it doesn’t make all the difference, but stopping and resting can definitely help your day, and to restart. so this is to energy and to silence. to being able to take some time off for yourself. #theplumeriaproject#takecareofyourself#mentalhealthmatters#deepbreathing#rest#enjoythesilence#mentalhealth#psychoeducation#sayingno#itsokay#selflove#motivation#nurishment#timeisluxury