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Why my name doesn’t say anything about my cultural identity

Why my name doesn’t say anything about my cultural identity

Amsterdam, the place where I was born and lived for almost my entire life, has become one of the most culturally diverse cities I know. We have welcomed lots of permanent migrants – and especially in the last decade – a lot of people on temporary working visa. As a voice coach with a bi-lingual […]

The terrestrial overview effect: an exercise in interconnectedness

The terrestrial overview effect: an exercise in interconnectedness Planet Earth by CORMAC FLYNN

Some astronauts experience a cognitive shift in awareness when they look at planet earth from space. They get overwhelmed by the fragility and unity of life on the globe, become aware of the big picture and how everything down there is connected. From space, national boundaries vanish and the conflicts and differences that divide people […]

Your voice as vulnerability ánd as strength

Your voice as vulnerability ánd as strength overexcitabilities | ue your voice

I coach voices. That is, people come and see me when they experience a problem with voice or communication. They find it difficult to make themselves heard or feel that they are not always being understood. They might have a hard time expressing themselves, or struggle with nervousness when they have to speak in front […]

Why mood playlists will eventually numb your feelings

Why mood playlists will eventually numb your feelings

“Chill playlists are the purest distillation of Spotify’s ambition to turn all music into emotional wallpaper”, according to Liz Pelly in The Baffler. Lately there has been some critical writing about Spotify. About the stock music (or so called fake artists) on the platform, which dominate mood playlists, and the rising phenomenon of playlists itself. […]

The real reason why you’ll stop clubbing when you grow older

The real reason why you’ll stop clubbing when you grow older

Amsterdam Dance Event is on its way! Which raises a question: Why is clubbing predominantly the domain of people in their twenties? You might think this has just to do with the life phase they are in: no demanding jobs and families yet, a greater focus on social life and they seem to have fewer […]

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