For centuries, people have been fascinated by the magic, meaning & power of colours. In the ancient times, the colours were attributed to certain divinities and had well-defined symbolic functions, being a bridge between the human and divine worlds.
With the development of feminism, we can notice a series of misconceptions and hatred towards men that seem to increase from day to day.
Undoubtedly, the emancipation of women has brought a significant change and a new facade to our society, giving women the chance to education, the chance to be heard and valued. But as the empowerment of women increases, the society seems to subtly belittle and demonize men.
Colour brings magic to our lives. Colour brings enthusiasm, happiness, bliss and relaxation. Just imagine what the world we live in if we did not enjoy the beautiful colours of flowers or the blue sky. It is hard to imagine living a life in grey tones.
Extensive research in the past years has shown that stressed mothers before and during pregnancy affect the temperament and behaviour of the future child. Under stress conditions, the brain releases cortisol, a hormone with certain neurotoxic properties that can seriously affect the development of baby’s brain.
Jean Jacques Rousseau’s pedagogical ideas scandalized many contemporaries but revolutionized psychological and pedagogical thinking, in particular, the ones of Lev N. Tolstoy took who J.J Rousseau’s ideas as a role model for the creation of the Iasnaia Poliana School, Rabindranath Tagore who created the school of Santiniketan or the Italian doctor and teacher Maria Montessori. The ideas of this philosopher of the Enlightenment era have passed through the centuries and are still preserving their value.
Urie Bronfenbrenner is one of the psychologists who has significantly contributed to transforming the paradigms of psychosocial research in the last half-century and is known to the general public for creating the Ecological Theory of Human Development.
Bronfenbrenner has dedicated all his career to the research of evolutionary forces that “make human beings human”. He has spent most of his life trying to highlight the systemic interconnections of the environment that influence an individual’s development.
Teaching children how to play a musical instrument is not only a form of fun and relaxation, but it is also a source of benefits for his/her emotional & brain development. If your little one seems to be talented or shows interest for a particular instrument, do not hesitate to enrol him/her in musical courses.
It is scientifically proven that light and colours have different effects on the affectivity of individuals. Reactions and attitudes to certain colour tones are caused by the power that colours “exert” on our psyche: they can calm, relax or cure, make us sad, or induce a state of nervousness.
Asked by Leon, leader of the Peloponnese fortress, amazed by his eloquence and his wide knowledge, Pythagoras replied that he possessed no knowledge but was a philosopher, a lover of wisdom. Continuing his explanation, he says that human life seems to be a place where Olympic games take place: some pursue honour and glory, others seek only rewards, but others do not seek ovations nor rewards; they are just spectators who are examining what is happening around. The latter, Pythagoras call them “lovers of wisdom” (philosophers), because they do not value money and glory, but devote themselves to the research of human nature.