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Bouncing Back Higher - Growing your Resilience

'Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviours, thoughts, and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone'.

The American Psychological Association


Faced with the stress of a year end, how can you sail above it all? It's time to get your bounce back by learning resilience, the power of handling stress and challenges instead of letting them handle you.


Taxi driver sought following violent incident with customer

Police in Brussels are looking for a taxi driver who threw a woman to the ground and hit her repeatedly. The incident followed an altercation in which the customer was being charged more than usual for the ride. The young woman had called the cab to drive her to work in the early morning hours of...

Japanese style screen

Japanese style screen.  Black lacquer with mother of pearl decoration.  Good condition. 4 panels  Height 184cm, width 45cm each panel.

What’s on: 9-15 November

Though you might not be able to imagine a world without hip-hop, it wasn’t so long ago that it didn’t exist. It was developed through innovation in music, a process that has taken place since cave people hit stones with sticks. ‘Unheard’ is the theme of this year’s Ars Musica festival , which looks...

New programme looks at diverse identities of First World War soldiers

Hundreds of primary school pupils from Brussels visited the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) yesterday to take part in a ceremony to honour the victims of the First World War. The event was meant to recognise the role of soldiers from regions where many of Brussels schoolkids also...

US midterm elections results: Party leaders in Brussels have their say

The US midterm elections on 6 November, usually overlooked in Europe, incited increased interest in Belgium as local media joined the international community in following the election race and a billed first referendum on president Donald Trump. With the country going to the polls halfway between...

Flanders to organise the 'most inclusive' Choir Olympics to date

In July of 2020, Antwerp’s Sportpaleis will host the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games – for choirs. Flanders, specifically Antwerp and Ghent, will stage the 11th edition of the World Choir Games (WCG), an biennial event involving about 500 choirs from 80 countries. At this year’s WCG event in...

Funk Your Attitude party w/ Sanou San

Funk Your attitude, all the funk of the eighties to this day mixed by Sanou San at Café Floréo, a cocktail bar located in the Riches-Claires area.

Because he has been immersed in music since he was a child, Sanou San decided to compose.
At first glance, the music of Sanou San may sound dark, but listen closely and then you'll find yourself in the streets of Kabuki Cho on board of a scarlet Nissan with the latest car radio that gives rhythm and makes bandits and girls move, dress in the latest fashion trends to give color to the gray of the street.

WWF report points to Belgium's role in illegal wildlife trade

Belgium is a "major intermediary" in the illegal trade of wildlife products within the EU, according to a new report this week which calls on the country to develop an urgent action plan. The joint report by charities WWF Belgium and Traffic, which was presented to the federal parliament on...

Armistice events in Belgium this weekend look to both past and future

As the bells toll at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Belgium marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. As silence descends, thousands will bow their head in ceremonies in Brussels, Ypres, Mons and other towns across the country. The first world war was among the...