My name is Lianne. I like self help, personal growth, books, pop culture, Internet and other nonsense. Hang out with me and my nonsense.
WEBSITE The Self Help Hipster name was based on my glasses, and the fact is I liked self help before it was mainstream.
Ever since when I was a kid, I had my nose buried in books by Stephen Covey, Brian Tracy, Louise Hay and Deepak Chopra. Nowadays it’s more recent authors, like Gabrielle Bernstein, James Altucher, or whatever else it’s the latest self help trend. I’ve seen them all, read them all. Well, almost.
I really love anything self help. The information, inspiration and the idea of it: Although definitely not everything, so much of your life is within your control. I still love that about self help. If you use what works for you, it can have a huge positive impact on your life. You can literally help yourself.
I wanted to create a website that featured the self help I was interested in: Interesting, real-life topics relatable to anyone, fun articles with funny twists. That’s how my website was born in 2012.
- I have a BSc and MSc in psychology with a focus on neuro- and clinical psychology. I wrote my BSc thesis on depression and my MSc thesis on the brain chemistry of excessive World of Warcraft players
- I have worked at a university since I graduated
- I have been an English teacher and Psychology teacher
- Currently I am working as a student advisor
ENGLISH I feel the English language is the most beautiful thing I have ever put in my mouth (except for that bacon sandwich that one time. I write in English because it’s my favorite thing to do. Plus, I really like the idea that my website is accessible to anyone with some basic understanding of English and Wifi.
I have my Cambridge Advanced English, C2, yet I don’t understand Flemish. What gives.
CREDITS TO MY CREATIVE TEAM The picture used above has been made by Mariët Mons, who I consider my Creative Mastermind & Consultant and Improver of Things. I use pictures by her, Aline Bouma or myself for my blog. The talented and awesome Andrew Chin is my podcast host and other creative genius, and my lay-out was made by Naomi from Deliciae!