Elke Geraerts is called the 'smartest woman in The Netherlands.' She works as a psychologist to help people suffering from trauma, burnout and depression.
Imagine a day you felt very sad and try to bring that day back into the top of your mind, and try to grasp how you exactly felt that day. Why you felt sad? And for how long you felt sad? Did it last for hours? Or days? Or even weeks?
Every one of us, without exception, has experienced such a day and likely many more saddening days like this. When we try to locate that sadness, we immediately reach to a heart, the organ that makes our blood flow through the body. But when speaking about sadness, you would rather point to another organ: the brain.