Exploring with a "Don't Know" mind
Can you approach each moment with curiosity, fresh eyes, and with an open heart? With the beginner’s mind or the “don’t know”-mind, we can start to look around and reflect on our surroundings.
The seven forms of hunger
How do you know when you are hungry? And, are you hungry because you have seen or smelled something you would like to eat or are you looking to fill a void?
Three ways to bring more silence into your life
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and stressed? If so, have you considered that it could be due to too much “noise”?
Taking in the good
Our brains are hardwired to pay extra attention to negative things, and to ignore the small pleasures that surround us every day. Fortunately, we can learn how to rewire our brain and 'take in the...
Seven misunderstandings about mindfulness meditation
Have you been wondering whether mindfulness meditation is something for you? We often expect meditation to be something it's not and end up focusing on the wrong things.
Living in the present moment: what does it mean?
According to research our mind wanders half of the time to the future or past which can prevent us from living our life fully in the present moment. Mindfulness is about knowing that these are just...
Beginning to let go
in a world where productivity, achievement and growth are praised on all levels, maybe we for once do not ask: What can I do more of? But rather: What can I let go of?
Watering your seeds of gratitude and generosity
When we start paying attention, there is so much for which to be grateful. We can be grateful for coffee or tea; we can be grateful for other people’s actions or kind words. We can be grateful for...
A new way for self-care in busy, everyday life
Do you recognize that often in busy times one of the things that automatically falls off the list is taking care of yourself?
You might be wondering: But how do I make time for self-care when this...
Stepping out of autopilot and showing up to this world
I feel the contact of my feet with the ground, the sound of my shoes crunching the leaves as I walk and the birds singing, the smell of the wet leaves on the sidewalk, and I see the different...
Why it’s difficult to make meditation a habit
You are convinced that meditating regularly would be good for you. Maybe you have practised it before and felt the positive effects it had on you. You are prepared: you have downloaded an app,...
From stress to feeling safe: why you need to learn to regulate your nervous system
To experience stress is to be human. We can't avoid stress and challenges altogether. Besides, positive stress is something that drives us toward our goals. But what if stress and anxiety take over...
Lower your expectations
Our happiness is influenced strongly by the expectation we have about a specific situation or person. We often think that if we will have x i or if we would not have y in our life we will happy....
Learning how to feel safe and strong in shaky times
In times like these, it is normal to sometimes feel anxious and worried. Fear is a natural response to danger, and it is designed to keep us safe by triggering the flight, fight or freeze response....
The beauty of the beginner’s mind and how it brings happiness into everyday life
Sometimes our life feels dull and without any excitement. But when you learn to bring curiosity to every single moment of your life even the most boring task can bring you joy and happiness.
Being mindful – it’s the little things
Just like any other skill, mindfulness takes training too; we are training our brain to re-shift attention to the here and now, to step out of the “auto-pilot” mode, time and time again.
Which wolf do you feed? Why compassion is needed to heal ourselves and the world
When we are hurting we often feel disconnected from others, yet it is the awareness of our shared humanity and the practice of compassion that will heal us and the world around us.
Weaving mindfulness into your day
You can bring more presence into your day if you start to integrate a few simple new habits into your morning or evening routine.