Why it’s difficult to make meditation a habit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

You are not alone - How to feel more connected

You are not alone - How to feel more connected

I’m writing this as the days grow ever shorter, darker and colder. It’s not my favourite season. I’m having difficulties with the lack of light, leaving home and coming back in the dark as if the...

Emotions – an all-inclusive package

Emotions – an all-inclusive package

We tend to do all kinds of things to avoid unpleasant emotions and to try to increase the pleasant ones. but how would it be if we simply allowed them in and saw them as the weather passing by-...
Why you might be underperforming at work

Why you might be underperforming at work

Did you know that the most frequently used button in elevators is the "close doors" one? Have you ever noticed people frantically tapping it 7 or 8 times, even with one leg still outside? Maybe...

How to change your brain to change your mind

How to change your brain to change your mind

An interview with Rick Hanson, PhD, neuropsychologist, meditation teacher and bestselling author of “Buddha’s Brain” and “Hardwiring happiness”, by Beate Trück, Director Brussels Mindfulness.

Calming your anxious mind with conscious breathing

Calming your anxious mind with conscious breathing

In these turbulent times it is normal to feel quite worried and anxious and we have all the reasons and we have all the reasons to feel like that. However, it is not heathy for our body and mind to...

Ready to Start a Mindfulness Practice? Here’s How.

Ready to Start a Mindfulness Practice? Here’s How.

It can be tricky to cultivate any new habit - even mindfulness. We sense that the possibility for something new, beneficial, or important in our life is there, but we get stuck on how exactly to...

About being enough

About being enough

What if everything you’re doing in your life right now were enough? What if right now, there was no need to strive for doing more or being better. What if you could truly feel, just like you are,...

How to practice mindfulness during vacation

How to practice mindfulness during vacation

Even though the weather in Belgium may not look like it, it's summer and vacation time for many. When I share with my colleagues about our meditation practice, we seem to have one thing in common:...

What happens on a mindfulness retreat?

What happens on a mindfulness retreat?

A mindfulness retreat can be a wonderful way to take a break from the busyness and the overwhelming pressure in our world. It is a way of deepening your connection to yourself, finding inner peace...
Three habits that can improve your sleep

Three habits that can improve your sleep

Sleep is a complex process. There are so many factors to consider when talking about what you can do to improve it. However, there are three crucial habits that are probably responsible for 80% of...