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Living in the present moment: what does it mean?

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

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

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...

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....

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-...
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.

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...

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...
Building in powerful stress relievers in your daily life

Building in powerful stress relievers in your daily life

Actually, not much is needed to take care of yourself in situations in which you feel powerless and overwhelmed. For my favourite exercise, called “box breathing” you only need: your breath. And as...

Improving your energy levels with small morning and evening rituals

Improving your energy levels with small morning and evening rituals

In the past months, everything has changed more dramatically than anyone could have imagined – and our bodies have taken its toll. Here are some morning and evening rituals to support your energy...

What if ... a year in review

What if ... a year in review

What if 2020 was not a lost year but rather a year that made a grow on various levels? 

Longing for more Humanity

Longing for more Humanity

We are all longing for more connection in the ongoing pandemic and lockdown. Here is how you can bring more humanity in your life and the one of others.
Boost your happiness with gratitude

Boost your happiness with gratitude

November is the time of the year when we need to celebrate good moments in our life in order to compensate for the gloom of the darker and colder days.

Did you know that gratitude is a happiness...