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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...

Staying sane in winter lockdown

Staying sane in winter lockdown

Some self-care tips in socially limited times

By now, we are all familiar with the lockdown phenomenon, where we have to limit our social contacts to a minimum. Though we may be better prepared...

Letting life surprise you

Letting life surprise you

We all have a tendency to control as much as possible of our life, but  there is a beauty in learning to let go and to be open for the unexpected. 
Why are we so afraid of change?

Why are we so afraid of change?

Humans are creatures of habits and therefore change often scares us. But we cannot grow without change. How would it be to invite deliberately more change into your life? 

A more mindful life? Quit the news.

A more mindful life? Quit the news.

Being constantly on can be very tired, especially when following the news. they simplify the world and focus on the negative which can trigger anxiety and tensions in our body. Why not quit the...

15 ways to feel good

15 ways to feel good

As our brain has the tendency to focus on the negative it is important to also focus on what is good in your life. In our positive neuroplasticity trainings we teach 15 ways to create a positive...

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 shift your mind towards the positive

How to shift your mind towards the positive

When we focus on the negative we do not see clearly anymore. It can make us feel stressed and miserable and sometimes full of self-critical thoughts. Therefore it is important to learn to shift...

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. 

Waiting for something to finally come true…

Waiting for something to finally come true…

Very often we are on our way somewhere or we push ourselves to get to a certain point. Thus we miss the here and now, because our view is only in the future. Patience is the ability to accept...

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...

How mindfulness practice can become an embodied attitude

How mindfulness practice can become an embodied attitude

Do you know the feeling that you are longing for the one button to switch off your worrying and busy mind in the evening when you get home from work? Sometimes the busyness of the mind can prevent...

The secrets of nature

The secrets of nature

Nature can be a wonderful teacher about happiness and life in general. A walk in nature can improve our wellbeing considerably. Why not try it out now that spring is in the air again.