Mindfulness articles related to dealing with stress
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. 

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. 

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.

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...

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...

How to recognise burn-out

How to recognise burn-out

Burn-out is a stress-related condition. In itself, stress is not necessarily a bad thing. A bit of adrenalin can make you perform at your best when a deadline is in sight, or when something is...

Stepping out of the rat race

Stepping out of the rat race

We spend a great deal of our waking hours at work. Yet the digitalisation has further diminished the difference between private and professional life and therefore many of us are feeling...

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...

How to soften your inner drive system in times of crisis

How to soften your inner drive system in times of crisis

In these uncertain times it is important to learn ways how to calm and ground yourself. 

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.