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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. 
What else is here besides the thinking?

What else is here besides the thinking?

We are so much caught in thinking all day long that sometimes we forget our body. in mindfulness we learn to expand our awareness so we are less caught up in the tightness of stressful thinking and...

Living busy times? Focus on self-care

Living busy times? Focus on self-care

When things get stressful we often automatically skip the things that nourish us, but it is in those moments that self-care is even more important. 

Feeling lethargic? Nothing wrong with you.

Feeling lethargic? Nothing wrong with you.

After many weeks and months in lockdown it is normal to feel lethargic. it does not mean that something is wrong with you- it is normal to feel tired when there is a lack of perspective. 

Stepping into being

Stepping into being

We spend most of our days in a doing and thinking mode which is helpful insolving problems and gettng things done. but it is not helpful when we feel exhausted or emotionally overwhelmed. It is...
Living in challenging times

Living in challenging times

Self-care is essential for survival. Only when our own energy and well-being tanks are filled can we master life and be the person we want to be.

Fear eats the soul

Fear eats the soul

An anxious brain is not a well-functioning brain. Out of the threat system, decisions are made that are often instinctive and inconsiderate.. But we do have a choice whether we let these...

Finding mental freedom and kindness in the midst of stress

Finding mental freedom and kindness in the midst of stress

Stress is mainly how you habitually react to certain situations in life. Often it has to do with underlying beliefs. When you can take a moment to pause instead of just blindly following them, you...