The seven forms of hunger
How do you know when you are hungry? And, are you hungry because you have seen or smelled something you would like to eat or are you looking to fill a void?
Three ways to bring more silence into your life
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and stressed? If so, have you considered that it could be due to too much “noise”?
Seven misunderstandings about mindfulness meditation
Have you been wondering whether mindfulness meditation is something for you? We often expect meditation to be something it's not and end up focusing on the wrong things.
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?
A new way for self-care in busy, everyday life
Do you recognize that often in busy times one of the things that automatically falls off the list is taking care of yourself?
You might be wondering: But how do I make time for self-care when this...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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...