Exploring with a "Don't Know" mind
Can you approach each moment with curiosity, fresh eyes, and with an open heart? With the beginner’s mind or the “don’t know”-mind, we can start to look around and reflect on our surroundings.
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?
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
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.
Emotions – an all-inclusive package
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 if ... a year in review
What if 2020 was not a lost year but rather a year that made a grow on various levels?
Staying sane in winter lockdown
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
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?
Allowing yourself to be human
There is nothing soft about acknowledging that you are human and capable of making mistakes. On the contrary, it takes a lot of guts to look at yourself as you really are: imperfect, vulnerable and...
Moving? Changing jobs? How to make big changes less overwhelming
Everything is changing, all the time. The weather changes - in Brussels often very quickly in only one day -, our moods change, we are gaining or losing weight, we try a new hobby, an illness...