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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...
Three habits that can improve your sleep

Three habits that can improve your sleep

Sleep is a complex process. There are so many factors to consider when talking about what you can do to improve it. However, there are three crucial habits that are probably responsible for 80% of...

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...

Breathe yourself to sleep: How conscious breathing can help you fall asleep

Breathe yourself to sleep: How conscious breathing can help you fall asleep

Breathing happens by itself without even thinking of it, while at the same time we can consciously control it. It can be a powerful instrument to help us fall asleep (again) when we are struggling...

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. 

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...

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...

What you didn’t know about stress – and might change your life

What you didn’t know about stress – and might change your life

When talking about stress most people think about the flight and flee mechanism which is meant to help us to survive. but not many know about the drive system which helps us to go after rewards and...
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...

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...

Why truly healing silence is not the same as absence of sound

Why truly healing silence is not the same as absence of sound

It's funny what happens when things around you become silent. You can observe it very clearly in meditation. You have switched off your phone, sat down, closed your eyes. And it's as if the inner...

Planting the seeds of mindfulness in your family

Planting the seeds of mindfulness in your family

Our children know how to push our buttons and yet they are such important teachers in our life. prioritizing self-care and becoming more aware of our own feelings and reactions are important...

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 you life even the most boring task can bring you joy and happiness. 

Improving your energy with small rituals

Improving your energy with small rituals

Are you one of those few lucky people who wake up in the morning and jump out of the bed with full energy and lots of enthusiasm? Or do you need one or two hours and a strong coffee to really wake...

Coming to your senses

Coming to your senses

The doing mode has a a strong pull on us and can eventually lead us to exhaustion. By pausing and coming to our senses we can learn how to switch to a more nourishing being mode. 

Healing your inner critic with self-compassion

Healing your inner critic with self-compassion

Have you ever noticed how you are criticizing yourself on a constant basis? I certainly have a whole list of self-critical thoughts. "I am too fat; I don't do enough sports; I am not efficient; I...

The 8-week course: a deeply personal testimonial

The 8-week course: a deeply personal testimonial

ary has been following the 8-week course with us from January to March 2017 and has blogged about his experiences from week to week. You can read his complete story in this article.