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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.

Ready to Start a Mindfulness Practice? Here’s How.

Ready to Start a Mindfulness Practice? Here’s How.

It can be tricky to cultivate any new habit - even mindfulness. We sense that the possibility for something new, beneficial, or important in our life is there, but we get stuck on how exactly to...

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...

9 reasons to engage in a Mindfulness Teacher Training

9 reasons to engage in a Mindfulness Teacher Training

Are you interested in boosting your mindfulness practice or perhaps becoming a teacher? There are many reasons to take up the challenge of a teacher training.

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...

Boost your happiness with gratitude

Boost your happiness with gratitude

November is the time of the year when we need to celebrate good moments in our life in order to compensate for the gloom of the darker and colder days.

Did you know that gratitude is a happiness...

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...
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...

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-...
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...

Living in the present moment: what does it mean?

Living in the present moment: what does it mean?

According to research our mind wanders half of the time to the future or past which can prevent us from living our life fully in the present moment. Mindfulness is about knowing that these are just...

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...

How to become focused (again)

How to become focused (again)

In our technology driven, fast paced and distracted world it is easy to lose focus and to feel overwhelmed. Yet with some simple practices you can learn to train your attention, with repetition and...

When you get stuck in your own judgments

When you get stuck in your own judgments

Mindfulness is described as bringing an non-judgmental attitude towards everything that is arising in your awareness. unfortunately we cannot stop the judging because it is automatic, but we can...

Coming back to what is

Coming back to what is

There are so many situations in everyday life when we see the world as if through a filtered glass. We do not see reality but only what we want to see. When our mind is attached to a fix idea of...

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,...