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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...
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...

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...

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.

What if ... a year in review

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? 

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...

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...

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. 

Who are you underneath the roles?

Who are you underneath the roles?

At times our roles can take so much space in our life that it is difficult to simply be and relax. All those roles as mother, father, daughter, husband, wife etc. come with a lot of responsibility....

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...
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...

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-...
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...