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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...

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...

How to recognise burn-out

How to recognise burn-out

Burn-out is a stress-related condition. In itself, stress is not necessarily a bad thing. A bit of adrenalin can make you perform at your best when a deadline is in sight, or when something is...

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...

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. 

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....

Feeling lethargic? Nothing wrong with you.

Feeling lethargic? Nothing wrong with you.

After many weeks and months in lockdown it is normal to feel lethargic. it does not mean that something is wrong with you- it is normal to feel tired when there is a lack of perspective. 

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...

Why are we so afraid of change?

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? 

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...
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-...
Writing yourself to sleep

Writing yourself to sleep

Sleep is one of the biggest factors impacting our wellbeing. One method to help you fall asleep can be to write down everything that preoccupies you and hand it over to the paper so you can let go...

Weaving mindfulness into your day

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. 

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...

Stepping out of the treadmill - Letting go of worrying

Stepping out of the treadmill - Letting go of worrying

Worrying is the mind's attempt to solve a perceived threat to our safety. yet in generally makes us feel much worse. therefore it is important to learn techniques to le go of worrying and to relax.

Finding inner peace with equanimity

Finding inner peace with equanimity

Equanimity is a practice which can ease our distressed mind and deal with reality in a different way. An equanimous mind is balanced and peaceful inside, while also being right in the middle of the...

Prioritizing self-care – especially for women

Prioritizing self-care – especially for women

many women are conditioned to take care of everyone except of themselves. This can be exhausting and unsatisfying. Yet we cannot give when we are running on empty. Self-care is essential for our...