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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...

Beginning to let go

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?

A new way for self-care in busy, everyday life

A new way for self-care in busy, everyday life

Do you recognize that often in busy times one of the things that automatically falls off the list is taking care of yourself?

You might be wondering: But how do I make time for self-care when this...

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

Being mindful – it’s the little things

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.

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. 

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...

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:...

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...

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.

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...

Letting life surprise you

Letting life surprise you

We all have a tendency to control as much as possible of our life, but  there is a beauty in learning to let go and to be open for the unexpected. 
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...
A more mindful life? Quit the news.

A more mindful life? Quit the news.

Being constantly on can be very tired, especially when following the news. they simplify the world and focus on the negative which can trigger anxiety and tensions in our body. Why not quit the...