The seven forms of hunger
How do you know when you are hungry? And, are you hungry because you have seen or smelled something you would like to eat or are you looking to fill a void?
Taking in the good
Our brains are hardwired to pay extra attention to negative things, and to ignore the small pleasures that surround us every day. Fortunately, we can learn how to rewire our brain and 'take in the...
Seven misunderstandings about mindfulness meditation
Have you been wondering whether mindfulness meditation is something for you? We often expect meditation to be something it's not and end up focusing on the wrong things.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...