Wim Hof Method: An update II

In the beginning of this year, February to be exact, I started to try out the Wim Hof Method. If you don’t know what it is, I recommend reading my initial article, titled Trying out the Wim Hof Method. I actually managed to take only cold showers until mid of April. Already in the first…

Be aware of cognitive rigidity

What is cognitive rigidity? The short answer is that cognitive rigidity is when our way of thinking about something or how we see (parts of) the world is fixed and does not change. The long answer is that when we see something for the first time, or we engage with someone for the first time…

Mindfulness: Analytical meditation

There are all kind of meditation practices that help us to increase and stabilize our focus and attention. In addition, meditation can also be used to gain insights. Analytical meditation is such a practice. In essence, it is thinking about something. However, it is more structured. You select a topic and systematically examine it with…

Mindfulness: Benefits – V

This is the 5th part of the series which discovers the benefits of having a regular mindfulness practice. I try to add my personal experience regarding the benefit I write about. Those advantages stem from books, articles, videos, and my personal experience. I recommend to read the 1st part which you can find here. Good news…

Doing something for the first time

When was the last time you did something for the first time? When was the last time you did something for the first time and you were fully aware that this is something you do for the first time? There is a difference between those two questions. The first question might create memories of things we…

Mindfulness: Benefits – IV

This is the 4th part of the series which discovers the benefits of having a regular mindfulness practice. I try to add my personal experience regarding the benefit I write about. Those advantages stem from books, articles, videos, and my personal experience. I recommend to read the 1st part which you can find here. Researchers found…

Mindfulness: Eating meditation

Sitting down and closing your eyes is just one way of practicing mindfulness. There are countless ways to train your attention and even within the category of meditation there are numerous techniques. The one I want to talk about today is eating meditation. How do you eat? I can tell you how I eat most…

Mindfulness: Benefits – III

This is the 3rd part of the series which discovers the benefits of having a regular mindfulness practice. I try to add my personal experience regarding the benefit I write about. Those advantages stem from books, articles, videos, and my personal experience. I recommend to read the 1st part which you can find here. One of…

The power of the brain

Our brains are machines. They are ingenious powerhouses that keep us not only alive but enable us to create the most wonderful things. Our brain constantly rewires itself and we are able to learn anything until our last breath. So, you definitely can teach an old dog new tricks. What is going on in our…

You are not your thoughts

Today I had a very interesting conversation in preparation for one of the mindfulness trainings I give for the company I am working for. The topic was about becoming aware that we are not our thoughts.

Mindfulness: Benefits – II

This is the 2nd part of the series which discovers the benefits of having a regular mindfulness practice. I try to add my personal experience regarding the benefit I write about. Those advantages stem from books, articles, videos, and my personal experience. I recommend to read the 1st part which you can find here.