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.

Do you suffer from action addiction?

How good are you in dealing with stillness? What is the first thing you do when you arrive at work? I know what I do often. I just jump right into it. Am I active? Yes. But am I productive? That is up to chance. That is a good sign that I am suffering from…

Mindfulness: Benefits – I

I already wrote a lot about the benefits of practicing mindfulness. However, they are mostly scattered throughout different articles. That is why I want to create another mini-series which sole purpose is at gathering the benefits of having a regular mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness: Preparation Before the Practice

A few days ago, I shared a list of the six most common problems we face when setting up a practice and how we can overcome them. This post is a wonderful addition and is about what we can do before the start of the practice to increase the odds to keep on doing it.

Afraid of the Future

Maybe two weeks ago I stumbled upon an article in my constant pursuit to better understand depression. In this article, I read something for the first time that struck a nerve. It mentioned that one part in the whole mental health dilemma could be our generation’s fear of the future.

Mindfulness: 6 Problems We Face and How to Overcome them

Meditation or mindfulness practice has enormous benefits. It ranges from sleep improvement, to memory improvement, over reduced stress, better attention, stronger focus, and more compassion. And the list doesn’t stop here. But. It remains a training. Without having a regular practice, we won’t reap the benefits. And with every other habit we want to start…

The Effects of Words

A while ago, I wrote a poem called Mind Your Words which was aimed at highlighting the power of words. With today’s article, I want to give another example and some food for thought.