power of breath
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Oh the power of breath!

Hi there, let's take a moment and think of how we breathe. Deep, conscious but relaxed breathing brings a great mind-body connection. Personally, I love to focus on it several times throughout the day. The instant benefit is amazing and it gives a 'breather', a moment of calmness. At times I imagine my breath moving… Continue reading Oh the power of breath!

zen garden
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What does “Zen” mean to you?

I had this great thought to write about Zen, and what it means to me, and to find out what it means to others. But … writing about “being Zen” in a moment when there is anything but Zen around me blocked me quite a bit I have to admit.  And instead of starting to… Continue reading What does “Zen” mean to you?

inspiration flower
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Inspiration – What brings that spark?

Where do you find inspiration? And when was the last time you really got inspired and what sparked it?  Inspiration means “a sudden brilliant idea” and “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially something creative" as stated in various dictionaries. But what is it that inspires us?  It can be… Continue reading Inspiration – What brings that spark?

stretching
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S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G

When it comes to stretching I think most of us will agree that stretching the body comes to mind, or? But I find it’s equally important to stretch our mind. Therefore I'll have a quick look at what stretching can do for both. Let’s have a look at the body first. Sadly a “good stretch” is… Continue reading S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G

thegreatwave and poem
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A book, a poem, a piece of art interlinked

How a book, a poem and a piece of art all connect to my life!  It’s funny how things can go hand in hand and connect in the most unexpected moments, don’t you think?  As you might know, I live in Tokyo, Japan for almost 4 years now. And it was the move here that… Continue reading A book, a poem, a piece of art interlinked