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A tiny smile can go a long way

Sometimes it is in the most smallest, most subtle things… I have to confess that I was doubtful when I heard that we were about to practice the “gentle smile” (half smile) during our Mindfulness training. I immediately had an image of a fake smile popping up. But I soon learned how wrong my perception… Continue reading A tiny smile can go a long way

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Just for a day – no complaints

Before I even start - do not get me wrong, we all have crappy days, times that pull us down, when all and everybody seems to be too much. And we are all entitled to feel like that at times. But often it seems to me that that is what we mainly do; seeing the… Continue reading Just for a day – no complaints

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S.T.O.P. practice

We all know those moments when we feel upset, pressured, overwhelmed or uncomfortable. Especially in such situations we tend to become disconnected to what is actually happening around us. Here comes a little awareness exercise I got to know during my mindfulness course. It may come in helpful to be be more "there", in the present moment,… Continue reading S.T.O.P. practice

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Thoughts – they can be so simple

I recently came across the "flow mindfulness workbook" and one article got my immediate attention, it was about "a busy head" (written by Otje van der Lelij). Going deeper into why we do take everything that we have in our mind so seriously. Do you find yourself imagining the worst case scenario, a situation where… Continue reading Thoughts – they can be so simple

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A little teaser on Mindfulness

Before you already cringe by just reading 'mindfulness' - replace it with 'awareness' and keep on reading! After all do we not all want to be more aware, in the moment, less stressed but calmer? My attention was recently drawn to a Mindfulness workshop, 2 hrs information on what it does for you and how you… Continue reading A little teaser on Mindfulness