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10% Happier by Dan Harris – a book recommendation

Are you a non-believer, doubter, a cynic, a fact checker and/or wonder what all that humbug is about when it comes to Mindfulness? If only one of this is true this book is for you! But it is as well for you if you are already interested in Mindfulness and are simply looking for a… Continue reading 10% Happier by Dan Harris – a book recommendation

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Calmness in the midst of chaos 

At times the pictures you see when you search for meditation make me long for peace and quiet. Please beam me over right now! On other days they make me laugh. The setting seems to be always beautiful, calm and tranquil. The picture perfect meditation setting! But I wonder if that kind of “meditation cliche”… Continue reading Calmness in the midst of chaos 

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Create a glimpse of mindfulness

Life can be stressful and hectic and we easily lose track of time and what does us good! Add to that the pressure of “you should” - exercise, meditate, be mindful, relax, sleep, read, educate further -  "at least every day for an x-amount" of time to succeed. Don`t we all already have enough pressure… Continue reading Create a glimpse of mindfulness

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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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Meditation – don’t let it scare you!

I know some people, and include myself here, that cringe when they hear the word meditation. Instead of putting us at ease when hearing that word, it causes tension, this vision of sitting for a long time in lotus pose or at least crossed legged, not to move and not to think! "No way, not… Continue reading Meditation – don’t let it scare you!