We are social by nature (Jean Liedloff: The Continuum Concept)

2020-11-15T12:05:14+01:00By |Books, Children & parenting, Videos|

"You get what you expect in life, not what you want." - Jean Liedloff A beautiful video about nurturing your kids with proximity, touch and the crucial practice of letting them explore the world by themselves. About trusting nature, our natural talents and our innate tendency to live up to social expectations - and how [...]

Parenting with Presence (book tip)

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Books, Children & parenting, Reflections on life|

A little while ago, a friend had been cradling our then 13 month old daughter as she was struggling to sleep. "She required nothing but complete presence," he said afterwards, "or she would cry." Indeed, when he picked up a book, she would wake up and cry. For her to sleep, he had needed to [...]

Breastfeeding and the circle of life

2020-11-15T12:01:20+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Books, Children & parenting|

"It is pretty wonderful, this life cycle. I always found it interesting, how food is made and seeds grow and sunshine and rain become nutrition and we can eat and poo and seeds grow and so on. But now my body is taking that and making a whole new product and there is another little [...]

Liberated from prison

2020-11-15T12:01:20+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Books, Expand|

One of my teachers, the beloved Ananta Kranti, was liberated while doing time in a Japanese prison. The intense regime and extremely limited freedom led her to finding peace within herself, a limitless place underneath the experience of severe deprivation. Another friend woke up in the storm of heartache after losing the (then) love of [...]

Suffering and the meaning of life

2020-11-15T12:02:46+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Books, Conscious activism, Expand|

A couple of days ago I read Sacha Post's post about asking yourself your Most Important Questions. In it, he recommends intentionally asking the Most Important Question (MIQ) that is alive in you right now, then get into a relaxed state for the remainder of the day and revisit the question first thing in the [...]

Stop believing your mind (read The Untethered Soul)

2020-11-15T12:02:46+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Books, Expand, Featured, Health, Inspiration|

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it.” ― Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Here's a fun exercise: write down your thoughts for a day, or even a couple of hours. [...]

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