Start with a sigh (breathe in…… let go)

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Breath, Health|

Did you know that only breathing IN requires effort? Breathing out is simply a release. How it works: Breathing in, the diaphragm contracts, pulling down into the belly, creating a vacuüm in the lungs which are thereby filled with air... Breathing out: full release. Diaphragm relaxes and automatically moves back up, air flowing out effortlessly. [...]

Dec 8th in Maarn, NL: Workshop Breath & Bodywork: FULL BODY BREATH

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Breath, Events, Expand, Featured, Health, Workshops|

Deep breath- and bodywork workshop using the conscious connected breath, bodywork and intention setting as a powerful framework for personal transformation and spiritual realisation.

The 4-8 relaxation breath

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Breath, Children & parenting, Expand, Health|

I'm sure you have heard of the fight or flight response. That's when your adrenaline spikes, sending superhuman power to your arms and feet and razor sharp focus to your mind set to one thing: survive. Your breathing speed and heart rate go up. Blood flow is redirected from some of your organs to your [...]

Conscious connected breathing: technique and effects

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Body, mind & heart, Breath, Health|

If you are familiar with breathwork, you have probably heard of the conscious connected breath. You may know it by a different name, but the basic technique is this: 1. Relax your jaw, open wide and breathe through the mouth 2. Breathe into the belly and chest 3. Simply relax on the exhale 4. Consciously [...]

Chocolate Mango (beans & carrots!) No-Bake Cake

2020-11-15T12:01:20+01:00By |Blog NL + EN, Food, Health, Recipes|

Yesterday was my birthday. I spent the whole day in the kitchen before moving all the dishes over to my mom's place who had graciously offered to host the family birthday party. It was a perfect day with some of my favorite people :). This no-bake cake consists of 3 layers plus a fruit topping. [...]

3 breath visualisations: ease your mind, open your heart, step into action

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

Three breathful visualisations for you today: Ease your mind Open your heart Step into action You can choose to do them separately as you see fit or combine and include them in your morning routine as a great way to start your day. You can do them one breath at a time, or take your [...]

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. [...]

Raw tomato and bell pepper gazpacho

2020-11-15T12:02:48+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Food, Health, Recipes|

One delicious daily dose of veggies in a cup :) 1 tomato 1/2 bell pepper 1 small garlic clove 4 basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs 1 sundried tomato 1 date 1 tablespoon of sunflower or pine seeds, or nuts Salt Extra virgin olive oil Lemon juice Simply blend everything together with about 1/3 [...]

Simple vegetarian broccoli lasagne

2020-11-15T12:02:48+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Food, Health, Recipes|

Honestly, when preparing this I forgot to add the vegetarian 'minced meat' and it was still delicious. Would also be great with mushrooms! Find your own, buy fresh or soak dried mushrooms from your stock. First, mix together ingredients for the sauce. I used tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, sambal (chili paste) and bruschetta mix [...]

Tortellini carbonara with fresh parasol mushroom and zucchini

2020-11-15T12:02:48+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Food, Health, Recipes|

We found a beautiful bunch of parasol mushrooms (in Dutch: grote parasolzwammen) in a neighbor's garden. She was super friendly and gave us one, after we explained how delicious they supposedly were - although we hadn't tried before. (Btw: if it's not the right season or foraging is not your thing: you could substitute the [...]

Bliss balls with walnuts and honey

2020-11-15T12:02:48+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, Food, Health, Recipes|

An easy way to serve something special: bliss balls! These are nutrient rich, filling little snacks and they look wonderful. You can vary them endlessly. I happened to have pineapple juice and decided to boil that down to a syrup, but you could just as easily use honey, agave, rice syrup, apple juice etc. As [...]

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