The Work of Byron Katie: a beautiful example for changemakers

2020-07-28T07:29:39+02:00By |Blog, Body, mind & heart, Conscious activism, Featured|

In this enlightening and entertaining video, you'll see The Work by Byron Katie applied by a woman who holds strong grudges towards the meat industry. She quickly realises how her negative thoughts are preventing her from seeing clearly and compassionately. She comes to see how she has been a slave to her own thinking, and [...]

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

2020-02-13T11:14:21+01:00By |Blog, 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. [...]

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

2020-01-26T08:33:48+01:00By |Blog, 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 [...]

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

2019-11-27T20:19:20+01:00By |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

2019-11-20T19:00:37+01:00By |Blog, 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

2019-11-20T00:05:04+01:00By |Blog, 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 [...]

Parenting with Presence (book tip)

2019-11-19T16:30:01+01:00By |Blog, 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 [...]

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

2019-11-19T15:33:23+01:00By |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. [...]

Breastfeeding in mindfulness

2020-02-13T11:21:39+01:00By |Blog, Breath, Children & parenting|

Breastfeeding is a beautiful moment between me and my baby. A precious moment to rest, connect, and exchange. During breastfeeding, there is a direct energy connection between the baby and mother. Skins touch, hormones soar, reflexes act, milk flows. It is a deeply intuitive process that taps into the most ancient parts of both our [...]

Suffering and the meaning of life

2019-08-15T21:28:10+02:00By |Blog, 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 [...]

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