The Work of Byron Katie: a beautiful example for changemakers

2020-11-15T12:01:19+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, 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)

2020-11-15T12:01:19+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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Water pouring into water

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

Pondering the unspeakable And how to speak of it A thought comes: Life gave me life Water pouring into water Snap Visionary imagery Curtain radiant with being Then stillness - Timeless unity One an instant Eternal minute Mind no more Everything I Blissful smile Then back online: Hey, I should really write a blog about [...]

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 [...]

Breastfeeding in mindfulness

2020-11-15T12:01:20+01:00By |Blog EN + NL, Blog NL + EN, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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