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

2019-12-03T13:13:05+01:00By |Blog, Books, Children & parenting, Videos|

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

The 4-8 relaxation breath

2019-11-20T19:00:37+01:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, 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 & spirit, 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 & spirit, 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 in mindfulness

2019-11-20T01:35:58+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 [...]

Liberated from prison

2019-08-15T11:52:45+01:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, 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

2019-08-15T21:28:10+01:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, 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 [...]

My favorite animation of conception & baby growing in the womb

2019-08-18T21:59:47+01:00By |Blog, Children & parenting|

When we had just found out I was pregnant, we found this video on Youtube. It is a beautiful animation not just of the fetus growing in the womb but also of the conception itself. Sperm swimming their way to the egg, competing to find their way in. Credits to the guys, without whom none [...]

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

2019-08-12T16:41:02+01:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, 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)

2019-10-27T16:05:11+01:00By |Blog, Body, mind & spirit, 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. [...]