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Meditation tips for perfectionists, Meditatie tips voor perfectionisten

Meditation tips for perfectionists

Meditation tips for perfectionists #1. Approach meditation in a structured way Many forms of meditation are about surrendering, also described as ‘the art of letting go’. This may be part
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Using mindfulness to manifest abundance

Using mindfulness to manifest abundance: change your perspective If you’ve read our blogpost about what mindfulness does to your brain, you know that mindfulness can be a great tool to
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Why you should try meditating with other people

Reasons to try meditating with other people When you meditate alone, this usually creates feelings of increased awareness, deep relaxation, enhanced focus and peace of mind. Once you try meditating
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3 reasons why EVERYONE should try meditating

Whenever I tell people that I meditate on a regular basis, I am often met with responses like “I don’t think that would be something for me,” “I wouldn’t be
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flow state at work

5 practical tips to get into flow state at work

When you’re in flow state, you experience a deep focus. It becomes easier to tap into your creativity and your productivity levels skyrocket. Accomplishing your task seems effortless. Needless to
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flow state

Have you ever experienced flow state?

Anyone dipping their toes in the waters of mindfulness and meditation has probably heard about the term ‘flow state’. But what is that, exactly? What happens when you get into
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Observation meditation, observatie meditatie

Observation meditation: Separating the experience into different parts

There are many ways to meditate. In most of our blogposts, we’re focusing on concentration meditation; usually concentrating on the breath. But concentration meditation is just one way to meditate.
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This is what solitude does to your brain

What makes one person crave solitude, while the other person fears it so much? What exactly goes on in our brains when we are alone? And is there such a thing as too much solitude?
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The ancient Greek take on chaos – A case for re-evaluation

Once there was nothing but chaos Chaos (χάος) in the ancient Greek tradition means the ultimate nothing, from which something is continuously springing forth. You can look at it as
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get out of your comfort zone

How to get out of your comfort zone through mindfulness

You should try and push yourself out of your comfort zone every once in a while. You can do this through mindfulness, find out how in a couple of minutes reading this article.
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How to create your own mindfulness corner at home

But even when you are part of a full house, you can still create a designated space where you can disconnect and just be. Read on to find out how to create your own mindfulness corner at home.
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22 self-care ideas to try in 2022

22 self-care ideas to try this year #1. Get out for a walk. Try these 7 steps towards a mindful walk. #2. Take a warm bath or shower. Make sure
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use Feng Shui

How to use Feng Shui as a path to mindfulness

While for many mindfulness can be somewhat of a vague concept, there are ways to make it less abstract. This is especially true when you use Feng Shui as a path to mindfulness.
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easy breathing techniques

3 super easy breathing techniques for beginners

It’s becoming more and more common these days – every time you mention how stressed or overwhelmed or frustrated you feel, people tell you to try meditating. Below, we’ve listed 3 super easy breathing techniques for you to try. Seriously, give them a shot – if you can breathe, you can do them.
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meditation techniques for beginners, meditatietechnieken voor beginners

5 meditation techniques for beginners to try

There are many people who try meditation once and then dismiss it because they feel it doesn’t suit them. We’d recommend to explore different meditation techniques, so you can see what you like and what you don’t like. And just see what works best for you.
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energetically clear your home

How to energetically clear your home

It is very important to have a home that is free of negative energies; a safe space where you can always come back to, a place to recharge and feel completely at ease. Aside from physically cleaning your house, it is also a good idea to energetically clear your home.
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7 tips to stop rushing all the time

An ongoing fight against time will never enable you to life a happy and fulfilling life. Below, we’ve listed some tips to help you to stop rushing all the time.
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Why intermittent silence

Why intermittent silence may be the perfect way to meditate for you

There are many ways to meditate – the challenge is to figure out what works for you. Maybe you’re the type of person that benefits from guided meditation, breathing exercises or simply taking a mindful walk. In this blogpost, I would like to introduce you to the concept of intermittent silence.
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wat mindfulness met je hersenen doet This is what mindfulness does to your brain

This is what mindfulness does to your brain

Consistently practising mindfulness can have a huge impact on your thoughts, feelings and behaviour – because it can literally change your brain. But how does that work from a scientific point of view? This is what mindfulness does to your brain..
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No time for meditation? Use these 5 daily routines to practise mindfulness

It doesn’t matter how dedicated you are when it comes to meditating – sometimes life just gets in the way. You’re rushing all day, and when you finally get to the point where you crawl into bed, you realize you’ve not taken any time for yourself.
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destress in 60 seconds

6 steps to destress in 60 seconds

This 60-second exercise was developed by Stephanie Rae, a Chicago-based somatic practitioner, to help release stress and tension that is stored in your body. Rae suggests doing it once a day, every day. “One minute of self-awareness can change your whole day/mood,” she writes. Why not give it a try?
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Humans are constantly time travelling

According to neuroscientist dr. Caroline Leaf, author of the book Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, people often misunderstand what it actually means to live in the present. According to her, our constant time travelling between past, present and future is simply the way our minds work.
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7 steps towards a mindful walk

With our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, people are constantly telling us to walk more. There are plenty of mobile apps that help you to reach your required number of steps per day. Some people even obsess over it. And while daily movement is important for your overall health, I’d like to ask you...
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The biggest misconceptions about mindfulness

The biggest misconceptions about mindfulness

There are a lot of misconceptions about mindfulness, caused by simplification and misinterpretation to reach a wider audience.
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how to stay hopeful in hard times

How to stay hopeful in hard times

Last year was an intense year. Having hope is currently more important than ever. Check out these tips to help you stay hopeful in hard times.
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How to do an isolated body scan – of just your right hand

An isolated body scan, where you only scan your right hand, is an excellent way to calm down in a matter of minutes and bring your awareness to the now.
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Try creating a Do-Not list instead of a To-Do list

Wanting to finally finish that book you’ve put off for so long? Or are you longing for some peace of mind so that you can concentrate on that important project that is nearly due? Say no more, fam. We’ve got your back. From our ears to yours, here’s our ultimate curated playlist to clear your mind...
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How to create a mindful home office

Every new day is an opportunity to start fresh and take a moment to think about how you get up in the morning. Hopefully these small tips will help you step by step.
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Mindful like a cat in 7 steps

Go back Mindful like a cat in 7 steps Usually, I’m pretty calm and organized. But sometimes it’s just one of those days where I feel jittery all the time. While tripping over the mess I should have cleaned up the previous day and try to make myself a cup of coffee before my client calls be for a Skype meeting, I hear the urgent tone of a stream of incoming emails, which are drowned out by the...
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The Relaxed Millennial: A guide to keep calm in a world of #FOMO

FOMO, which stands for “fear of missing out” is a real-life paradox (mostly caused by social media) that has plagued millennials causing significant stress in their lives. FOMO makes everyday life look as dull as dishwater. Listen, we get it. But it’s okay to not always be in the know and to sometimes march to the beat of your own drum...
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The biggest misconceptions about mindfulness

Five phrases to tell yourself in the mirror

Believing in your own success is essential when trying to achieve personal growth. Our beliefs about ourselves can greatly affect how we perform throughout school, work and our day to day lives. Living a more positive, happy life can be as simple as what we tell ourselves...
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The ultimate playlist to clear your mind

Wanting to finally finish that book you’ve put off for so long? Or are you longing for some peace of mind so that you can concentrate on that important project that is nearly due? Say no more, fam. We’ve got your back. From our ears to yours, here’s our ultimate curated playlist to clear your mind...
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The law of attraction

For years the law of attraction has been a subject of discussion between philosophers, thinkers, and writers. Does it work, and if so, how does it work? Could you really change your entire life by committing to the law of attraction?
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The struggles of being an old soul

Do you sometimes feel as if you don’t fit in and just prefer being on your own; That you feel way more comfortable with people older than you and are attracted to all things vintage. You might be an old soul!
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Mindful in the morning

Every new day is an opportunity to start fresh and take a moment to think about how you get up in the morning. Hopefully these small tips will help you step by step.
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How to calm your monkey-mind

Why is it so hard for us to appreciate living in the moment? When at work we keep fantasizing about going on vacation; as soon as we’re there, all we do is stress about work. This is caused by our so-called “monkey-minds”. Here are a few tips to calm your monkey-mind.
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Mindfulness activities for kids

After discovering mindfulness for yourself, it is something you would like to share with your loved ones of course! And who better to share it with, than your children? It will leave them less stressed, feel less anxious and teach them an awareness of their body and mind.
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How to relax on a Sunday

You are finally free and have a busy week ahead. With everything that is coming, it is not entirely possible to find peace or enjoy that Sunday. Sometimes it’s hard to remember how to enjoy a day off. With all the things going on from last week and new stuff from next week your head is full on a Sunday. Read this blog and check these relaxing tips so you can get everything out of this day!
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Top 3 best mindfulness apps

We all need a moment in our lives just to relax. To forget about everything and give our head a little break. There are a lot of exercises to control your breath and body. But nowadays applications are doing the work for you, all you have to do is install en listen. Below you find 3 mindfulness apps that can help you find true inner peace.
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5 reasons to detox, juice

You’ve probably noticed that detoxing, or ‘juicing’, has gained a lot of popularity lately. But does it really work? Well, with the right approach, a regular detox can result in some very positive effects. We have listed 5 reason to detox, juice…
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10 simple things everyone can do to make a difference

There are so many insecurities in life. The biggest, most inevitable insecurity is death. Some wonder what happens to us when we die. We have no way of knowing, and death is something none of us can escape. However, we can influence what we leave behind. And for a lot of people, this is what gives their lives meaning – they want to leave behind a better world. And you really don’t have to invent a cure for cancer in order to make a difference in the world. The smallest acts of kindness can have a huge impact, maybe more than you can imagine.
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10 ways to slow down and enjoy the present moment

As much as we would all love to just close our eyes, breathe and clear our heads, without feeling rushed or thinking that we have to be somewhere else, most of us find this very difficult. However, you don’t have to spend hours meditating in the traditional sense in order to become more mindful. Below are 10 ways to slow down and enjoy the present moment, and help you to become more mindful during your everyday life.
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Top 6 festivals where time stands still

If you love to travel, a wellness festival may be the best way to satisfy your wanderlust. Unlike conventional music festivals, these events offer an unforgettable experience in a breathtakingly beautiful location, while giving you plenty of opportunities to explore new ways to nourish your body, mind and soul and connect with like-minded people. The hardest part might be choosing which festival you want to go to this year! To help you narrow down your options, we have listed the 6 best festivals where it feels like time stands still…
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Top 5 ultimate yoga retreats

Are you feeling tired and spent? Maybe it’s time for an escape from the daily grind. A yoga retreat is the perfect way for you to re-balance your mind, your body and your spirit, restore your well-being and get back to yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you have never done yoga before or are an advanced yogi; it’s an experience that will definitely transform and rejuvenate you. We have rounded up the top 5 ultimate yoga retreats!
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5 charities you haven’t heard of yet

Donating to charities you’re passionate about is an excellent way to make a difference. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up 5 charities you probably haven’t heard of yet. These are all unique and amazing charities, and they need your help to keep doing the awesome things that they do.
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