Finding Your Ease

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Simplify – it’s not that simple, is it?

Ok, I’m almost laughing as I write. And this whole process of writing this blog post just shows me again how much I need this.  Yes, my seemingly simple word for 2021 isn’t that simple for me!  What’s my word and intention setting for this year you wonder? It’s simple – Simplify.  Yes, that word …

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broken pieces

Broken pieces

The Japanese practise the art of fixing broken objects. They say that things that break don’t necessarily become useless. No, instead something that suffered a damage has a history! And by showing the scars it can become (even more) beautiful! Isn’t that just a lovely way to look at things? The mending of broken pieces with …

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mental detox

More than just a book review on “The Perfection Detox” 

Those who follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram know what the previous weeks have been like. Kind of a “normal” moving time with its ups and downs. It has been exciting, challenging, joyful, stressful, mind-opening, tiring, overwhelming, hair pulling, funny, refreshing… all combined with a body and mental detox. Yet, even though the emotions were, …

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Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness sounds rather educational but don’t shy away because it’s actually very down to earth.  When we refer to the Intellectual Wellness it means to participate in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. And it’s important as it helps to expand knowledge and skills in order to live a stimulating, successful life. (source: And I …

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If I’m being really honest, I’m hesitant to use the word “holistic”. I believe in a holistic approach but I don’t always connect to the word itself. How about you?  I keep thinking about the word, what it represents, what it stands for but as well how we might not feel connected to it. Why …

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own it

Own it

Life at times is crazy, busy, overwhelming, exciting, fun, challenging, joyful, sad, thrilling, lonely, discouraging, calm… you name it. It’s our life, and we have every right to own it, what do you say? In my previous post, I wrote about intention settings. I mentioned as well that I was toying around with my 2019 intention. …

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5 quick ways to feel at ease this Christmas Season

5 quick fixes to feel At Ease this Christmas Season

Christmas Season, woohoo, it’s finally here! To enjoy it even more, let me share 5 quick fixes to feel At Ease this Christmas Season! I, especially, love the start of this season. The excitement, the decoration, the baking and Christmas music. In our household, it all kicks off on Dec 1st. It’s all so nice …

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Overthinking ?!

Funny how a skatepark brought connections to real-life situations. I was watching my kids cruising around, challenging themselves and I could notice when the overthinking started and what it did to them at that moment. The moment when they took too long when they started to analyse any possible outcome, losing their easiness. One could see …

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pink cherry blossom

All shades of pink

Have you ever been to Japan in early Spring?  If so, you will have noticed that almost everything seems to come in all shades of pink. Springtime here equals the bloom of the Cherry Blossom – and the whole country goes a bit crazy. It seems that everybody gets addicted to this ‘pink-spirited-season’, also called Cherry …

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Have fun and stay fit with a short beep test

Summer holidays started or are about to start. And if you have younger kids you know that means (very) limited time for yourself, let alone sports. Whether with kids, your partner, friends or alone a fun way to keep active and to increase endurance and speed for everybody is the “beep test”. In short a …

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Don’t judge a book by its title – “Happy for No Reason”

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ~ His Holiness the  Dalai Lama ~ I recently came across a book I would have never picked up myself due to its title “Happy for No Reason” by Marci Shimoff. As I mentioned in a previous blog (Happy life, the …

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S.T.O.P. practice

We all know those moments when we feel upset, pressured, overwhelmed or uncomfortable. Especially in such situations we tend to become disconnected to what is actually happening around us. Here comes a little awareness exercise I got to know during my mindfulness course. It may come in helpful to be be more “there”, in the present moment, …

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A while ago I came across this article ( and shared it on Facebook. And quite few came back and thanked me for sharing. It seems the article struck a chord with some people out there. The above link gives a great description of narcissistic behaviours and I won’t go into that any further. But what …

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Thoughts – they can be so simple

I recently came across the “flow mindfulness workbook” and one article got my immediate attention, it was about “a busy head” (written by Otje van der Lelij). Going deeper into why we do take everything that we have in our mind so seriously. Do you find yourself imagining the worst case scenario, a situation where …

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Empathy – Sympathy?! And can empathy be learned?

We talk about being sympathetic and empathetic, but do we use them correctly and can we all be empathic? I wondered about this some time now and decided to dig a bit deeper. To understand this fine line let me give you some definitions I came across. Showing sympathy means we have feelings of sorrow, …

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