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The Mindful Athlete

What happens to athletes when they go into ‘the zone’? A questioned many athletes ask but few can answer. This blog is about the mindful Athlete and how mindfulness helps to come into the zone (flow). According to author Craig Lambert various things characterize being…

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Anxiety: fear of the unknown

It is fascinating, beautiful but also madness how our mind works. I was observing my worries about relatively little work and private things. You then notice the mind can’t let go of worries until they are dealt with. With the result that we are living…

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Happiness: Share your being

Do you know that brief feeling of restlessness after a special moment, a holiday of an intense group process? I have known it all my life. Now again, two days after a great holiday with my friends. But even more so with my nephews and…

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Mindfulness and Perfectionism

Perfectionism, a major disease for a new generation’ was the opening header of a major Dutch newspaper. A large report (2016) showed that people between 20 and 50 spend an average of 51 hours on ‘compulsory’ activities, such as work, education and care. Even in…

Face your Fear – make love not war

This is a blog about the explicit, not the implicit, love making. Although ‘sexuality and spirituality’ would make a great topic. But I am not sure if I’m ready for that though ;-). After seeing the film Dunkirk by Christan Nolan (who directed Memento and…

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Mindfulness and Millenials

More than previous generations we (Millenials) are looking for happiness and go a long way to get it. We spend a lot of time in our personal development, watching YouTube videos by Simon Senic, making long travels, starting a family, walking the Santiago de Compostella…

Poem: I lose all control

For me, poetry is a great way to describe what is rationally often difficult to put into words. This poem is about control, believing in your own stories and the freedom of letting it all go and fall away in presence. I lose all control,…

Geluk: Sharing your being

Ken je dat gevoel van kortstondige houvast loosheid na een bijzonder moment, vakantie of groepsproces? Ik heb het eigenlijk mijn hele leven al. Nu weer, twee dagen na een mooie vakantie met mijn vrienden. Maar bij mijn oudste neefje en mijn zus, die in het…

Openness (poem)

For me, poetry is a great way to describe what is rationally often difficult to put into words. This is a poem from the heart about the rollercoaster of life with all its openness, challenges, fear, presence and joy. Hope you like it and /…

Mystical India – Ramana Maharshi

I was supposed to go on a work trip to Tanzania but it got cancelled. So I had an empty agenda, a ‘free’ ticket and a longing for sun. Then someone told me about South-India and that it was the perfect time to go there….

Come back Home (Poem on non-duality)

For me, poetry is a great way to describe what is rationally often difficult to put into words. This is a poem on non-duality, written from the heart about finding your home in and as yourself. I hope you like it and / or it…

Live and let life: The illusion of control

I love people who can live and let live. Let’s be honest, in Holland we’re not really good at it. Even nature we made subordinate. Almost a century before Dubai created its palm islands, we had already risen an entire province out of the sea. This…