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The benefits of running for your brain

I was never very good at sports but I have always loved running. That feeling of being outside and working on your health. When I finish my run I always feel great. The positive effect even seems to last...

PocketBook Touch HD 3 e-reader review

A few months ago I bought a PocketBook Touch HD 3 e-reader. In this blog I give you the pros and cons after using the e-reader for two months. Reading happens to be one of my hobbies. So is playing...

The best meditation sounds on YouTube

Feel like you're on vacation every day. Close your eyes and imagine lying in a field full of lavender in French Provence. It is a hot summer day and you hear the cicadas singing. Or imagine yourself sitting on...

The Sun Salutation is a great way to start with yoga

I recently discovered yoga and decided to start practicing a sequence of yoga movements called the Sun Salutation. The Sun Salutation is traditionally performed to greet the new day. It is an important foundation in yoga that will energize,...

Never underestimate the power of a good story

Storytelling is a lot more than just a recitation of facts and events. A good story grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the end. Never underestimate the power of a good story. It has the power to:...

This is a life changing experience – make the most of it

In the movie Cast Away Tom Hanks plays the role of someone who is stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. He spends four years on the deserted island and during that period...

Dragonwell tea is the tea of emperors

After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. I love drinking Dragonwell tea: a very tasty - and healthy - green tea from the area of Longjing Village in China. The name Dragonwell is a...

The Overstory is the best book I have read recently

Somehow I never really got around to reading books in recent years. Now I try to read fifteen minutes every day before going to bed. And on weekends or days off, I try to take some extra time to...

Another Road is a perfect 80s top-down driving game

I have been looking for a certain kind of iOS game for some time now and today I finally found it! The game Another Road has a beautiful top-down visual style that reminds me of some of the great...

The five pitfalls of video calling and how to avoid them

Video calling is a great way to continue meeting your coworkers and clients when you are forced to work from a distance. But we have to be aware of the things that can go wrong. In this blog I...

Why Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has a young brain

Recently I discovered Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a famous meditation teacher and master of Tibetan Buddhism. He has a modern, fresh way of teaching and he also likes to combine modern scientific research with the ancient art of meditation. That...

Writer’s block is your chance to evolve as a writer

Don't get too frustrated when you experience writer's block. It is not a problem but an opportunity. Your brain pulls the emergency brake and tells you to change things and try a different track. Yes: writer's block is a...

Reeder 4 for iOS review

The legendary Google Reader was discontinued in 2013. That was a year before I discovered the power of using RSS newsreaders. I started using the Feedly newsreader and was quite happy with that. But when I stopped using Feedly...

How I decluttered my online life

At work I keep my desk clutter free. It helps me to relax and focus on my tasks. Unfortunately, my online life was a huge mess. My online office looked similar to that of an extreme hoarder. I was...

Let’s make some happy little trees

All those loud YouTubers unpacking toys, creating useless waste and destroying things in their videos annoy me. But I guess that these are the things that most of our kids watch nowadays. Where is the first environmentally friendly YouTuber...

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