daily habit of meditation

Make a daily habit of meditation

In our western society many of us have lost the skill to relax and recharge. There are just too many distractions and things we think we should be doing. Our permanently occupied minds suck...
digital distractions

How to guard your kids against digital distractions

We need to guard our kids against the constant digital distractions that surround them. Our kids’ brains are just like ours and are also not capable of multitasking. They just switch from task to...
small habit

The power of adding a small habit to your day

Do you want to accomplish something that you can be proud of? Or make changes in your life to improve your health? Working on these important things can be overwhelming. The trick is to...
on/off switch

Train to use your own off switch

The iconic on/off switch on our electronic devices is slowly disappearing. These days, most devices we own are 'always on'. On standby, constantly spying on us. The switch will never come back. But we...
motivational videos

The guilty pleasure of watching motivational videos

I love watching motivational videos on YouTube. But for the wrong reasons: most of them do not inspire me but make me laugh. Except those by David Goggins and William Hollis. Why? Keep reading. Time to...
mindful

How to be more mindful during your summer vacation

Summer vacation is a perfect time to start practicing mindfulness. It is the period that most of us take a break from the daily routine and unwind. Time is created for other things than...
30 days of meditation

My 30 days of meditation

Today I can proudly say that I have meditated every single day for a period of one month: 30 days of meditation. Sure, I have been meditating on and off the last fifteen years...
waiting

Lessons in waiting from my kids and Disney

In my blog about developing the habit of patience I mentioned the fact that - unfortunately - I am not a very patient person. Which is a very bad habit. The good news is...
selective attention

Selective attention allows us to tune out unimportant details

As we all know: attention is a limited resource. Selective attention allows us to tune out unimportant details and focus on what really matters. An extremely important skill. We can distinguish two kinds of...
chef's table

Chef’s Table is all about perseverance and focus

Chef's Table is a show on Netflix that tells the stories of some world famous and successful chefs. The stories of passionate people that believe in something and never give up on their dream...

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