Healthy habits

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ten things you probably didn’t know about sleep

Many aspects of sleep are still a mystery. Also to the scientists that study it. It is strange we know so little about this incredibly healthy and healing 'thing' we do for one-third of our lives. In this blog...

Ten famous people who meditate

When I did some research on the Internet I discovered that there are a lot of famous people who meditate. That makes sense. Not because meditation is some kind of ‘road to success’ but because it is a way...

Do you have your smartphone on your bedside table?

What is the last thing you see before you go to sleep? You probably have your smartphone on your bedside table, just like me. That is okay, but don’t let it steal your precious sleep! Lack of sleep can cause...

Why we need to teach meditation in schools

I believe we need to teach meditation in schools. Kids are under a lot of pressure these days. And later in life the pressure will probably get worse. More and more young people suffer from burnout symptoms. That is...

Inside Bill’s Brain – what I learned from watching

Recently the documentary mini series ‘Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ appeared on Netflix. A documentary that tells Bill Gates' life story and shows how he is finding solutions to some of the world's most complex problems. I just...

How to train your focus and improve your life

Technology is slowly killing our attention spans. Humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. I believe that - in order to live a healthy and meaningful life - we need to be able to focus from time to...

How to break out of your personal filter bubble

With the Internet, we have all of the world’s information at our fingertips. Right? Well, not quite. The algorithms of the devices, operating systems, applications and browsers we use only show us what they think we should see. Our...