solo hiking

Solo hiking: why give it a try

I moved to Vancouver, BC almost 8 years ago and solo hiking was never something on my radar until last year. Living here, I have incredible nature close by and access to the…

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10 tips for a more mindful and fulfilling day

Today I want to share a small but beautiful blog post with you. Actually it was the first blog post I ever wrote (in Dutch, but I translated it in English :)) 4 years ago,…

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About perception and finding joy in doing household chores

Western society’s fast pace isn’t for me, I admit. I see others combine work, family, hobbies, outings and social life. But every time I try to keep up with this rhythm,…

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Recovering from being a head-person

Let’s continue the story where I left off in my post about physical disconnection: how I started living in my rational mind. In case you missed that part, here’s a quick…

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About becoming a solo traveller

I don’t remember if it was me who came up with this crazy idea or if there were no other options at the time, but on a good day in 2008, I decided to go travelling by…

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How I reconnect with my body: tips and techniques

In my previous blog post, I talked about how a childhood trauma had caused a severe disconnection between my mind and body, and why I decided to work on reconnecting the…

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Why I thought meditation wasn’t for me

For the longest time I thought meditation wasn’t for me. I’m someone with an active brain (think squirrel-like) who often has a hard time to slow that brain down. Initially…

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Reconnecting with my body

In the Summer of 2014, I proudly started working out at MadLab, a gym that offers functional fitness and full body training. They had a strict ramp-up policy that required…

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Arachnophobia and hypnotherapy

Arachnophobia and hypnotherapy: I tried it.

My arachnophobia was something I learned to live with for the majority of my life. I’d come across hypnotherapy as a treatment before (7 years ago, to be honest), but never…

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Turning within

I’ve been feeling quite restless lately. My mind was running around like crazy and I found it difficult to see things clearly. When that happens (and sometimes it can go on…

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