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How to be mindful

What is mindfulness? The most widely used definition comes from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the microbiologist-turned meditation teacher who designed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the eight-week mindfulness course, which is favoured by scientists who are interested in studying the effects of meditation. Kabat-Zinn has defined mindfulness meditation as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”. By focusing on the breath, the idea i [...]

2020-07-06T10:14:35+02:00July 17th, 2020|

Summer 2020 – original vacation ideas

Due to the pandemic situation, we, like many others, had to rethink our holiday plans. We are no longer going to Florida, but have now booked a house with a pool in the Provence. It feels right, safe and doable in these crazy times. Staying closer to home, driving distance seems to be more important now. So I thought I'd provide you with a few original ideas on where to spend your summer this year, should you still be looking... LUXEMBOURG Trail-inn The Trail Inn hotel is in my vill [...]

2020-06-26T08:03:10+02:00July 3rd, 2020|

Miranda’s favorite things – May 2020

I know we've only just had a favorite things post. But one can never have enough favorite things to share, right? AIRBNB's online experiences Airbnb is known as a travel platform that let's you stay in unique places. They already had a sidekick called 'Experiences' where you could book wine tastings or art making sessions with a local. Now that people are no longer able to travel, they have started offering those experiences as online sessions. Cooking pasta with granny, learning tango or [...]

2020-04-28T16:11:55+02:00May 1st, 2020|

Miranda’s favorite things – Spring 2020

It's almost spring! The weather is definitely gorgeous. So it's time for another post on my recently discovered favourite things. I thought I'd keep them all to the online category considering that most of the world is currently in lockdown. Also, if you have any tips that may fall into this category, I'd be happy if you could share them with me via email or in the comments below! Let's share our favorites! ART CLASSES Flora Bowley introduced me to intuitive painting. And it changed my art [...]

2020-03-18T19:22:33+02:00March 20th, 2020|

9 ways to stay healthy and happy

At the beginning of each year, people always start with the same kind of resolutions. exercise more eat healthily drink less alcohol ... If you've followed me for some time, you know I don't believe in New Year's resolutions but choose a Word of the Year instead. Besides the word of the year, the secret to a happy and healthy life are your daily habits. They may be small habits, but they can alter your life tremendously. So below are few simple tips to stay (or become) happy and healthy. • Eat [...]

2018-12-18T09:39:58+02:00December 28th, 2018|

What to do when you need to calm down

In 2012 I did this! It was all part of being REAL (my word of that year), and facing your fears. I was scared shitless, but did it anyway. Tackling my fears usually involves more or less adrenaline. Because it means stepping out of my comfort zone. And this was a BIG step out of a plane! Argh! I was recently in a telco with a colleague of mine, talking about the ‘shit’ that was going on in our respective jobs. When she thanked me for the chat because it had brought her adrenaline level down. So [...]

2019-04-02T13:37:10+02:00January 27th, 2017|
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