meditation

How to be mindful

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

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 [...]

10 more insightful ways to find happiness and live a purposeful life (part 6)

2020-06-16T11:21:12+02:00June 26th, 2020|

HOW TO USE THIS LIST: Below are the last 10 insightful ways to be happy - you now have a list of 60 insights on how you can be happy and live a purposeful life. Watch one video or read one article or two each day. If you are too busy to do this every day you are probably not happy (enough)! Save them as bookmarks to read later or look them up on my blog. Enjoy. 51. The Happiness Project. Go to The Happiness Project for 10 happiness paradoxes. 52. 15 ways to a happier you. 53. 16 happiness system [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – May 2020

2020-04-28T16:11:55+02:00May 1st, 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 [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – Spring 2020

2020-03-18T19:22:33+02:00March 20th, 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 [...]

12 tips for a good night’s sleep

2019-12-10T12:06:57+02:00December 20th, 2019|

Before I was a mom, I used to go to bed late. Or early but I'd read until late. I could sleep until noon without feeling I'd lost a day. I had to set my alarm clock to get out of bed in the morning. Although I do not fall into the category of an early riser, I do not have a problem to get out of bed when the thing buzzes. I do not understand the concept of the snooze button. I prefer to set the alarm at the correct time and then get up. At least those 10 minutes of snooze are s12 tips pent in de [...]

Time to feel

2019-04-30T08:01:37+02:00May 3rd, 2019|

The other day I was reading a very good fiction book (The last anniversary by Liane Moriarty) and in one of the chapters, one of the characters recently had a baby. When her husband goes back to work after two weeks at home, she can’t seem to think or feel straight. Everything seems overwhelming, everything seems to take a superhuman effort. And yes, it may be due to the lack of sleep one has a new parent, but chemically, hormonally things were upset in her body. She mentions at some point that [...]

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