What do you eat?

Hello and Aloha Jungle of rules Last week I asked you why you eat. Today, I'd like to invite you to think about what you eat. Nowadays we get swamped with information about which foods are good and which ones are bad for us, and the results could hardly be more contradictory: Eating a lot of …

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Why do you eat?

Hello and Aloha This post is all about the many reasons why we eat. You may think now: "What the heck? Of course I eat because I want to survive." Before you click away from this post though, I'd like to invite you to take a closer look at the question why you eat. For …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 24

Day 24: Mindful Christmas. Welcome to the last day of this mindfulness Advent calendar. How about bringing in some mindfulness to all the Christmas food this year? Whenever you eat something the next time make sure you sit down and don't have any distractions (TV, books, your phone...). Don't start eating right away and take …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 23

Day 23: Mindful Speaking. Welcome to day 23 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Yesterday I asked you to listen mindfully. Today is all about staying present when you speak to someone, if possible to someone you love and feel comfortable with in a cosy area away from work. Try to stay connected to yourself whenever …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 22

Day 22: Mindful Listening. Welcome to day 22 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I'd like you to listen mindfully whenever someone is speaking to you. How does it feel to just listen to this person? Can you observe a constant chatter in your mind, judging and pinning down what your counterpart ist saying? Are …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 21

Day 21: Spontaneous Yoga. Welcome to day 21 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I'd like you to choose a calm song that helps you reconnect with yourself. I usually choose some classical music, something from Ludovico Einaudi for example, but just go with whatever has a calming effect on you. Close your eyes and …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 20

Day 20: Labelling. Welcome to day 20 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Today I'd like you to work with your breath again and just stay present with every in and out-breath, just as you did a couple of times by now. Follow your breath from the moment it enters your nose until it reaches the …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 19

Day 19: Mindful Evening. Welcome to day 19 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. Yesterday we made sure to have a mindful start in the day, today we're focussing on the evening. Close your eyes for one minute and take a couple of deep breaths. Follow your breath from the moment it enters your nose until …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 18

Day 18: Mindful Morning. Welcome to day 18 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. All you have to do for today's exercise is breathing mindfully, if possible during morning hours. Close your eyes for one minute and take a couple of deep breaths. Follow your breath from the moment it enters your nose until it reaches …

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Mindfulness Advent Calendar: Day 17

Day 17: Mindful Memories. Welcome to day 17 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. I would like you to pause whatever you're doing right now for one minute, close your eyes, and go back in time to one of your favourite memories. Choose something you actually like to remember, not something that comes along with a …

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