This world is too loud. Our mind is rarely conected to our body, we are rarely living in the present. We wanted to know how we could fight against this trend of never ending worries and we found the ancient practice of Vipassana. This form of meditation tries to connect you to your own self. It is often defined as a form of meditation that seeks “insight into the true nature of reality”. To learn more about it, we talked with Yalid, a Vipassana practitioner for over a decade. He currently helps people overcome Social Anxiety at BeatSocialAnxiety.com using tools from the intersection between Buddhist and Western Psychology.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Vipassana – Finding Peace in Fear”
It’s time. Suddenly we come to an age where baby swimming, our households and everyone’s wedding becomes our the topics of conversation. I think it’s actually called growing up. And yes, somehow I get to this age where I’m slowly thinking about it. And the more time passes, the more I observe and talk to recent mothers. Everyone says the same thing. Birth is an overwhelming experience, an inexplicable miracle. Sometimes it just seems to me that women are lonely or overwhelmed and need support. More than a midwife can give. This is exactly what a Doula is for. Someone who has an open ear for worries and fears and also supports in the household a bit. For me an absolute must in my future pregnancy. We met with Laurie, a very special Doula from Berlin and wanted to learn more about her and this exciting profession.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Profession Doula – A Friend or a Servant?”
Do you know this feeling of being really in the flow? For me this is the magic of writing:
Space and time to forget about everything and to go deep into your core, to be in the moment. Magical. But what is “being in the flow” anyway, what does it have to do with motivation and how do you get it right? Read more in this article.
Self-love. Now on everyone’s lips. But what exactly does that mean, to be in harmony with yourself and your body? Can one really make peace with one’s mind? Our interview guest Silja Janina M. is a bit closer to reach it. She is a yoga and meditation teacher and has found a bit more enlightenment with the help of the Kundalini teachings and her free spirit. We talked to Silja about Kundalini Yoga, healthy body and mind consciousness and nudity. Yes, you heard me!Continue reading “Soul Talk: Making Peace with Yourself”
Of course, we all know how essential it is to breathe. Essential for survival.
But did you also know that trauma and inner blockages can be solved by breathing? “Biodynamic Breath is a holistic method for releasing mental and physical blockages.” At least that’s what Michael Lindemann, expert for Biodynamic Breathwork, says. In fact, special breathing techniques can have opening and cathartic effects. Clearly, we want to know more about this and ask Michael about it.
Phobias: “A strong feeling of fear that occurs in certain situations or is triggered by the sight of certain things, and increasingly restricts the person affected.” At least that’s how Google describes it. Omniscient. As always. I’m still a long way from being that far. I still have no idea what to expect. One click and I open a list. 70 phobias, sorted alphabetically. Roughly scroll down. I am astonished, how many different ones there are. Fear of height, of depth, of noise, of one’s own reflection, of pain, of touch, of spiders, of numbers, of technology or even of men. Well, the latter three are absolutely comprehensible to me. We all have to deal with fears in our everyday lives. We can’t avoid it. Sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes stronger or weaker. Part of our lives in a healthy environment. We receive signals to be attentive and careful in extraordinary situations. A basic instinct that tells us to protect ourselves from danger.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Hypnosis against Phobia?”
Women. We are loving, courageous, strong and self-confident … At least that’s how we appear on the outside. But are we really? Or are they just masks that we wear every day? I know great women who are perfect inside and out. They seem strong, charming and courageous. But when we enter into soul talk mode, it comes to light what these women really think about themselves: “I have no talents”, “I’m too fat”, “I’m incapable of relationships”. These are the first lines Daniela Batista des Santos writes for a blog post for Im Gegenteil. Strong and true words. That makes it all the more important that we enter into a healthy dialogue with ourselves. Dani is a coach and the founder of the Circle of Wonderwomen in Hamburg. We talked with her to find out what do we need to have a healthy relationship with ourselves.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Find your Inner Path”
Frauen. Wir sind liebevoll, weiblich, mutig, stark und selbstbewusst … So treten wir zumindest nach außen auf. Aber sind wir das wirklich? Oder sind es nur Masken, die wir von Tag zu Tag tragen? Ich kenne großartige Frauen, die innerlich und äußerlich perfekt sind. Sie wirken stark, charmant und mutig. Wenn wir aber in den Soultalk-Modus einsteigen, kommt ans Licht, was diese Frauen wirklich über sich denken: „Ich habe keine Talente“, „Ich bin zu groß“, „Ich bin beziehungsunfähig“. Das sind die ersten Zeilen, die Daniela Batista des Santos für ein Blogbeitrag für Im Gegenteil schreibt. Starke und wahre Worte. Umso wichtiger ist es, dass wir in einen gesunden Dialog mit uns selbst treten. Dani ist Coach und Gründerin von the Circle of Wonderwoman in Hamburg und erzählt uns heute was genau wir genau brauchen, um in eine gesunde Beziehung mit uns selbst zu treten.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Zugang zu sich finden”