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”
Let’s face it. We can’t change our lives in only 5 minutes, can we? We’ll give you a tip. It gives you happiness and fulfillment 24/7, it is always with you and the best: It lasts forever. Already an idea? Gratitude. A powerful tool that can completely change your life. We met Kevin from Intelligent Change. This company produces the wonderful Five-Minute Journal, which has already helped millions of people to be more mindful and grateful in their everyday lives.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Change your life in 5 minutes”
“A hymn to nature” this is how the artist Floortje Louise named one of her photography projects.
We all are constantly going through changes in life.. And thats exactly what she tells about. She tells about the life cycle, the infinity and the spiritual meaning of the seasons.
Poetic, tender and peaceful, that’s what we felt when we first saw her paintings. We didn’t want to withhold that from you. We met Floortje and spoke about her art, about the key to ourselves, her beliefs, the meaning of nature and its core message.
She lived in the space
between wanting and not having
where a deep, obsessive longing
roared through her limbs
like a second heart
punching her from the inside
“Besides love at first sight, there is also love at first touch. And maybe it goes even deeper,” at least that’s what Vladimir Nabokov once said. That touch is special, we know. It can cause goose bumps and have a magical effect on us, especially when it comes from our loved ones. But can touch also have a healing effect on us? And is touch even vital for our survival? Dr. Böhme examines touch and physical closeness in Sweden and was able to tell us more about it.Continue reading “Soul Talk: How Touch Can Heal”
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”
We live in a society that always wants to be flawless. A society that can never be fully satisfied. We always want to improve ourselves, do more self-optimization, become sportier, happier and more fulfilled. It goes always higher, further, faster. Better. As soon as we reach our goal, it goes straight on.
Never enough. More success, more money, more happiness.
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.
There are many ways to express yourself. Some do it through words, others through art, dance, movement or music … So many ways to speak, so many ways to be heard or seen. All poetry, in our opinion.
Do you have any idea what intuition, yoga and art have in common? Today we find out!
She says, “I still have to think about him a lot.” And smiles. We meet on a park bench, she with her newspaper, me with my coffee. Actually, it should only be a short walk on a Sunday morning. Instead I met this older woman. Quite by chance. An encounter that I won’t forget so soon. She looks at the empty playground. “I often come here. Actually every morning. Then she puts her newspaper aside. Her fingers are tender despite the many wrinkles, her eyes shine as she begins to speak. Despite her age, she has not lost her zest for life.Continue reading “Thinkpiece: About chance and failed love”