Category: Zen

A note on gratitude

Today I want to share a personal story. The other day I had a pretty nasty fall. I was riding my bike in a good speed down a hill in my town, late for a meeting, and all of a sudden I had to hit the breaks to look...

What is Zenart – an interview with Zenart founder Ingela Johansson

Today I would like to welcome you to an interview with Ingela Johansson, Swedish artist and the founder of Zenart, a practice that combines mindfulness and creativity.  I was curious about how this mindfulness practice can be beneficial if you want to create space in your life for creativity...

How to declutter your life with the Konmari method

Minimalism If you’re not a minimalist yet but consider becoming one, take a leap towards it today. It’s such a relief to get rid of things that don’t serve a purpose for you anymore. This goes with physical as well as mental things. If you start to declutter your...

How to take care of your mind garden

I’ve always loved to walk around in a beautiful park or garden. The feeling when you walk around among all the flowers and trees that are planted there, and watch the birds take a bath in a pond. A while ago, I got this idea that a garden or...

Fall asleep in seconds with this hindu monk’s advice

Do you struggle with your sleep patterns every night? Do you have trouble falling asleep? According to the hindu monk Dandapani, the sleeping problems that millions of people suffer from is dependant on the fact that we never learn how to fall asleep. You might object and say that...

6 powerful ways to practice forgiveness

Today I decided to forgive you, not because you apologized, or because you acknowledged the pain you caused me, but because my soul deserves peace. Najwa Zebian 1. Get to know your inner artist (who is always in a forgiving mode) If you’ve read Elizabeth Gilbert’s fantastic book Creative...

6 secret tips to become an inbox zero ninja today!

Are you drowning in your inbox everyday? Do you have thousands of old emails in there? Do you get stressed out when you open your email? Fear no more, because today we are going to talk about some secrets on how to detox your inbox and get rid of...

3 powerful methods to help you let go

Do you have problems to let go of worries and problems in your life? I know I do from time to time. Somehow you just can’t stop thinking about what bothers you. Hello sleep deprivation! Sometimes you hold on to those issues so tightly and have for so long...

The one thing you’re missing in your evening ritual

According to Wikipedia, A ritual is “a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence”. Are you trying to sleep with too many thoughts in your head? Do you already have an evening ritual that doesn’t seem to work? You’ve tried...

Declutter your mind with this hack

Is your mind full of a thousand chattering monkeys? In zen there is a saying that your thoughts are like a chattering monkey. Sometimes that creature can be too loud. This is why meditation is such a beneficial activity for you. When you meditate, you also actually learn how...

10 ways to declutter your workspace

Declutter once and for all A cluttered workspace is a real energy thief when you are trying to work. In this article I will give you tips on how to declutter your workspace as well as your mind. 1. Declutter your desk The first thing you want to do...

How the Morning Pages changed my life

What are the Morning Pages? And how can they possibly change your life? If you have never heard of the Morning Pages but want to give a new habit a try, I can assure you that you’re about to change your life for the better. If you find that journaling...

Fall asleep in 60 seconds with this simple hack

Many of us struggle with insomnia. We just can’t fall asleep. Imagine this scenario: You are lying in bed trying to sleep. It’s comfortable. It’s perfect. You’re feeling tired and your eyelids feel heavier and heavier. But you just can’t fall asleep. You have to get up at 6.00 am the next morning,...

9 zen lessons I ‘ve learned from my dog

Dogs seem to instinctively know how to enjoy the simple things in life, don’t they? They love to play and they don’t worry about tomorrow. When you think of it, this is what zen is all about. What if we could learn important and useful zen lessons from our four...

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