Soul

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Surfing and mindfulness

How surfing helped me kick anxiety’s ass: 4 ways it changed my life

Over the last couple of years, scientific research (“the science of stoke”) has shown that surfing significantly improves people’s moods and self-esteem and that it reduces suffering. I can tell you one thing, I think they’re right. My first panic attack When I had my first panic attack, I thought I was going crazy. I thought I’d lost my mind […]

what is mindfulness

Introducing mindfulness: what is mindfulness + 10 easy exercises

More and more people are starting to practice mindfulness. That doesn’t surprise me, considering the huge number of people with stress-related health issues, such as burn-outs, depression, and anxiety. In Holland, one in seven employees suffers from work-related stress, and in the United States, 18% of the population suffers from anxiety. Do you also experience health issues due to stress […]

Quinten Jacobs

Dream Chasers: Quinten Jacobs

Quinten Jacobs is a young and super talented Dutch creative who recently made the decision to chase his dream and become a professional photographer. His photos are breathtaking, his adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit is inspirational, and his honesty is incredibly refreshing. Don’t just take my words for it. Read his story and take a look at his work. Dream Chasers is […]

Hoe je wilskracht op kunt bouwen om je dromen waar te maken

Soms weten we wat onze droom is, maar ontbreekt het ons aan duurzame wilskracht om hem waar te maken. We weten allemaal hoe het gaat. Je hebt een idee, je maakt een plan, je bent de eerste week zwaar gemotiveerd…en dan gebeurt er iets. Er gebeurt iets waardoor je aan jezelf gaat twijfelen. Waardoor je denkt dat het toch niet […]

Tracy Gray

Dream Chasers: Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray decided 8 years ago at age 39, to turn her life around and swap her IT career for a yoga teaching career. With 3 kids, she manages to study everything there is to know about yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy and thai massage, teach her classes, run her own retreats,  be there for her family, and still schedule in some time for herself. She says […]

How To Improve Your Self-Worth: 4 Ways To Boost Your Confidence

4Ways To Improve Your Self-Worth and Feel Confident What is self-worth? According to the dictionary, it’s a “sense of one’s own value or worth as a person”. But there are many ways to value yourself. True and healthy self-worth comes from within, accepting all parts of yourself, loving yourself in its entire form and feeling complete just as you are. Self-worth […]

How To Find Balance in Your Life

This week’s theme in class is ‘finding balance’. Finding balance in an unstable environment, such as the ocean, such as life. We focus a lot on arm balances, core exercises and standing balances. But how do you find this balance? Just practice? Yoga is all about balance, but is anyone ever really ‘balanced’? How good a yogi you may be, […]

Fuck It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way

A couple of years ago I was reading this Dutch magazine about happiness, called Happinez. Many people who read Happinez, are looking for happiness in their own lives. So was I. It wasn’t that I was unhappy, I had a good life. I had a great partner, an awesome job (I really loved that job), and I lived in a […]

Natural Birth Control with the Lady-Comp: Why I Quit Hormones

This title sounds like I’ve become a full-blown hippie. Fear not, I still shave, I just had cosmetic surgery (had to remove a mole that was annoying me), I eat meat, and I use airplanes. After 15 years of taking the Pill though, I have decided to quit. I did it once before, and it felt good. Somehow I started […]