The Fight or Flight Response

In case we perceive serious danger, a whole range of physiological actions are instantly triggered in our body. While all of these changes are happening for good reasons, they can be really harmful to our health if the stressors stay with us for long and we lack a successful coping strategy.

The Enneagram – what it means to me

When I finally sorted out what type I am, it made me feel really uncomfortable and embarrassed. The Enneagram described me in the most accurate and profound way to myself – and this struck me real hard.

How to get the best out of your mind?

Even wondered what happens in your brain when you tune in to yourself? Why should you do it more often? Neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author Rick Hanson Ph.D. explains it in simple terms.

Routine – a source of excellence OR absent-mindedness?

Routine activities are supposed to make our life easy but there are times when they work against us. A routine action is like a coin: it has two sides. It can be your friend or foe.

On meditation postures

Carving out some time each day for a formal session will deepen your meditation practice. But what is a good posture which supports an attentive state for deep meditation? Check out how your body can help focus your attention.

Two Arrows – how we end up making things worse

Although this site is not about Buddhist teachings but the metaphor on the Two Arrows is so tangible and easy-to-remember that I like to use it as an analogy when explaining the subject of pain to kids.

10 signs that your life lacks mindfulness

Mindfulness may open up completely new dimensions for you in case you can detect these signs within or around you.

Meditation – how to do it? Why do it?

Five common excuses why people choose not to meditate and five strong reasons why you should give meditation a try anyway.

The 3-Minute Breathing Space (3MBS)

Simple and short at it is, this exercise allows for a refreshing break even from a most hectic day – if practiced on a regular basis. It can be done in almost any posture: sitting, standing or lying – another reason why I refer to it so often.