Rice Noodle Soup With Green Asparagus & Egg

This soup is an ideal spring first course and makes an excellent addition to Easter dinner. Besides being seasonal and delicious, asparagus is also packed with antioxidants and loaded with nutrients. Accompany your soup with some vegetarian steamed dumplings. Recipe for 4 people Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1.5…

Spring Cleaning Rituals

We simply love the warmth and cosiness of wintertime, but there is something else that we anticipate at the end of winter even more: the start of spring. Our hearts fill with joy and positivity thanks to its rebirth, renewal and re-energising sentiment. It prompts us to make a…

Kindness Meditation

Professional writer, healer and teacher Deborah Anne Quibell believes passionately in breathing grounded knowledge from scholarly pursuits into the fields of yoga and spirituality. A senior instructor for the Institute for Inner Studies, she holds a PhD in Depth Psychology and teaches Pranic Healing as well as yoga and…

Slow Travel in Japan

Thanks to the advent of the smartphone, technology follows us in our pocket wherever we go. In this way, we can be in touch with our family, friends and colleagues at any moment of the day—which is useful and convenient. However, there are times in our lives when we…

Why Every Man Needs an Ice Shower

In ancient Japan, the Samurai warrior class was known to prepare for battle by withstanding many physical and psychological challenges. One of the most infamous ones, requiring strength of both mind and body, was their tradition of standing beneath an ice-cold waterfall for several minutes.  Through this intense experience,…

Unexpected ways to relax

1. Visit a museum during lunch break Take a mini-vacation from work stress and surround yourself with works of art to remind you of how creative people deal with their emotions. 2. Munch on chocolate Give yourself permission to indulge. Enjoying something decadent in moderation can soothe your soul….

How to illuminate the winter blues in 5 minutes

During the dark winter months we could all use a little extra light into our lives, physically and spiritually. There are many ways to enjoy meditation, but practices that focus on light can be especially beneficial during this time of year. White light meditation is intended to get rid…

Tom Kha Gai

This wonderful soup is incredibly good for you: the garlic stimulates circulation and boosts the immune system; the coriander is full of antioxidants; and the lemongrass is good for the digestion.

The history of Sinterklaas

Have you ever heard of Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas? It is the most appreciated holiday by kids in the Netherlands and Belgium and is a bit similar to Father Christmas. For starters there wouldn’t even have been a Santa Claus in this world if it wasn’t for Sinterklaas. The…

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