Thriving Life

To us, thriving is to feel whole and content no matter the ups and downs of life. It’s about having the knowledge and skills to take care of yourself, create balance and find meaning in what you do. A thriving life is not a life of seeking pleasure but to find a lasting sense of ease and aliveness.

Thriving Work

Mindfulness has become one of the key skills for organisations in the 21st century. By teaching you mindfulness skills we can help you cope with stress, give you the tools to perform, communicate, lead and collaborate more effectively and generally improve your well-being.

Thriving Ageing

Growing older can be difficult. However, growing old can also be a time of personal growth and time to explore new passions. By learning and practicing mindfulness we can gain the mental flexibility to meet whatever happens to us with awareness, acceptance and kindness.

Latest News & Posts

Information Meeting for new Mindfulness course for (young) adults

Invitation to online information meeting for a new Mindfulness course for (young) adults in Wassenaar Great news: Thriving Life is offering a mindfulness course for (young) adults in Wassenaar in the fall. You can join the course alone or together with a member of...

Balancing doing and being

Balancing doing and being Why the longevity revolution could be a catalyst for us to slow down and enjoy life – all of life. As human beings, we have evolved a stress-response system that is based on a balance between doing and being. For far too long we thought that...

Age is more than a number

Age is more than a number Last week, I wrote a post on LinkedIn about my ambiguity of the expression “Age is just a number”. It hit a nerve and I therefore think it deserves a longer post here on AgeingUpwards. What I wrote on LinkedIn was that I believe the saying...

No, you are not some faulty machinery

No, you are not some faulty machinery The old mechanical way of looking at our bodies and minds is stopping us from living thriving lives. I suggest an alternative which focuses on what matters to us instead of what is the matter with us. You are happily cycling along...

How can sitting still make me age well?

How can sitting still make me age well? Why mindfulness can help us make the most out of growing older We are getting older, and the demographic of the world is changing like never before. How are we as individuals going to live those extra 30 years we have been given...

New Newsletter/blog launched AgeingUpwards

Thriving Life is launching a new Substack Newsletter/Blog There are hundreds of books and magazines telling you how to stay young. This newsletter will not! I believe, we should stop listening to the stories that claim that by default a younger person is somehow...


“Berit was excellent. Her calm manner and professionalism won over the severest cynic (i.e. me). Her soothing voice, sense of humour and openmindedness all stood out. She persuaded me of the need to do more mindfulness. It was an inspiring, bonding and fun experience” 


Participant at a corporate mindfulness training and teambuilding event

“I gained a lot from this MBSR programme, both professionally and personally. As you might expect, Berit has a very calming and reassuring approach to Mindfulness and is able to impart her knowledge and experience in a very positive yet compassionate way. I would strongly recommend you attend – it has the potential to change your approach to life, family and work” 

John Fairbrass

Trafalgar PD

“Berit and Tuire came to our office to introduce us to mindfulness. This moving intro inspired more than half of the participants to sign up for the eight-week MBSR course given by Berit. (…) the course was a success for our organisation. This was a good first dive into the world of mindfulness, and we are planning to continue our relationship with Thriving Life.