Hi there, I am Berit
I run the company Thriving Life, which offers customised mindfulness based training programs for individuals and organisations. Mindfulness can help us gain better attentional control, greater awareness, and the freedom to respond to challenges with acceptance and compassion.

With my recent book and accompanying course, Ageing Upwards, I teach the same lifeskills to older individuals, hoping to overcome ageism, and allowing us to thrive as well as survive the extra years we have been given.


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“We can all learn the skills to overcome the default limits of our minds and brains to thrive as well as survive as individuals and society. It starts with training our attentional control, gaining more awareness, and cultivating a broad and compassionate perspective of life“.

Berit Lewis

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Free public lecture on mindfulness

Please join me for a free public lecture on mindfulness at Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing or join online on July 26, 13.00 till 14.30 hours.

Healthy To A Hundred

Berit Lewis of Thriving Life On 5 Things You Need To Live A Long, Healthy, & Happy Life. An interview with Save P. Clemente from the Authority Magazine

The old donkey

  When someone throws dirt on you, shake it off and rise above it A few new age-related takeaways from the old parable about the old donkey being left to die in a well. 


“Ageing Upwards is a must-read for those wishing to remain mentally vital as they age. Berit artfully combines her vast (mindfulness) experience with her recent research to provide a practical path towards resilience, full of wisdom and understanding. Mental vitality is crucial as a basis for ageing upwards and reducing our healthcare burden, next to nutrition and physical activity.”

Brenda Childers

“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

Ageing Upwards is a great handbook written with a depth of research, real examples, stories and practices (including links to mindfulness recordings).  It is a book I will keep returning to, in supporting the leaders I work with as a coach and for my own acceptance, perspective and embracing of my own aging.

Jacqui Fairbrass

Founder of Trafalgar Personal Development Ltd