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.

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Share your knowledge and experience of how to thrive when growing older

Are you 65+ and enjoy your life despite the ups and downs that life throws at you. Would you like to share your experience and advice on how to create a thriving life as a senior as well as participate in meaningful and inspiring discussions with others on the...

Press Release: Mindfulness can help older individuals keep their vitality  

Press release 24th of June 2021 Mindfulness can help older individuals keep their vitality   Can sitting on a cushion and focus on the present moment help us age more healthily? According to a new research study carried out at Leyden Academy of Vitality and Ageing it...

NEW Mindfulness Based Vitality and Ageing pilot course and study – looking for committed participants

Interested in learning mindful ways to cope with the natural challenges of growing older? Here is your opportunity to do so for free and online in the safety of your own home with 8-11 other seniors from around the world. In cooperation with Leyden Academy and as a...

Free Live guided meditations every Wednesday during COVID-19

As an antidote to the current social distancing, come join me for 25 min virtual guided mindfulness practice. Helping us connect with ourselves and each other through shared meditations. EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 16.00 (Dutch time). Just click on this link:...

Thriving Life´s Fall News letter is out

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How can practicing mindfulness assist in social and environmental change?

Thriving Life is thrilled to have been invited to facilitate another workshop at a Polaris Inspire & Impact Together event on 26 September. It will take place in Utrecht, where the focus will be on leadership and sustainability. Our workshop will be; Leading from...

From Hygge to Overskud

There has been a lot of hype about the Danish word “hygge”.  In the last year, a lot of books and tweets have been written about the ability to feel cozy, connected and content. Being Danish myself, I am a master of creating hygge. For instance, as I am sitting here writing this blog...

Excellent opportunity for companies; Be part of study and receive Mindfulness Training at a significantly reduced price

Thriving Life, has teamed up with Ph.D. student Maja Majdanac at Open Universiteit in Heerlen, who is doing research into the effects of mindfulness training in organisations. She specifically wishes to investigate the effects of mindfulness on  work productivity, stress reduction, and...

How to help your teen develop Emotional Intelligence

”Nervited”. An emotion you probably don´t recognize, but a word we refer to quite often in my family. It is a word my daughter came up with a couple of years ago on her first day of school after a long holiday. She used it to describe a combination of nervousness and excitement. She...

I am doing NOTHING

“What are you doing?” my husband asked as he found me sitting in bed with a cup of tea last night. “Nothing” was my reply. He looked at me as if to investigate if I was either sick or hiding something. I had no laptop, phone or book in my lap, no head phones on – in fact...

The gift of PAUSE

It is the beginning of December – the start of a very busy Christmas month for most of us. Christmas traditions like baking, cooking, decorating, partying that we want to (or should?) do at home and things that needs doing at work before the end of the year. So, what can we...

Dare to be a Thriver

Are you a striver or a thriver? Do you keep yourself constantly busy achieving things? Or do you dare to step off the hamster wheel from time to time in order to do the things you like or just be – in order to thrive? If so, do you dare to admit to being a thriver?  ...


“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.