The Box of Happiness is the blog I started in 2013 when I moved to Norway, as an online place to share my wellbeing practices, to connect with like-minded people and to cultivate happiness.
Since then, my journey has evolved into full time teaching of Yin, Restorative, Gentle and Slow Flow Yoga with a focus on functional movement, as well as guiding small and large corporate groups (+500) into Mindfulness Meditation.
A New Direction
𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳
𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴,
𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴,
𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴,
𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘢𝘯,
𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘴,
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴
– Saint Augustine
That was me.
I set out at 18 on a quest for the meaning of life, with my backpack, travelling, living, working and volunteering in over 55 countries on all continents.
I visited temples, churches, mosques, sat by rivers and in forests looking for answers that never came.
When I read the quote by Rainer Maria Rilke ‘𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯’, something really struck me.
Had I been wrong all along? I was on a quest looking for external answers from different gurus, spiritual teachers, tarot readers, psychic and mediums instead of turning within and look for my own answers and truth.
My meditation and my yoga practice unfolded a deeper layer of inner exploration and reflection: the lessons I was facing on the mat were the lessons I needed to apply in my daily life.
I decided to look within and not avoid myself.
I decided to listen to my own wisdom.
I decided to trust it.
Everything changed when I began to do that.
My new home
I am over the moon to share with you my new online home www.nadegelaure.com where 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝟓-𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞. If you were previously signed up to the newsletter, you already have received the meditation in your inbox.
If my story sounds a bit like yours and if you feel called to dive within to access your own truth and power, you might be interested in my 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐢𝐤𝐢 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 in the 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 section.
𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐝𝐨𝐦, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫.
I’m excited to take you on this journey!
Let me know what you think and if you have any questions hello[at]nadegelaure[dot]com