As you may know already I have left my life in the Netherlands and set out for an adventure in Paradise. It has been almost two weeks since my arrival on the south coast of Sri Lanka. I adapted in no time and it feels as if I've been here all along.
The past year has been another wild ride. Lots of new adventures, friends and family, travels, challenges and love. All that I love the most! To honor and express my gratitude for the year 2015 I made an overview of my twenty-five best moments and experiences. No secrets here, I wrote it all down. And twenty-five because that's my age now we [...]
It is not without a reason that according to the philosophy of the five elements cooking (and eating) with attention is considered one of the best ways to get your feet back on the ground. The below recipe is one of the easiest ones we know. You don’t even need a knife! It is one of the quickest ways to wind down by getting in touch with the [...]
Instead of allowing our mornings to continue as a mindless act, we can choose to become more aware of our actions. Staying present when you prepare you food and also when it’s time to indulge. We won’t deny, it isn’t always easy to change your habits. However, if something is repeated enough times, you create a new habit. Perhaps, a more [...]
When you sleep, your body get’s time to rest, heal and recover. But when you wake up, it has to get back into gear and be ready for action. Your breakfast helps your body to make that switch. Good breakfast, great day with these morning pancakes!
It was back in 1964 that Mary Poppins sang to us how difficult it is to take your awful tasting medicine and how to solve this issue: “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down”. Of course adding a spoonful of sugar to everything is a sure way to get yourself in a bad place really fast, but it raises an important question: If we [...]
This highly tasty salad is a combination of foods that have high health benefits. Figs for example are high on fibers and vitamin B6, where the Gorgonzola is high on minerals like calcium, phosphorus and B12.The Rucola helps your body to release toxins. This sallad is great at all occasions but the best for those lazy afternoons (especially [...]
There are only a few problems that time can't solve and those are solved by chocolate. Being a foodie I don't just put any kind of chocolate in my mouth. Therefor it is only logical that for my chocolate hunt I ended up in Brugge, Belgium.
My 23rd year in this body was rather intense. They say that the universe doesn't always gives you what you want, but what you need. And that you will never be given something that you can't handle. Well, all I can say is that the universe has tested me many times this past year.
I love climbing, but unfortunately I wasn’t born with the privilege to have mountains in my back yard so they could serve as my playground when I grew up, unlike Thiago. This Brazilian Tarzan took me to climb the Sugar Loaf mountain and gave me an unforgettable experience.
Life is beautiful but to fully enjoy life you need to be awake. Or also called Aware. Many of us go through life day by day walking around half-asleep. They are not present. They don't “see” anymore. They lost sight of what is really important. They don’t look up at the sky. They don’t see how the colors of the leaves change every season. They [...]