Healthy Human

Lately, I have been diving more and more into food and then mainly nutrition. I want to make sure that my body gets what it needs, what it desires and what it helps to perform. People that really know me, know I am not the foodie, I drink Coke, I smoke, I like a nice glass of wine.In general though, it is a functional “exercise” for me to nurture myself in the “healthiest way” so it allows me to surf, feel energised/well and again surf. Of course, I eat what I like but I am the kind of person that can eat the same thing week after week, just because it serves me well and I can’t be too bothered.

What I have noticed though is that there is quite a health-mania going on and to start with, it confuses the hell out of me. One day, soy milk is the best thing you can squall down and the other day it is somewhere close to the illegal-narcotics lists. This confusion aside, the most important realisation has been, how people literally create this direct link between diet/food/exercise and being healthy. And I just think that is not the truth. Health is not a stand alone state of being. It covers more than just food and exercise, it is definitely physical but it includes a whole lot of psychological as well.

In my opinion smashing down goji-berries, quinoa, spirulina and raw food while flushing it down with coconut water, will not make you the healthiest person on this planet (note that I do all of the above). There is always a psychological aspect that is a big part of being “healthy”. Again, I am the last person that would disagree that food and eating healthy are a main part of being healthy and eventually happy. But I really dislike the single focus on this.I believe that being healthy in a physical way wil not immediately make you healthy and happy in your head.

You and I will not become only healthy people just by becoming a doppelganger of a fitness model that eats raw and exercises more than a normal person can fit in their calendar. First of all you don’t know them. Secondly, you don’t know how they sleep, their worries, their despairs and their struggles..They might be the healthiest in terms of fat-percentage but the unhappiest in personal, sociological development. I know people that are the healthiest on paper but the unhappiest in real life. And the other way around, I also know people drinking, smoking, not exercising and all that would be forbidden on the how-to-be-healthy-check-list but they will probably outlive the ones that have to run into the gym every day. Of course, I also know heaps of people in between.

This post is not to distribute a negative demeanor about being healthy in the physical aspect of it, I crave exercise and am actually not the most smiliest person if I have not surfed for 3 days in a row.  I really just wanted to share that it is really not all about exercise and food, it is about the total package. You have to figure out how you can be healthy, both physical as psychological because if you only take care of one and neglect the other your total healthiness will pull the shortest string.

Processed with Rookie Cam

My Healthy & Happy Place


Saturday Chronicles with Crispijn

Saturday Chronicles with CrispijnWe really wanted to share the website and Facebook page of Crispijn as they really inspired us, so they might possibly inspire you as well. Check them out below:

My Road of Possibilities

The other day, I mentioned that everything is coming together: work, my health, where I want to stay in Bali, my own brand Reckon. But in all honesty, Reckon is my passion project, I want to pursue this passion but it is something that will take time. Which I have but I also need to be realistic, you need money as it needs investments. BFREE allows me to reach out to people amongst me that are either looking to run their own business and gain some financial independence or who are looking to be healthier. It allows me to do this from anywhere in the world. It is connecting and introducing like-minded souls to what I have been up to and they can become a part of it as well

Someone said the other day: You are turning friends into business, but everyone who knows me, knows that I am a genuine, authentic soul. I hate selling,, in whole honesty, I suck at it. I am just sharing my view on it. If you want to join me on this journey, I salute you, if you are not interested, I salute you to. That’s it.

My entire journey has been an endless road of possibilities and I noticed that I am needed to make solid choices and set priority. That means a little less surfing, but still 4 days a week for at least 2 hours. Something I never had at home. So be careful what you wish for guys, you might just get it.

My Road of Possibilities

Yummie Salad

You are what you eat. It is actually not far from the truth. When you are stable, balanced, grounded and truly happy. You’ll choose mostly what you really need. Because when you are in tune, your body is in tune. Take a step back… What is your body asking for?

Lovin’ this colourful salad: pumpkin, beetroot, almonds, garden greens & mostard sauce… Yum!!! ❤


Saturday Chronicles with Anne


Oh My is an awesome initiative so go check out their website and Facebook-page to stay tuned on all the good stuff, new recipes or if you want to book a workshop. Next to that her freelance writing career is also going really well. Check out her website to have a look at the projects she has been working on or to just book her for a projects yourself.

Pure Goodness

I started the day with some goodness. Savouring this yummie juice. You literally feel your body is truly liking it. Feeling energised and refreshed before starting my last yoga session of the year. Up in the roof top. It’s sunny here in Hong Kong. The sky is blue. And this juice feels like pure goodness on this last day of the year… Make sure you have some goodness for your body, mind & soul…

Ingredients for 2-3 glasses:

– Half a Pineapple
– 2 Oranges
– 3 Apples
– 6 Leaves of Mint
– 1 heaping teaspoon of Turmeric
– 1/4 Lemon
– A tiny bit of Ginger

Enjoy the love ❤


Blissful Lemon Bliss Balls

On Tuesday I arrived in Perth and was welcomed by a good friend from back home. She has been living here with her 3 kids and husband and I was super grateful to be her guest and catch up with her. Perth life is actually pretty awesome. We went to the beach, strolled around and today we made some Lemon Bliss Balls which she can bring to a raw-food-outdoor-get-together with some other families.


You interested indulging into these goodies as well. Here the needs and how-to:

What you need:

  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 1 cup of raw cashew nuts
  • 1 cup of dates
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • Juice of 2 (or 3) lemons
  • shredded coconut

How to make them:

  • Crunch the almonds and cashew nuts (either in a mixer or like us, a spoon and a tablecloth)
  • Mix the dates, lemon zest and lemon juice together
  • Put all of the goodies in a bowl and mix them so it becomes a smooth substances
  • Create balls out of the substance
  • Roll them over in the shredded coconut
  • Place them on a plate and put it in the fridge so they can harden up.

Enjoy these healthy goodies as a snack or pre-surf energy boost.