Daily Routine: 5 Week days in The Netherlands

Hello my beautiful friends, Some of you have been asking about my daily routine in the Netherlands, and mainly how do I balance my full-time job with a healthy and active lifestyle. First of all, I have to say that I completely don’t like the word “routine” if you consider it to be associated with ordinary and boring activities… No,…

Shall we go to the Supermarket?

Hello guys! Everything starts with a visit to the supermarket! If you set the goal to eat healthy and make good choices it’s important not to underestimate the importance of grocery shopping. Supermarkets are sophisticated marketing systems and everything we see in the shelves, sample booths and even the light & smell are intentionally created to…

Vegetarian Cuisine: chickpea curry pastries

Hello my beautiful friends, At the beginning of 2016 I set the goal to further explore Vegetarian Cuisine and to ensure that (at least) one day per week I would only eat vegetarian food – No meat or fish! Since then, I have been trying different recipes and playing with spices (not being always successful…

Balancing the 4 elements of Life

Hello beautiful friends, As promised I’m sharing a few insights on what I consider to be the 4 elements or dimensions that we have to keep balanced in our lives. From my perspective we are only able to perform at our best when we have these  4 elements balanced (and in peace)! In line with this belief, a successful…

Healthy banana pancakes

Hello my beautiful friends! It’s summer time in The Netherlands however as most summer days here, one never knows what the morning may bring, and therefore today is one of those “beautiful” rainy days in which we cannot go outside without a summer anorak! (Yesterday was bright and sunny though!) Whilst dreaming about warm summer…

The most underutilized antidepressant: Exercise!

(Ver portugues em baixo) [EN] Hello my friends, Yesterday, I went outside for a run and suddenly, whilst enjoying myself, a quote came to my mind “Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant”. Therefore today I decided to talk about emotions… We all know how they feel, we have experienced different stages…

New Challenge: 100 Healthy Days| Novo Desafio:100 Dias Saudáveis

[PT below] Hello my beautiful friends, Last Fall I had an amazing time doing the 8 Week Fall Challenge, which also helped me to become more aware and mindful of my choices during business trips and external events that I have to attend (normally my biggest struggle). This time I’ll do 100 Healthy Days, mixing…