Cabbage juice helps support digestive tract

Cabbage juice to help support your digestive tract, alkalizes the body, stimulates the immune system and aids in healing ulcers and G.E.R.D. Cabbage contains a compound called glutamine, which protects the lining of the digestive tract, helps irritated areas because of G.E.R.D. (Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease or commonly known as acid reflux) as well as promotes healing of wounds and the healing and regeneration of the cells in the gastrointestinal tract. According to Michael T. Murray, ND, studies done at Stanford University’s School...

How to create a wave of kindness

I spend my evening with my grandparents, these are the kind of evenings that always turn out to be more valuable than expected. They could very well be the only people that have never judged me or my sister and that will shower us with love unconditionally. I’m not saying they are perfect, like all grandmothers mine too lets me know I don’t visit or call enough. We talked about society, values, upbringing, the past, the future and time itself....

Living room adventures

Talking to my own family is hard for me at times. Especially when it’s a couple of them together talking in the way that they are used to talking to each other; most things covered in a thin vale of negativity. Sometimes they scare me with their preconceptions and lack of compassion and knowledge about other countries, other cultures, other communities on our earth. At those times I need to remind myself how privileged I am to have seen so...

My first steps on the path to self-love and healing

A fragment from my first diary dating from my teenage years: “I visited my old school today, looking for some people I know. I spoke to some old classmates and my old gym teacher. He is a young guy, not much older than me and he always seemed interested in me in a way that a teacher really shouldn’t be interested in a student. Even though he never actually did anything to back that idea up. Whatever I wanted to...

My Nazca Adventure

Today I feel very sick, last night I have entertained my roommates in a horrible way, through the thin wooden walls of our shared bathroom. TMI? That’s what my roommates though too. This obviously refrained some of them from sleeping and while some laughed their asses off I still felt terrible for them and probably even more for myself. When I get sick, I’m like a guy, I feel so sorry for myself… After my breakfast with some salty pretzels,...

Never suppress a generous thought!

Once both of my feet where back on solid ground again, I spend a few hours in bustling, grey and crowded Lima. The taxi driver told me there were 12 million people living in this city, astonishing… that’s almost the complete Dutch population. After I explored the most expensive (and safe) area of the city called “Miraflores” I was quickly fed-up with the big city and made my way to the next destination by taking a luxury style tourist bus...

Take off

After a stop-over in Madrid to catch up with some friends, I transferred onto a not-so-luxurious airplane, in which I would remain for the next 14 hours straight. Thankfully I spend 8 of those hours fast asleep. I love the fact that I can practice this hobby of mine everywhere and always! When we descended down through the clouds to land in the enormous capital of Lima, I enjoyed the beautiful view of the sun rising through the thick and...

Medicine woman

Finally, it is one of those weekends again: a weekend full of positive calming and spiritual energy. Energy that you just know is old as time itself and existed long before any human walked this earth. Anyone can connect to it as long as you let yourself, and place yourself in the right surroundings with the right people, or if it’s more your style, by yourself. Usually when I make some time to connect to these energies I do this...

The start of a blog, over a decade ago..

Over a decade ago, at the age of 16, I wrote: “Today I’m starting my first diary. I think it might be useful to write down my thoughts, feelings and emotions since these sometimes feel like too much for my teenage brain to handle. This way I can put my vision into words so later in life I can look back and see if life was really the way it seemed to me in the moment. I’m curious to see...

Cleansing and losing weight in the process

I like rituals, most of the time they come and go, but I have one that I perform every year. It originates from a very old fashioned tradition, but transformed in a modern fashion: the fast after Carnival. Carnival used to take place every year before the start of the fast, the forty days before Easter in which Christians could not eat meat. The festival started in Italy but also gained the interest of the Spanish and French who later...