13-12-17 | happiness |

6x how I use my smartwatch for healthy living

My favorite gadget at this moment is without a doubt: my lovely smartwatch! I have this one for a little while now and it’s something I use for so many things, with so much pleasure. It’s such a handy guide and a nice addition to my smartphone usage. Read here how I Read More…


04-12-17 | breakfast |

Vegan food diary: going vegan for a week!

Okay ladies, it’s time for a new Carolina challenge: I’m going vegan! Wait, what? Well not as in forever, but it’s something I will be trying for one week. Vegan means not consuming any animal products at all. For the first time in my life I will be eating a 100% plant based for 7 days, with professional help from a nutritionist. Read More…


03-12-17 | happiness |

Got the winter blues? Learn to beat it!

Winter has settled down and we’re slowly getting into the colder and darker days. The holidays can bring magical moments, but this season may also have a downside to it. It can make us a little less energetic than other seasons, because the winter blues can really get to us. For me it does, until I found a way to easily Read More…


01-12-17 | Food |

Healthy cheesecake with pepernoten bottom

For us Dutchies probably one of the best things about the end of the year is that pepernoten are in stores again! As these yummy ones are already good on their own, it can get even better by using them in a cake recipe – a healthy cheesecake to be exact 🙂 Read More…


23-11-17 | happiness |

MY VERY FIRST BOOK: GELUKSFACTOR 10

I can’t tell you what has been more exciting: writing my very first book during the last couple of months, or writing this blog post about it! In December 2016 I sat down by myself with a blank piece of paper and forced myself to write down my dreams for 2017. Somewhere at the end of that paper I wrote down with a pencil (no pen!) “book”. A pencil, because I thought this was Read More…


20-11-17 | Food |

Oh my yummy vegan club sandwich

Last week I had a lunch date with my hubby and I chose the biggest yummy club sandwich on the menu – potato chips and all included – because I was really craving it that day! Some days you’ve just got do indulge in something (other than your usual diet). Overall it’s best to choose foods with a high Read More…