What made me who I am today?

There are many people, experiences and events around us who shapes us into who we are, and what we will become. Important for me has been both my lovely parents, my sisters and relatives. I love you all for who you are and for everything we’ve shared together. You’re all part of what makes me. Continue reading “What made me who I am today?”

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch

Indian merchant carefully weighing the cost of his food before selling. I deemed the opportunity cost of not having this delicious dessert higher than its monetary price, which is why I bought some. Photo credit: Isabell Schulz

The first principle of economics is: Everything has a cost. This applies equally well to financial, political and social economics. It’s the very foundation that the current form of our society is built on. It’s a common misconception that cost can only be paid with a monetary price, such as money. But ultimately cost can be paid with other things.

The term “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” dates back to the 19th century where saloons in America used to serve free lunches to patrons who had purchased at least one drink before. The trick, however, was that the food always contained a lot of salt (e.g. ham, cheese and salted crackers), which in the end lead to thirsty patrons buying more drinks and thus generating a larger profit for the saloon. Continue reading “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”

What’s a plant-based lifestyle? And where do you start?

The best plant-based burger I’ve ever had was at Wild Food Cafe in London: http://www.wildfoodcafe.com/

I’ve recently had a few friends interested in why I mostly eat plants, and how and where one would start a similar journey. First of all, everyone’s journey is different and therefore it’s impossible to give a definitive guide on how to go about such an adventure. That said, I thought I’d share some (hopefully) interesting thoughts and resources that helped me along the way. Continue reading “What’s a plant-based lifestyle? And where do you start?”

Tips for not losing fitness while travelling

Me doing a head-stand after a long day of conference in Baltimore. Photo by Kevin Moll.
As I wrote while getting back into racing, fitness is lost a lot quicker than it’s gained. And as much as I love exploring a city by running that’s unfortunately not enough when trying to maintain a competitive level of fitness. So what can you do while travelling for work or conferences? Here are a few tips that I’ve gathered from my own personal experience.
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