maandag 22 juli 2019

I’ll STOP this blog - the story of trying to reach the whole world!

When I discover something big, I want the world to know.

What I've discovered so far is that people all over the world, don't necessarily want to know. Still, I started in English to reach as many people as possible and it turned out to be a success.

During these 3 years of blogging, I have been in contact with some great people all over the world from Asia, America, Australia...other countries in Europe...which was one of my goals when I started. I'm very grateful for that and I certainly learned something from every conversation that followed.

Personally, I often refer to today's technology, that informs on such a large scale about what's happening all over the world, that I lose sight of what's happening under my nose. That's really the conclusion I drew. Great, I know what's happening in Japan, put all my energy into it, talk about it, I get emotional about it and it doesn't change what's happening in Japan. Does that sound familiar? And at the same time, someone on my side, can beg for help and I probably don't realize that. Too busy with Japan. Understandable?

(I took Japan as an example, also because it is actually far away from where I live, now it can be something else that can disrupt my attention).

By walking more consciously outside my home today, I realize that there are quite a few people looking for the kind of information I have. The ones I share in English (a language they don't necessarily speak, in an environment where they aren't necessarily active and where they wouldn't really find it). So on the one hand it's great that it serves people all over the world, on the other hand it's so frustrating not to be able to point people that live so close to me, in a possible direction of search for them.

I tried to deal with that some time ago by explaining the translation feature, now I've come to the point where I'll do it the other way around. I'll start this blog all over again, do it in my native language (which I don't necessarily know better than other languages, I'll call it my writing style) and of course can be translated by clicking right, translate ‘English’ for the world to read it if they want.

My next chapters will be available at

Thanks to the world and its living creatures that constantly send me energy, prana, to drive me every day to be the best version of myself in a given situation and at a given time.

I love you!

#peace #goodfood #nature #fruitsandvegetables #wholefood #freedom #giveupfear #stopglobal #golocal #stevendeschuyteneer #energy #prana #Iloveyou

donderdag 18 juli 2019

Solution for sunburn!

As a child, I was always told that sunburn was the thing to avoid and that it really had to do with skin cancer. So I would have to put a lot of industrial ointments to protect me from the sun, a heat on my head and certainly a pair of sunglasses on my eyes.

With my changed eating habits, the great people I've met since then, the fact that I feel my body much better and what it naturally needs, have made some changes to that knowledge. I began to realize that the fruits and vegetables I enjoyed, were the ones that got the most sunlight. Why should it be good for one and bad for the other?

I heard that when I feed my body with bad crap, it comes into my blood and a sunburn is kind of getting that crap out of my body. Like pimples or other reactions to my skin. I'm not a doctor and I haven't had any medical training either, so I don't take an explanation as granted. I just take it with me to my own personal experience and see if there's any truth to it for me.

What I can say is that I certainly feel that my blood is cleaner than 5 years ago before my changed eating habits and yes, I still get sunburn. I have to say that I feel that sunburn is coming, that it is too much for my skin and my body tells me to cover it up. One rule I have recently heard, is that if my shadow is smaller than me, I have to cover. Quite often when I'm on the road or exercising and have nothing to cover up and yet go on. So it's not as if I didn't know. I have the feeling that it is getting too hot for me personally.

When I cover myself up at those moments, I hardly get any sunburn. If for some reason I couldn't do that and burn myself, then the start of this year with cold showers, feels really good for this. I used to remember what a nightmare it was when I took a hot shower and when the water would fall on my sunburn...aahwww.

This is now completely gone with the cold showers, actually it feels really good, and after drying up I just put some pure aloe vera on it, to refresh and heal it. This cold shower is only a recent discovery, now I can see that I have already had 2 sunburn wounds and that none of them have been peeled like before.

Works well for me, listen to my body, no artificial creams, cover-up and if I went over the edge, refresh it and put on some aloe vera!

For the Dutch readers Janneke Van Der Meulen also had a message on this subject with her recommendation, very in line with my recommendation and worth a consideration,

Note that I have spoken more broadly about my first contact with Janneke Van Der Meulen over here:

#peace #goodfood #nature #fruitsandvegetables #wholefood #freedom #giveupfear #sunburn #noindustrialointments #sunlight #coldshowers #aloevera #JannekeVanDerMeulen

maandag 8 juli 2019

Do humans go beyond BDSM?

BDSM is interpreted as a combination of the abbreviations B/D (Bondage and Discipline), D/s (Dominance and submission) and S/M (Sadism and Masochism).

I grew up understanding that this is an extreme practice for crazy adults, who want to hurt each other.

Seen from the outside, it is often the vision that is given to me.

Over time I understood that the definition is a bit different from that.

I've never practiced it, now from what I've read and seen on the subject, it seems like a normal dominant submissive relationship, in which everything happens in full mutual consultation, with a lot of love and with full mutual respect.

If things happen with total mutual respect between adults and no other external party that is influenced however by it, then I personally think that's fine.

Many people find it extreme...what is extreme...for some it is eating meat, for others it is eating vegetables. The perception differs from one to the other. For me personally, BDSM is just a dominant submissive relationship with great mutual respect. Within that relationship, with these values, they do what feels right for them to do, and for me there is nothing extreme in that relationship.

Things are extreme for me, when there is no respect, no love and when one has a clear sense of superiority towards others. I could say that thinking that I'm superior is probably still good, now that I'm behaving like I'm superior, that's when the chaos starts. Although I think the link between thinking and doing can sometimes be so related, that it's probably better to avoid it.

Today, our dominion over the world as a human species, is as never before.

The human species truly believes that its dominance over the world is superior to any other living being. To me it is also clear that it does not happen with respect and love.

Isn't it hypocritical to judge people in the BDSM culture as extreme on the one hand, and on the other hand being the greatest dominant being on earth that feels superior to all others?

Steven, we're not extreme, are we?

  • What have we done with nature?
  • What do we do to wildlife?
  • What do we do with forests?
  • What do we do with nature in general?
  • What do we do for the people who still suffer from hunger on this planet?
  • How do we deal with animals?
  • How do we create meat that we think we need so badly?
  • ...

We are all one – and if we don’t know it, we will learn it the hard way.” — Bayard Rustin

To add some humour if that's okay and appropriate, this is a scene that illustrates my previous behaviour towards the world well, although I found the scene of the film funny, I didn't like that life and I changed it 180° in the other direction…

Let's start by being real compassionate people!

#peace #goodfood #nature #fruitsandvegetables #wholefood #freedom #giveupfear #BDSM #extremepractice #crazyadults #fullmutualrespect #lovenature #lovewildlife #loveforests loveplanet #loveanimals #Weareallone

maandag 1 juli 2019

Weekend (2 day) vegan trip to Copenhagen

In this post, I will describe my 2-day vegan trip to Copenhagen.

I arrived on Friday evening, had a day of shopping on Saturday (which can be read here), had a day of visiting on Sunday and came back around noon on Monday.

The distance to go was too long on Sunday to walk (+-35km), so I decided to rent a bike, a must in Copenhagen. I was surprised to see how much they have made bicycling attractive, an example for the whole world.

Departure from Clarion Hotel® Copenhagen Airport in the morning in good weather. I rented the bike at the hotel reception for 1 day (no reservation required). I took a small tool with me to attach my phone as a GPS to the bike.

I went to see Havnebadet Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 14, 2300 Copenhagen.

I went to see Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade,
It was actually a theme park, so we just passed by.

I had a wonderful brunch at Cafe Blå, Blågårdsgade 17, 2200 Copenhagen (Review over here:

I went to see Frederiksberg Palace, Roskildevej 28 A, 2000 Frederiksberg C.

I went to see Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, 1556 

I went to see The Round Tower, Købmagergade 52A, 1150 

I went to see Christiansborg, Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 

I went to see Amalienborg, Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 

I went to see, Gefion Fountain, Churchillparken, 1263

Took diner at Souls, Melchiors Plads 3, 2100
 Copenhagen. (Review over here:

I went to see Our Saviour's Church, Sankt Annæ Gade 29, 1416 

I went to see REFFEN, A, Refshalevej 167, 1432

Attention, if you are looking for Papiroen - Christiansholm, that doesn’t exsist anymore and Reffen is in fact the replacement of that.

I repeat, I am not so much in favour of big cities and crowded places, now I have to say that I found Copenhagen very charming and a city that I very much recommend!

#peace #goodfood #nature #fruitsandvegetables #wholefood #freedom #vegantrip #vegantripCopenhagen #Copenhagenbicyclingattractive #ClarionHotelCopenhagenAirport #nordicchoicehotels #CafeBlå #Souls #REFFEN #notPapiroen #RecommendCopenhagen #happycow

donderdag 27 juni 2019

Shopping day @ Copenhagen - vegan fair-trade ethical

In this post I describe my one-day experience of fair trade, ethical shopping in Copenhagen and eating vegan food.

I am very confused about what my priority should be: the environmental impact of flying as a mode of transport or the great discovery of new landscapes, people and cultures to make me more open minded…

Ongoing subject for me, for this time I took a flight.
I left on Friday evening and returned Monday morning around noon.

For the hotel I looked at Veggie Hotels (, Happycow (, google..... and couldn't really find one that met my criteria. As our arrival flight was late on Friday evening and the Airport hotel also looked positive, I decided to go for the Clarion Hotel® Copenhagen Airport.

This turns out to be a good choice, the hotel was great (see some more information about the book in the room), the flight eventually took quite some delay and I only arrived at the hotel around midnight. I was glad that it was only a short walk after arrival to find the bed.

On Saturday, because that’s when most shops are open, I had planned a fairtrade, ethical shopping day. I planned to do that by bike. The weather has decided otherwise, and I decided to take a subway ticket for that day.

Very directly from the hotel I took the M2 yellow line to the city centre and left for Norreport.

First breakfast at Landbageriet - Naturbageriet, Frederiksborggade 29, 1360 Copenhagen (Review over here:

When I realized that EcoEgo wouldn't open until 11:00.

Took a longer breakfast at Souls, Noerre Farimagsgade 63 (at Frederiksborggade), Copenhagen (Review over here:

Walked the rest of the day, and I have to say that there were always other beautiful shops in the vicinity of these fair trade shops and those streets often had a nice atmosphere.

Passed by NiceCream Copenhagen.

ResRes, Guldbergsgade 29C, 2200 Copenhagen.

Is the best discovery and best shop I saw in Copenhagen. Very nice and passionate owner for a better world with whom I had a good conversation. The only negative point was, that he finally said that they are open all the days of the week, I went back on Sunday and that the shop was unfortunately closed.

Passed by PowVeganPizza

Passed by My Favourite Things, Jægersborggade 44, 2200 Copenhagen.

Passed by Spidsroden

Passed by Green Balance, Vendersgade 20, 1363 Copenhagen.

Along K29, Kompagnistræde 29, 1208 Copenhagen, now it apparently wasn't there anymore....

I had a wonderful lunch at SimpleRaw, Grabrodretorv 9, 1154 Copenhagen (Review over here:

Passed by Ecouture, Læderstræde 5 st. th. (in the port), 1201 Copenhagen.

Passed by Pure Shop, Grønnegade 35, 1107 Copenhagen.

Passed by Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

Passed by Amalie Garden, Amaliehaven, Copenhagen.

Passed by Gefion Fountain, Churchillparken, 1263 Copenhagen.

Passed by The Little Mermaid, Langelinie, 2100 Copenhagen.

Passed by Amalie Garden, Amaliehaven, Copenhagen.

Passed by Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

Passed by FreeTown of Christiania, Copenhagen.

Passed by Strandgade, 1401 Copenhagen.

Wanted to have dinner at Madenitaly, Holbergsgade 22, 1057 Copenhagen, now unfortunately on a saturday not possible without reservation.

So had a quick dinner at Two Monkeys, Gothersgade 8F, 1123 Copenhagen (Review over here:

I am not so much in favour of big cities and crowded places, now I have to say that I found Copenhagen very charming and a city that I very much recommend!

#peace #goodfood #nature #fruitsandvegetables #wholefood #freedom #fairtrade #ethicalshopping #Copenhagen #eatingvegan #VeggieHotels #Happycow #ClarionHotelCopenhagenAirport #nordicchoicehotels #LandbagerietNaturbageriet #EcoEgo #SoulsCopenhagen #NiceCreamCopenhagen #ResRes #PowVeganPizza #MyFavouriteThings #GreenBalance #SimpleRaw #Madenitaly #TwoMonkeys #RecommendCopenhagen