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Before I turn 30…


October is here! OMG!! Time flies!! What about all the plans and things on my wish list for 2013? Did I do them? Well… hehe… not all of them… ;) However I do have to say that many other unexpected and cool things happened in the meantime.

“Life is what happens when you are making other plans… “

Since my birthday is in March and I will turn 30 (OMG, time REALLY flies! hahaha) I thought it would be nice to revise those goals for 2013 and include a few more giving me some extra time to accomplish them (both personal and professional)… There we go!!

  • Make my business my main source of income
  • Give at least one talk/lecture/workshop a month (give at least one in Dutch!)
  • Get more that 200 likes in both my FB fan pages (Sara.es on the GO and CaNdiReCeTaS)
  • More than 100.000 visits in my recipes blog http://www.CaNdiReCeTaS.blogspot.com
  • At least 50 followers in this blog
  • Find a working partner for new local and healthy projects
  • Give a new look to my website, more personal, more me… ♥
  • Travel to a place where I have never been before in Belgium
  • Visit some friends in Germany & Switzerland (Alisa, Laura and Sandra are a must!)
  • Take some days off in the mountains for myself and go hiking with my backpack
  • Plan my holidays for 2014 and save at least one week for a retreat :)
  • Chose beter who do I want to spend my time with
  • Go to the sea
  • Finish my 20 classes yoga pass
  • Participate in a padel competition
  • Run a 10k
  • Go home for Christmas
  • Read one interesting book a month
  • Get rid of things I don’t need anymore: old skies, iPad, some clothes, mental dust…
  • Get a SlowJuicer and a new second hand bike :)
  • Do a 5 days detox! I am very excited about this one, I will keep you posted about how it goes… ;-)
  • Focus on my breathing and live more in the present moment (that’s a good one!)
  • Keep al my already good habits: lemon juice in the morning, meditating, green smoothies, eating 70% raw, at least 1600 minutes exercise a week, keep in touch with old friends and family quite often, be happy, make other people happy (love that one), put passion on everything I do (specially when working -and selling fries-), let things go, go with the flow, be open, stay positive (everything happens for a reason, right?), trust, believe in me… Hehe, seems that I am already doing a great job here… :P

Well, I think that’s more than enough, lets let some room for the unexpected and wish me luck! ;-)

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Btw, I am already planning a big party for my 30th b-day to celebrate all my achievements with the people I love! :) I’m veeeeeery excited about it!!! :))))))

What are your goals?? Share them with me, they become closer once you have the intention and write it down… ;-)

Big big hug!!

Back from El Camino, and now what??


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After 111km walking during 5 rainy and intense days  with the girls (Sara and Osane) we finally arrived to Santiago de Compostela… :) Yeaaaaah!

It was not easy… but we made it and we will do it again one day (that’s actually what everybody says, hihihi). Along the way we encountered very nice people, injuries, bad sleeping, lots of rain and very few sun, good food, lots of laughs, disagreements, courage, thoughts, reflexions, inspiration… bla, bla, bla…

However I did not find what I was looking for, my path in life… One of the reasons why I wanted to do el Camino was to clarify my thoughts and discover what I wanted to do in life. Well, it just didn’t happened how I had expected, hahaha.

The good news is that I can restate now that “Everything happens for a reason”… ;-) It just had to be like that. Here I leave some of the things we learned during this great adventure.

  • Life will give you what you can face
  • Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain
  • The mind is like a parachute, it only works if you open it
  • Distance is relative
  • Everyone has its own rhythm, do not force it ;-)
  • Keep on walking, you never know what life will bring you
  • El Camino will not give you what you are looking for (my case), but what you need; do not see the way as a goal but as a school… Get to know yourself… ;-)

Now that El Camino was finished it was time to go back home and go back to reality. We had no clue where we would end up a month from then. What I did know is that I would be true to myself, my values and believes and that I will follow my dreams!  A year from then we are following our dreams in Australia, Georgia and Gent (not bad, right?). Lets see where we are in a year from now! ;-)


This is us again about to arrive… I see it now as one of the most difficult moments along the way, but look at us, don’t we look happy? We were and we always are because we want to be ;-)

Thank you again girls for such a lovely time and so many good memories, it was awesome!

Buen camino,


P.D. What is it that you learned in El Camino? I would love to hear from you!! ;-)

One year after starting “El Camino”


P1060054I can’t really believe one year has passed since we started walking El Camino… We were three young girls (Sara, Osane and Sara) who barely knew each other in person but that had shared a lot thanks to the Internet (it is crazy how the media can connect people nowadays!). We knew where we were coming from (same job that was recently over in different locations in the world: Viena, NY & Brussels) but we had no clue where we would end up in the coming future…

P1060039This is me exactly one year ago… What has changed? Can you see something different? I do… hahaha I feel like a whole new person since then… At that moment I had tons of questions in my head: how would it go among the three of us? Will it be too much walking? Am I bringing too much stuff? Will I be able to find the right food for me? Will we meet nice people along the way? How would the weather be like?… But the most important question… What will I do with my life after El Camino??

Well, I will tell you the answers to these questions next week, when El Camino was supposed to come to an end after 5 days of walking, rain, pain, good food, thoughts, sayings and happiness :)

So far I will say that sharing such an experience with this two friends was absolutely priceless… I still remember like if it was yesterday the moment when I met one of them for the first time in my life on a train and when we both met the third one at the bus station  in Monforte de Lemos… It was like if I had known them from my whole life…  :) The three of us so different and so much alike at the same time… We are dreamers, we cannot help it, but that’s fine because I dont think we want to do something about it but keep on dreaming BIG! :)


Thank you very much Sara and Osane for such a good vibe, so many laughs -indeed a lot ;-)- and coming with me! I still smile every time I think about our adventure… When and where will it be the next one? :p



Because you never know what life will bring you… ;-)


This is me, under the beatiful French sun in Val Thorens...Yes… This is me three years ago, looking into my new future in Brussels!  (crazy hair huh! :p ). Today it is my 3rd anniversary in Belgium, and to be honest that is exactly the last think I would have expected when I landed… :)

At that moment I wanted to travel the world, and although I hadn’t even arrived to my new destination (where I would stay for two years according to my job contract) I was already thinking of the next one! hahaha. Well, I did change cities after those two years, but although I never stopped pursuing my dream job, I could not really figure out how it looked like…

Last year at that time, I was simply lost. About to start “El Camino de Santiago” to clear up my mind and find out what I really wanted… Well, it didn’t happen, hahaha. Among the things I learned together with my friends Sara & Osane is that “El Camino (as well as life) doesn’t give you what you are looking for but what you need…

After all the chaos and confusion during the past two years my new career and destination called me! I know where I am right now, but I have no clue how life will look like in a couple of months! Exciting, tight? Well, it is for me! Everything can happen! I trust the Universe, I stay calm and positive although right now my future doesn’t seem to be very clear to me… hehaha.

I just remind to myself that “I am where I am supposed to be, and that’s THE place to be

Have a great day & a happy unexpected life!

Sara.es :)

Today is the 1st day of the rest of my life! Yeahhhh! :)


Celebrating.... :)

I want to invite you all to take part of this new journey that officially starts today but actually started long time ago… TODAY IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE, like every other day you could think, hehe, but today I celebrate that I become officially independent! ;-) It doesn’t just mean that from now onwards I will have “a job” or have to pay my taxes or that I need clients (which I also do, btw, hehe), but it means that I have found my path! Yessssssssss! I am following a dream that has been taking shape during the last years and has become true in a way that I would have never expected! However I could not be happier!  And therefore I want to thank you all for having met you and be/have been somehow part of my life.

For those who don’t know what I am talking about yet, I am still Sara (or Sarita for some of you) from Rivas (Madrid), the one who left 5 years ago on exchange and never came back, ups! Well, I am also Sara (still Sarita for some of you), this “kind of crazy” Spanish girl who moved Ghent to learning Dutch and who now happens to be a “Health Coach”! … Interesting… right?

To make the story short and get where I want to go, I just wanted to “re-present” myself and tell you what I am up to now… After some years of being out of balance and quite lost I finally found my passion and my way, and therefore I would like to share some of the things that I have learned with you! As you might have noticed by now, as a Health Coach, I help people reaching their goals through small changes that would lead them to a healthier lifestyle! Amazing, right?  I think so… hihi ;-)

Anyway, besides giving workshops, cooking lessons, info sessions and working  with clients on one to one as well as in groups, I also want to share with you that I do stay healthy. In this blog I will be posting about the small things that make a big difference in my life and that can also make it in yours! From what I have for breakfast to keep the energy all day long, to the song that lifts up my mood when I am down, fast but good recipies  or how do I manage to eat healthy even when travelling or eating out! –from there the name “on the GO!” ;-)-

This might be especially interesting if you are celiac, vegetarian, vegan, flexeterian (you name it), you are having some intolerances (gluten, wheat, nuts, soy, sugar, lactose, diary in general, etc), going through some illnesses with specific diets (candidas, diabetes, IBS, etc) or you just want to create and maintain healthier habits in your life. It is about learning how to go with the flow, let go, connect with yourself, with others and with nature while living in this hectic society!

I am here for you, so share it with whomever you think might like it and participate, please! That is how we all grow!!

Thank you all for being there and make me such a happy person! ;) Special thanks for those who believe in me and remind me every day that I can make it.  Thanks for all your love, hugs, smiles and kind words… Mención especial a mis padres, sin ellos no estaría hoy aquí (¡os quiero mucho!).Heel erg bedankt aan mijn “Gentse familie” voor al jullie steun, al jullie onderricht en geduld” (will get there one day guys… :P)

Big big hug and much love to everyone!

Sara.es on the GO!

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