Mobility. How much have I craved that freedom. That word drenched my lips like a juicy steak dripping when you sink your teeth into that meat. So crucial to emancipate yourself, so desperate have I fought to regain it again.... Continue Reading →
Breathing! Yes, breathing. It's as simple as it sounds except for when you really need to do it, except, you don't know how... How can something so natural, so basically necessary be so crucial in your change? Again, it's simple.... Continue Reading →
"Levi, Levi, you don't know me but I need to thank you. I want to shake your hand. You inspired me, bro. During my rehabilitation your music motivated me to take responsibility. To accept change. You rock dude!" His eyes looked... Continue Reading →
Zenuwen splijten, mensen zeuren of begrijpen. Wat niet weet, wat niet deert. Hoor je ze zeggen. En, wat men wel weet, is in gedachte vaak verkeerd. Alles lijkt zo makkelijk te vergaan, in dezelfde gedachte, maar niet in het bestaan.... Continue Reading →
There are certain moments I realize what I lost and what I've accomplished. How deep my fall was and how high I'm reaching up. Certain moments I fill up with tears and wonder where I was all these years I've... Continue Reading →
It were words. Merely words. Real words. It isn't so much about love. It isn't weakness. It isn't about what it wasn't but it is a way to embrace life. It was an adventure as you could only imagine as... Continue Reading →
Everybody has his/her opinion. Good or bad. Everybody has the right to express themselves. Good or bad. Now ask yourself, if all you do is express what you don't like, how much will that help improve your case? Everywhere I... Continue Reading →
WE WON! WE WON! I'm still not realizing this. Maybe I should say it again... WE WON! So many emotions. So many thoughts. So many thank you, well wishes, what's next and other overwhelming responses. Yet I'm surprisingly calm. Yes,... Continue Reading →
Andrew “Andy” Kirchner was born on the Caribbean island of Curaçao but spent years living in The Netherlands before returning home. Apart from being a Social Worker, Andy fed his adventurous spirit by working as a Salsa Teacher, a Poet, a Balloon Entertainer, and as a Tourist Guide and Dive Instructor. After a drastic, life-changing event in 2012, Andy had to learn how to live again. He needed to face many ugly truths and use past experiences to rebuild his life to become The Recycled Pirate. Today, Andy is an often-asked public speaker, a holistic lifestyle and personal development coach and a self-proclaimed yogi. He teaches Mindfulness methods by a non-conformist as a Pirate who recycled his own life.
Find Andy on Instagram or Twitter or watch his TEDx Aruba Talk From Wheelchair to Social Entrepreneur here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxY7hRhZKAk&t=5s.