Hi there, I’m Lisa, the mama and content creator behind Crisp & Hazy. Together with my high school-sweetheart and the cutest little adventurer Noah, I live in a tiny house in the northern part of Belgium. I care deeply about the environment and love going on adventures, whether it’s a camping experience, a good hike, or other outdoor activities like skiing, taking a dip in the ocean, or exploring the beauty of the forest.
I can proudly call myself a Doctor of Biomedical Sciences, with expertise in movement and neuroscience. Yet, it was the birth of my son, the welcoming of a beautiful new soul into the world, which taught me more in life than any academic degree ever could. This turning point compelled me to seek the truth within myself. I needed to feel again, rather than think.
As part of my personal journey, I delved into a 200-hour Yoga teacher training, to master the art of being present in my body. Through this experience, I gained a profound understanding of the intricate connection between the body and mind. It led me to recognize the missing link between body and mind that I had observed during my university studies. This realization acted as a catalyst, inspiring me to explore diverse courses and literature on trauma, parent-child connection, and the interplay between the body and mind.
And this is exactly what Crisp & Hazy stands for: a journey to re-wild, cherish the little things, and reconnect with my center, my child, and the people around me. It’s about listening to that inner voice and rediscovering our natural instincts that we are all born with. Embracing a conscious mindset, we make choices that not only benefit our own health and relationships but also contribute positively to our planet and the environment we live in.
- DOCTOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (PHD) – Thesis titled “Challenge to promote change: the neural correlates of the contextual interference effect” (2017), KU Leuven, Leuven (Belgium).
- MASTER OF SCIENCE in Kinesiology and Movement sciences (Bewegings- en Sportwetenschappen). Academic degree: magna cum laude (afgestudeerd met grote onderscheiding) (2012), KU Leuven, Leuven (Belgium).
- Gaston Beunen award for young investigators awarded by Flemish Society for Kinesiology (2011)
Scientific conference contributions
- Invited speaker at NASPSPA conference, San Diego (United States).
- Invited speaker at Windows on Brain Plasticity conference, Brussels (Belgium).
- Invited speaker at Aging & Cognition conferences in Zurich (Switzerland) and Dortmund (Germany).
- Speaker at Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Geneva (Switzerland).
- Human Brain Anatomy by Neurocourses UK, London (United Kingdom) – certificate successfully obtained.
- Brain connectivity by Marie Curie Initial Training Network, University of Maastricht, Maastricht (The Netherlands) – certificate successfully obtained.
- Helping children heal from stress and trauma instructed by Aletha Solter (US) – certificate successfully obtained
- Yoga Teacher Training (200hrs) – “Yoga as a medicine tool for healing & balance” by Viapura, Westerlo (Belgium) – certificate successfully obtained
- Sherborne practitioner (Belgium) – certificate successfully obtained
- Functional Anatomy in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at KU Leuven (4yrs experience)
- Motor Control and Motor Learning in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at KU Leuven (5yrs experience)
- Publication in “EOS Wetenschap: Psyche & Brein” (2018)
- Speaker at symposium “Resilient Aging” (2017)
- Online publication for “Vlaamse Trainersschool” (VTS) (2014)