Monthly Health Tips
What is the one thing you could do today to improve your health?
…and this is my story. It’s about creativity, health and balance. It’s the way we live. Being part of something incredible, to connect to others, to create memories, unforgettable moments for us and for the world in return.
Life is a journey. Every day, every minute, every second. We are all connected to everyone and everything around us in this world. Each moment is an experience. Life is learning. Learning to have humor, joy, to be in nature. And everything that comes with that is love, happiness and health. We want to believe in peace. The peace in us, in the universe, in all of us. But sometimes the world shifts beneath our feet. Reacts and collides. We are here to learn, to experience and to create. Not every moment feels light and easy. Sometimes it’s dark and heavy. But we can decide what we do with it.
Life felt heavy for me for a long time. It’s been a wild journey through learning and failing. Trying again and failing again. The one thing I never did was giving up. Because I could feel that power, that fire, that longing for more inside of me. But I was so close to giving up a few times in my life. Because it felt too painful. But I grew with these moments. I got stronger. I was able to create a safe net, a foundation for myself. So when life punched me in the face again, because there was another lesson to learn, I was able to see it as exactly like that. It’s learning. Learning to become a better and stronger self. Seeing the beliefs and habits I had created, accepting them and finally changing them.
I always felt like I didn’t fit in. Even when I tried to. Trying to be like the others, when deep inside of me was a longing for something else. But nobody tells you that it is okay just to be you. That you don’t have to do certain things, that you can choose your own path. Following that career because that’s just how it is. My first wake up call was a car accident. A bad one. I can’t remember what happened but when I saw the car afterwards there was no chance of me surviving this. But I did with just a broken thumb (my friends were enjoying this telling me to give them a thumbs up which I couldn’t do for a long time. I couldn’t make my thumb straight) and a few bruises. When I was in that car and I “woke up” my first thought was “my mom is going to kill me”. I was in a ditch and my car just crashed into a tree and that’s what I was thinking. Life is very interesting! But this was my call for there is more. I didn’t know what but there was more. I finished my studies, left Germany and started my adventure in Portland, Oregon and I ended by living in Sydney, Australia. Before I one more time went back to this “normal” life. Got a job in a film production. Worked and worked and worked. Until everything inside of me was screaming again. Punching and showing me that this is not my path. I got the worst migraine/headache I have ever felt. I couldn’t speak anymore. There were no words coming out of my mouth. I tried so hard but there was nothing and when they finally came out it wasn’t what I wanted to say. I lost control. At some point I wasn’t able to move my leg. A clear sign to stop. And I did…
How do you find yourself? How to come back to yourself? Nature and silence. It’s the most powerful way. I went hiking from Venice down the coast. Just me and my backpack. Just being out there, just doing whatever feels right in that moment. Finding that stillness. My second place was the mountains in Austria. A little cabin up in the mountains. No one around me. Just me and nature. And that’s when I knew exactly what to do. 2 months later I had quit my job and I was on my way to Asia. The only belongings that were left was a few things in my backpack and I didn’t give up my bicycle. But that was it. Scary, definitely. It takes courage to do these things. Sometimes I look back and ask myself how I did that. The thing is we are creatures of habits and we like to get stuck in those. In one way or the other you find yourself again and again stuck in one of these habits. So that was it a new life for me, new adventures. And those adventures haven’t stopped since. The good and the bad, the ups and the downs, the fear and the joy.
There are so many possibilities in this world. So many things we can do. I think far more important than all the other things is taking care of your body. Between all my adventures that’s what I learned the most. To stop, to rest, to breathe and to relax. Connecting to my body, choosing food that gives my body the fuel it needs and which makes me feel good. Since this is all connected. You feel tired, exhausted, depressed, sad look at what you eat. But also the other way around you can eat super healthy but if you think negatively all the time it will still affect your body. I took responsibility for my body, my health, my actions, my thoughts, my beliefs and my life. That’s the first step you can take and everything else will follow in whatever ways you allow it to. We are all unique, and there is nothing that fits us all. But to create lasting change we need to go to the root cause. That’s why my studies took me from becoming a health coach and trainer to learning Thai Massage and studying Functional Medicine and becoming a hypnotherapist. And I hope I can inspire you and guide you on your own journey.
Finding that halt in this fast-pacing world. What matters most is that you use every minute, every second, every moment in this world to feel, to experience, to love, to move, and to laugh. Especially the last one. Feeling that lightness in yourself, feeling that little kid in yourself. How deep can you laugh, how light can you walk? Remember those moments where nothing worried you? We can learn to take responsibility for our actions, thoughts and beliefs again. To become that person that allows you to laugh every day, to cry every day, to take every wave and every day as a new chance.