About me and Mindful Nourished Roots
(German for characteristics)
- I love colours
- I love food
- I am an outdoor-enthusiast
- I am an open-leaf tea fanatic
- I love to create
- I am fascinated about
- I love to help
- I am passionate about
creating a unique
life I can be
- I love the smell of fresh-cut grass
- I love individuality and
-I love to develop, learn and
- I am fascinated about
the mind-body connection
- I love to be in the forest
- I am inquisitive
- I am compassionate
- Tramping is one of my happy places
- I love to be outdoor-active (yoga, kayaking, swimming, hiking)
- I love to travel and explore new cultures and people
- I am supportive and ambitious
My values are:
- Growth and Development
What others say:
- She's weird
- She's crazy
- She's loyal
- She's funny and warm
- She has a good heart
- She's German
- She's caring
- She's passionated
I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach based in Taupo / New Zealand - and I have a story behind that to tell. I have come to found that coaching people about health and nutrition might just be my calling, my purpose and a new chapter of my life. Through an epiphany in early 2018 back, I realised that being a health and nutrition coach will combine my personality, my background and the essence of leading a purposeful, meaningful and content life.
But where did that all come from?
From a young age, I come to realize that I enjoy harmony around me. If everybody is happy around me so am I. Never did I knew back then that trying to change myself in order to make other people happy or fulfill their expectations would cause me on the other side to be rather unhappy. This resulted that I neglected myself and my happiness in order to make other people happy and put other people's happiness and expectation before mine. I also seemed I did not accept the way I was back then.
Long talks with my Mum after I had hit a wall sprouted seeds for a better and new Me. I've been told to never change for anybody. I have been told to be myself and embrace the unique me that I am no matter what. If someone wants to change me and doesn't like that Me that I am then there is no place for them in my life.
It has been a long journey since. I have been moving away from fulfilling other people's expectations, build a life that is suited to me and my wants and needs and have come to accept myself and love myself exactly the way I am - with all my weird moves, knuckles and perfect imperfections. I have moved away from my home country and started a new life in a country furthest away from where I stem from. But my need for harmony and being content has never died. It is buried deep in me, it is my roots-system that carries me and makes me who I am. I have come to think that I am infected with the helper's syndrome. I have realized that being needed and helping people and making them happy in a different healthier way then I thought in the past is giving me an amazing feeling, a feeling that energizes and uplifts me in a way nothing else can. To see the smile in other people when you give them something and/or realize you are part of the positive change in them.
Since a few years, I have been running a little hobby bread business – selling that good grainy German bread in the town that I call home at the moment. But you know what makes me love this business: The moment when I come to deliver the loaves to peoples' doors and see their smile and happiness about receiving a fresh warm loaf of bread, the feedback about how amazing the breads are and that they ate the whole loaf within 1 day. It is not the baking and creating part, it is not the preparation part – it is the part when I connect with people and seem to make a difference in their day by giving them something that I created.
I love people. And I love to make connections. And I am curious. Curious about their stories, curious and excited to be a part of their happiness and well-being. I have worked in jobs all my life being face-to-face with people and I could not imagine a job in front of the computer and working 9-5 Mon-Fri. This is not what I was put into this world for. Through that epiphany in 2018 I have started a journey now that seems to end my search for my life-purpose.
I have now got an extensive past background and experience of not accepting myself and not taking care of myself but have managed now to create a pretty much amazing life where I am fully content, love every road taken, every hill and downhill in my life. I have come to fully accept myself, to know myself, to love myself and to stand my ground when it comes to ME. After years of self-reflection and getting to know who I really am and getting to know my roots, knowing what is really important to me and knowing my resources and strengths I want to pass on this knowledge to be a positive change in other people's life struggling with the same or similar issues I did struggle with.
My goal, therefore, is to support and help other women to re-discover their roots, re-connect to their true selves and accept and love who they really are by exploring their personal (core) values, wants, needs and strengths and live their lives according to these. These women have been (knowingly or unknowingly) on the search to find and create time and balance in their lives, they have a strong desire to satisfy their pursuit for self-care without feeling guilty for it. My mission and passion is that I will help these women, with my own experience and with my knowledge as a coach, to reach this goal. On this journey then, they will become aware and recognize of how their mind and body functions, understand their language, natural cues and signals so they know what their body and mind need in any given moment to give them optimal health and well-being.
Hence, I have called my coaching business Mindful Nourished Roots – re-discovering your roots and mindfully nourish them with what your true self needs in any given moment and therefore creating a purposeful content life with no regrets. With this coaching business, I will grow with my clients. I will be learning with every session I do and therefore I will be in the same shoes as every client who comes to me. The only difference will be that I have the experience, specific tools and theoretical knowledge to share which I have gained from this study and from my life so far.
In my studies as a health and nutrition coach I experienced moments where I came face-to-face again with my past fears. My seemingly fear of failure and my fear of not being good enough. I have feared that I won't be good enough and that I cannot make a positive change in clients' life and that this is my fault. I have feared that I won't sometimes know the answers to clients' questions and therefore they will walk out not getting what they expecting to get from me.
But do you know what? This coaching journey is my personal journey. I have come here to keep learning and teaching myself while on the same page I nurture my need to help people and be a positive change in their lives.
I know I am not perfect. And I am OK with this now. Because, after all: What means perfect?!
I'd rather be different and crazy than normal and boring. I have come here to create a life where I can say at last: “F*** yeah, this life was awesome!”
This is my life's new chapter. And this is a journal of this chapter. You are invited to be on this journey with me.
"better enjoy your life the crazy way than being normal and bored"