“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” - Buddha
When I was younger, I often felt like I was living a life filled with question marks, with days passing by without me knowing their real value and worth. I did not understand how people could live life in a blur, with ups and downs, with blooming ideas and beautiful inspiration, yet with empty dreams and unfulfilled passions. I therefore often found myself contemplating about my past, my future, my choices, and my plans. I know now that I was living life in a bubble, caught in it by conditioned expectations, limiting society standards and psychological hick-ups. I was blinded by the views and opinions of society - what a “successful” career should look like, that “just enough” was something to be thankful for and that aiming for more and chasing dreams meant “losing my focus and my direction”, because big dreams are only for a few, and “more” leads people to becoming arrogant or ignorant.
“It’s definitely best for little children to have a regular life, especially if they can regulate it themselves.” – Astrid Lindgren
Growing up in a family with strict raw dietary choices, I had to justify my family’s path from an early age of 6 and tried to “impress” my parents by following their dietary rules to the extent that I constantly justified our choices to other family members, teachers, friends and parents at birthday parties. I was regularly doubted about what I ate, my obedience was questioned, family discussions were triggered, and I eventually started lying to my family and hiding certain foods and sweets. Already then, I knew that I wanted and needed to take care of myself, that my mind needed a way to balance, space to escape and time to process. Nature and music helped me to balance through my young life. I spent my afternoons walking homeless dogs, contemplating about my thoughts at a small hidden creek in the forest, and playing every instrument I could get my hands on. When I turned 16, I had the opportunity of spending a whole year abroad, which was one of the greatest experiences in my life, but which resulted in a complete mental and physical chaos because of the way in which I fed myself. I gained weight and by thinking that I was controlling my intake of “unhealthy” foods I ended up dealing with years of eating disorders.
In the journey of finding a healthy lifestyle, I taught myself the value of balance. It has become the value of which I live by, raise my kids, choose my daily routines, plan my coaching programs, structure my workdays and maximize my health. The positive impact of nutrition on health and our relationship to nature has since been increasingly important to me. Finding this balance taught me the value of food and respect for its sources. It also taught me resisting psychological pressure and building a strong sense of identity. Despite my struggles, I have always been a child of determination and will power. I fought against my eating disorders because I knew that it didn’t represent me, that the person I wanted to be was independent, resilient, successful and in balance.
Yet, it is sometimes just a few life events that throw us out of alignment and require many subsequent years of healing.
“The secret of life though, is to fail seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho
It took me time and energy to focus on the positive aspects of my life. I wanted to bring back the beautiful memories, the memories of the love I received, of the wonderful people that shaped my life, and of the experiences that have brought me to where I am today.
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I have always known that there is a way to get out of darkness, no matter how dark it seems. The one passion that has persisted throughout my life since I was about 10 years old, has been my love for helping people. Helping people to find their voice, their purpose, to take control of their lives, to see possibilities where there is doubt and to find happiness when it seems difficult.
This passion evolved into a strong desire to help parents and their children find the balance I have found and make quality parenting and education a necessity so that children could develop to the best of their capabilities in today’s fast paced environment. My life’s purpose became clearer and my vision took form.
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true, that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho
I did not reach this goal easily. I took some turns and detours, but it was worth it. I studied a Business program that I hardly managed to get through but whilst so, I met the most important person of my life, my husband. In him I found peace and strength in ways he will never know.
Besides my degree in Business, I also got certified as a preschool teacher and subsequently worked at an International school for several years. This teaching experience gave me insightful knowledge of the struggles, issues and mindset limitations that parents are facing today.
During those years of teaching, I was blessed with two beautiful gifts, my own children.
The following years of building my family felt like a beautiful dream. Most of my focus went in making life as impactful and beautiful as possible for our family. Living in Sweden, our relatives were too far away, for us to rely on their help. Instead, we succeeded in building the strongest family bond we could have imagined, friends became part of our family and four different languages became the lyrics of our life. For me it was the proof that dreams do come true.
"If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there's some way to do it." Walt Disney
After two maternity leaves, I got curious about working at a corporate company and trying to apply what I had studied. It felt like a good idea to spend my daytime with adults in an office setting before returning home to the turbulent beauty of life with toddlers. I learned a lot and was successful – but I quickly realized it was not what I was meant to do for the rest of my life. It was not benefiting my health nor my children, because time became a scarcity and my hours for my family and myself seemed to become shorter and shorter. I felt increasingly stressed, heading towards burn out and illness. I realized that I had run into the same hamster wheel that so many other mums are caught in.
Just then, I was guided into the right direction. You may call it the power of the mind, or the universe or another energy that works when you are ready to receive it. I came across the wonderful opportunity of starting my journey of becoming a coach – and I knew that the time could not be any better.
This step meant that my life took another turn – this time though I did not feel that I left the past behind. This time I brought back every single experience and feeling, and I welcomed it like a “present in my present”. I learned more about myself than I had ever known. Every step stone of my life started making sense, started having meaning. Every chapter of my life added up to an exciting record of my learning and development to the person that I am today. I found my way to my deepest, most desired passion. Time, space, and coaching helped me to understand my past, to recognize my own healing journey and to bring clarity to my goals and desires.
Not only do I now transform the lives of hundreds of people, but I also have transformed my own. I arrived to a place where I enjoy my balance in every aspect of life. The clarity of reaching this point lets me create and discover wonderful transformational journeys for my clients today and – no matter which path brought you here, you too will be able to feel successful, peaceful and balanced in your life. Leading parents and their children towards their most fulfilling, happy, wild and purposeful lives is what I am here to do.