Hey you, thank you for passing by!
I would love to use this space to introduce myself and share my story.
So here are some facts about me in a nutshell: My name is Nila, I’m 26 years old, I live in Hamburg, Germany, I have a sister and a brother and two loving parents, I have a Master degree in Psychology, and I have struggled with a severe health disorder for many years. After many attempts to heal myself (including hospitals, therapists, etc.), I am finally recovering creating a life I want to live and I am finally ready to share my story with you and to connect with like-minded people.
Along my journey, I have changed my eating habits to a plant-based diet, eliminating all meat- and dairy-products and focusing on nourishing my body instead of mistreating it. I also started to practice Yoga and traveled to Bali for 6 months to complete a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. At the moment, I work as a Marketing Manager for a family business (Hans Conzen Cosmetik GmbH) that was founded by my granddad and I love my job as I am promoting a brand (actually two: GLYNT and Graham Hill), which I like and feel passionate about. Nevertheless, I still hop onto my mat to practice yoga and love to be in the kitchen preparing delicious and nutritious rainbow bowls every day. This helps me to find more joy in my daily life, to connect to my inner self and unwind after a busy day at work.
I believe that our happiness lies in our own creative power. It took a long time until I realized this. Now I know that I AM THE CREATOR OF MY OWN REALITY. And with this I started to create my life, to create myself, to create my own reality.
I truly believe that all changes start in your mind – with that, I changed my thinking and healed my relationship with food and with myself. I started this blog to share everything I’ve learned along the way and how I manage to incorporate it into my everyday life. But this blog is not just about me. It is about YOU. It is about US. So feel free to share your comments and thoughts!
Facts about me
Some of my favorite things in life are: early mornings, dancing in the moonlight (both the song and the actual activity), big, fresh, nourishing salad and smoothie bowls, everything COCONUT (water, milk, meat, oil, bowls, etc.), including coconut cappuccinos (my daily treat), me-time, farmer markets, flowers, deep conversations with inspiring people, my mum embracing me into a big hug of wordless understanding, when babies laugh from deep down their hearts, people who smile with their eyes, the smell of freshly light matches and candles (I know, I know, this ones is weird).
My anti talents:
Small talk, hiding behind my truth, focusing on a single thing, putting my interests back, planing long in advance, doing routine tasks, excel (it sure is a bitch), enduring authoritarian opinions and conventions.
What I believe in:
In self-responsibility, in community, in simplicity, in the present moment and the power of now, in nature, in the power of thoughts and the subconscious, in meditation, in humor, in change, in goals & visions, in two sides of a coin, and in myself.
What I don’t believe in:
In chance at the right time, in most of the content in the (mainstream) media, in “one-way-suits-all” solutions, in my grandma’s complains.
What I miss in my life:
A little more sunshine and the beach, being in Bali when I am in Hamburg (and the other way around), more smiling people in the world, my tonsils, a day without talking to my mum, people who don’t trust their intuition and follow their dreams.
One of the most important things I have learned during my journey is this: “Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” How awesome is this! Waking up every morning to a full new day of opportunities. The opportunity to smile, to shine, to create YOUR happy day! It’s all in our own power and on this blog I will share with you some things that have helped me along the way. Feel free to contact me or to share with me your thoughts and feelings.