"Life is not about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself."

About Me

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 25 years old, I live in Hamburg, Germany, I have a sister and a brother and two loving parents, I am a certified Yoga Teacher and Nutritionist and I have a Master degree in Psychology. But these are just labels that almost everyone can achieve.

I am also a human being, just like you, and I have struggled with a severe health and mental disorder for many years. After many attempts to heal myself (including hospitals, therapists, etc.), I am finally recovering. And I am ready to share my journey with you!

I am finally creating a life I want to live. I am finally ready to share my story with you and to connect with like-minded people.

 

Combining ancient science (Yoga) with the lastest reserach in nutrition and psychology

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. After I finished my MSc in Psychology, 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 like my job as I am promoting a brand (actually two: GLYNT and Graham Hill), which I like and feel passionate about.


I still do what I love

Nevertheless, I still hop onto my mat daily to practice yoga. I also love to be in the kitchen preparing delicious and nutritious rainbow bowls. 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. Not only have I succeeded to optimize my health, but I have also been able to find my passion. My passion is to help others with similar problems and support them on their very personal health journey.

I truly believe that all changes start in your mind – with that, I changed my thinking and healed my relationship with food and ultimately 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!


What is my purpose?

My journey through recovery changed me a lot, and also taught me so much about the world and about myself; about my values, hopes, passions and even my purpose.

It took me years of different treatments, countless psychologists, and my discovery of yoga, but I am finally recovering.
I’m now happy and confident about who I am.
Of course I’m not perfect, but I’m content and proud of the person I have chosen to become. At the end of the day, I am constantly trying to better myself, and encourage others to do the same. I consider this my dharma, my purpose.

These days, I try to use my experiences to help other people struggling with similar issues. My aim is to be like a big sister to anyone who needs it. I want to show others, especially other girls, how beautiful life is, and just how extraordinary it can be if only we allow it to be.
Every day, I try to practice what I preach and live by example. All I want for you is to know that no matter how dark your life may seem – there is always something to be thankful for and there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.

Moreover, I try to be a good example for anyone battling their own mental health issues and seeking happiness and hope in their lives. I am a firm believer in supporting and empowering all women and girls to be confident in themselves and to focus on being their own unique kind of best. After all, I believe that ALL women (and men) deserve to feel empowered and confident in their own skin.

It is all about the BALANCE

Through my own personal experience, I have learned that yoga is an invaluable tool for the enrichment of life for people of all ages. Yoga helps me feel stronger, healthier and all round happier! And I want to encourage others to try it for themselves in the hopes they may feel and see similar benefits for themselves.

For me, good health is all about the balance between body, mind and soul. Yoga found me at a time when I feel I needed it the most, and it has become very much a part of who I am and a way of life. I want to help women to feel confident in their bodies, and to feel empowered by what they can do. Even if you’ve never done yoga before, it is an amazing way to strengthen your body and to calm your mind. It has helped me grow through some of life’s biggest challenges, and I hope my experiences can help you too!

If you want to learn more about my personal challenges in life and the experiences, strategies, information and opportunities that have helped me, feel free to drop me a mail.


Some Facts about me

Some of my favorite things in life are: early mornings, sunshine, the ocean, dancing in the moonlight (both the song and the actual activity), big, fresh, nourishing salad and smoothie bowls, all kind of herbs, everything COCONUT (water, milk, meat, oil, bowls, etc.), including coconut cappuccinos (my daily treat), me-time, farmer markets, flowers, fresh sheets, deep conversations with inspiring people, my mum embracing me into a big hug of wordless understanding (I love you mum), 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).

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.

Love always,

Nila