HEY THERE, THANK YOU FOR PASSING BY!
My name is Nila Conzen.
I’m a MSc. Psychologist, 200 hour registered Yoga teacher, certified (plant-based) nutritionist and unshakable optimist from Germany.
I’m passionate about holding space & supporting you to be(come) who you truly are!
Over the last decade, I’ve turned my own pain into my passion to teach others the tools I’ve learned & developed on my journey to heal themselves through integrative nutrition, natural movement, and positive psychology.
Based on my background education, and my own experiences as a patient, I strongly believe that mental health is rooted in the body and physical health is shaped by the mind. I also believe in the amazing power of the human mind and the innate healing capacity of the human body.
After 10 years in the darkness, I know that it’s never too late to re(dis)cover & (re)create yourself and be(come) the person you were always meant to be!
Feel free to read on to find out more!
“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say ‘This is who I am.”
- Oprah Winfrey
I didn’t always live the GOOD LIFE: the health, the happiness, the self-confidence. In fact, just a few years ago you could have found me hiding in my little apartment, obsessing over food, exhausted by my never resting mind.
After many attempts to heal my body and my mind (including hospitals, therapists, etc.), I was finally ready to recover for real, creating a life I was always striving for – motivated by the hope that my own struggle will help many others one day.
I practice what I preach.
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 travelled to Bali for 6 months to complete a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Ever since I started to take my (not so pretty) life into my own hands, I happily hop onto my Yoga mat every morning to practice self-care, self-compassion and self-acceptance. Apart from my mat, you can find me dancing in the kitchen preparing delicious and nutritious rainbow bowls or educating myself with a good book about self-development and the bigger purpose of our existence. I also make sure to spend time with the people I love. Because at the end of the day, I deeply believe that’s what life is all about.
From pain to purpose
Every morning, I asked myself: “Nila, if this would be the last day to be alive, did you EAT to nourish your body, MOVE like you love yourself and make your story MATTER?” This became my mantra for life. By changing my thoughts and believes, I started acting accordingly. My body started acting accordingly and I slowly started to heal (myself).
“EAT. MOVE. MATTER. Became my daily mantra.”
What has once been my addiction has become my life’s purpose. My mission is to encourage others to live up to their full potential. To live their truth, their dreams and to help them turn EVERY adversity into their biggest opportunity!
If I can help at least one person who is experiencing physical or psychological misalignments with or without diagnoses and is unaware of how healing their past, changing their diet and moving their body could give them their life back, my mission is complete. If I show at least one person who has been labeled with a mental illness and has never been educated that diet, exercise and positive psychology could improve their conditions and give them their life back my mission is complete.
“Moving, eating, and living in alignment is now a way for me to thrive.”
I believe that our happiness lies in our own creative power to create and achieve EVERYTHING we desire. It took a long time until I realised 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 unlimited reality.
I truly believe that all changes start in your mind – with that, I changed my thinking and healed my relationship with food, my body and ultimately with myself.
“Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw
I have decided to start my business, because of the love I found for myself after choosing to take my (desperate) life into my own hands. Every new experience, all the hard work I have learned within the last couple of years was worth fighting for the GOOD LIFE. All the deep work warmed my soul in a way that I thought I would never feel again. I believed the GOOD LIFE was impossible, but the effects of adopting a healthy mindset full of positivity helped me overcome the darkest obstacles. Choosing a GOOD LIFE is challenging, but at the same time life-changing and I knew I had to share this empowering feeling with the world.
I want to turn my negative experiences in life into good ones and empower others to make a change to the GOOD LIFE as well. My ultimate objective is to spread positivity and happiness and encourage you to welcome back your own zest for life.
After doing the hard work on my own, I now help people like you prioritize and implement the deep inner work so that their greatest passions and purpose are shared unapologetically with the world. I am obsessed with educating and inspiring others to consciously create their own GOOD LIFE.
No matter what challenges you currently face – and we ALL have challenges (believe me mental health is my demon) – let me tell you this: you CAN be happy, you can be healthy, and you CAN love your life.
One of the most important things I have learned during my re(dis)covery journey is this:
“A good Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about consciously 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 as your holistic coach and mentor I want to share with you the things that have helped me along the way to support you on your very personal journey.
Looking back, I wish I’d reached out for the support, tools and guidance that I now understand were available to me. Instead, I did what many of us do when we’re struggling; I put my head down and said I was “fine”. But there’s a huge problem with this approach because repressed physical and emotional pain can eventually manifest as dis-ease. I’m now on a mission to help you optimise your health, connect with your purpose and increase your resilience, before your very own wake up call.
My mission is to help people find their true self, to come back to themselves, find that light within them that has always and will always be there. It’s about being responsible for your own life and taking charge to create the life that you dream of.
If this is the kind of support you are looking for, click HERE!
I’m looking forward getting to know you and your story!
With a whole lot of love and gratitude,
PS: There’s a tool that I use every day that helps me live a more conscious life. It’s called the GOOD LIFE Journal and it helps me to tackle every day with bravery and confidence. Feel free to give it a try!
PPS: I have contributed one section of my blog to “Community Input” as a growing tribe of like-minded people wants to share their story on a platform that is secure, lovingly accepting, long-lasting and not constantly comparing (like Instagram and Facebook to name a few).
If you ever desire to share YOUR story, your thoughts or feelings ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE and it’s challenges, feel free to drop me a message. I am really grateful for any contribution you want to give!
Some facts about me
Early mornings, dancing in the moonlight (both the song and the actual activity). Big, fresh, nourishing salad and smoothie bowls, everything COCONUT, including coconut cappuccinos (my daily treat). I love my daily me-time, farmers markets, flowers, deep conversations with inspiring people, and 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). I love to practice Yoga and to cook, eat and educate.
I’m really good at my job, making people feel, own, and celebrate their own enough-ness and stand in their own truth, because sometimes this journey we call live can get very lonely, scary, and hurtful. If I can be the person in your life that says: “I believe in you and you are not alone!” while the rest of the world is doubting you, then I will consider my job done. I am authentic, enthusiastic, and trustworthy. My clients need to be able to rely on me, feel themselves lifted and supported along their journey. And I am really good in helping others feel more themselves and overcome lifes’ obstacles.
Small talk, hiding behind my true feelings, and focusing on a single thing. I am also very bad in singing, planing long in advance, doing routine tasks, excel (it sure is a bitch), sitting in front of the computer for too long, and enduring authoritarian opinions and conventions.
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, and people who don’t trust their intuition and believe in their own power.
In chance at the right time, in most of the content in the (mainstream) media, in “one-way-suits-all”-solutions, and my grandma’s complains (they are almost always not true).
I believe that the mind and body are not separate, we cannot heal one without addressing the other. And I believe in self-responsibility, in community, in simplicity, in the present moment, good food, the healing power of yoga and the power of now. I believe in nature, in the power of thoughts and the subconscious, in meditation, in humour, and in change. More than anything, I believe that every obstacle can be overcome (for real), in goals & visions, in two sides of a coin, and ultimately in myself.