about Nila

Hey you, beautiful,you,

THANK YOU FOR PASSING BY!

My name is Nila Conzen.

I’m a MSc. Psychologist, 200 hour registered Yoga teacher, and certified (plant-based) nutritionist with big dreams and an open heart to listen. I have also struggled with a severe mental health disorder for many years, which I now proudly use as the base of my work. I turned my pain into my passion to help others do the same. I believe there is so much more in life to be experienced than we often allow ourselves to feel.

But, it’s never too late to (re)create yourself and be(come) the person you always dreamed to be!

Nila Conzen

About the good life

“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

My story

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 belief 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. 

 

About the good life

“Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

- George Bernard Shaw

I have decided to start this blog, 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 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 create their own reality. 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:

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 as your holistic coach and mentor I want to share with you the things that have helped me along the way to help 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. 

I’m looking forward getting to know you!

With a whole lot of love and gratitude,

Nila

PS: I have contributed one section of the blog to “Community Input” as a growing tribe of like-minded people wants to share their opinion 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), me-time, farmers 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). 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, focusing on a single thing, singing, planing long in advance, doing routine tasks, excel (it sure is a bitch), sitting in front of the computer for too long, 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, 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, in 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. 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. I believe that every obstacle can be overcome (for real), in goals & visions, in two sides of a coin, and ultimately in myself.