About the Good Life

About THE GOOD LIFE

Everybody is talking about it, yet only few are really living it: the GOOD LIFE. Most of us wander through our days hoping to reach a better life one day. But this day may never come.

Let me show you how you can start your GOOD LIFE with simple tools today.

Research from some of the longest-lived cultures around the world (so called Blue Zones) shows that the “secret” of longevity is a mostly plant-based diet, natural movement, and having a sense of purpose.

EAT

It all starts with the right diet that suits your individual needs!
From my own experience I know that you cannot be there for others unless you nourish yourself first.

MOVE

Find what feels good!
Through Yoga, I learned to love & appreciate my body again. I want to inspire you to move your body sanely in a way that feels right for YOU.

MATTER

We all seek connection!
I want to inspire you to step out of your own little love cave & comfort zone and use your passion to inspire others to do the same.

"My work (and this site) is devoted to sharing ideas, tools, and resources that will help you create who you were always meant to be."
Nila in Bali Indonesia
Nila
Creator of THE GOOD LIFE

The story behind the good life

Why a(nother) blog ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE?

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 hard, 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 by sharing my journey in hope that it will one day empower others to make a change as well. My ultimate objective is to spread positivity and happiness and encourage everyone to welcome back their own zest for life.

How it all started.

When I began writing my journey down onto a piece of paper, I could feel the foundations for my recovery being laid. Writing has helped me to understand my occasional deep and twisted emotions. It made me realise illogical thoughts, reflect on my feelings and accept my true self.

The things that I found myself writing about, have been incredibly helpful on my journey to recovery. Writing and then reading my own words has had an excitingly positive effect on me as I began to understand myself better. It is a bit like talking to a therapist whose main task it is to just listen without judgement. (I know what I am talking about as I have studied and graduated with a MSc. In Psychology myself).

The client will usually learn the most from listening to his own words and recognize what is really happening within their mind. As no one could help me overcome my mental disturbances, I decided to educate myself to be able to “heal myself“.

 

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 mission for life. By changing my thoughts and believes, I started acting accordingly. My body started acting accordingly and I slowly started to heal (myself).

Almost one year ago, I began sharing what I wrote on Instagram and social media in photo captions. The reaction I receive on a daily basis is beautiful. And I thank all of you who are following me on my journey. I feel very blessed to have received such warm and accepting responses when I chose to open up and share my story. As time and space is limited on this platform, I have decided to capture and share my words and what has helped me on this blog.

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 unfold their very individual personal gift for the world.

If I can reach at least one person here 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 reach at least one person who has been labeled with a mental illness and has never been educated that diet, exercise and positive psychology informed therapy could improve their conditions and give them their life back my mission is complete.

What is the GOOD life all about?

In life many of us are trying to discover who we are and what life really means to us. The mainstream media is talking about the importance of “finding your purpose” to make your life a good one.

The truth is “life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” It’s about discovering what we’re capable of and learning from our challenges in life to evolve into the person we inspire to be. I strongly believe that our purpose is in our very individual story. We don’t just “find” it one day. On the contrary, we constantly create and recreate it.

By looking at your problems in life as challenges to learn and grow from; including physically, mentally, and spirituality, we are actually creating and defining ourselves with every moment we live and every breath we take. Basically, we live to learn so we may as well learn to live.

Of course, not every day will be GOOD. We all have “bad” days where nothing seems to work and we get frustrated. But that is the wonder of life. How could we see the magic in a GOOD day without those that are darker and challenge us?

The only way you are going to achieve your own GOOD LIFE is to accept where you are and trust that everything is going to work out. Remember this: Just because it’s a bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s going to be your whole life!

 

 

 

We chose who we are.

Whether we realize it or not, every choice we make shapes us into who we are.  It’s up to us wether we decide to change our daily habits or not.  It’s our decision to stand and fight or walk away. It’s you alone who decides to face the things you’re unhappy with in your life and change them or just except them. Bottom line, every choice we make, every challenge we face, it’s how we choose to handle each moment in our lives that creates the person you see in the mirror every day.

I believe, if you view your challenges as an everlasting lesson of life, you’ll focus less on the problems and more on the solutions to move forward. What we need to do is embrace each problem in life. Good or bad. To find the meaning behind it and allow it to become an opportunity to grow as a human being. At least, that is what I have decided to do!

With this in mind, you can learn more from your experiences and make the choices that help create the person you want to be, and not let your surroundings make the decision for you. You take your good life into your own hands!

Remember: “Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.

I have decided to be a voice of inspiration for change in my life and others, and I want to encourage and help you to become the person you inspire to be.

It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and live up to your real potential!

 

Quick & well informed

My blog posts are intended to provide you with interesting information about THE GOOD LIFE (including Yoga, Nutrition, and Psychology). Most topics are short and won’t need much of your time. A way that inspires not just understanding, but your action and integration as well. Back at University, I was never a fan of professors or teachers talking about a topic for hours and struggling to read through textbooks with many pages but little valuable input. I didn’t like them constantly repeating what they had already said. Nevertheless, I still want you to get something out of my words, to read between the lines, to either learn or create something with them for yourself. So I advice you to not just read the post, but be open to take whatever you need from the hidden truth between the lines. Trust me, there is always a bigger picture behind the written word.

On this site, I want to create pathways and moments that allow you to embrace your own potential. To connect. To reveal. To see and engage with possibility.

At the same time, keep in mind that the real magic happens when you lift up your head and start doing the work. I know it’s hard, but I also know it’s totally worth it.

I am happy if you join me on this journey to yourself. But don’t do this for me. Remember it’s all about YOU. It’s all ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE that we all deserve to live.

It’s time to stand up and say “I choose me. I choose to create my own GOOD LIFE!”

The only question is:

Are you ready?