I am a clinical psychologist and counselor. I am an American who came to Germany many years ago on a semester abroad. 25 years later, I’m still in Germany and am a mom to three kids! I have been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2006, meditate and have been a vegetarian since then. I’m also a writer, published in various web-magazines on the topic of mindfulness, and have a blog, www.moderndaymindful.com.
I began my career as a management consultant, a successful but very intense job. I was working my way up the ladder when I suddenly had to ask myself: “Why are you doing this?”. I was successful, but nowhere near happy. That was the beginning of a new adventure to find myself. It was a long journey but I eventually found my purpose in psychology. When I discovered mindfulness several years ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: Help others improve their lives, through the foundation of mindfulness.
I’m a cerebral kind of person, and am very ambitious and goal-oriented. I truly believe we can reach our goals and dreams if we are ready to 1) believe in ourselves, and 2) work hard enough for it. Still, we must be able to take care of ourselves through self-compassion, self-reflection, and recognizing and accepting our own boundaries.
That’s why I’m so grateful that I discovered mindfulness. Mindfulness helps me to be aware of the here-and-now, to detach myself from all my thoughts, to not take my inner critic so darn seriously. Mindfulness plays a very big role in my life, in my parenting approach, and builds the foundation for my counseling and coaching practice.