Who am I?
I am a dreamer, seeker, life passionista and a much, much more.
I am not a life coach or a psychologist, I am not some special person with any secret knowledge. I am just a regular everyday person and I have spent a lot of years of my life seeking the answers on how to be my best self and live my best life – a mindful life. I am trying to improve, grow, and learn. That is something that never ends. I am trying to live authentically every day and I am striving to be the best version of myself and live up to my potentials.
I have read many books and taken many courses to find those answers, but most importantly, I lived through a lot of experiences that made me who I am today and helped me grow and become my best self. I struggled with depression, an eating disorder, health problems, pain from losing my father at the age of 12, a challenging and painful childhood, and finding my purpose and meaning.
I overcame a lot of pain, struggles, obstacles, and setbacks and I can tell you from experience that it can be done. You can come to the other side stronger, wiser, better, and more complete as a person. You can find yourself and your truth through life’s hard situations and moments. You can have mindfulness in everyday life.
“I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand.
We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn to the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well…
We, searchers, are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide…
For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.”
~ James Kavanaugh
My not guilty pleasures
I’m in love with life and I think it’s magical. I’m a big kid and a dreamer. I do what I love, I love what I do, and I don’t see it as work.
I love and enjoy reading (anything and everything, from spiritual literature, literary classics, and expert books to SF and romance novels), music (I perceive music very emotionally so I listen to whatever moves me), volunteering (my favorite was therapeutic horseback riding), long walks in the woods with my Labrador, Rose, long conversations with loved ones (if they are combined with long walks then you can’t shush me), laughing (especially with loved ones during long conversations combined with long walks), dancing (to 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s rock music, until the early morning hours), good tea (my favorites are Yogi teas, all tastes and types), rain (especially walking in the rain, but it’s not bad under a blanket either), snow and snowflakes (and again, there are those walks but also a blanket, especially with a good book or good music and a cup of tea)… and the list goes on.