I have been on a very self-destructive path for many years of my life. It’s been a long and winding road from Austria to Los Angeles: from being a party girl who ate badly, smoked and drank too much to now, living a very different yet exciting life that’s based on conscious choices. Choices to have a deep appreciation of our environment, to have a love for healthy food, and to have a profound admiration for the miracle our bodies and lives are.
Learning about food, understanding the mind-body-soul connection and inspiring whoever wants to be inspired to live a healthier, more aware and thus happier, fulfilled life has become a huge passion for me. Experiencing what all this wonderful, nutrient dense food does to my body, my soul and my whole being is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I want you to have the same experience; to feel as vibrant, healthy and happy as I do. The best thing about it? It’s easy and fun. Surprise yourself and »start the journey.
Although I was lucky enough to never be confronted with serious health issues, I had other issues: From a young age on I was obsessed with wanting to stay forever young. When I was 13, I used my first facial cream. Only a couple of months later, I decided I’d better go on a diet or at least take some appetite suppressants because I wasn’t thin enough, when in actuality, I was nearly underweight. I saw myself as a kind of ugly duckling. However, in fact in hindsight, I was a beautiful young girl.
Years went by and things in my inner world pretty much stayed the same. My outer world changed, however: I moved from Salzburg to Innsbruck to study management and economics. After graduating from university, I started to work in Vienna for various high-end corporations; always searching but never really finding, always trying to fit in, to be someone I was not. And then, an unexpected turn of events lead me to Los Angeles.
After 2 years in LA, I met a guy and thought he was the love of my life. We started together what we believed to be a healthy lifestyle when, in fact, it was not. There were still lots of processed foods, unhealthy stuff, and other destructive behaviors. When this relationship ended, I was forced to make new plans and re-examine what I really wanted from life. I did promise myself to make this break-up the best thing that ever happened to me and I did. When I discovered how truly healing food and its preparation were for me, I knew I had found something I wanted to dive into. Preparing healthy, nutritious food and learning about nutrition became my true passion.
At Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy I studied the alchemy of raw cuisine. Various books including Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Program inspired me to eat for beauty. The
great news is this: it worked! I discovered the impact of nutrient-rich foods and how food does, in fact, become your medicine. The more I read and studied, the more I became fascinated with the power of real, whole food. A decision was made; I wanted to study nutrition and help people to transform their lives in terms of health and well-being. The next step in my journey was my training with Bauman College.
It’s been a while now since I first moved to the beautiful City of the Angels. I care deeply for the country I grew up in, care for my new chosen home, and care for the world. What I truly
am is a citizen of the world. I believe in diversity, in the freedom to be whoever we want to be as long as this freedom does not violate the basic rights of others.
I now live a life that I love. My obsession with beauty and youth has transformed into embracing my inner and outer beauty and my never-aging spirit. I have experienced first hand what healthy, conscious eating and living means: a glow on your skin, a boost in your energy, and a radiant beauty from the inside out.
The path to true health is a multi-leveled one. It needs to take your whole being into consideration: mind, body, and soul are
equally important. All levels of your being need proper nourishment so that you as a human being can thrive and live life to the fullest.
I graduated from Bauman College as holistic nutrition consultant. My hypnosis and NLP training provide additional tools for finding solutions for your health and well-being in our ever evolving, vast human existence.
I am truly passionate about sharing the knowledge that I have gained along the way. My goal is to empower, inspire and »support you.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, fulfilled life!