After a 15-year successful career as a Senior Medical Doctor and Operational Manager of a health care company, I crashed into severe burnout. During my healing process, I reflected on my situation, I realized something that left me speechless at first. Many years of working, achieving, and striving for success and growth in a linear, masculine way (like I was told to do in school and during my 20+ years of education) left me feeling depleted, exhausted, and disheartened. I wanted to make an impact in the world but I didn’t even have the energy to read a bedtime story to my daughters.
I felt very sad, lonely, and hopeless.
I had been living the illusion that success is connected to working hard only, and that pushing through would get me the freedom, satisfaction, and fulfillment I was longing for. What I didn't see, was that I was living a lie we have been told for decades, and generations, the lie that growth is a linear process.
In my twenties, I already started a spiritual practice around the Moon phases and I learned a lot about my hormonal cycle and how to track it, but somehow it never occured to me that I could use this knowledge to live life in a much more sustainable way.
During my recovery from burnout, I noticed how closely my energy levels were connected to my hormonal cycle, and the Moon cycle. I was extremely tired at New Moon for example, and during Full Moon I felt better.
I picked up my practice to live wih the Moon cycle again, and I started writing Moon Reports.
When we look at nature, we see that growth is a cyclical process. In spring, the seeds germinate, summer is charactarized by abundant growth, we harvest in fall, and it all dies down in winter. Over and over again. When we don't respect the natural cycles of growth, we will never have true abundance. Life has so much to offer when you tune in tho the natural rhythms! It struck me how little we still know about Cyclical Living.
Once I started to realize that recovery, personal energy management, and growth were cyclical processes, I started implementing feminine energy practices like menstrual cycle awareness, tracking the moon, meditation, journaling in my every day life. With the help of these feminine practices, I recovered from burnout and created my best life!
I now have the freedom to do what I truly love and what makes me happy (in my case, working from home, enjoying time with my daughters, supporting my body through sustainable and fullfilling practices AND creating a better world at the same time).
I have more energy than the 10 years before I changed my life.
Every day, opportunities present themselves, and doors open which I didn't know existed.
I felt deeply that this wisdom needed to reach more women to help them recover from fatigue, stress and burnout. I attended a post-graduate coach training program to change my career. I started Elemental Life in May 2017 and this platform is ever-growing since because there is such a need for guidance. The feminine is rising and we need to learn how to live in balance with the feminine energies.
I am now a certified holistic vitality coach for women and I help inspired, ambitious women with energy issues to reclaim and master their energy through Cyclical Living.
Iit is vital that we learn how to live cyclically instead of linear, and how to tap into the wisdom of the body, and how to use the cosmic energy to create our best life.
My goal is to integrate knowledge and experience from a variety of realms: holistic health, psychology, science, nature and spirituality to help you understand why cyclical living is so important for health and wellbeing.
I use my experience as a Medical Doctor who worked in the field of psychiatry, general healthcare, business improvement and change management, my post-graduate coach certification, my personal experience with cyclical living, energy medicine, yoga, meditation, astrology, modern rituals and the teachings of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine to help you.
I see life as an everchanging, spiraling path to higher knowledge, personal growth and discovery of your true Self.
It's an exciting journey, and I'm happy to walk along with you!
With love and blessings,
PS: I’m also a co-parenting mom of two daughters, and proud owner of a vegetable patch and two chickens. I love nature, looking at the Moon, I have a ton of tarot and oracle decks, a cabinet full of crystals, and I enjoy knitting socks. Really. ;-)