As a philosopher, I used to write about laughter and ecstasy... When the Work found me I started to laugh in joy and in awe of what I believed! I believed that I had to do it right to be happy and therefore missed everything that was already perfect around me. I had developed a tendency towards perfectionism; I criticized my very healthy body even though I was a ballet dancer and olympic athlete by the age of 16. Later on, I was constantly seeking approval; I was in everybody's business, fearful, jealous and in angst over loosing recognition and love; overachieving; It was hard to be at peace with what I had. I got angry easily.
I was critical and dissatisfied around those I loved the most. I had a need to control people and situations around me: just ask my kids! Until I found The Work that is! Through The Work I regained confidence in simple things, I embraced life, guilt got rid of me and in that space I became a more loving mother, wife and a new gentle, kind friend to myself and others. I was surprised to find myself just listening and smiling at people. I started to crave stillness with the realization that life was not my business and with this I found peace, joy and the most delicious laughter ever! I am truly grateful for these questions and turnaround as time and time again they bring me to the center: the love that we are and we do nothing for. “We are being breathed” how easy is that!
For more than 15 years, I have been working with individuals interested in living a happier more connected life with themselves and those around them, initially through Buddhism, meditation, philosophy, emotional intelligence, literature and now The Work.