I’m a highly creative person. For many years I earned a living as a professional musician. Then, through circumstances and necessity, I found myself changing career to a 9 to 5 office job. I struggled for a long time to fit in, getting increasingly unhappy, feeling stressed, overwhelmed and finally burning out.
During my enforced rest period, I did a lot of soul-searching and realised that the cause of my unhappiness was rather simple – ME! I was unable to adapt to my new situation and could not see a way of finding joy because I was focussing on the negative aspects of my life only.
I decided then to take action and went on a personal quest to learn how to change my mindset from one of suffering and negativity to one of gratitude for the good things in my life and acceptance of the things I could not change.
I remembered my passion for holistic practices and spirituality and started working toward my goal of changing my life into a truly fulfilling one. I brushed up on my existing Reiki skills, learnt some new skills and read as much as possible about meditation, mindfulness, the chakra system and all things related to wellness.
Once my confidence increased, I decided to change career again and started my own wellness business, 1000 Petals Wellness where I give Chakra Dancing, creative meditation and Reiki workshops, classes and 1-on-1s.
Now I want to pass on the joy and inner freedom this has given me to others who find themselves in the same situation. After all, we were all born to enjoy life on this wonderful planet!
I’m a Reiki Master, Chakra Dancing and Creative Mindful meditation therapist, Reiki Drum therapist, animal healer and joy facilitator. I have made it my life’s mission to empower others to find their inner joy and heal themselves from stress, overwhelm and burnout. I have a rich and colourful past that has given me the wisdom and tools to fulfill this mission.
Throughout my life, I have always done things a little differently. Instead of following the usual career path, I left school, met and married my husband and together we formed a band and toured and recorded for many years as professional musicians. We are still happily together now after almost 30 years. Together, we have travelled all over Europe. We live by the seaside with our beautiful Romanian rescue dog Frunza.
I also branched out into professional translating, again throwing all conventions in the wind and landing my very first translating job with the auditing giant, KPMG, even though I had no previous experience whatsoever. I succeeded through sheer determination and hard work.
However, I found that I did not really enjoy office life much and decided to set up my own translation agency instead. Years of being an independent musician had made my appreciate the freedom of being my own boss. I continued to combine my music and translation careers for several years but in the end found that the workload was simply getting too much.
Following an episode of burnout, I searched my soul and found that despite my success I wasn’t really and truly happy. I also rediscovered my long-forgotten love for spirituality and holistic therapies and all things related to healing our beloved planet, Mother Earth. I had been attuned to Reiki Level II many years ago but never used this skill because life had simply been too busy. I built on this knowledge and became a Reiki Master. Next, I enrolled on a Chaka Dancing and Creative Mindful Meditation diploma course to become a therapist in this field. I also added Reiki Drum to my skill set. The more I got onto this new path, the happier I felt and finally found true happiness and joy in life.
Today, I am the happiest I have ever been and see it as my life’s mission to pass this wonderful feeling on to others who so desperately need help with their personal journey from stress, overwhelm and even burnout to peace, happiness and joy.