They say a problem shared is a problem halved. Well, I think this is true, not only from the perspective of the sharer, but also from the perspective of the listener. When we are going through our own trials in life and we hear about someone who has been through similar experiences and has come through them to the other side, it gives us hope. I want to give people hope. There were so many moments during my darkest times when most people would have simply given up. Indeed, had it not been for my children, I might have done just that! My role as a mother was sometimes the only thing that got me out of bed. But I had to learn to take care of myself, to recognize that my life was valuable too, that I had a purpose and a reason for being.
I want to share all my experiences with others. I want to talk about the coping strategies I developed, on a practical and emotional level. I want to share the comfort I eventually found in something of a spiritual awakening. I want to give people hope in their darkest hours… the kind of hope I wish someone had given me in mine. This, I believe, is the reason I went through what I went through, because I was destined to share my story and make a difference to the lives of others. I want to encourage, support and inspire those who are experiencing dark times.
Language has always been my passion, not least because it facilitated my love of travel. German is my mother tongue, but I also speak, write and read Greek, English and French fairly fluently, as well as having a good conversational Spanish. After I graduated from school, I did a two-year preparatory course in French language, literature and history before going on to study Translation and Interpretation (in English, French and German) with Psychology at the University de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III. After moving to Cyprus and marrying a Greek Cypriot man, I gained a diploma in Modern Greek language. My other relevant qualifications that I have gained more recently include becoming a certified Master Life Coach, NLP Master Coach, Time Paradigm Techniques Master Practitioner, and a Master Hypnotist with a specialization in Relationships, Motherhood and Parenting.