“There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle”. Albert Einstein
In my work I combine academic knowledge accumulated over a total of 10 years of University studies, with a healthy dose of common sense, open mindedness and “life wisdom”. I’m also a keen student of sustainable living principles, like permaculture, natural housing and energy sources, and living in community. I spend half of the year at an intentional community and retreat centre in Northern Italy, and the other half in Ontario, Canada. In my free time you can find me enjoying outdoor sports, rock wall climbing, yoga and mindfulness meditation.
My first 10 day silent meditation retreat in 2005, made me realize (experientially) the healing power of the mind. Contrary to what I had known thus far, this source of knowledge had nothing to do with books and academics, but rather with a deep connection to my own inner self and intuitive knowing. This realization fueled another stream of retreats, courses and workshops in various energy / mind-body medicine modalities (Reiki, psychosomatic therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy). The aftermath was that I found my work as a Clinical Research Specialist at Toronto’s St Michaels Hospital (see Publications) no longer fulfilling, albeit financially rewarding. I needed to integrate my analytical mind with my inner healer – which lead me to become a Naturopathic Doctor.