Hi there! Nice to meet you 😉
Welcome to my website. My name is Catherine, 34 years old and I’ve been working as an independent professional in mental healthcare for over 10 years. In particular, my heart goes out to children and their families.
Both on a personal and professional level I discovered how important it is to be able to cope with daily stress. Family tensions and life-changing events can have a major impact on our well-being. Hard and passionate work can take its toll if you don’t take good care of yourself.
That’s how I came to set up this website to share all my knowledge and experience with as many people as possible, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits.
How I learned to deal with my stress
After my studies, as a 23-year-old young lady, I was very enthusiastic and motivated to throw myself into the field. Nothing was too much to ask of me:
I knocked many, long hours, did extra work for clients, helped colleagues where I could, etc…
Until at one point it became too much for me. I felt completely overwhelmed by all the work and the emotional heaviness of the many cases I followed.
Even at home there were signs that I wasn’t doing well: My partner indicated that I reacted more quickly, could suddenly erupt for small things, had little use for activities together. It was hard to stay in touch with each other while I lost myself more and more.
That was when I decided that something really had to change. I wanted to have more energy back and especially the feeling of space in my head.
First I started taking yoga classes. This brought me a lot of relaxation: physically and mentally. I felt that my body needed movement and that this also gave me peace in my head.
Then I discovered the power of meditation. I did online research, read several interesting books, started working with meditation apps. Today meditation is an essential daily part of my life. Every morning I start my routine with a form of meditation: guided, in silence, through mantras or visualizations, through singing bowls, etc…
This brings me into the right flow and helps me to find a balance between work and private life. I couldn’t live without it anymore!
Become the ultimate ZEN master
As you may have experienced yourself, stress has an impact on our general functioning: mental, physical, socio-emotional.
Our health is essential for a good quality of life.
Do you recognize yourself in my story? Is it also a big challenge for you to find that balance for yourself? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, exhausted, lacking energy? You don’t have to keep feeling this way. Take action now and discover the magical world of meditation and yoga!
Through this website I offer you a platform full of useful tips and exercises, product reviews, interesting books, handy apps & websites so you can immerse yourself in the self-healing world.
Feel what it’s like to be 100% zen…
As the saying goes: you can only take care of someone else, if you take care of yourself first. Be sweet and gentle to yourself and cherish your inner child.
If you have any questions or need help, don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below. I will help you with much love ❤
Founding Mother of Calm Your Monkey Mind