this is me

I am a mother of two happy and lovely daughters and live in Zürich. I am an ethnologist and have worked for several years as an English and German teacher in China and Switzerland. Having grown up bilingual myself – my mother is Welsh and my father Swiss – we speak both English and Swiss German at home. I love travelling and getting to know very different people. I love the sound of the sea and the wind in the trees. I enjoy swimming in a cool lake, hiking in the mountains, doing yoga and enjoying some peace and quiet in between – just being in the present moment. Humour, creativity and courage in people make me feel optimistic.

I gave birth to both my daughters with the help of HypnoBirthing in a mindful, calm and relaxed way at a birth house. It gave me a wonderful feeling of my own strength and connection with my children and my partner. Sadly a lot of births are not described with these words and it is my wish to change this. Mindfulness and meditation are still part of my daily life, especially after doing a course in mindful parenting.

I am now looking forward to passing on this knowledge to new parents, so that more families can have a mindful, self-determined and gentle start to their family life.

In September 2020 I additionally completed a course at "Achtsame Schulen Schweiz" and am now happy to be qualified to do mindfulness trainings in Kindergartens and Primary Schools.

"What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today", squeaked Piglet.
"My favourite day", said Pooh.