Hi, I’m Tanja Vanessa and I’m happy you’re here!
I don’t know what brought you here on my page but I believe there are no coincidences in life.
Maybe you are looking for answers.
Maybe you want to figure out why things are the way they are.
Why people do what they do.
Why YOU do what YOU do.
And why YOU think what YOU think.
I know that I have been one of those people. Since I have been 3 years old, my favourite question is «Why?». And believe me, this word/question brought me into a lot of trouble but also on a wonderful personal journey which made me write those words today. Later I found out that I was a questioner, based on Gretchen Rubins book «the Four Tendencies». That made me feel a bit better! 😉
I am and have always been an observer. Just a curious soul that likes to learn and to understand the secret of life. From a very young age on I tried to figure out why I got sent to this earth. I asked many questions but soon I realized that most people in my life didn’t have any answers for me. So I had to figure out this mysterious thing called life on my own.
Since I am 15 years old I am traveling. Mostly I traveled alone. Travelling was like therapy for me. I learned so much about the world and myself and it shaped my character into what it is today. However, after more than 12 years of exploring, I realized that traveling didn’t give me the fulfillment that it gave me once.
And that was when I realized that I was trying to find the answers to my questions outside of me. Or better said: I was basically running away. I was clearly distracting myself from what was really going on underneath my skin.
So I started another journey, a journey within.
And oh man, I had to clean up a lot. It was pretty painful at times but also so rewarding. On my inner journey, I came across many amazing teachers, who guided me to my answers. I overcame many personal obstacles. I moved away from Switzerland to spend some years in the Netherlands. I healed myself from chronic pain and health issues. I discovered yoga and my spirituality. I started to eat healthy food, food that was nourishing me, I took care of my body and my emotional needs.
And I decided to become a certified mental coach. While I am writing those words I am taking another course in holistic health to learn more about the body and nutrition. I do that in order to look at my coachees more holistically. I deeply believe that everything is connected – body, mind, and soul. And this is the way I see you, as a soul with thoughts that uses a body as its tool.
And if you have read this whole text until now, I think you might find some answers for yourself here!
So, enjoy and get inspired! I’m also always happy to get in touch with you on Instagram!
And always remember: You are the creator of your life!