Who Am I?
Hi! My name is Vanessa and I’m a writer, therapist, and teacher focused on heart-centred interventions. After studying Psychology and Coaching for more than a decade, I decided to transform what I learned and experienced into transformative programs and useful tools for people who aspire to lead a happier and more meaningful life!
The number #1 reason why we struggle so much with being happy in this modern world is the lack of hope and direction in life. As a result, our wellbeing is dramatically affected over time and becomes the second reason why changing our lives feels so overwhelmingly impossible. We get tired and start feeling defeated.
My mission is to help people who want to effectively change their life, in a safe and sacred space of learning and self-transformation. While working with me, you will benefit from different psychological theories and coaching tools that suit you the most. You will have the opportunity to grow and expand your dreams and aspirations in a supportive environment.
I take coaching work as a team effort and not like a specialist-client dynamic. I like to work side by side with people and I share my own vulnerable spots whenever you and your situation may benefit from it. I like to keep it real and, in a nutshell, your failure is my failure; your success is my happiness!
Why do you blog?
I started my blog as a way to reconnect; first with myself and then with others through my writing. At the time, I was trying to fit in the academic world and I struggled really hard with it, both physically and emotionally. I was also living abroad, and I went through several “dark nights of the soul” by myself. I honestly can say that my blog and the people that are part of it saved my life. I also had had several blogs since age twelve, but my current blog is by far the longest project I ever maintained, probably because I get to talk about what matters most to me and what I’m more passionate about – human development and wellbeing.
What motivates you to blog?
I think I have two different motives to blog. One is more internal; the other is more external. Blogging is a way to satisfy my own need of understanding my feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, but I also blog to connect with others and to feel part of a community in which I feel good in. I think being a “blogger” grants me the freedom I need to be myself and it also allows me to understand life better, because other bloggers feel safe to share their own stories and experiences with me. I believe being a blogger is much more than being a writer – you build a platform that connects you directly with people and the relationship with your audience can be much deeper and more human.
- Bs. Psychological Sciences
- Ms. Social and Organisational Psychology
- PhD Candidate
- Life/Wellbeing Coaching Professional Certification
Started a battle against morbid obesity at age 15, survived two plastic surgeries, and three burnout crisis. Coached and taught small children, adults, and seniors. Lives between England and Portugal. Can’t live without sun, writing, books and coffee.