Who are you
A question I have been asking myself so much so, that it became a recurring theme in my writing. What seems to be true for me, is that there is no one answer. Rilke said: “I don’t want to stay folded anywhere, because where I remain folded, there I am a lie” – that’s how I approach identity – instead of confining myself to biography, perceptions I hold of myself or others apply to me, I am committed to a mission of continuous exploration. I feel that this allows for a better, because multifaceted understanding of who I am, and gives way for discovering something much more important – purpose.
Where are you from
I was born in Germany – I’m not necessarily German though – my father is Indian, my mother is Czech. I spent my early childhood years in India and went to kindergarten in the Czech Republic, followed by my adolescent years in Germany. I have since collected many more expat statuses
and most recently, I moved from L.A. to New York.
What’s the name of your company and what is your title
I’m the founder of Moving Nutrition.
What inspired you to begin (working at) your company
I founded Moving Nutrition because I wanted to shift the conservation around health and wellness from being a personal one to one that includes our professional lives and the work place. The extensive work with my individual clients has reinforced the belief that we need a new narrative for success – armed with sustainability, by supporting mental, physical and emotional wellness. My own experience from being wheelchair bound to overcoming depression has been a major catalyst, and contributed to my desire to impact and create change in this space. I’m continuously inspired by my clients, others currently on the same path, as well as those who have started this work long before me.
What is your go-to mantra
Change is possible.
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why
A raven. Ravens are very intelligent and highly adaptable – they thrive in all seasons and habitats as different as hot desert and arctic tundra. And flying is a long held dream of mine – that I have not yet given up on. Subconsciously, having my dad read me Edgar Allan Poe as a little girl has probably contributed to this too.
What’s your ideal summer vacation spot
One where my love for the ocean, food, people, design and art can amalgamate.
First album you ever bought
Michael Jackson’s “Bad”
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten
I wish I could tell a crazy story from my travels, but quite honestly I have stayed away from the really weird stuff. To me, weird is also more related to new inventions that just seem wrong (pizza- hotdog wrap), rather than a culinary experience that is unfamiliar to the western
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you (and why)
For my skin and to sustain myself- coconut oil. A notebook with pen – to keep me sane and write down my observations and adventures for those who find it. Water, for obvious reasons.
Where would you rather be right now
I am where I’m supposed to be.
How did you first hear about Blender
Through one of my dearest friends and favorite people in this city – Anna Soloviev. Also, everyone should know Anna.
What drew you to Blender
There’s is an indefinite number of co-work spaces in the city – but Blender stood out because of its beautiful interior design, and great eclectic mix of people.
What would you curate for Blender event
I am curating one end of February called “Decoding Wellness”