FROM “RICHES TO RAGS”, THE ROAD THROUGH HELL

Growing up in the time Czechoslovakia was under the communist regime sure was different from the freedom there is now. So while there were many restrictions, I learned that resilience is the key to overcoming obstacles, to keep my mouth shut when not asked, to be invisible, and that there are both borders and boundaries defining everything.

While at college I was part of the demonstrators against the communist government. At times we faced human shielded barriers and were expecting tanks to come rolling down at us. Fortunately for us all the time was right and the communist regime fell down before our eyes.

Later on after college I took on a few good jobs. English was still not a commonly used international language like it is today. Nudged by my parents I went to London  for a year to study English.

While there I supported my studies by living with, and looking after, two young girls. Childcare was never my strength. The younger girl was at times so challenging, that I would leave them both downstairs playing and watching TV and locked myself in my room upstairs.

One day I was so tired after a long weekend partying, that I slept when the family came home without keys. As they could not get in, the younger girl had to climb through an upstairs window to get home. All I recall was her entering my room, and as I was still asleep she screamed on the top of her lungs: “HANAAAA”! That much for my child minding qualities.

Upon return back to Prague I worked in a few good jobs and then found my way to the finance department of the British Embassy in Prague. A dream job working in a prestigious organization; with lovely group of people, meeting some well-known authorities. Among them was a quick personal chat with Prince Charles when he visited. I also assisted with the convoy transport of the delegates of NATO summit in Prague, having a great opportunity to enter the Air Force One plane while the crew was having a break.

All that was just perfect. However, I knew that if I stayed in that job, not much would change. I would most likely retire there and would still live with my parents.

So at a spur of a moment, I decided to take a chance and travel to the other side of the world to go to my friend’s wedding. It is a long journey so I decided to make the best of it and arranged to stay for the whole year. Not at my friends place of course, as that would be overstaying my welcome.

The first 6 months were tough learning. I went from a high profile jobs in Prague to not being able to find work in my field. Everywhere I asked, they told me they wanted someone with ‘local experience’. After some searching I took a job in hospitality, preparing sandwiches.

Coincidence had it that after some time making delicious sandwiches I was offered to run an overseas student agency in Sydney. One thing led to another and soon enough I have met Rado. Now, as it turned out, he was a great reason to stay in Australia. So I did extend my stay for another year, then another few, and later on made it permanent.

We happily settled in windy Sydney and later moved to sunny Brisbane. Life was good most of the time. Then in 2008 I went to all the possible and impossible seminars out there. Whether it was healing, investing or internet marketing, I’d done them all. After the massive dose of personal development, I left my corporate carrier and started my own healing venture. That seemed to be a bad move at first, as my confidence in my skills was lower than that of my clients.

So after a while at my home office, I fell into a depression which lasted for a few months.

Then I regained strength and trust in life and found an interesting retreat that promised (in my mind) the ultimate peace of mind and well-being on all levels. So I eagerly signed up.

After 6 days in total silence I was in total bliss. THEN ON DAY 8 MY WORLD SHATTERED.

Several years later I was still in the midst of the mental upheaval that had spun from the retreat.

I went through a massive dose of depression on several occasions, only to find out that depression is a sign of changing values and beliefs about our world construct and us.

The hopelessness that I felt back in those days was only understood by those who once went through it. There was no rational reason for me to be depressed. I had the life of other people’s dreams. And still… or maybe just because of that… I felt life was pointless and each day was a dreaded nightmare. That feeling lasted for some time. Understand months and years.

Then, after the worse passed and with a lot of support, I was back on my feet and ‘right in my head’. To be back to normal state of the mind was such a bonus. I felt recharged and regained some of my former self, with a new zest for living.

Only when I could see and accepted that I was actually fine, that life was worthy living, that people cared and that I had a mission to live, I recovered.

I found my calling in guiding others. In writing articles, blogs and books, coaching and teaching. I love the AHA moments of clarity, when things just come together. There is the deeper knowing, which means the truth is being revealed. Whether that is during writing of a text or the coaching session, it’s one of the most profound moments offered on the journey of self-discovery.

My mission is to live as an example of recovery, assist to found joy in life, help others create a future by design and trust in the higher power to deliver it.

May you be inspired and find your truth and joy.

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REBALANCE, RECHARGE, REDESIGN YOUR LIFE

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Now when I say I can work fast, I mean light speed! 🙂

This is the newly born upcoming retreat that Katherine and I will be running.

If you know of anyone who could benefit by attending, write us a message directly below this post.

Here are the details of the day.

An empowering day retreat for you if you are looking to

Rebalance, Recharge and Redesign your life.

What you will gain:

* A new roadmap for your life
* More clarity about your future
* Calm down your mind
* Create a desired vision
* Get away from the stress of life
* Promote healing of your body

What we provide:

* Comfortable group size
* Fun and easy to do activities
* Engaging and inclusive space
* Manual for life included

Plus years of experience and study of healing modalities, spiritual wisdom and personal development practices that work in everyday life.

Location of the retreat is in Everton park, North Brisbane.
Facilitated by Hana Rubinstejnova & Katherine Steevens.

Full price of this retreat is $199.

Mention the word ‘HARMONY’ to receive an early bird price of ONLY $79.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUDGED TO CREATE RETREATS

I guess this idea has been in the vortex of creation for a long time. To offer day retreats of a kind eventually. The concept was not anything new to me, as I have been pondering about such an idea many years ago. However, only just recently all things fell into place and it clicked.

Last year I co-authored (with a ‘Life Mastery’ Coach Katherine Steevens) and had published the “manual for a happy life”, aka book called “Design your future and create your dream life“. In the making of this book, we had a desire to make a whole program associated with our learnings. At the end of the year 2017, the book was ready for a wider distribution.

Now Katherine and I are in the process of offering our own signature day retreats to small groups of seekers. The process is underway, so if you are interested to learn more about either our upcoming events or our manual for a happy life, follow this site, respectively contact us through the form below.

During these retreats we will share what we learned on our way through life, the techniques that work and the teachings that inspired us to grow. They will be interactive, engaging and empowering. We also aim to initiate growth, which will lead to new opportunities.

If you are feeling inspired, like this post/follow this site/get our book (link above) and spread a word about us.

Focus and awareness.

 

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WHO IS YOUR REAL ENEMY?

This might seem to be a question that you think you know the answer to. If anyone popped up in your mind when reading the question they surely would not make it to a list of people you would rely on.

Life is an interesting adventure. Some call it a game. Others think this life is a punishment. Whatever is your take on life, life is best lived. Life challenges make us grow stronger wings. And flying is the ultimate of gifts which we don’t seem to be mastering without an engine. At least not yet.

So, who really is your ultimate enemy?

Enemy, who wakes you up in sweat in the middle of the night. Enemy, whose voice is so difficult to hear. The one who seems to know you so well. The one who doesn’t let you go anywhere on your own. You are never alone. They are watching every step, every breath you take.

WHO is it?

See if you can relate: Your INTERNAL critic! The voice that we hear every day, almost in every moment of our waking time.
Criticizing our past decisions, actions, future endeavours, ideas…and in the process, creating insecurities and anxieties.

Now, if you don’t have one of these internal voices, you are a very fortunate being.

However, for those of you, who can relate to the above here are some personal tips and well known strategies.

How to deal with your enemy with some extraordinary strategies

  1. Accept it as part of your personal journey.
  2. Recall who in your past could have the same kind of voice.
  3. Learn to change the tonality in which their voice speaks to you.
  4. Bring some fun into their existence (e.g. in your mind’s eye, imagine it as a movie character with a husky voice).
  5. Turn an imaginary knob and tune out the sound of this voice and replace it by some harmonious sounds.
  6. Appreciate that its primary function was to preserve your safety.
  7. Kindly explain to the voice (only in your head preferably) that you will be fine even without his suggestions.
  8. As the saying goes: “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
  9. Become aware of when the voice takes over your moments.
  10. Learn to love the ‘enemy’.