Welcome!

Hello everyone

I thought fit to start this website with a small introduction of myself and the story of how I turned from a food addicted, depressed and lonely soul into the energetic, happy and connected being that I am today.

From my perfect, unhappy life…

My Name is Martina and I’m a passionate meditation teacher, writer, PhD student and assistant in criminal law and traveller on my very own spiritual journey. In my early twenties I had a perfect life: Good prospects of a promising career as a big shot lawyer, a long-term relationship that was supposed to end in marriage and two children sometime in the near future, a body mass index of luscious 21, and a circle of friends big enough to make me feel more or less popular. Sounds like I had every reason to be happy? I thought so, too…

Until one uneventful Wednesday afternoon I found myself sitting on the floor of my living room, wondering why the hell I just ate 18 (!) chocolate bars. Why I had been overeating compulsively on all different kinds of unhealthy food in the past 10 years, balancing it out with overdoing sports and strict diet plans. Why I struggled every day to get up and go to the office, or go out and meet friends, when all I really wanted to do was sleep. Why I looked at my boyfriend of three years as if he was a stranger. And finally: Why I always felt as if I don’t really belong here, as if my whole life was somehow fake.

I don’t know exactly where these questions came from all of a sudden – maybe the sugar rush from the chocolate bars caused some sort of mental blackout that stopped me from lying to myself – but once I saw the truth it couldn’t be unseen anymore: I was anything but happy. On the contrary, apparently I had an eating disorder, low self-esteem, depression issues and maybe even a serious personality disorder (along with an obvious tendency to dramatize). So I was left with no other choice but to look for answers.

…to love, joy and inner peace

I started the never-ending journey to the core of my very being with reading the stories of others: Guides, blogs, novels, any words that seemed like a reflection of myself and my weird patterns of behaviour. And to discover what tools those authors used to heal their old wounds made me try out a variety of healing-methods myself, some of which were not only successful but simply life changing. With meditation practice I slowly learned how to accept myself for who I am, to become aware, present, alive. As a matter of fact I got so hooked on meditation that I started to take interreligious classes to become a meditation teacher – probably the first time in my life I did something I was really passionate about.

Today I can say that I made it: I learned how to slow down, to stop overthinking, to be more than my thoughts and feelings and – as cheesy as it may sound – to unite my body, mind, and soul. I didn’t become a better person and then started to love myself; I rather unravelled the person that was hidden under all my old beliefs and discovered that the love was already there. That it has always been there. I may still struggle sometimes with whatever life throws at me, but I built a lot of bridges that allow me to find the way back to my heart whenever I get lost again. These bridges are what I’d love to share with you here in order to support you on your way back to yourself and back home – whatever that means for you.

I work as a meditation teacher at NOW Meditation in Zürich where I teach the class “Presence” every Wednesday over lunch (in English; more details here) – feel welcome to drop in at anytime. I also give private lessons including spiritual counseling at my client’s homes where they feel relaxed and comfortable.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I can’t wait to connect with you.

Much love,

Martina

23 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Santosh kumar parmar

    Thank you kindly for creating such worthy page. I am very delighted seeing contents and especially feels so proud of reading your short autobiography. I’m sure many will learn a lot from it and get comfort like me. I personally salute you for all the struggles and way to dealt with all the ups and downs is truly supremely admirable. Your thoughts and couraging spirt always purusaeded me to do better and hope better what ever the situation is. I’ll always thankful to you for all the positive energy you shed. Once again thanks a lot.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for those words. They truly touched me and I had this huge smile on my face reading them. It really means the world to me to connect with such beautiful souls like you, I think all together we can really make a difference in this world. Thank you so so much💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛🙇🏼‍♀️

    1. heartbridgeswritings

      Thank you, that means a lot! I’m only half way through, still so much to do, but it’s all about the way there, isn t it😊😘 have an amaaaaaaazing weekend too my dear🌸

  2. Santosh kumar

    many thanks for sharing. I’m so delighted to read it. Your’e a genuinely a role model. Look forward to connecting you. Bundles of Prayers and love🕊❤️

    1. heartbridgeswritings

      ohh many many thanks to you for stepping by, always such a big pleasure! you keep on bringing sparks of light to my days, thank you!!! bundles of prayers and love aaaaand best of sunday vibes right back to you my dear dear friend! <3

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