My Story


When I turned 39, I told my husband that I had achieved all my goals and asked him what I was going to do for the rest of my life.  He ironically smiled and said: “Do not worry, there will be something.”  Little did I know that I was about to lose everything, I mean everything, I thought I had…

Two decades before that fateful question, I had made a pact with myself to be happy and left the city that was my birthplace and home of many civilizations: Romans, Ottomans, Turks…without any money or credit cards or connections…just a naked determination to be happy.  Along the path, I danced at a NATO base in Germany.  I worked in a women’s shelter in Britain.  I got a Ph.D. from one of the most prestigious universities in the world.  I had my dream job working for the United Nations on women’s empowerment and gender equality.  I taught at an Ivy League University in USA. I met my soul mate in the steppes of the Silk Road.  I lived in Central Asian villages for a decade to bring safe drinking water to thousands of people. I explored dozens of countries in five continents. And despite the dooming conclusion of the medical profession, I received my heart’s dearest wish: becoming a mother.

And then, I woke up one morning in a black hole feeling dead before my death. All that I were and all that I had accumulated did not mean anything.  Health crisis, relationship crisis, meaning of life crisis…Hopelessness, despair, anger…a dire choice to live or die with the breast cancer…I chose the road less travelled and went deep inside myself. What I discovered is what I offer to the world now: secrets and techniques of happiness, health and joy.   Connecting to your inner power and living from your heart.  Making conscious choices to live your best life.

Read more and click on a recent interview I gave to a local newspaper in France and published in Connections magazine in Australia.