Petra Velzeboer was brought up in a cult, the Children of God. Lacking education but feeling that she was meant to save the world, she used alcohol and drugs to try to cope. Lonely after the birth of her children, she reached rock bottom but realised she had a choice. Petra chose to pursue happiness. Petra is now a coach, consultant and therapist who teaches others the healthy strategies she has learned. ‘It is our adversity that makes us who we are’, Petra says. She now tried to practice both courage and self-compassion.
Being brave is beautiful, Petra Velzeboer
Sowing the Seeds of Good Health, Kirsten Hartvig Rowley
Herbalist I don’t treat diseases, I treat people with problems, Kirsten says. Kirsten Hartvig Rowley is a naturopath, medical herbalist and author. When she sees patients, she looks at the whole person and finds a treatment based on natural herbal remedies and lifestyle changes. She believes that reconnecting with nature can help to heal us […]
Belonging To Something Bigger Than Yourself, Jane Lunnon
Headmistress The Head of Wimbledon High School, Jane Lunnon, says that the world has changed for her pupils. The old certainties of society aren’t there any more — what fills the gaps is often social media. Jane says young people need breaks from comparing themselves to their peers. Nothing, she says, beats a really good […]
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