I grew up in a small village north of Frankfurt am Main and went to school in Friedberg.
I did not go to University after graduation but trained in ornamental horticulture. After that I went to live in the USA, Texas for two years teaching English and French in a small misionary outfit. After living at home in Germany again for a year I then went to live in the UK- London working for a wholefood wholesale company. Then working in organic gardening a year in a convent in Richmond England. After that I moved to Ireland and worked there gardening organically again and attended the Organic College Dromcollogher, County Limerick. In the year 200 I returned to live in Germany to support my sister in careing for out ailing mother.
I then met my husband who is a Psychotherapist and I am training in NVC(Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg), we work from our house and are involved in creating a supportive and caring community. We live in a small town which dates back to the 15th Century and has wonderfully restored timberframed houses from that era.
Growing up in a school system that did not diagnoes dislexia as a learning disability during the 60ies I had a hard time aquiring writing and reading skills.
It all turned for me when I learned English as I somehow gave myself permission to make mistakes and this lifted the pressure off me. When I started meeting GI’s in Friedberg, Germany and realised my skills, and it was fun at the same time, it lifeted me out of the despair of feeling like a failure at school.
And up to this day I feel a sense of power and accompishment when I communicate in English. I have participated in other volunteering groups doing translation and interpretation work and this is really coming handy now as I have not done this kind of work for a while.
I am gratefull to have found it now, as I did not even notice it up to this day.
Transition Town Movement, Gifteconomy, Sustainability, Self-suficency, intentional Communities, Eco-Villages, Singing for Health, Community Building, Nonviolent Communication, Restorative Circles,
Transition Town Movements,
Restorative Circles by Dominic Barter
Your passiona and how you keep in contact with yourself.
I think I live a pretty transparent life and folks know what I am good at.
Read on a friends twitter page and saw the titel of Dan Baxters "How I fell in love with a fish" I was laughing so hard my head started hurting, yet at the same time he transports such an important message that I kept going back tot TED for more talks. And I found a treasure chest and am happy to be a part of that work in making it more accessible to non-English speakers. I have friends who do speak English but Dan Barber is too fast for most of them.
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