Introduce yourself within a sentence.
I’m passionate with my work, since 15 years now, I m a psychologist at first, a trainer, and also certified master coach.

What is the most challenging part of your life in this time of crisis?
The most challenging part is to find a way to earn money to live, without giving training (80% of my activity before Coronavirus).

What is your guiding light every day that makes you smile?
My first resource to give me a smile is my daughter (4yo), and the way she sees the life: she is sooo happy of having us all day long with her, she’s enjoying every single moment of the lockdown from the wake-up with a wild bacon and eggs breakfast with her dad to the evening stories.
The second resource is the nature, looking outside, seeing the sun, the nice green garden make me smile and feel lucky.
The third one is to enjoy the quality family time we are spending together, I’m cooking every day (I can’t remember the last time I cooked so often, probably during my studies in France when I lived alone), we are making a lot of things together, cooking, baking, schooling, painting, and also some good films. My little one saw the first Harry Potter and she was so excited with the magical story, her big eyes looking and smiling was great.

I m a very busy mum, and most of the time I don t have the time to stop and look of the magic of everyday around me. The luck to have my family with me, safe and healthy, having some food, and a garden and a pool.
The whole planet is healing, in Venice waters have never been so clear, some animals are coming back in town… less pollution…

We needed that stop in our life, to get back to our priorities and to let the nature heal.

If you can share a source of hope with someone in need, what would it be?
“I choose the impact that things have on me”
Things happen, and we don t have control on it, neither on people, but what I can control is how its impact me, my mood and my behaviour. You always have the choice, unless someone is putting a knife under your throat, you can choose how you want to react, how you want to feel.
Studies show that you don’t smile because you are happy, but when you smile, you feel happy!
So keep smiling, unless you feel happy!


Here are some stories of the people around us
who are facing these times of crisis with hope and determination


Ilse & Christian




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