Hi, I’m Diana and I live in Berlin.
I discovered my writing affinity during my master’s studies in Arts & Cultural Management (after years of education holding on to the belief, I could never be a writer). Alongside the writing habit intensified the interests that drive me personally such as arts & culture, its effects on environmentally-friendly human behaviour and activism as well as values and spirituality. This is what my texts are about.
My professional experience has been a lot of trial and error. I tried out different positions as Project, Event and Marketing Manager in different industries looking for the perfect match of a feel-good subject in a feel-good environment with a feel-good vision. After adjusting like a chameleon, I sooner or later realized that values clashed and that I had put myself in a limiting environment I could no longer represent. So I quit on my jobs and asked myself: What do I want to represent instead?
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety, and will ultimately lose it all.Benjamin Franklin
Then, during my masters studies in Arts and Cultural Management it hit me: I knew my vocation had to do with merging sustainability and the arts. I successfully completed my masters with a thesis about how artists and art institutions adopt to the growing pressures of the climate crisis. But my hunger was not completely satisfied yet. I further educated myself and trained both with the Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit in Kultur und Medien and the Institut für Zukunftskultur. With the solid base of knowledge, competences and skills, I have been working as a transformation or eco manager since then, since November 2021.
My spiritual journey began in 2008 in Mexico. After a deeply moving experience in nature, the tour guide – a man whose presence and calmness I will never forget – handed me over a book named Synchrodestiny (which you can find in my recommended reading list). Since I can remember, I have been a little bit of an impatient and hyper active young woman. But I have also always been a curious, warm-hearted, and questioning person constantly looking for answers, new countries to visit, people to meet and perspectives to learn about.
Another steady variable in my life has been the passion for dance – of all types, forms and cultures, especially Urban, Contemporary Dance and Cuban Salsa. I believe that dance, being one of many forms of physicality, completes the mindfulness. Although the word says differently,
there is no mindfulness without an aligned, conscious and expressive body.
After all, the mind does not only affect the body but the body also affects the mind. Self-realization always has to include the body, otherwise you are still working from a place of separation. Dance is my way to connect with all that is and feel that my body is greater than the boundaries of my skin.
I have also always felt a strong connection to nature. Growing up in a town surrounded by forests I spent much of my childhood years outside climbing on trees, rollerblading or bicycling and on the back of a horse. In later years, I was lucky to travel to many wonderful countries with lavish and diverse landscapes and cultures. The unmistakeable power of nature’s presence has always provided so much rejoicing moments of reconnecting with my innate self. It hurts me to grasp the destructiveness of the modern lifestyle of a growingly ignorant and separated society that I am part of.
If we can grow the inner work at the same time as we plan the outer action, we would become the wisdom that the world needs now. If action is not accompanied by wisdom, it can become wrong.Scilla Elworthy
Vision & Mission
VISION: to live in a world where humans interact with nature in a respective and caring way, that we live within the planet’s boundaries and derive our well-being from the ecosystem’s well-being. A life where the boundaries of our empathy include all living creatures and that we act from the highest version of ourselves.
MISSION: Climate change is disturbingly pressing and there is no planet B. As much as the crisis of our times pinnacle, it offers humanity to move to a higher energetic level of consciousness. My mission is to contribute to this transition movement by sharing my knowledge gained through research and elaborations on the matter…to inspire others to follow the calling towards a greater, healthier and better connected future.
“The presumption that humans are separate from nature is an optical delusion of consciousness, and something of a cultural prison. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
People that inspire me
In general everyone who is true to her- or himself and who sets out for and spreads the message of a world of better human-human and human-nature relationships. Individuals that are authentic, caring, respectful and that live the highest version of themselves.
In particular Laura Malina Seiler, Oprah Winfrey, Anita Moorjani, Scilla Elworthy and Frida Kahlo… and more to come.