My name Donata means 'gift' in Latin. The Romans thought 'nomen est omen'. I try to be a gift to this world.
Ever since my childhood I've loved reading, writing and philosophy and I've been hungry for knowledge. I studied Literature & Cultural Analysis at Amsterdam University and in my thesis I analyzed the concept of 'identity' from a psychoanalytical perspective (cum laude). After that I worked for years as a commisioning editor / publisher for the mind-body-spirit publisher Altamira. It was here I 'discovered' and coached o.a. authors like davidji, William Bloom, Natasja Kuipers, Rosalinda Weel, Geertje Couwenbergh, Marieke Eyskoot and many other domestic and international authors.
I've always been interested in the spiritual essence of life. In my work I try to bring people in contact with this essence and build a bridge between the spiritual and earthly. I help people find their own authentic message and soul purpose and ultimately manifest this in the world.
I try to live as consciously as possible. In 2011 I started a blog on conscious living and lifestyle. This resulted in an even broader interest in sustainable lifestyle. In 2015 I finished my degree as a Trendwatcher at the Trendacademy in Amsterdam. In my work as trendwatcher I also focus on identity issues, sustainability and conscious living. I believe we can create a beautiful sustainable future together.