Author Interview

With Awesome Gang (awesomegang.com/)

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I was born into a German family, living in middle Asia, former USSR. When I was two years old, we moved to Germany where I grew up and spent most of my life. I realized that everyone in my family, including myself, took their own inner prison with them, even years after having escaped persecution, imprisonment and the loss of basic human rights. But I've also learned from my family that there is always a way out, no matter how it looks like, which they proved when we left the USSR in 1966 at a time where almost no one got out. So, I started to dig deeper into what we humans need to liberate ourselves and heal, got two German degrees as physical therapist and naturopathic doctor, and was educated in 38 different modalities of healing. People asked me to share my vast knowledge and truth-finding skills, so I started to write manuals for healing practitioners. Then I noticed I want to inspire and motivate as many people as possible to move on in their life and wrote four books, Miracles For Soul Finders, Let's Go Thinkabout, Choose Love Every Day and Making Zens Of It All.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

Making Zens Of It All is the name of my latest book. I felt motivated to write it because it's about being human, every day observations about so-called normal behavior which might not be normal at all, and deep insights that help you stay sane in an insane world. It is full of humorous remarks that help dealing with life while having a smile on your face. What inspired me was that I came to a point in my life where I had to stop and contemplate about what I've learned so far, how to integrate my experience, and where to go from here.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Oh yes! I write with my German accent with the result that the readers have to concentrate more and be more focused while they read! Also, I write in a way that makes people look at things differently, partly because of my accent and partly because I always look at the bigger picture in life. Like a puzzle, I bring the pieces together to that the readers feel they understand something about themselves which didn't make sense to them before. I also invent words, like for example to perfectionize, backgiveness and conscious miracleness, etc. This makes people stop in their track and think!

What authors, or books have influenced you?

OMG! Where shall I start? I would say every single author that I decided to read to the end of their book. I am selective in what I read because I read to learn, not to be entertained. Much gratitude is in my heart for Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar.

What are you working on now?

Right now I am working on a book about Individualized Nutrition, called Love Your Food, Love Your Body, which is an inspiration and motivation to get to know your body-vehicle and what to put into it in order to stay healthy. Most people know their car better than themselves and this book wants to bring awareness of your own body and its ever-changing needs to as many humans as possible. Rather than talking about Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Blood Type Nutrition and Kinesiology, which are the foundation of what I call INP, Indivualized Nutrition Plan, my co-author Val Joy and I want to make people aware how important it is to know what you metabolize best, how this changes with the seasons or certain emotions and help gain control over body fat issues, diabetes, heart and brain diseases, allergies, food intolerances, fatigue, and more. I provide the natural healing background and my over 32 years of practical experience with real patients and clients, Val Joy gives recipes out that make people's taste buds smile, and their butts and guts shrink.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

  • Be yourself.
  • Dare to be unique.
  • Be authentic.
  • Don't just repeat what someone else has said and done.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

The best advice I've heard is a quote by John A. Shedd, "A ship in harbor is safe, but this is not what ships are built for."

What are you reading now?

How To Make Disease Disappear by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.

What's next for you as a writer?

A book about Chakracise. Talking about Spiritual Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

My German Naturopathic Doctor book, any book by Paramhansa Yogananda and The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

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