Who am I?

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I’m a certified health coach and psychotherapist who was born in Lebanon, raised in Turkey and educated in Switzerland. I played and worked in Italy before eventually landing in New York City, where I live today.

My international background and fast-paced lifestyle had plenty of good times and difficult times… and there were some periods of excess along the way!

I have never been a skinny girl, but it wasn’t until I moved to NYC that I experienced the biggest weight gain of my life. It was time to fuse my health coach training with my psychotherapist mind to blow up the pattern of binge and purge. I created a new approach for happiness – a pathway and a pattern that starts from what I call being “Hungry for Happy.”

Although my journey started with weight loss my new mindset animated every part of my life, showing me that by loving and accepting myself and living life to the fullest potential I could reach any goal. My new philosophy is called The Bon-Vivant Girl and my mission is to spread my message of self-love and self-acceptance across the globe.

What are you Hungry for?

I used to divide my life between sparkling periods and dark periods. During my sparkling periods I would enjoy a party girl lifestyle, taking in everything life has to offer… good or bad.

During my dark periods I would punish myself for the sparkling periods with extreme diets and trendy cleanses and spend months unhappy with myself. When I started to balance the two extremes I discovered that I was hungry for happy and embarked on my Bon-Vivant life!

The BVg life is bold, funny, practical, healthy, fearless, full of love and – most importantly – crazy happy.

The articles below will motivate you, inspire you and whet your appetite making you hungry for happy too.