Born to a Filipina mother and German father, novelist Evelin Weber spent her early years living in the Philippines , before moving to a small village of a few thousand in upstate New York during her teens. Having worked as a model, TV presenter and Wall Street wiz, she now divides her time between humanitarian projects, public speaking and working on her 3rd book
Rituals that that support me to stay centered when travelling - My friend Baron Baptiste once told me during one of his yoga bootcamps: "No matter where you go, there you are". No matter where I am physically, I remain spiritually connected. There are three things that I do to stay centered:
1. I download guided meditations onto my laptop/iPad. Be sure to have a great set of headphones;
2. I change my perspective (read the book "Change your brain. Change your life"). With that, I try to be compassionate to the other person's perspective. Doing so has often de-powered any emotional charge;
3. I express myself to friends rather than bottle it in. Sometimes, all I need is to hear myself talk. Find amazing, supportive friends!
The greatest influence in my life has been - The author & conservationist Lawrence Anthony. I used to be very Germanic - scientific and linear in the way I thought about life. It was Lawrence that taught me to listen to the language only spoken in nature - the intangible, the spirit, the interconnectedness of plant, animal, human, sky. I owe a lot to him. His spirit still lives in me. I thank him often.
A book that inspires - Herman Hesse's Siddhartha – each time I read it, I learn something different.
A quote that resonates - Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
In three words, I am... appreciative, curious, student.
Happiness is… not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.
Life is... not always going to be easy, but it will be worth it.