Natalia Cohen was part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean and set two world records.
The expedition was not only a challenge of extreme conditions and perseverance but also a journey of understanding the strength of human spirit, a positive mindset, the diversity within a team and enjoying the journey (Check out the documentary).
With 15 years experience of living, working and adventuring in over 60 countries, regularly stepping outside of her comfort zone and making an art of embracing and adapting to change, we're very excited to share Natalia's 'Answers to Thriving'.
The ‘Answers to Thriving' is an interview series that takes a look at the women who have created a life of self-success. We uncover key moments, lessons and habits that have influenced the life they lead today.
You can’t start the day without:
A 10 minute meditation and some form of movement.
A favourite quote is:
“It’s good to have an end to journey towards, but it’s the journey that matters in the end” Ernest Hemingway
One wellness ritual you do regularly:
I do my best to do some type of exercise every day. Depending on where I am it can be going to the gym, doing yoga, swimming, walking, dancing etc. I also do my best to get out into nature as much as possible. This all helps to bring me back into the moment.
The last inspiring podcast you listened to and what makes it worth a listen?
Not a podcast, but some TED, SuperSoul Session and Netflix talks by Brené Brown are really interesting. She talks about topics that resonate like trust, vulnerability, empathy and is a wonderfully charismatic and authentic speaker.
A recommended read for personal growth and why:
The Alchemist. A classic, simple story to remind us all to follow our hearts.
How do you go about self development?
I keep a diary and make a point to reflect on my days/weeks to see how I have reacted to certain situations and to remind myself to think of positives and gratitudes rather than concentrate on negatives. I read books, listen to talks and try to constantly challenge myself. At the moment I am learning Acroyoga (partner acrobatic yoga), which is actually all about self belief, trust and communication...so it’s a physical challenge but also a mental one!!