Dreams!

Make your dreams a reality
Make your dreams a reality

Fifteen years ago, I went to Moscow from a Siberian city called Irkutsk. Grey, unfriendly Moscow met me with a cold and piercing wind that threw a handful of snow right in my face. It was a city of dirty snowdrifts, giant billboards, and flashing neon casino and nightclub signs.Impressive luxury cars crawled through the traffic.

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A symbol of change, renewal and rebirth
A symbol of change, renewal and rebirth

It’s all in your hands Long ago in an ancient city lived a Master, surrounded by his disciples. The most talented of them once wondered: “Is there any question that our Master cannot answer?” He went to the blossoming meadow, caught the most beautiful butterfly, and covered it in the palms of his hands. Smiling, […]

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I’m going to run on the waves
I’m going to run on the waves

A vast ocean, waves foaming white at their crests, rainbow-coloured kitesurfers hurled by strong winds across the blue sky — the thrill of speed, power, and independence. Carving the ultramarine wave tops until the invisible barrier of momentum and resistance falls behind, they jump and soar in a delirium of adrenalin and salt spray. Airborne! […]

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Are you distracted from your ‘oyster’ goal?
Are you distracted from your ‘oyster’ goal?

Irkutsk, Siberia, -40 degrees, January 1977  When people ask me why I decided to change my life drastically and emigrate, I answer, “I dreamt of trying oysters”. Bright, Sunday morning sun breaks through the window painted with frost curlicues. My mom cautiously wakes me up at 7 am. “Nina, our turn is coming, we should […]

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It’s never too late to make change
It’s never too late to make change

It is time for a change I know that among my distant ancestors was a romping gypsy, handsome, laughing and a blustery fighter, who loved to show off and have a drink. Always brightly dressed, dancing till dawn and prone to enchant the most beautiful girl in the camp. But, when the time came, no […]

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Life begins at 50: only now am I fulfilling my dreams 
Life begins at 50: only now am I fulfilling my dreams 

Fulfill your dreams The most amazing, incredible and unexpected thing that happened to me when I turned 50 was that I began to fulfill my dreams. I suddenly realized that my time is not infinite. If it’s not now that I do, feel, try and taste something new, then when? The moment when I saw […]

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Make your dreams a reality
Make your dreams a reality

Do you feel you can do much more?  Where do you want to see yourself?  What do you want to change?         Do you feel you are too old or too scared to start? Are you ready for a change but you don’t know how? I will be with you on your amazing journey to the […]

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