WE HAVE OPENED MORE SPOTS FOR ZIVA.
ZIVA IS NOT A WELLNESS RETREAT.
IT IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO GROW & TRANSFORM.
None of us are getting out of here alive. So stop treating yourself like an after thought.
In our pursuit of wholistic excellence, Dr Maria Zuschman and I joined forces to form the Ziva Life Collective. We both agreed that the time had come for a major paradigm shift in the way women practice self care, self expression and self sustainability.
“Work is Love made Visible.”
(Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet)
Award-winning restaurateur and storyteller Pauline Nguyen has transformed a challenging, fear-filled childhood into a life of compassion, creativity, meaning and purpose.
Words by AMY TAYLOR-KABBAZ
“Looking back, I don’t feel like a victim at all.”
As an opening line for the story of award-winning restaurateur, filmmaker, boat person, writer and abuse survivor Pauline Nguyen, there couldn’t be any better. Once your start to understand the challenges she has overcome, and the enormous success she has managed to create, you’ll understand why. Nguyen doesn’t do victim. Instead, she takes some of the most confronting parts of the human experience, turns them into opportunities and then takes it on the road to help others do the same.
True Story: There is a married couple who sit around the breakfast table and check my Instagram and Facebook profile every morning. They mock, criticise, judge and laugh at my posts. Sometimes, the female sits around the living room with her group of female friends, and as a collective, they do the same, having a great old time sharing the same level of derision and the same frequency of vibration with one another.
WHEN WOMEN SUPPORT EACH OTHER, INCREDIBLE THINGS HAPPEN.
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Wherever I go, and as much as I can, I always try to leave those who I choose to touch with a sense of ‘Increase.’
I know the value that I give. I know the impact that I make. I know what I am worth. This is why I stopped giving people ‘discounts’ a long time ago.
People often ask me how I ‘G.S.M.S.D’ (Get So Much Shit Done). It’s because I surround myself with Ninjas who have the talents, skills, speed and passion in the areas that I do not. This beauty is one of my most Powerful Secret Weapons.
My daughter Mia turned 13 yesterday. A milestone in any parents eyes. She is a stunning beauty with a big heart, a feisty spirit, a haunting singing voice and a clever (and at times, evil) sense of humour.
The love that she has for her friends, and especially for her father is sentimental and sweet and kind. At her baptism, when the priest asked each parent what they would like to wish for their baby child, I simply answered, “I wish for my daughter to be kind.”