NICE TO MEET YOU

 
 

About me
Olá! Hello! Bonjour! Aloha!
My name is Patricia and I was born on a '92 November sunset, in Lisbon. I'm currently living abroad, with no plans to come home anytime soon (sorry Mom!)
Since my childhood, I have always loved playing outside, being close to animals and hugging trees. I am deeply in love with Nature and inspired by the magic that surrounds me in our beautiful Earth.
Around my twenties, I decided to change my diet, my home, my entire life! I follow a vegan, happy and holistic lifestyle - mind, body and soul.
I self taught myself how to photograph over the past years which is one of my passions. I also love travel, explore new places, meet different people and learn about all the cultures in the world.
One day, I'll live in the jungles, seas and deserts of this amazing world and document my experience through photography. But for now, I'm working as a Social Pedagogue with children, mindfully making the choice to be happy, everyday.

 

My health journey
I have always suffered from little health problems but nothing major.. Until my twenties, where everything got worse. I couldn't eat anything without vomiting or becoming sick and it was just impossible to function as a "normal person" with all the pain, nausea and fainting.
Lots of money was spent on specialists, doctors and medication, and nothing was diagnosed, as everybody said I was totally fine. But I knew that all the nauseas, stomach pains, digestive issues, fainting, irregular menstrual cycles and skin problems were not ok!
After 2 months and 10kg lost, here I was in another doctor.. I was desperate, I arrived and I told my whole story without even say hello. The doctor never interrupted me and never told me that it could be anxiety or stress, so I knew I was on the right track (finally!). The doctor asked me to do more than 10 exams (some of them really scary) and she also told me to keep a food diary, with everything I ate and all the symptoms I had after every meal, and so I did. After three weeks, I went back to this doctor and the diagnosis was made! In addition to other things, the doctor told me that I had lactose intolerance, chronic gastritis and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). She gave me some advice on food, prescribed me medications that I would have to take before and after every meal and I left the hospital super happy!
But after two months, I wasn't happy anymore. I never really liked taking medication because I always believed that we can find our cure in nature. So, I decided to change my diet, my hobbies, my whole life! I became vegan, I started to practice yoga regularly and to live a more conscious life. With all the changes, I was aiming to feel better, and I feel great! I am no longer on medication and I feel stronger. I realised how unique everyone is and that we should all live a wholesome life, within our own patterns, desires and needs.

 

My healing journey
If I thought I was healed, as I mentioned a few paragraphs above, it was when I discovered spiritual healing that I became really healthy - mind, body and spirit.
My health problems were controlled and stable, I felt physically well and there were no signs of illness, but my mind told me the opposite. Working as a social pedagogue with children and young people, in an environment that is unexpected and frantic every day, my energy has begun to run out.. I started to be sick frequently, little things, but still. It started with the headaches and lack of sleep, then sore throats, flu and colds. Finally, I started to feel that pain on my stomach again, and that's when I knew I needed a break, I needed to heal myself.
In fact, I went to the doctor to treat my sore throats, but he said it was only a virus and that he couldn't see any illness. I wondered myself "how can it only be a sore throat, that it's here for more than two weeks and doesn't go away?" The answer is quite easy, the illness wasn't in my physical body, but in my spirit. The lack of energy and focus that I was experiencing because of my work began to reflect on my everyday life, especially on my health and well-being. So, I started to study our body as a whole. I studied the chakras, meridians, meditation, spiritual body, crystal healing and reiki! That was my enlightenment, my healing!

 

The blog
I created naturallyfreesoul to share my passions and inspire people to live a holistic lifestyle. I believe that we should all live free - emotionally (free from pain, fears, cruelty, limiting beliefs, negative emotions) and physically (free from parabens, chemicals, toxic products, artificial food).
Naturallyfreesoul is an online destination for the souls that love sunrises and sunsets, plants and fruits, nature and yoga, travel and adventures, and everything that gives a touch of happiness to our planet!

- veganism - consciousness - art - gratitude - travel - self love - yoga - positivity - adventures - growth - spirituality - nature - happiness - the universe -

 

stay natural & be free

“I read somewhere how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong..”

John Krakauer, Into the wild

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LIFESTYLE

Vegan, conscious, holistic, ecofriendly, mindfulness, slow fashion

FAVOURITE FOODS

Buddha bowls, pancakes, pizza, sushi (all vegan, of course!)

HOBBIES

Photography, cooking, nature walking, colouring mandalas

QUALIFICATIONS & STUDIES

Degree in Sociocultural Community Development, 
Lisbon School of Education

Building Strengths and Creativity Teaching Happiness,
The Institute of Child Education and Psychology

Certified Chakras Therapist,
Yoga Alliance

Certified Reiki Therapist,
Reiki Academy London