Anne Christine 53 years old,
Norway, Fitness expert and
The course DARE TO BE REAL with Anine has been an exciting start of my journey to find my inner compass, a happier life, get more energy and feel better. Anine gave me the possibility to challenge myself in a safe, encouraging and lovable atmosphere and she inspired me to practice and make small steps in my goal to Dear to be Real. I have truly experienced the difference it has made for my long term goal to reach my next level professionally and in my relationships.
My greatest take home values are that I have a deeper sense of gratefulness, I have become more patient, it’s easier to love, seeing the beauty in people and the surroundings. I live more in the present, I am able to SEE people more as they are. I am less suspiciousness towards other people, or said in another way, I trust people more fully, because I trust myself more.
I have learned that happiness is more about what I place my focus on. The more GOOD and HAPPY things and the less I focus on negative things, I automatically feel better and happier, and get more energy I gain. It’s normal to have days which are great and some days that are not. The more I focus on what exist in the moment, the more of it I get, either if it’s positive or negative. What I have learned is that I have the power to choose what I want based on.
By working with various tools to better understand myself, I have learned what is good for me and that I have the power to choose how I want my life to be.
Thanks to this course, I have begun offering exercise classes online. I have dreamed of sharing my passion for physical strengths and health for years and have numerous credentials as a personal trainer but I was held back by so many different things. With new confidence and courage I have dared to make this leap that I have longed to do for so long. Sharing my skills and knowledge to make a difference to people who would like to be stronger is feeling hugely meaningful to me.
I highly recommend this course because the content. The tools offered have been missing in my life previously to reach a greater understanding about myself. My life purpose statement that we created is supporting me and reminding me of who I am and that I am enough. This has boosted my confidence.
A special thanks to you Anine, because without your glow and interest in people, including your presense, this course would not have been the same.
Anna, 56 years old, Sweden
Health & Nutrition Coach
I can’t put the words together to describe how happy I am to have been taken on a journey to gain new insights as to what it means to be me, to discover who I really am and what resides inside me. To be taken on a step by step journey into myself has been very valuable because in the past found it difficult to explore within myself. The materials and exercises you gave us were so interesting and spot on.
I have come to realize that I in the past have suppressed a lot of the true me and therefore lost touch with myself, my voice and my ability to assert my needs and wants. I now I feel the vastness of what I have inside. I dare to speak my truth without guilt.
On a mental and emotional level I used to have a lot of worries and bad thoughts that made me feel unsure and sad. With clarity of who I am, I feel stronger and more self-assured and with greater self-confidence. I also feel my feelings in a better and stronger way instead of running away from them.
Learning of my potential has given me strengths, wellbeing and happiness. I believe in myself more because I have greater proof in who I am with all the tools and exercises we did. The course has made me feel that I am stronger and can go out in life and look for ways to use it. My new awareness has also inspired me to use my gifts with greater pride.
Where I stand and how to use my strengths going forward. Now take time every day to do something useful and I have built in better routines into my life.
This course and the steps I have taken thereafter, has helped me get clear about what was not working for me in my life. Now I am beginning with a clean sheet of how to design my life. From this place of less distraction I am better able to think ahead and imagine my future and formulate what I can do. In the past if was easy for me to fall back to routines or to do things to run away from more serious stuff that I want to do. Today I feel that I am a free person and that I am ready to make the steps towards doing something that I can enjoy going forward. I have faith that with small steps I will see where they will take me
Anine you have an enormous amount of knowledge and you have such great memory. You remind me of what I am capable of and sometimes I feel that know me even better than I know myself. I am so happy for the support you are giving me and that we also have had so much fun together.
Thank you so much!
Severine 42 years old,
Belge, Social Entrepreneur &
Founder of AMA the giraffe (amagirafe.org)
My greatest take-home value after taking the course Dare to Be Real Identify Your Life Purpose, is to trust myself more, to be more grateful, and the importance of increasing my awareness in my daily life.
I am more aware of small but intense daily moments and am more grateful for the luck I have had in my life. I am also more aware on the first impression I give to people I meet, which has not always been positive in the past.
After the first course with you Anine, my happiness level increased. I am more able to see the positive sides of even difficult situations. Even when I am tired or a bit overwhelmed by my children for example, I manage to see the positivity of the situation and take one step back to enjoy the simplicity of the time together.
I am more in true connection with the people I cherish as my children, family and close friends. I can now allow myself not to be too ‘perfect’, but rather to be me. All of these experiences have helped me to feel inspired to position myself more confidently as someone who has great self-worth and who deserves to think and behave as she does. I now see that I have something valuable to bring to others and to the world.
I have looked all my life for why I am here on earth. I’ve looked for something meaningful to do and it is thanks to our work, your courses and the collective collaboration on the retreat guided by your leadership and energy that my “AMA the giraffe” project was born, which is now being launched world wide to bring love and connection to children.
Anine, you are full of energy and you have a dream to really make a change and it is not often you meet with people like that. You are also very smart and clever and you can read people and lead them in the direction they need to go. I feel that you have the ability to empower people to reach their dream, to be able to help them find their inner voice to make a difference with their lives.
A deep deep thank you.
Laure 44 years old,
First of all, I thank Anine very much for opening your heart to us. Her generous heart and soul accompany people as they surround you. She has such a strong leadership and a lot of charisma. It is easy for Anine to federate and have people follow her. She is a visionary. What a strong asset! She gave us a lot of warmth and love.
I also feel that she has a way to read people and to re-formulate and make synthesis or analysis of their words, which Is a real gift.
Anna, 56 years old, Sweden,
Health & nutrition coach
At a retreat with Anine you develop yourself immensely with new tools and with insights that you didn't know you could get. It is a journey inside yourself that reveals a new you. The way Anine guides and shows all new tools are to me very exciting. Then as a mind stabilizer there is a lot of beautiful hiking and good healthy food. The support from the group is also very important and it grows as the days go.
Maria, 57 years old, Sweden
Anine is an inspiration to human beings. With energy, love, compassion and a skillful leadership she guides each one of us to deeper insights and connections. She uses her creativity to explore and open our inner self to find words to define our life purpose. I am sooooo impressed by her commitment and dedication to the group and each of us individually. THANK YOU!
Malin, 26 years old, Norway, Marketing Coordinator
Anine just after our first week working with you I started to notice small differences in my life. I began noticing how much more present I was in my daily activities, just walking outside on a stroll was a new experience for me. I started to touch the leaves on the trees, noticing all the diverse birds singing. I began feeling how proper rest could unfold. Being present made me more aware of the things I’m able to change - here and now- as opposed to future or past events, that I actually have no control of, and never will. The only things I can change is now and if my mind is somewhere else, I’m not able to change anything at all. Taking the time to write my gratitude has also made me more present in the day, it lets me focus on what I have instead of what I don’t have.
I’ve also learned how powerful my mind really can be. We can change anything with our mind, especially how we perceive the life around us. I’ve been thinking these thoughts before, but not to this extent. I’ve learned that I have to take the time and prioritize time for ME to develop and flourish. I have to become strong in myself before I can let anyone else be strong for me. I’m now more aware of my values and I try each day to live in accordance to them. I was not aware of them before, therefore I was living a life without a purpose nor meaning. I was not feeling that I was living my own life. I’m on a journey now to something better and I learned through this course that this is only the beginning of a never-ending development. Now I’m approaching that journey with confidence and eagerness, not afraid of becoming who I really am.
Being able to receive advice from someone who truly understands me has also been something I’ve cherished. It has given me such a confidence in meeting you Anine, you have truly seen me for who I really am. Now, I no longer feel sorry for being me.
Not only have I noticed change in being more myself, but also those close around me has seen a huge change. My mom said I now remind her of myself when I was just a little girl, with such a great confidence and stronger love for life.
Struggling with an eating disorder. The tools you have shown me Anine has truly helped me to battle my eating disorder. I have during these weeks only had one fall back. I now tend to meditate more and I’m managing to avoid bad situations better. I also believe the confidence I’m building up has helped me battle the eating disorder. Being more grateful and present in the world has shifted my opinion about what’s important and what’s irrelevant.
Over the past years I’ve not had a clear purpose or goal of how and with whom I want to live my life. I’ve not even been aware of the difference it can mean by knowing this. Now, after finishing the course with you Anine, I’m much more aware and present in my own life and I’ve received the guidance needed for me to take those steps in the right direction.
If you who reads this want to make a positive change in your life, this course may be the key for you as it has been to me.
Jessica 30 years old,
Sweden, PhD student
Yesterday I read this quotation from a poem by Thomas Merton:
“The true inner self must be drawn up like a jewel from the bottom of the sea, rescued from confusion, from indistinction, from immersion in the common, the nondescript, the trivial, the sordid, the evanescent.”
After attending Anine’s course, I feel for the first time that I understand HOW I can live like this. How I can be my true self, and reach the serenity I so deeply need.
In addition to understanding what my passions, strengths, and values are (big insights in themselves), with Anine I have learned the importance of creating spaces for myself in which I can find my true glow and nurture my energy.
I’m much calmer, more grounded, and I now gain energy from just sitting and watching the mountain tops or gazing out at the horizon over the ocean. That’s where I feel connected, and that for me reveals that, through my work with Anine, I have become connected with myself.
I am very impressed by how Anine managed to disentangle and clarify things that were a big mess in my head and heart. It was wonderful to talk with someone who so elegantly reads between the lines. Anine had the sensitivity to pick up on and help me see when I was too much in my own thoughts. Anine, thank you for that!
Charlotte 21 years old,
Anine has created this multi-step model used to grasp one's full potential in life. Having completed this 5-step model in the span of 5 weeks, I can officially say that I now actively understand myself and how to make the most out of me. Not only do I feel more spirited and lively, but my surroundings have also told me that I'm communicating radiant energy and look "glowing"! I profoundly recommend Anine for anybody seeking to realign themselves with their authentic self or requires a personal coach for guiding you in the right direction during turbulent times and needs a healthy boost!
Ingrid, 21 years old, Norway, Student
What I bring with me from the course is a more positive attitude, gratitude and that I am good enough as I am. And that I have a wonderful personality. Also the fact that one should not live in the past or the future. I have more hope, and I understand the importance of forgiveness and honesty.
After this course, I realize the power of appreciating ALL the good things I have in life, which is a lot and of writing things down that I am grateful for. By writing these lists, I have become more positive, and I have gained a more open mindset. I get more energy from it, I feel good and I am more positive and generally happier.
I have also learned to deal with my emotions better. After the course, I feel calm and controlled. I have learned to write down emotions and use the emotion wheel. I accept the feelings and feel them, talk about them and try to understand them. Which makes me more aware of what makes me feel good, bad, etc.
I have learned about my strengths and how I can use them more. Before the course I did not even know about these, or, I probably knew about them, but I was not as aware precisely of THAT these were my strengths. I now always have them in mind, think about them a lot and use them more.
I've learned that I can not live in the past or the future. Until now, I have lived with anxiety and worry about what might happen in the future, and it has made me anxious and scared. I have developed a completely different mindset after the course, that I must be grateful for what I have and not think about the worst possible outcome in all situations - all the time. I have become much more positive and open to things.
I have also learned to prioritize myself more. I have always before the course tried to please everyone else, and not think about what is best for myself and what makes me feel good. I have also learned to listen to my body, what is best for it and me in different situations.
The course also taught me meditation, at a basic level. I have been doing it ever since we started the course, and I would probably never have started with it if it were not for this course, so I'm happy about that.