As many of you know, we podcast regularly on our coaching website over at EatMoveLive52. In a recent interview with Dr Kevin Pecca, the roles were reversed – I was in the interviewee seat. Much to my joy, Dr Kevin was a great host, curious, open and inquisitive about subjects I hadn’t thought about in years.
Here is the start of the interview, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Please welcome, Galina.
Hi. It’s so good to be your guest.
I’m so excited. You have such an interesting life story and just a true healer in every sense of the word. I am just very excited for this podcast.
Thank you. Me as well. I’ve been looking forward to it.
Galina, where are you from?
I’m originally from Bulgaria, which is in Eastern Europe. No one knows where that is. If you imagine Greece, because everybody knows where Greece is, Bulgaria is right on top of it. It’s like a hat on top of Greece.
It must be absolutely beautiful over there then.
It is fabulous. It is a very small country, but we have such a variety of nature, really tall Alpine mountains, like Switzerland does. We also have the Black Sea Coast, which is just beautiful and warm, unlike the Pacific Ocean. You can go in and actually be very comfortable without a wet suit. It’s just such a great variety of being close to nature, people in Eastern Europe live very close to nature. It’s just been such a great place to grow and develop. It’s also been a very challenging place.
Why is that?
I grew up in communism. For people of my generation and younger in the States, that’s a very vague thing. For me, it’s reality. That’s how we grew up.
What was that like, growing up in a communist society?
When you’re a kid, you’re a kid and life is normal. You have your mom, your dad and your extended family, and everything’s cool. You look forward to your birthdays. I was ten when communism went away. I have become increasingly aware of the fear that was in society at all times and the very difficult trying to make yourself small and keep yourself small to fit a model of society that was very much artificial and not very humanistic. Also, being very careful not to ruffle any feathers and not to shine in any way, like the opposite of what Western kids are taught.