Authentic Conversations

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brené Brown

What’s the purpose?

These conversations are simple.

They are meant to spread meaningful messages with humans who are searching for real stories.

The conversations are as little edited as possible. The biggest challenge is the length. When I spoke to people, time simply flew. I believe in the power of the written words and I prefer to communicate the conversation in writing.

While I was working on the interview’s strategy, flow and editing, my intention was to focus on the journey moments that most people don’t talk about. The ones that are full of paradoxes, with joys and sorrows, with ups and downs. I talked to people who did years of inner work in order to discover themselves, do meaningful work, live by their truths, and whose core value is authenticity.

Open up, reflect, question and take out of these conversations what is good for you.

My deep belief is that the world needs more authentic, conscious, present, courageous and joyful humans. I met some of them and it’s my great joy to introduce them and their stories to you, dear reader.



Part I of the conversation with Alexandra Ştef on Romanian social projects that matter and one of her hardest life moments.
Part II on how to maintain enthusiasm, the importance of critical thinking, and a confession of the greatest dream.
“You are a coward if you are trying to protect your entire life from those (difficult) experiences and secondly, you really see what you are made of when you reach a bad moment.”

wink1In conversation with Paul Olteanu on the role of personal development, a personal story on vulnerability, and what mindful living is about.
“At the end of our lives, it’s not about how many cars, apartments, functions or money in the bank we have, it’s about how much positive emotion we lived and how meaningful we felt that our life was.”


 In dialog with Adela Iepure on how she transformed a major failure into a personal discovery process and later into a professional career.
“The only person with whom you will be until the last moment of your life is just yourself, so, try to be kind to others, but first, you must be kind to yourself.”