Q and A with Rozzi, Oxford, United Kingdom
“Instead of complaining about what you don’t like, ask yourself: What do I want? What does that look like?”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I am very passionate about helping women shift away from the dieting world and empowering them to start working with their mind and body to create health and happiness in their lives and live in a body they love.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the human mind and how everything in our lives seems to be the result of our thoughts. What we think shapes our feelings and actions and, inevitably, the results and experiences we have. So, why not harness that inner power and learn to use it to support and propel us towards our goals?
One of my biggest joys is traveling and exploring new places. My backpacking dreams came true when my husband and I spent 5 months exploring Asia in our twenties. My favourite place in the world is Pokhara Lake in Nepal; it has lovely, genuine people and breathtaking views. One day I would love to take my children on a worldwide travel adventure.
I’m also a big fan of playing a little-known sport called pickleball (check it out; it’s so much fun!). I adore dogs, and I’d happily admit to being a board game geek! Oh, and recently something possessed me to sign up for a 100km 24-hour walking challenge, so most weekends I’m off on long hikes training for that!
Q: What were your younger years like?
A: I grew up in a seaside city called Varna in Bulgaria until I turned 13 when my family and I moved to live in the UK. Overall, I had a wonderful, carefree childhood in Bulgaria, filled with memories of playing with my friends on the streets outside and being free to ride my bike or play wherever we wanted. I still cherish the freedom that I had back then, which seems nearly impossible to replicate with my own children, as times have changed now.
Even as a young child, I always had an entrepreneurial streak bubbling under the surface, and I remember selling my grandparents’ watermelons in the summertime and making friendship bracelets and selling them to visiting tourists. From a young age, I loved the idea of doing my own thing, having my own business, and making my own way in the world. And running my own business now as a hypnotherapist and coach feels like a perfect blend of freedom, adventure, and the joy of helping others, all rolled into one!
Moving to the UK was a very formative experience for me, especially as I didn’t speak a word of English in the beginning. Learning to adapt to a new life here, something that seemed to be an insurmountable challenge at the time, has taught me to keep going and keep taking small steps in the right direction. Who could have guessed that the shy teenage me, who spent a year carrying a dictionary around at school, would now love writing in English?
Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?
A: Your mind truly holds the key to what you want in life. If you can just let go of the stories you keep telling yourself and practice keeping your focus on and moving in the direction of what you want, your life will change quicker than you can imagine.
For example, what if you stopped trying to lose weight and instead focused on creating health and wellness in your body? You would feel so different about the whole thing, and you’d naturally start taking different actions. You can do this with anything in your life.
Instead of complaining about what you don’t like, ask yourself: What do I want? What does that look like? How will I know I’ve achieved this? How would I feel? Who would I need to be, to have this? Just by asking yourself these questions, you’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll start getting ideas of what to do next to start moving you towards your goal. The key is in shifting your focus to what you WANT.
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: To me, feminism means respect and freedom. Respect for women as equals, recognizing and valuing our individual strengths and what we can bring to the table, regardless of our gender. And freedom to express ourselves as women, be who we choose to be, and have the opportunities to do what we want to do without arbitrary limits, restrictions, or expectations based on our gender.
MORE FROM ROZZI: I would love to invite you to watch my free video series on unlocking lasting diet-free weight loss with your mind, where I show you how you can release weight and keep it off, by working with your mind & body. https://series.weightreset.co.uk/signup
Thank you for reading!