My name is Natacha Moitinho, I´m a health coach and I live on an organic farm in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, composed of nine islands.
Let me tell you a secret: I am living my childhood dream. What I wanted most when I was little was to live on my mother´s island and finally I am here. This was (and is) my paradise! Summer holidays in the Azores were my favorite time of the year. I loved coming here amazed by the freedom, the ocean, the nature…But then I grew up and started thinking it was nonsense what I wanted in my childhood. After all, what did I know? Actually a child knows quite a lot as she is thinking free, without prejudices.
Years passed by and it seemed the choices I made were pushing me away from that childhood dream. First I received a degree in Social and Cultural Communication and later on I earned a Master´s Degree in Women´s Studies which gave me the opportunity to work as a trainer and auditor in social responsibility and gender equality.
It was only when I was 30 that I moved to the Azores to live with my boyfriend. Up until that time I was focused on my work, but then I came to realize the importance of love in my life and that it was time to build my home. Either way I must admit that in the beginning I was a bit skeptic about staying in an island. However, the truth is that I had already lived in different countries and deep inside I knew that if there I had found my way I would also adapt to the Azores.
It is a great privilege to live the life I wanted! But throughout my life many doors were closed making me feel sad and disappointed. Later I understood there was a reason for that: to see other doors open, such as my volunteer programs. They gave me the opportunity to work in 3 distinct countries (India, China and Cape Verde), meeting unforgettable people and gaining new, life-changing perspectives.
- Weight fluctuation (from anorexia to excess weight)
- Constipation (I though it was chronic)
- Frequent headaches