Alessandro has been a remote worker for more than 15 years. He lived in Italy, Belgium, Australia and Spain before landing back in Belgium.
His is the story of a guy who wanted to belong to a research team that he could call family.
He longed for stability, namely a set of immutable conditions. Stability was his comfort zone. His approach to whatever choice he made aimed to create the stability that never came and that was impossible to obtain since life constantly evolves and changes.
He spent so much energy trying to create a utopian lifestyle! So much so, that he had a severe burnout and depression.
What helped him was his curiosity! He started his inner journey when he started his PhD in neuroscience and he deepened it to deal with an overwhelming feeling of meaninglessness.
Alessandro learnt that he was avoiding processing his painful experiences. When he studied to become a certified life coach, he realized how much being able to look straight into the eyes of the pain could make him (us) free.
Now, he looks at life with different eyes: he knows that balance needs to be nurtured on a daily basis. It’s a dynamic, ever evolving state of mind. He went through a lot and he realized that being able to process pain is such a powerful process that everybody should be able to experience it.
It enables a person to be more fulfilled, to experience a deeper sense of belonging and to gather the courage to do whatever she wants to do and be whoever she wants to be.