Join us for another inspiring interview, this time with Nermin Saatçioglu, a translator living in Istanbul who dances the tango and shares with us how her daily routine is centered on living in harmony.
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Living in harmony with change
My routine changes all the time. Ultimately, it’s filled with the things I love: cats and parrots, yoga and tango, words and images, garden and open air, sun and moon.
My idea of wellness?
A kitty cuddle.
Nature is part of living in harmony
Wellness is the feeling that I am one with all the universe. Most of all, it is moving in sync with nature and the universal flux. I find serenity in going out to the garden and watching plants, insects, and cats.
Wellness is the feeling that I am one with all the universe. Most of all, it is moving in sync with nature and the universal flux.Nermin Saatçioglu
Late flowers bloom longer
I adore the idea of gardening, but I have no green fingers, I’m afraid. My tomato and pepper tried to survive all summer long without any fruit. Now, they bear fruits almost into winter. They are late bloomers, just like me.
One thing I love
I’m delighted by the freedom that I find in travel.
Living in harmony with food
Nourishment to me is vegetarian and homemade. I eat two meals a day, a late and long breakfast and an early dinner, always combined with huge salads.
I can’t get enough of “mücver“, vegetable patties of all sorts. The last recipe I made is a very simple one: I fried onions and potatoes with lots of spices, then added white cheese. (Our stomachs are growling, Nermin!)
Living in harmony with movement
I love yoga, trekking, and dancing, but I think what I love the most is swimming in the sea for hours. Most importantly, it’s because it’s like meditation and I feel like I turn into a sea creature.
What I love the most is swimming in the sea for hours. Most importantly, it’s because it’s like meditation and I feel like I turn into a sea creature.Nermin Saatçioglu
Coffee or tea?
I am a tea person though I drink much less of it than in my youth.
One word that describes who I AM
An axolotl. (ARE Living adds: this curiously beautiful creature is an amphibian salamander.)
Nermin Saatçioglu was born in 1971 in İstanbul, and still lives in İstanbul. She studied philosophy and is a translator of films and plays. She is the coordinator of a translation team for film and theatre festivals in Turkey and she dances the tango. Find her on Facebook and Instagram.
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