This project is my selfless expression of love and compassion for the world today.

My roots go back to Eastern Europe, a long forgotten part of the soviet union regime. I was brought up in a dysfunctional family of two, never having seen my father, and rarely would I get the much needed attention of my mother as she would be spending most of her time trying to support me and my sister.

Growing up in such an environment provided me with plenty of challenges later on in life, but at the age of 20 something very unexpected happened. I experienced what is commonly known as a spiritual awakening, utterly spontaneous and completely transforming. Prior to this awakening, it had never even crossed my mind to think about things like wellness, healthy food, not to mention meditation and yoga.

I was an emotional wreck. My habits included consuming drugs on frequent basis, and the consumption of alcohol in lengths that some would consider batshit crazy. My relationships were a joke, and I kept putting myself after everyone else, which made me realize just how important self-worth is, and the kind of power that it holds for a healthy life.

Meditation just kind of happened to me, I hadn’t a clue as to what it is, but it felt like the right thing to do. Eventually I became somewhat good at it, and things have continued to unfold from thereon. There’s much more to this story than meets the eye, which is why I feel so passionate about starting SkillCode and making into something beautiful due course.

I feel that many of us in this world share similar struggles and life experiences, and getting out of the rabbit hole can sometimes be very challenging, even to this day the challenges persist in my own life, but that doesn’t stop me from being passionate about sharing this message of awakening — we all hold the potential to awaken to a much deeper part of ourselves, and that’s what this is all about.

That’s me at the infamous Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. This beautiful country was my stepping stone into an unfolding journey that I could have never foreseen.