I learned what I know about relationships the hard way. I came to America from Denmark for college, and 10 years later I was married with a two-year-old daughter. We weren’t communicating or having sex, and one day I woke up and realized I had a roommate, not a husband. Our relationship had been reduced to an arrangement for the sake of our daughter. I tried to be everything I thought I should be, but I couldn’t be that wife and mother.
After we divorced, my Pilates and healing business took off, and I was able to buy a home in Santa Monica for my daughter and myself. On the surface, I had everything, but I still felt like crap. I tried to figure out what was missing. Was something wrong with me? Was I asking for too much? I didn’t know who I was unless I was in a relationship.
When I committed to getting in touch with my true desires, I discovered that passion, creativity and freedom were vital to my wellbeing. Then I gained the courage to become intimately connected to myself, and I started to be able to express who I really am—my authentic self—in my work, my friendships and my intimate relationships. Now my life is richer, juicier, more complex and deeply satisfying. On the surface it might look messier, but on the inside it feels aligned, resonant and filled with joy.
Trine is a healer and coach who specializes in relationships. She received her Master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Organization Development. She also holds a BFA and worked as a modern dancer, actor and Reiki master for 25 years before opening three successful Pilates studios in Los Angeles.
She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a member of the International Coach Federation and utilizes a number of healing modalities in her work, including Reiki, EFT and Trance Dance. Trine also teaches the Max Meditation System™ and does Life-Activations, Egyptian Aura Clearing, Ensofic Ray Healing and pure Japanese lineage Reiki Healing through her certifications with the Modern Mystery School.