welcome to quest for authenticity. My name is Joël, I am 26 years old, and I am a Physical Therapist that never stops questioning why. This is where my passion for health, body, mind and behavior all come together.
On this blog I try to figure out how to live life according to my terms. One moment I engage related subjects philosophical, another time realistic, and another time from a health perspective. All the while aiming to ground my creations in personal experience.
Quest for authenticity was born during my travels through South-America. A journey I embarked upon with a thousand plans, none of which came true. It turned out, life had different plans for me. In between all the hitchhiking, learning new languages, and meeting tons of people, however, I finally found the time to answer the why’s that had been floating around my head.
Why do I feel insecure? Why do I feel guilty for being lazy? Why do I have to work? Why do I have to earn money? What do I want to do with my life? Why do I have money? Why do I feel guilty for being born in “the first world”?
These, and a ton of other questions made me think for weeks on end. Ultimately, feeling the need to get this into writing, I created this blog. I realized that most of what I was thinking was a reflection of what was implied by my environment and not what I was perceiving as important.
Dealing with this, I had the feeling that I was changing more and more into who I wanted to be: honest and openhearted, more authentic to myself, and not afraid of being insecure and showing what I really care about.
Do you have similar feelings? Questioning the world around you? Interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Curious what might aid in that journey? Still smiling. Then join the quest for authenticity and hit the Yes! button down below.