Life Lessons:
Katrine May


*Are you happy at the moment?

Very happy!

*If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

Start now! Do it flamboyantly! No exceptions!

*What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

Being fit and doing everything right according to other’s ideas does not guarantee happiness – failure on the outside is not always failure on the inside.

*What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

Staying on this mindset

*What’s your secret to happiness?

To stay true to my people and my heart and to be gentle with mistakes.

*What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

I breathe. I am still for a moment and just listen to my own breath without trying to ‘fix’ it. Then I inhale and exhale deeply and feel the stillness between breaths.

*What’s your biggest regret?

Cheating myself, lying to myself and acting, based on that lie.

*What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

Trying rules out failure. It’s ok to be scared, just be brave also.

*What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

Drinking too much coffee and too much wine. Also I have this idea that I’m lazy, when actually I’m not at all…

*Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

Speaking up on injustice in a communicating way. Writing my books, daring to pursue a career as an artist and not limiting myself to one working field – my professional career covers body (Body Therapist), food (caterer, teacher, nutritionist), word (speaker, writer, teacher) and the visual world (world renowned photo exhibition ‘A scarf is a scarf is a scarf’ – and my career spans from Scandinavia to Asia.

*When were you happiest?

These months, caring for my third child and two new, big projects on the way!

*What ten words best describe you?

woman, mother, sister, daughter, wife, worker, artist, adventurer, friend, alive


Katrine May Hansen is a writer, body therapist, public speaker, and adventurer. She has just had her 3rd child and has traveled, worked, and lived all over the world with her family in the past 17 years. Currently she lives in Denmark close to her brothers and parents.

Katrine is a public figure in Malaysia and Indonesia as a poet and speaker of women’s rights and the importance of open dialogue. In Denmark she is highly regarded as a body therapist and nutritionist and has a busy schedule with clients and classes in her high-end clinic in the center of Copenhagen. Her photo exhibition “a scarf is a scarf is a scarf” is going on tour to Malaysia in 2016 and Texas, US in 2017. Check out her Lovetrust Project on Facebook and follow her on Instagram.