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Imagine a nurse-turned-wellness guide that loves sound vibrations and weaving dreams as Casa Koya's founder. My heart is full of sisterhood vibes, ready to swap stories, share laughter, and ride the waves of this incredible journey together. I explore life's wonders, fueled by curiosity and empathy. Dedicated to personal growth, wellness, and community upliftment. Here to support fellow sisters on their unique paths. I am thrilled to be part of this inspiring community.

Themudo Martins

Rebeca

Industry

Healthcare & Medicine

Located

Portugal

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HOW DO YOU EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND/OR UNCONVENTIONALITY?

Let me take you on a little story. I am a Nurse. I finished my degree in 2007. In 2008 I started working in a Hospital in Lisbon in the area I loved - Emergency Medicine. That was not enough, and I began my Master's degree in Nursing. After a few long years, a thesis that felt like having a baby, some grey hairs growing, and a lot of unhappiness, I began looking for something else. I needed something different in life. Settling in and doing the norm was not my thing. In 2012 with all the paperwork complete and the disbelief of colleagues, but most importantly, with the support of my parents and family, I was finally ready to go. I had to cancel a lot of naysayers and a lot of internal doubts. I studied the country and culture, bought new clothes to fit in with the culture, an abaya, and got on a plane and went to Saudi Arabia. The plan was simple: to be a nurse in an emergency room at a military hospital in Riyadh. Of course, I was scared. In 2012 Saudi was not the Kingdom it is today.
But listen, it was the best thing I did in my life. The disruptive plan, the thought process, and the courage brought so much experience and growth. I grew in my career, pushed myself to do different things, learned Arabic (well, not perfectly, and only medical terms, but they understood me), and made friends from around the world. I experienced life in a completely different way. The woman I am today is profoundly rooted in that 28 y/0 girl who left everything behind, and that strength and knowledge are blessings.

HOW DO YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF CREATIVELY?

I dance and move my body. I love music and the sound vibrations. Also, sometimes I write. Being a founder is making me be creative in dealing with problems, finding solutions, talking to people, and making the "gold content for the gram."I am creative in the approach I take to life; I guess that is my biggest creative outlet.

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? WHAT DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE AN EXPERT IN AND COULD GIVE ADVICE TO THE COMMUNITY ON?

It's hard to say one thing. Being a nurse who is deeply into personal development, wellness and health coaching, sound healing, and building a business from the ground up while changing countries and my life around... I guess I could be a source of strength, inspiration—a guide on the side.

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