Rika Cossey

Mission

My mission is to create a movement of empowered individuals who take care of themselves and our planet.

Vision

My vision is to leave a planet which benefits from human occupancy.

Values

My name is Rika, I’m a tree hugger and modern hippy and I love what I do. I grew up in Germany and I’ve lived in six different countries over the past twenty years. Now I’ve settled in Sweden.

If you were to ask me at a party about what I think is wrong in the world, I would tell you that as a species we have lost our connection to our natural environment. This lost connection is costing us more than we really want to admit.

I have spent most of my adult life at university, gaining 2.5 degrees in social and environmental sciences. I love the idea of contributing to knowledge on an academic level. During my last years, however, I started seeing a stark gap: my life in reality and my life how it should be lived according to my studies. Was I being true to what I really believed in academically?

That was the moment I began to ‘walk the talk’.

I started blogging about practical sustainable living ideas. I wanted to inspire and give ideas on how life can also be lived. My blog has since sparked conversations I never thought I would have because they involve very personal areas of our lives.

In 2018, with my husband and our two kids in tow, I took matters into my own hands and decided to move into a tiny house on wheels. We reduced our belongings by 2/3 and now live on 40 m², grow our own vegetables and raise our own meat.

I am far from perfect in this endeavour and the learning continues daily.

In 2018 I became interested in applied psychology and began studying. I became a member of The Academy of Applied, Modern Psychology in 2019 and joined Mindfreeks as a founding member in 2020. I am a mentor and teacher for new and established coaches on writing, nature coaching, and practical coaching experiences.

I have completed courses on Mindfulness, Life Coaching, Counselling and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). I am continuously learning and expanding my knowledge.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.