I am Nevena Leah MAKOVER. I was born in Yugoslavia to a socialist, academic family. After graduating in music and sociology, I moved to W. Germany and married, after which two daughters came to the world. How to bring up my children deeply concerned me; and due process of thought led me to see the conventional world as shallow and mechanistic, not the environment I wanted for them. Was there an alternative milieu?
I placed my children in a Waldorf school. The school’s objective was to bring up children as feeling, creative individuals. It was here in the parents’ evenings that I learned about natural medicine. Not only did I take it on board for my family, but I took to copious reading of naturopathic literature.
Soon I discovered my Jewish roots (taken from me by the socialist regime of my childhood) and turned to Chassidic Judaism, of which I am a follower till today. Chassidism teaches that while God seems to have abandoned the world, He is there for us if we turn to Him; and His intention for us is that we develop humility, love, find our life course, pursue learning and live with Him at all times.My Training