I learned why health and wellness practices are impactful from a young age. I grew up in Germany and always lived life with a European sensibility. At that time, my health was optimal, and it was what allowed me to survive a severe health issue. I will never forget August 18th, 2002. This day had a significant impact on my journey through life. I suffered a brain aneurysm at the age of 33 and can proudly call myself a brain aneurysm survivor.