Who I am

Hi, I’m Heythem. Thank you for making it to my About Me Page!!

I smile with my eyes closed…

I’m a psychologist with a passion for Writing & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Weird combination, right?

I laugh a lot (as you might have noticed already…), I’m silly at times, and I love to travel. I love connecting with people, so please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!

What I Do

I’m a Writer.

I post on Twitter, Threads & I have my own Newsletter here on my website.

My goal is to help Psychologists convey their message to their audience and navigate their online presence.

I enjoy writing. I enjoy connecting with fellow psychologist and diving deep into their work.

So yeah, I’m getting paid by reading, learning & writing – which is pretty cool.

My Story

Growing up in Germany with Iraqi roots, I navigated 2 cultures. So, I’m neither entirely German nor Iraqi.

That left me with the question: Where do I belong?

During my childhood, I loooved football (the one where they actually use their feet…). The sport became an important part of my life, teaching me discipline, teamwork, and perseverance.

After high school, I took my first solo trip through Australia and Asia. I loved exploring new environments and discovering the beauty of different traditions, landscapes, and people. This was the start of my love of travel.

After my travels, I found myself at a bit of a crossroads. During this period, I stumbled upon an opportunity to volunteer at a school for mentally handicapped children, where I worked for almost 1 year. This experience impacted me deeply, so I became curious about the human mind.

So, I decided to pursue a psychology degree at the University of Luxembourg. At the same time, I developed an interest in bodybuilding and MMA, which allowed me to explore the connection between physical fitness and mental well-being.

During that time, I fell in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I started training and never looked back. It has benefitted my life and taught me a lot about my potential. BJJ is a passion of mine ever since.

After completing my Psychology degree, I volunteered in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. It was a humbling experience to contribute to meaningful projects and immerse myself in the cultures of East Africa. Here, I also had the chance to visit local BJJ Gyms:

It’s so cool to visit Jiu-Jitsu classes wherever I go. My experiences in Africa had a big impact on me. Once again, after my trip to Africa, I found myself at crossroads.

I didn’t know what to do next. I didn’t want to work for somebody, and I wanted to work online so I could keep doing what I like most: traveling, finding new Jiu-Jitsu Gyms, and writing.

So, I started first blogging about BJJ in the hope of making some affiliate money (I didn’t make any money).

Then I started writing on Twitter &Threads. There I noticed: I’m pretty good at this! Seemed like I learned a lot from my time blogging.

That led me then to open my Ghostwriting Business. 🙂

Thank you so much for reading through my “About Me” Page.

Much love,