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It Happened in the Seventies – by Dieter Luske – local author
An intriguing story of personal risk-taking, self-discovery and profound change.
At only twenty-one, Dieter started his own thriving business and lived the good life in Hamburg, Germany. By the age of twenty-four, he knew something was missing: there must be more to life than earning a living, and he wanted to find it in Australia as a quest for all things vital, health, love, creativity, meaning, purpose and independence.
How does life continue if one decides to leave all one has achieved?
Dieter met Giselle on Christmas Day 1973. They didn’t want a relationship but the universe had other ideas! Arriving in Sydney in 1974, they lived, worked and explored Australia in their yellow panel van for two and a half years, discovering themselves and their unpredictable future.
Driving from one adventure to another, they faced unexpected dangers and found paradise in unforeseen places.
Devastating news arrived from Hamburg – their dreams and reality collided.
Could they still achieve their goals and live their dream lifestyle?
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An inspiring read of a life-changing escapade Down Under
Phil Brown – Arts Editor The Courier-Mail
Dieter Lüske is a writer, lifestyle counsellor, web developer and author who enjoys life and life’s journey. He loves working with Giselle, his wife, in their art studio, enchanted organic garden, and dabbles in art and music.
He is the author of 3 books, has published hundreds of holistic lifestyle philosophy articles, and lives by his motto,
“By attempting the impossible – one is meaningfully occupied (D.L.).”
His book “Do you believe in You?” is a self-help book that resulted from 11 years of consulting and facilitating mind management seminars.
Dieter graduated in 1981 in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Medical Herbalism, Clinical Nutrition, Lifestyle Counselling, Medical Hypnosis and NLP.
In 1999, Dieter founded useNature.com, a Natural Health and Lifestyle Directory, which still is a significant go-to website for holistic health articles.
Born and educated in Germany, Dieter studied Electrotechnics and Electronics. He graduated with a Master’s degree and had his first business at age 21.
In 1974 Dieter and Giselle left Germany on a two-and-a-half-year discovery tour to write a book about Australia. They lived and travelled throughout Australia in a panel van, took thousands of photos and wrote stories about their travels for German magazines.
Dieter lives and works in the Gold Coast Hinterland with his artist wife, Giselle.