I’m all of the above labels and I dislike to put myself in a box. So at the core, I love to say I’m an energy being always unfolding to the adventure called Life 😃.
What interests me most is the connection between the heart space and the head space; how to integrate both to live an integrated joyful and fulfilling life.
Growing up, I was driven by ambition. I made a promise to my 16 year old self to be successful and I went at it with everything I got. Became quite successful too, at least the definition of success I learned from the culturescape; the education, job, travelled the world, got the husband and kids, living comfortably.
Living comfortably with also with stress and anxiety too 😃. My first thoughts before I opened my eyes in the morning use to be wrapped in survival, worst case scenarios and striving at all cost to meet up with what I use to preserve as success. This caused me to live in a constant state of Fight-n-Flight.
My ambition pushed my forward and I overlooked my body signals to slow down and recalibrate. I fulfilled my 16 year old promise to myself; I got the eduction, the job, travelled and saw the world, the husband, got the kids and at a cost
Anxiety, anxiousness and a feeling of separation, isolation where my steady companion, no matter how much I achieved. This left me with a painful void, no one could take away from me.
2016 came the crash. I felt burned out, my marriage was on the rocks, I wasn’t the mother I wish I were, my sense of identity was gone, and I lost my job. I knew I had to make massive changes, but I didn’t know how.
Until then, I had flirted with Meditation and Yoga as occasional practices to destress. These were the only tools that gave me a thread to hold on to. Tools that showed me some kind of flicker of light, in my dark nights of the soul. And so I decided to go deeper with them.
2017, I took 1 year off, from the cooperate world, jumped into self exploration, went deep with the Yoga philosophy, became a Yoga instructor and from that point made a U-turn towards self.
These tools have been life saving to say the least and they have helped my find greater ease, happiness, peace, joy, identity and a new sense of belonging in my life and I wish the same for you.