I graduated from the University of Cape Town, with a degree in Finance + Economics. I left South Africa and headed for the US with $500, a suitcase of clothes and what I now realize, was a whole bunch of chutzpah. Looking back, the most surprising thing is that I wasn't MORE terrified. Somehow, leaving was far less scary than staying.
The choice felt obvious. There was no choice.
The inner call had spoken and there was nothing I could do but follow it's lead.
The chutzpah paid off... that is, until I lost it. Great job, good life and yet, the clothes didn't seem to fit?!
I tried on gratitude for all my fortunes. I pushed through work that didn't light me up. I paid all my bills. I bought rocking shoes and yet, it definitely felt like something was missing... I had an inkling, but fear made me look the other way.
Then one day, anxiety + insomnia came knocking.
It was brutal.
I would wake up in the middle of the night and feel like I was going to die. I cried in the bathrooms at work. Prayer became an all day practice. I meditated more times than I ate, searching for a way out.
The Journey Inward
It turned out that the only way out, was in. For the first time ever, I had to look deep inside, bathe in the utter discomfort of everything and ask...
What am I meant for? What is this life about?
Yoga + Meditation saved my life. The study of A Course in Miracles led me to my truth + everyday since then has become a practice in listening to my inner guidance, calming my mind + trusting.
We've all had that calling to go inward, to dig deeper, to follow our hearts over our intellect and yet, we often don't.
Sometimes it's a gentle whisper we ignore. Sometimes it's an avalanche that forces us to find another way.
But the truth is, there's no way to escape your authentic self.
My work is to help others connect to that inner call, to thrive in that call + to be wildly successful in the work + life that they were meant for. If you're reading this, you know exactly what I mean.
A Yoga + Meditation Teacher, Ordained Minister + Marketing Strategist to Heart Centered Entrepreneurs. I love sunshine, dogs, coffee + green juice.
Now that I've introduced myself, I'd love to get to know you!
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