My dream is simply to empower a world of women who embrace and love themselves, from their physical outlook right through to their highest spiritual acknowledgements.
Despite our imperfections, we are ready to be the light for others. We take pride in the roles we engage, deliver them with sincerity, honesty, integrity, loving kindness, gratitude and warm gentle touches to those vulnerable and less fortunate than ourselves.
We are warrior angels who protect and safeguard our future generations by leading lives that are full of goodness and peace. We honour the invisible inner strength and dignity that we possess.
I’m a mum to two teenagers. I love my role as a full time mum. My most precious memories are those shared with them. We have shared our best moments, and our worst times, together for the past 19 years.
I started my yoga teaching business, Yin Latte Yoga, two years ago. Prior to that, I had eight years of teaching experience in gyms and yoga studios.
My initial reason for practicing yoga was to learn and understand the ancient art of yoga, rather than to teach it. It was an unexpected remark from a new teacher I met during a yoga conference that led me to become a yoga instructor. She gently reminded me that the best gift I could give to others, as a long time practitioner of yoga, would be to share the knowledge I had received from it. I felt guilty for keeping it to myself and compelled to impart my love of yoga to others.
Running my own yoga business means that most of my time is spent planning and executing business strategies, running home classes and meeting new people to share with them what my business is all about. Despite my busy schedule, it is a privilege to do what I love and feel passionate about. As life gets busy and full, I prioritise my tasks for the day in a generous way to allow for a few breathers in between. I take care of my stress. It is about accepting and loving myself first, not telling myself, ‘I should be this way or that way …’. Even though I will still make silly choices or mistakes, it is okay; I am okay; I am more than okay. Stress Checklist
We do not know everything. We learn as we move on. I believe if you can be a better version of yourself today compared to yesterday, it is a cause for celebration.
I have a lesson to share with you that has helped me so much in my own life. It does not matter whether you are a full time working mum or a stay-at-home mum, business entrepreneur, career woman, leader or healer; just remember to make time for yourself. It is best if you can be alone occasionally to get your head straight. No matter who you are and what you spend your time doing, you will find making time for yourself to be very beneficial.
We are achievers and we are always wanting to do more. It is so easy for us to forget that we, ourselves, are more important than the agenda we have in our to-do list. No matter how insignificant you might think it is to slow down and refocus on what your needs are, remember you owe that to yourself because if you do not care, nobody will.
If you have not considered how you think about yourself and why loving yourself as you love others is equally as important, think again. I used to think I needed to be funny and witty, capable and intelligent, sexy and sociable to be able to be liked and welcomed by others. Trust me, it is not true. People will love you for your honesty, your sincerity, your approachability, your genuine smile, your wisdom and your humility. These are the important values and qualities that need to be honoured and shine through.
Remember that you live your life and no one else’s. No one is better at being you than you. You have your own goals and desires – work on those. Embrace life’s directions and the choices you makes along the way. Celebrate everything that has happened, even the greatest of defeats. Remove your judgemental mind and give grace to your moments of incompetence. Be patient and kind, as peacefulness in the heart brings more joy and contentment … these are the golden nuggets of the soul.