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Rebekah Steen

Rebekah Steen is the all-around creative gal behind the blog Goldfish Kiss. She’s also an artist, writer, designer, actress, model, and most importantly, wife and mom.

By sharing her experiences, thoughts, artwork, and healthy balanced lifestyle tricks and tips, she’s been able to bring a positive, genuine vibe and sense of inspiration to followers all over the globe.

She’s also just a fun gal to be around, is a self-proclaimed beach bum and salt water addict, rarely takes herself too seriously, and loves living a fresh air, laugh out loud kind of life.

 

Carve Your Own Path // Interview with Rebekah Steen

What do you value most in life?
Holy cow, talk about a great bunch of questions…excited about this.

My faith, family, health, and continual drive to be learning and growing. Yup that’s what comes to mind.

What does a meaningful life look like to you?
Such a good question, and it’s definitely as unique of an answer to each person. For me meaningful means making a positive impact. I know, such a vague statement but it can range from making my son laugh, to helping out a small company, to making my husband laugh (a daily goal of mine) to actually inspiring someone in any shape or form.

What is the number one motivator/driver in your life?
I think it’s being a good example and role model for a joy filled way of life. Whether it’s to my family, to anyone following what the heck I’m doing, or to someone who I happen to encounter. Hopefully I make their day better, even if it’s just a smile. Might sounds cheesy but on days when It’s 2pm, and I finally am getting out of the house, even if it’s just for a 7 Eleven run. I’m smiling to the cashier asking about their day, and am having Levi wave and say hi to people as we hold open the door for them.

Was there a time in your life when you were living drastically different than you are now?
For sure, I’m not sure how drastic it was but it was definitely different. It’s odd, I am an extremely confident person, but have battled with self-doubt and various insecurities. Some still to this day, I’ve just gotten better at kicking those thoughts to the curb over the past decade or so. I think in college I was just pretty dumb, and partied really, really hard and didn’t take good care of my body nutrition wise. But I kind of think that’s a time in life when there's just a ton of confusion, expectation, and man I was so young.

How did you come to the realization that it was time for a change?
When I started dating my husband (boyfriend at the time) he was a big time college football player gearing up for his last season and then (hopefully) the NFL. I saw how healthy he was, how motivated he was to make his body perform at an optimal level, his discipline, and it really was such an eye opener for me. I opened his eyes to a love for the beach, surfing, and that world, and he taught me how to be a healthier, better me. We’re always kind of a yin and yang duo like that.

Were there certain people, possessions, habits, etc. that you had to leave behind in order to maintain the life you are now living?
Not really, it all kind of happened gradually because of the recession back in ’08. When you’re broke and unemployed things change naturally. But, when my husband and I moved to Hawaii we sold most of our stuff, and I had to sell the first brand new car I ever owned (and was still making payments on)…I ended up buying an old Isuzu Rodeo for $1,600 cash from a guy in Kaimuki who was on parole. That move and the beat up beach mobile were kind a symbol of sayonara old life, hello new one… where you are more than happy with whatever you can get. And that mindset has pretty much stuck with me ever since we moved to Hawaii, then Seattle, then LA, The Bay Area, Minnesota, and now Florida. I guess all the moving really makes you appreciate places, people you meet, and experiences more than things you always have to pack up and dust off. Let’s just say in my current life I’m only attached to a few, very meaningful people and things.

Do you ever feel judged for your lifestyle choices and if so how do you handle it?
Not really, or at least that I am aware of. If you told me a decade ago that I’d be doing what I am, where I am now, and the path that got us here, I‘d think you were crazy. So I don't feel surprised if people give me an odd look when I explain the past decade of my life, or what I do for a living.

What is your process for self-reflection? Is it something that come easily to you daily or do you have to set a time now and then to evaluate and adjust?
I’m my own worst and harshest critic. But thankfully I’ve gotten really good at taking baby steps and adopting this mantra: just do something each day. Doesn’t need to be everything, but do something that takes another step in the direction you want to go.

When you have a tough time making a decision or deciding which direction to go in what do you do?
I’ll procrastinate making that decision, dwell on it for a while, then just suddenly make it and not look back.

What activity do you do that makes you feel the most like yourself?
There’s two. 1: surfing, and 2: lifting weights. I feel like myself when I’m a strong and sweaty water woman.

What is the one thing in your life that is challenging and sometimes hard that holds a lot of meaning?
My marriage! Marriage is not all butterflies and rainbows, but this past decade has been the most rewarding of my life because of it. My husband and I constantly are challenging each other to be better people, which in married life isn’t always the most pleasant thing. But man oh man is it worth it! Gosh I love it. Arguments, tearful I’m sorry’s, long silences, big hugs, long walks, laugh, and all.

Which part of your life is doing amazing right now and which part needs a little extra love and attention?
Marriage is doing great and my son/mom life is so fun and rewarding, even though he just learned the word “No” and uses it rather dramatically. My work – I feel like I’m treading water and totally lost, but also putting more stress on myself than usual to make more money. My spiritual life needs some more time devoted to it. But I’m really, really happy to be living by a beach again, so mentally I’m in a really peaceful place.

What are you currently exploring in your inner world?
I’ve given up trying to figure out what God is doing in my life, and just take it day by day. That makes things so much more fun. But there’s this little voice that’s always pushing me out of my comfort zone, and always telling me to be more present. So we shall see what happens because of it.

What’s your next big outer adventure?
10-year wedding anniversary trip. I’m hoping a surf trip somewhere in Indo will work out. Fingers crossed.

What’s your best advice or words of wisdom for someone trying to figure out what they want out of life and how to live it?
Put down your phone and unplug. Just look at you, your life, and what you want to get out of that day, and go out and do it. Take it day by day, and remember it’s you and your life. And journal. Buy a journal, write down your goals, your thoughts, your struggles, your progress. It’s therapeutic, and helps you focus. Which reminds me…I need to buy a new one.

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Danielle Radulski

Danielle Radulski is a twenty something yoga teacher, fitness enthusiast and (wannabe) chef from Westchester, New York. Her mission is to enjoy a happy and healthy life doing the things she loves, while trying to help others do the same.

From yoga flows, to healthy recipes and travel tales she shares it all through her blog, The Silver Lining Yoga. Danielle came to yoga from a health scare that caused her to put her body and well-being first before her social life and unhealthy habits. From this experience, she decided that there truly is a “silver lining” to every situation.

Hoping to travel and teach in the next year, she has big goals for herself!

Carve Your Own Path // Interview with Danielle Radulski

What do you value most in life?
Ah that’s a tough one! But I think some things I’ve come to value most in life are good health, close relationships with friends and family and really being able to live in the moment. Knowing that the moment we’re in is truly the only moment that exists is SO powerful, and really changes the way you view life.

What does a meaningful life look like to you?
Surrounding myself with amazing people every single day and being able to touch people’s lives. I think I am the type of person who loves to help people and make a difference in their life - if I can help even ONE person - I think that makes a success.

What is the number one motivator/driver in your life?
Pushing myself to be the best I can be, and being able to take care of myself. I have a great boyfriend, family and friends but there’s few things more satisfying than REALLY being able to take care of yourself. I grew up with a single mom and I saw her struggle raising myself and my brother, but I also saw how independent and fierce she was. I want to be able to provide for myself and my family, while also making a difference in other people’s lives.

Was there a time in your life when you were living drastically different than you are now?
Oh yes! I used to be what you would call the “life of the party,” from about the time I was 15 to the time I was 22. I was a workaholic, party-aholic and loved being the center of attention. To say things have changed - is an understatement!

How did you come to the realization that it was time for a change?
I actually was given the BIGGEST blessing in disguise I could have ever imagined. After college I moved to NYC and about a year and a half into my big-apple bar bender I went for a routine physical to find out that my liver was swollen. Everything I was doing to my body - working two jobs, not sleeping, not eating right, and drinking WAY too much, was finally catching up with me. This is when my lifestyle truly changed - I found yoga, I started taking care of myself and fell in love with feeling GOOD. It was really the best thing that could have ever happened to me. If that health scare hadn’t happened, I’m not quite sure where I would be.

Were there certain people, possessions, habits, etc. that you had to leave behind in order to maintain the life you are now living?
For sure! I was a local at most of the bars I went to, which quickly changed. I wouldn’t say that I “lost” friends or people but I would say that my priorities changed. I think it’s natural to want to surround yourself with likeminded people, so being in a bar wasn’t always the best thing. Being in a yoga class however… that was where I felt at home.

Do you ever feel judged for your lifestyle choices and if so how do you handle it?
I think I struggled with this a lot back when I first started being a little “healthier.” I don't think people were actually judging me, I think I was just uncomfortable with the change. Change is never easy, and you always have to push yourself to keep going when something feels outside of your comfort zone. I felt weird - my friends would ask me to go to happy hour and I would feel like I needed to make excuses for why I couldn’t go. I think once I became comfortable and confident in my lifestyle change, is when it was easier for others to accept it, too.

What is your process for self-reflection? Is it something that come easily to you daily or do you have to set a time now and then to evaluate and adjust?
Lately I have been SO busy I have had a hard time with this. I am constantly trying to push myself and better myself - so much so that I often have a hard time shutting my brain down. I try to meditate daily, but it’s tough. It’s certainly a commitment and a learned habit that I’m working on.

When you have a tough time making a decision or deciding which direction to go in what do you do?
I really, really rely on my boyfriend and actually, my Grandma, for advice. She has SUCH wisdom that I’ve never really seen before. She has seen so much and her insight is truly something that I trust and hold near to my heart. I also try to go with my gut, which is hard because I am TOTALLY an over-thinker. I never really make rash decisions which I think also helps.

What activity do you do that makes you feel the most like yourself?
Yoga. Teaching yoga. Puppy cuddles. Being outside. Cooking. I LOVE to cook, and bake - its therapeutic. (I know that’s more than one but they all do!)

What is the one thing in your life that is challenging and sometimes hard that holds a lot of meaning?
It’s SO hard for me to say no. I think it’s both a blessing and a curse. When trying to start/further a career I feel like I have to say YES to everything, but sometimes that comes at the expense of my well-being. However, I believe that if there’s one time in my life where I want to hustle and say yes to everything… it’s going to be now.

Which part of your life is doing amazing right now and which part needs a little extra love and attention?
I am so beyond blessed I can’t even put it into words. I think where I’m going with yoga - teaching, blogging etc. is going so well. My full time job is also going well. My family is alive and healthy. I would say the one area that needs a little TLC is my self-care. I have been trying to take (not teach) a yoga class for 3 weeks and still haven't managed to get one in! Same thing with a massage… =)

What are you currently exploring in your inner world?
Starting my own business. It actually kept me up last night =) Exploring what’s worth taking the risk on and what’s not. Exploring where my strengths are and where my passions lie and what is actually feasible for me to do. I’m a BIG believer in really visualizing things to help make them happen. You have to put what you want out there in the universe. Hopefully in the next few years maybe what I was visualizing last night will come true =)

What’s your next big outer adventure?
I want to plan and teach a yoga retreat in Morocco or Greece. I also want to travel and teach workshops all over the world, and hopefully that business I’m masterminding makes it to the surface one day!

What’s your best advice or words of wisdom for someone trying to figure out what they want out of life and how to live it?
Try everything (even if you think you don’t/won’t like it). Do everything. NEVER, EVER give up on yourself. Remember that if YOU are the one telling yourself you can’t do something.. how is anyone else ever supposed to believe it? You are capable of SOOOO much more than you know and we always need to be our own #1 fans. Also - as great as it is to think about things until your face turns blue… never, ever forget to live in the moment - it’s really the ONLY one we have.

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Natazha McDuffie

Natazha McDuffie is a model, designer, wife, and mama. She and her husband own a learning vacation destination in Costa Rica, School of the World, where they teach yoga, surfing, photography, and Spanish.

Natazha is also the founder/ designer for a brand of travel accessories called Soulucean (the name is a combination of soul+ ocean, pronounced solution).

She has been modeling over half her life but the best part of who she is today is being a wife and a mother. That is where Natazha finds her true meaning in life!

Carve Your Own Path // Interview with Natazha McDuffie

What do you value most in life?
Time... I believe that it is the most important asset one will ever possess. You never really know how much of it you have, and you can't save it, no matter what advertisers tell you, but you certainly can waste it. It is the most precious when you share it with loved ones. I do my best to never take it for granted because it is true that tomorrow is never promised!

What does a meaningful life look like to you?
A meaningful life is one that is lived with love, purpose, and a sense of adventure. Also one that contributes to those around you in a positive way.

What is the number one motivator/driver in your life?
My number one motivator is my daughter Taya. She makes me want to be the best version of myself that I can be.  I know that sounds cheesy but it’s true! When I am tired and don't think I could possibly do more I think of her and power through.  She has taught me that I am stronger than I ever thought I could be.

Was there a time in your life that you were living drastically different than you are now?
Yes. There was a time in my life, which I have coined as my "soul therapy" phase, that marked a turning point. The time before it was filled with years of pain, self-doubt and sadness. But after I was able to truly love myself, and was also able to truly love another… my soulmate, my everything, my husband.

How did you come to the realization that it was time for a change?
I didn't realize at the time that I was carrying this baggage around with me. I carried it into every relationship, every trip, and every situation with me until one day I just felt so heavy. It became too heavy to bear and I wanted to be free of it. It's hard to put into words the feeling I felt in my soul but the desire for a different life was so strong that I could no longer make excuses or put it off.

Were there certain people, possessions, habits, etc. that you had to leave behind in order to maintain the life you are now living?
Since my soul transformation the people in my life that are no longer healthy for me or that were not true friends seemed to disappear from my life. There were a couple of dramatic moments but it wasn't a conscious decision, it felt as though the blinders were ripped off and not only was I seeing myself so clearly now, I was also seeing others for who they truly were.

Do you ever feel judged for you lifestyle choices and if so how do you handle it?
I'm sure people do but I have been lucky enough that nobody has said it to my face! Haha! Or maybe I don't notice because in my heart I truly don't care what other people think. I am at peace with the choices I make for myself and for my family and I think if you are confident in that, what other people think of you and that self-doubt that comes with someone judging you just disappears.

What is your process for self-reflection? Is it something that comes easily to you daily or do you have to set a time now and then to evaluate and adjust?
For me it is not much of a process, it happens in moments that don't sit well with me or make me feel uncomfortable. I instantly recognize that discomfort as an opportunity for reflection and possible change. I think to myself what happened there... Was it me? Was it them? What can I do different next time so that I don't feel that way again or make the other person feel like that again?

When you have a tough time making a decision or deciding which direction to go in what do you do?
My husband and I are truly a team. I never feel like I have to tackle any big decision alone. I have a best friend in him.... one that I can trust with all my secrets, dreams, hopes and fears. We weigh out the pros and cons and decide what is best for us as a family.

What activity do you do that makes you feel the most like yourself?
Being in the ocean... that is my grounding place. It is where I find peace and find it so easy to reflect on life. Any chance to swim in the ocean is therapeutic, but some of the best moments have been when my husband and I went swimming and free diving in the Bahamas with wild dolphins and snorkeled with sting rays and sharks in Tahiti.

What is the one thing in your life that is challenging and sometime that is hard and holds a lot of meaning?
Parenting!!! At times it is the most joy and love I have ever experienced, and at other times it can push me to my limits. Being a good mom is without a doubt the hardest job I have ever had! It requires so much patience and selflessness- and at times it can show you the best version of yourself and the worst all in a 5-minute span! I think as a parent you have a responsibility to your child and the human race to bring up a loving, caring, compassionate person. Talk about pressure! It is the absolute best to see the love you have and share with another person come to life and manifest in another little soul. Your heart, your soul, (and your sleep!) will forever be changed.

Which part of your life is doing amazing right now and which part needs a little extra love and attention?
My husband and I have very flexible schedules when it comes to our jobs/work which means that we are able to spend a lot of time with our daughter and together as a family. We are able to carve out weeks at a time to go camping, or go on a trip. We just got back from a two-week road trip where we took Taya camping and fishing.  It was so incredible to explore nature with her and show her the simple things in life.

Personal time is something I don't get much of right now. I would love to have more time to work out, to cook meals from scratch (or to learn to cook at all)! More time alone with my husband would be nice too, but I know all that will come soon enough. Taya is only 2 now so I am savoring all the cuddles and snuggles and how much she needs me because the saying is true, "they grow up so fast!"

What's your next big adventure?
As I write this we are en-route to Ecuador with my mom and dad to visit my mom's family. It has been quite an adventure so far. It started yesterday, but a delayed flight caused a missed connection and then set off a chain reaction of travel calamities that we are still riding out... getting re-routed, spending hours tracking down luggage and making new travel arrangements. Along with an unplanned night in a bad hotel on an out of the way stop, to currently sitting on the tarmac waiting out a thunderstorm. But that is very much like life. Sometimes it is smooth sailing and sometimes you just have to wait out the storms! It is a great reminder that we are not always in control of what happens, but we do have control of how we react, view, and handle the situations. Anyone can be positive and happy when everything goes as planned, but it is when things go sideways and you have to get back on track that you find out who you really are.

What's your best advice or words of wisdom for someone trying to figure out what they want out of life and how to live it?
In my experience it has been true that I could not genuinely love another without loving myself first.

Forgiveness... it is not for the weak, but rather for the strong of heart. It is not about forgetting what the other person has done to you, but more about freeing you from what someone else did and not allowing it to destroy your heart. It is the path that leads to peace.

"Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will." I believe that when we face our fears and overcome them, that is when we find the courage and freedom that our soul seeks.

"Don't settle." Live the life and have the love you truly deserve. Settling will always keep you in a state of unrest and never make you profoundly happy.

Live boldly. Step outside of your comfort zone. Explore more. Live your life with love, compassion and integrity. 

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Carly Fox

Carly, co-owner of Papaya Wellness in Nicaragua, advocates for empowerment, health and creativity for women as a tool in self realization. Teaching, sharing her passion and encouraging you to find what it is that inspires you, is what keeps her stoke going!

She walks a path of self inquiry and yoga has been a beautiful tool in this ongoing exploration. Yoga started as the balancing medium for other physical pursuits in Carly's life and has now become a deep source of nourishment and the grounded platform from which she moves.

Surfing lights her fire and has led her on adventures all over the globe. Everyday she's amazed at the parallels and lessons learned from mother ocean and how they can be applied to bringing mindfulness, an open heart and a free flowing attitude into all moments in life. Carly's learning to let go more and more by the day..riding the waves.

Carve Your Own Path // Interview with Carly Fox

What do you value most in life?
Time. There are no guarantees and each moment, literally each breath we take, is a gift. I remind myself to CHOOSE to enjoy my time doing the things I love, surrounded by the people that I love, being in service to others and contributing more joy and positivity to the collective.

What does a meaningful life look like to you?
It plays off of the above. Love. Richness in heart and spirit and enjoying the simplicity of walking on this earth. Spreading ripples of love and kindness and giving more to the planet and to people than I take.

What is the number one motivator/driver in your life?
My motivation is fairly feeling based.  I love to experience and enjoy life. Savouring the richness of the human experience on more and more subtle levels, challenging myself and pushing myself to grow/learn/question/expand and evolve.

Was there a time in your life when you were living drastically different than you are now?
Definitely on the external plane. My internal hunger was always driving me to something close to what my life looks like now. When I wasn’t answering those calls, I felt a lot of pain, uncertainty and lack of fulfillment.

How did you come to the realization that it was time for a change?
I wasn’t a moment of realization. It was a series of teachings, reflections and awakenings that led me to a path of action and trust.

When I originally came to Nicaragua I thought I would adventure for 3-5 months. I was looking for a re-set, to dip my feet into teaching yoga and surf everyday. I thought I would take that experience with me back to Canada. On a deeper level, I did not have the confidence or cognitively believe that I was “ ready” to move somewhere tropical, start a business in health and wellness and basically live out my biggest dream. I thought I needed more— something—- first!

I have now been in Nicaragua for 6 years. I started my business Papaya Wellness with an aligned partner ( a business I had visualized in similar manifestations for so long), I get to surf everyday ( a huge longing for me) and I fell in love with a spiritual match!

Once I had stepped away from my regular life and routines I opened the space up in myself physically and emotionally to create a more aligned vision of my life. With all of that room to grow (from physically leaving everything behind) I had no other option but to open myself and trust the flow, the rest has been rolling from there.

Were there certain people, possessions, habits, etc. that you had to leave behind in order to maintain the life you are now living?
On so many levels. In order to create what I have, I took a giant step away from everything that I knew- family, friends, routine and any of my creature comforts.

I don’t think that it's necessary in order to make radical change but it was my path. Walking away from everything that I had provided me with a naked slate. I was faced with the necessity of creating a new life and I chose to create consciously. I used the opportunity to design my life in a more aligned vision with my goals and heart.

Do you ever feel judged for your lifestyle choices and if so how do you handle it?
I am grateful to have a very supportive family and community. I think the harshest critic for my lifestyle and choices is myself. My imprinting of “shoulds”  that creep in every once and awhile and make me question my path. I combat second guessing by finding stillness, breathing deeply and resetting my mindset to one of gratitude and appreciation.

What is your process for self-reflection? Is it something that come easily to you daily or do you have to set a time now and then to evaluate and adjust?
Depending on the day I think it is a blessing or a curse. I am an extremely introspective person. Self reflection is a consistent practice for me (although the word practice would indicate that it is voluntary,  I feel it is more innate for me). I am very emotionally sensitive and am constantly checking in with myself, asking questions and moving through.

When you have a tough time making a decision or deciding which direction to go in what do you do?
Maybe because I am a Cancer, I hold on to things and can judge myself harshly for the time it takes to make change. When I am having trouble making a decision, I sit with it, give myself time and space and trust that when it is time to make the decision, I will know and act.

Trusting that the path you chose will be the right one, helps. There is no other path but the one you are on. Wasting time thinking about what could have been or what might be is futile.  When it comes to directions or big life changes, there are no “bad” options.

If you are listening to yourself and the call of your heart and can hear it clearly, fearless action is the way.

When I am really struggling with a decision, I ask myself, “What is the worst thing that could happen?” The fallback rule is, action is better then inaction. Whether it turns out “good or bad”, there will be lessons and growth and I take great comfort in that.

What activity do you do that makes you feel the most like yourself?
Surfing and moving my body in general. Getting my heart beating fast and enjoying my physicality.

What is the one thing in your life that is challenging and sometimes hard that holds a lot of meaning?
My constant hunger to further myself can be a challenge. I try to remind myself that where I am right now is exactly enough.  Maintaining that contentment while supporting the belief that I CAN push/expand and change from where I am now in an unlimited amount of directions is the alchemy.  Achieving balance between the two is a practice and something I am constantly striving toward.

Which part of your life is doing amazing right now and which part needs a little extra love and attention?
My partnership with my husband and lifestyle are awesome.I have time to surf, exercise, cook and spend quality time with my love. My professional growth and student self needs some love. I have the hunger to change up my professional trajectory and invite study back into my life. I am ready to push myself in new ways and challenge my brain.  The process of arriving at change has been slow. That has been frustrating and I am in a good place with it now. I trust that my self inquiry and persistence will lead me to the next steps. Although it is slow,  I am in action now working towards these new dreams.

What are you currently exploring in your inner world?
I am trying to soften more. Soften my self critic, expectations and negative self talk and offer myself love, support and understanding in return.

Accepting the darker aspects of self is always a challenge and I am trying to love my shadows more. Darkness and light, love and fear, life and death, expanding and contracting; The two exist in relationship to each other and without one there would not be the other, this balance of pulling and pushing forces. We would be foolish to think that humans are not the same in our nature.  Especially as women, I think we are conditioned to always be AWESOME. We are strong, healthy, capable, soft, loving and nurturing. There is also a three headed dragon with her tongue sticking out waving a battle axe within us. I have not had a lot of practice in meeting and making room for my beast. I am working on that now.

I appreciate viewing the Hindu Dieties as manifests of our human nature. We have Lakshmi, Parvati and Sarasvati, gorgeous goddesses of the arts, knowledge and love. We also have Kali and Durga, goddess war queens of death, protection and destruction. All are equally loved and accepted in their divinity and equally necessary in maintaining the balance of life.

I am noticing more and more subtle, subversive patterns of negative self talk that slowly wear me down and I am rewiring those pathways. Allowing space for my pain, fear and anxiety while also challenging myself to change my perspective and look at things differently. Focusing on the celebration of my life in its current manifestation and allowing that to be enough, in all of its shadows and light!

What’s your next big outer adventure? 
I am going to India with my mom for a month. We are celebrating her 60th and my 30th round around the sun this summer! We are seeing the Dalia Lama  and are trekking into the Himalayas.

What’s your best advice or words of wisdom for someone trying to figure out what they want out of life and how to live it?
Listen to your intuition and your inner yearnings, and act.  If you have trouble tuning into your intuition or inner voice, practice listening in more simple day to day acts. Practice allowing simple decisions to arise from a more intuitive place and flex that muscle. Take note when you have honoured your intuition or experienced “serendipity” and your intuitive voice will become louder.

As you flex your intuitive muscle it will become more directive when it comes to figuring out your bigger picture questions; What you want out of life and what is really important to you.

We already know most of the solutions to our problems, we have the answers to most of the questions we obsess over. Practicing that deep listening and trusting your path of action requires commitment and practice.

Then I would say just do it, try, leap. The pain and ache from wondering what could have been is WAY worse than the reality of trying, failing and dusting yourself off. You will leave that failure with a more clear picture of what you really want to do.

There is a great quote from an albeit controversial yogi,  “You're never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from scratch once again.”