Mother, Nurturer & Founder of Namaste New York
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
The light in me sees and honors the light in you. (aka – namaste and the inspiration for our wellness concierge business) I try to see the light and goodness in everyone. We all have dark and light, ugliness and beauty.
WHAT’S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
Water, fresh flowers, an old school alarm clock and lavender essential oil.
WHAT GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS?
My children – happy.
WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?
Loud chilled out music – Bon Iver usually – in my home sauna.
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
Everything. My husband, my children, my family, my friends, my health and my passion for helping people on their wellness journeys everyday.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
Good relationships and balance, whatever that means to each person.
BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My husband tells me to “drop it like a bag of rocks” when I carry around worries. It always helps.
Also, a long time ago when I was heartbroken someone said to me – “you don’t need to look for love, you are love.” That has stuck with me forever.
BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?
Small changes make huge differences.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW THAT YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT?
Namaste’s Expanded Wellness Advisory Services – helping people create real life wellness plans and delivering them to their door amidst their busy lives every week so that there is no worry and continual evolution.
HOW DO YOU PRESS PAUSE?
I cook for/with friends and family – casual entertainment, a glass of wine. And of course my morning yoga and meditation practice. It’s short but sweet, and the key to my sanity.
WHAT DID YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF LOVE DOING?
Cartwheels in the backyard + dancing to Michael Jackson or Prince in my bedroom.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE MAGIC POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To be in two places at once, totally present.
WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT?
Working with Namaste’s clients + teaching yoga. When I used to teach a lot I would feel so nourished by the engagement and experiences I was having with people that my hunger would disappear.
WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU GRAB IN A FIRE?
If my children and husband were safe, as far as “things’ go – my grandmothers wedding ring, my children’s “lovies” and a picture of my husband and I in the cloud forest in Ecuador back in the day.
WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE – YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?
Balancing work and motherhood – I’m type A with both!
FAVORITE WORK OF ART?
My mid century modern home and the landscaping that we inherited with it.
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