I actually just launched my site so I still consider it very much in its infancy. The inspiration behind the site is to create a place where people can come to find inspiration, learn about a myriad of health and wellness tips, have access to Ayurvedic and other cooking methods and recipes, dive deeper into the inquisition of spirituality and meditation and most importantly learn how our emotions and thoughts effect our health.
My website is dedicated to a journey shared with all everyone that visits and subscribes to it, in order to create a community (family) of people who crave for knowledge, self-thought, inspiration in the pursuit of obtaining a sense of overall health and wellness. I also wish to have people feel comfortable writing to me about topics that they would like to see featured on our blog, asking for coaching help and more.
I love the art of conversation and inquisition.
This is where I believe growth takes place.
I was an Olympian Athlete for the United States Ski Team. At the age of 13 I was involved in a high-speed downhill ski accident where I hit a tree at around 80 miles per hour. This accident nearly killed me and it ended my career with the U.S. Ski Team. This lead me into my first bout of depression, a feeling of abandonment and a huge sense of loss. My entire life map was now torn to shreds. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life as I had always planned on being a professional athlete.
I still own the firm however I have transitioned in being a PR consultant rather than offering all PR Services so that I can focus on my new venture as well. My new venture is an Integrative Health and Wellness coaching institute that offers people tools to integrate into their life in order for them to become healthier in mind, body and spirit. We not only offer nutritional counseling but also counseling on ways to de-stress, manage anxiety, depression, weight loss, weight gain and a myriad of off ailments that effect our overall health and well-being.
I always find time to exercise, even if it’s for 20 min in the day. My usual routine looks like the following: I wake up at 4:45 AM, drink my favorite homemade Vanilla Kachava shake made with homemade Brazilian nut milk and Vanillo Nesspresso Espresso shots (two to be exact). I look forward to this shake every day. It’s the most delicious mocha shake…oops I got off topic. Sorry!
Anyway, I wake up, drink my shake and then I head to my Yoga Shala and enter into my Ashtanga practice at 5:30 am, which lasts about 2 hours long. On days that I don’t practice yoga, I will usually squeeze in a 3 mile run and some weights or just the run depending on my time. The only day I rest is on Saturday.
I believe that a lot of people think that first, Yoga is for stretching. I believe this to be a huge misconception as it’s a lot more than this. Yes, it does help with one’s flexibility and it will stretch you however, Yoga is also about connecting with oneself on a physical and spiritual plane. It’s about discipline.
One day you can achieve the completion of all of your asanas (yoga poses) and the next day you return to your mat and perhaps have a lot on your mind and not as focused as you were the day before and you can only complete half of your asana practice. Yoga teaches you that life is not perfect. That each day we have the chance to reset ourselves both mentally and spiritually so that we can handle our day with patience, presence and joy thus leading to a happier and healthier state of being.
The second misconception is that Yoga is only for the stick thin, extremely flexible and fit person. This is again, completely untrue. Yoga is for everyone. Yoga is a place of non-judgement and acceptance. Yoga is a place for anyone to go and be one with their mat – Small or large, athletic or non athletic, flexible or inflexible. Yoga is a place to start a journey towards finding their inner-self and perhaps a relationship with their spirituality and God (if that is something that the person believes in). For me, its my place to be with myself and with God.
I drink Ka’Chava twice a day. Being so active as well as an Ayurvedic Vegan I have to get my protein from a very reliable source. Before discovering Ka’Chava, I was sourcing my protein from soy products, which destroyed my body. I then found a different vegan protein powder but it was insufficient with all of the vitamins, probiotics, minerals that I needed in order to sustain and healthy and active lifestyle (and it tasted like crap). After discovering Ka’Chava almost a year and a half ago, I have religiously drank Ka’Chava every single day and I can say my body and mind feel the difference.
I drink my Vanilla Mocha shake in the morning to get my body fueled for the day. This will sustain me until about 1 or 2 pm, where I will then eat my largest meal – Usually Kitchari.
My second Ka’Chava shake is consumed for dinner and I will drink the Chocolate flavor as it gives me dinner and desert in one shake! I LOVE IT!