Pursuing happiness

You want to know the real reason I quit my job?

I wasn’t happy.

I was also becoming a person I didn’t like.

And that definitely needed to change.

When I started my yoga teacher training about a year ago (can’t believe that was a year ago) it wasn’t my intention to quit my job and solely be a yoga teacher.

I planned to teach on the side and maybe eventually move more full time into health and wellness, which would include being a yoga teacher and blogger (and maybe a few other things I have up my sleeve), but like everything in life, things changed.

I have many things to do on my to do list. But the No. 1 item is to be happy.

I can’t be the best me if I am not happy and good to myself.

A few friends have asked me: Are you teaching full time? Where are you teaching?

No to the first question. Keep reading for an answer to the second question.

First, yoga teachers can’t possibly work 40 hours a week as a yoga teacher. Most teachers have to travel to multiple studios (or gyms) for classes, teaching can be emotionally and physically … Continue reading

Taking care of me

I didn’t hit the gym today. I didn’t jump on the espinner. I didn’t walk to the yoga studio. Today after work I got an hour-long massage.

I have been going to the same massage therapist for at least a year, probably longer. She is amazing and makes me feel better and relaxed and at ease.

For me massages are relaxing, release toxins, make me feel better, make me feel calm, release tension, etc. And it feels good to get a massage.

I never take a shower immediately after a massage. And I will admit, sometimes I got to bed with the oils still on. I like the minty smell. It feels good and calming. Thanh, my massage therapist reminded me to not shower immediately. She told me to have dinner and shower about an hour after that.

EHow talks about the benefits of massage oils. Leaving the oils on your skin seems to have therapeutic effects. So the longer it is on your skin the more time your skin has to absorb the massage oil.

Last year I was in Honolulu for my birthday and had a massage at the resort where we were staying. Afterward they try … Continue reading