What You Want is on the Other Side of Fear

Fear blocks us. Fear pulls you down. Fear brings Darkness. Then when you’ve found the bottom, a sparkle makes you look up. And you see there are stars in the sky. When I quit my job, all I knew was that quitting was the right thing to do. I didn’t have a plan. After quitting, I took month vacation for …

Life Update – 1.5 Years after Quitting

Don’t you love those shows that follow up on the Biggest Loser or the Bachelor to see how they’ve been doing since that huge change you watch them go through? Welcome to the Miinkay show. And thank you for tuning in. Cue series recap. A year and a half ago, I found myself in the middle of a massive spiritual/emotional …

Self-Care

I think compassion toward the self is sometimes an unknown thing, which is a shame. I grew up thinking that hard work was the way to go, and I ran myself into the ground. To me self-care means stopping to assess what is going on: the good and the bad. It means giving myself a break when I’ve worked 4 …

The Studio that Made Me

Last Friday I went to my last class at Yogi’s Anonymous. I first found Yogi’s when I moved to LA in 2011. I remember walking into a level 3 class not knowing what to expect and the first pose Brock Cahill put everyone in was handstand. Eeek! Nevertheless he was kind and supportive in getting me through that class where …

Seeing Clearly

I’m addicted to my phone. Somehow, being around family means being on my phone a lot. But after a full day of searching through Facebook, Instagram and playing all the games I could, I got tired of my phone. Then I had to face myself. Dad was driving and there was a CD of Chinese guitar music with that pentatonic …

One Year Post Career Change

Well here we are. One year after I quit my career and went on the journey of my lifetime. Where am I? What am I doing? How am I doing? Was it worth it? I’m still in LA, enjoying the sunshine, doing yoga and riding my bike. I don’t cook much anymore because I’m so busy with my career and …

Momentary Freak Out

Last week I realized that it has nearly been a year since I quit my job and immediately I started to compare myself to my expectations. I was hoping to have a new job and a meager but steady income, a new career and overall be happier. Well I have started a new career and am working hard every day, …

New life, new traditions

I used to skip over my birthday just like it was any other day. I would downplay it and never organize anything for my friends. Most of the years I would celebrate on my own or with my family by eating lobster and buying myself nice things. This year was quite the opposite. I’m keeping to my budget and didn’t …

21 Day Yoga Challenge

I was 5 days from finishing the Wanderlust 21 day yoga challenge when I decided to stop. I was swamped with my natural tendancy to over-commit to life. I was starting school, volunteering, teaching yoga, seeing Don and trying to take care of myself all at the same time. In addition I was already practicing yoga 2-3 times a week …

6 months later

It’s been about 6 months since I quit my job and put my faith in life. What have I done? A large mixture of changing the way I think and treat myself, while also figuring out what I want to do with my time. Right after my solo road trip through the west coast, I came home and had to …