Life Update – 28 Months Later

Wow it’s November. This year has been really really good for my new career and for personal growth. I just got my California Massage License and got certified as a Holistic Life Coach. I’ve taken the time to grow my skills as a bodyworker and to get and give a lot of coaching. I speak my mind more often. I …

Clear on Your Purpose

When I quit my job in 2016 to search for a more fulfilling career, I had no idea what I would be doing. All I had was my innate desire to help and serve people. This part of me had permeated my being every since I was a child. From volunteering, to community events at church, to teaching and TAing …

5 Tips to Find Your Bliss

What is bliss? Bliss to me, is a place where you are happy about most (if not all) aspects of your life. You are working in space that makes you excited. You enjoy most if not all of your day and you look forward to the next day. Each day is full and when you end it, you feel fulfilled. …

I’m a Life Coach!

Around February of this year I happened upon Alan Cohen’s Life Coaching training. If you’ve never heard of him, he has a radio show called Get Real where he coaches people. I’d been listening only for a few weeks, but the way he talked to people and helped them seemed so natural and effective. Whenever I tried to help my …

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 …