How many times have you sacrificed the needs of your body, mind, and spirit just so you could produce?
Confession: I am a recovering workaholic.
I've been the person to put in 16 hour workdays in the name of being a "good team player. " I've been known to sacrifice my emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by gaining external validation through titles and degrees.
Although I am very proud of the impact I've been able to make with people all over the world through teaching, healing, and program design, a few years ago I realized that I was depleting myself in the name of my work.
I skipped meal times, I neglected family and friends, I had frequent anxiety attacks. One day I decided that another way had to be possible. I couldn't just throw myself into my work anymore without caring for myself. I decided to choose life over productivity.
This meant setting healthy boundaries at work and in my personal life, connecting with a supportive community, connecting more with nature, enhacing my yoga practice, and re-training my brain with postive affirmations and alleviating negative self talk.
After teaching these wellness practices to students and clients through workshops and coaching over the past two years, I have been called to create an online community of people who are seeking to liberate themselves from the hamster wheel of grind culture and toxic productivity.