When people say ‘tell me about yourself’, don’t we tend to talk about things like our job or where we live? We are all so much more than such facts. But I will give you a glimpse of my journey which led me to writing this blog.
I am what I would call a typical Canadian, living a typical western society. I am fourth generation Canadian, of Asian descent, and live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
My adult life journey has included common experiences: working hard at my career, relationships, buying a home, and being a mom. Also, trying to ‘fit in’ the things I feel I ‘should’ do, like exercise, practicing healthy habits, developing interests and hobbies, saving money, finding time for friends and growing as a person. I work in a corporate office job, am a certified Organizational Change Manager, and I teach beginner’s meditation, mindfulness and tai chi. I receive so much joy from hearing the results people are getting from my “Learn to Meditate” classes.
In 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. And this diagnosis came at a difficult point in my life where I had some other big things already going on in my life.
For my entire life, I had an inner longing to explore spirituality, not religion, but the feeling that ‘there is something out there for me to explore and understand’. The cancer diagnosis gave me the gift of time to fully jump in to accelerate my spiritual journey. I am not talking about anything too ‘out there’, I’m simply talking about being aware and awake to the meaning and joys of life — beyond western society lifestyle patterns. There is much to explore and marvel at.
Yes, my journey has fairly dramatically changed my perspective on everyday life. I can now mentally step away from the rat race of typical western life, most of the time, by how I choose my perspective. This is an awakening of sorts, and my friends and colleagues seem to gravitate towards such discussions with me. These important people in my life are who led me to creating this blog.
What is this blog about?
Issues we commonly face in western society and perspectives on how we can deal with them. The bottom line: how we can find more meaning & joy in our western lifestyle.
This is my passion:
I have discovered that teaching others the powerful combination of meditation and mindfulness in workplace settings and public classes results in higher resilience and improved the meaning of people’s lives, in subtle and profound ways.
My Meditation Teaching Journey
I started teaching meditation in January 2011. Some wonderful things have occurred over and above the regular fun I have while teaching. There seems to be a definite growing interest in society for meditation and mindfulness. I’ve been interviewed two times, been on a TV show called Empowered Health, and have spoken at a conference too.
A warm welcome to you. You can send me a private email here, or comment further below on this page for others to see.