Your Story Template
Start with a free writing session about each of the following questions ignoring the final word count approximations. When you get ready to submit your story, pare each part down to approximately 75 words so that your story ends up being around 300 words total. See my story below as an example of what you could submit.
You'll also want to look for an inspirational quote that you love AND connects to your theme, ideally it mentions the word of your theme in the quote. Be sure to include the author of the quote as well and keep it under 50 words. We don't want a whole paragraph, just the one or two sentence juicy part.
1) What’s great about life now (related to your theme)?
2) What challenges have you been through (related to your theme)?
3) What was the turning point? What helped your through the challenge?
4) Why are you passionate about your theme?
“Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
~ Steve Jobs
I love to travel and I get to travel around the world leading trainings and running my own coaching and healing practice. The best part is that I get to live internationally and travel with my family. My husband and son are a major part of all my adventures. We live life as if we are constantly on retreat, so we never need to take a vacation. In my spare time I study the relationship between chanting Sanskrit mantras and flow states of consciousness as I earn my doctoral degree.
Let's backtrack a decade or so... I was lost, overwhelmed, and very disconnected from my body. I was unable to meditate and afraid that the ‘yoga police’ would find out that I was a fraud, teaching yoga while fearing and avoiding meditation. I had so many ideas but no idea how to move forward with any of them. Yoga teacher training and ultimately deeper study of Sanskrit were the beginning of the end for that part of my life.
I went through an awakening during my teacher training and life began to make sense. When I met my Sanskrit teacher who was also a coach, everything began to fall into place. It was like I was seeing my life clearly for the first time, so much so that I quit my job, got a divorce and moved across the country to pursue my dreams. I finally got to know the real me, something that had been hidden for too long.
I attribute so much of my transformation to mantra and the impact of working with breath, body and voice. These areas are all too often neglected by our society. By focusing on mantra meditation, your breath, body and voice can transform, allowing you to create the life of your dreams.