“Make your life extraordinary” has been my mantra for the past fourteen years. Somewhere in my late twenties, I realized that regular just doesn’t work for me–I want more out of life. And so began my quest to become extraordinarily healthy. I traded in my running shoes for a yoga mat, stopped eating meat, and learned how to meditate. My new life was anything but regular. It also made me stronger, healthier, and happier than I had ever been before.
It was the late 1990s, and I was yoga and vegan, when yoga and vegan were not cool. No one joined in when I raved about brussel sprouts, and people looked at me funny when told them that a sugar-free, gluten-free, chemical-free, alcohol-free, dairy-free, and meat-free diet cured my migraines. I’m pretty sure most of my friends thought that yoga was for hippies. It made me feel alone in my quest for holistic healing.
Still, I continued on the path. I embraced this crazy healthy lifestyle because it felt extraordinary. Yoga healed my body aches. Raw fruits and veggies gave me energy. I slept better. My weight stabilized, I got sick less often, my skin glowed, and meditation made me feel extraordinarily groovy.
Nowadays, I can’t imagine living anything but this crazy healthy lifestyle. I call it crazy because the way I live is not normal by most people’s standards. I eat quinoa and broccoli for breakfast, and my kitchen is always a mess, because I am obsessed with inventing healthy recipes. I practice handstands in my living room, and stretch on the sidelines of my daughters’ soccer games. Our basement is an official yoga studio, where I teach yoga privates and group classes, while my kids are at school. It’s not regular by any measure…it’s wild, exceptional, and a lot of fun. And it’s definitely too good to keep to myself.
So, here is my invitation: join me as I share tips, recipes, and insights on this blog. Reject the notion that you must be regular, and check back often for inspiration. I’ll help you explore, experiment, and be extraordinary. Before you know it, you will be living a crazy healthy life of your own.