So I've written stuff in the past. Plenty of stuff. I've had the amazing privilege of guest posting for my amazing actress/activist/vegan/beauty queen wife's (Lindsay Wolf) blog, Kiss Me, I'm Vegan! I have a newsletter, a start-and-stop blog on my website, FB posts, plus many other writings here and there that I've done. So why has it taken me so long to start up a consistent blog, here on Blogger?
"I need the perfect first post!" "I need a great introduction that will let everyone know exactly who I am and why I'm doing this!" "I need to know exactly the order of my blogs, so that they are purposeful, and blah blah blah!"
Well, today I decided to let go of all of those silly voices that ran through my head each and every time I clicked the "Start Blogging!" link to write this first post. Because as we all know (or, if you don't know, you have the chance to learn something...which will be a common theme in my posts...learning something new), no one is perfect, nothing is perfect. Or, in an even more empowering sense, Tony Robbins, one of my great inspirations and life guides, says, “Perfection is a ridiculously low standard because you can never achieve it." Instead, he offers, and I advocate, to strive for excellence, and actually even beyond - to "aim for outstanding” in each and every thing you do, think, feel...knowing that you can be and are outstanding already in your unique, individual way. Well, since I'm accepting now that I'm outstanding in my own unique, individual way, and this first post will be outstanding in its own unique, individual way, I'm excited to just start writing and share this with all of you unique, awesome, outstanding readers of this Ahimsa Life Coaching blog. I thank you ahead of time and will continue to - I hope you enjoy my ponderances, advice, metaphors, recipes, pictures, giveaways, contests, thoughts, questions, educational articles, quotes, and whatever else appears here. It's all in the spirit of health, hope, love, passion, compassion, growth, contribution, knowledge, and a lot of fun. So here's to Just. Doing. It. in so many areas of life - for you, and for me. Can't get anywhere, can't grow, can't achieve if we just sit and do nothing. Here's to a lot of passionate, active doing in our lives.
My story? Here's the recipe: Grew up very academic-based, toss in a generous dose of athletics, then breakthrough all of that with a creative, artistic thespianic soul that's been waiting to erupt but was afraid to do so, and swing into the most recent chapter of this narrative with a major life transition to an ethical, compassionate, health-driven vegan lifestyle. This birthed a passion in nutrition, a passion in animal rights, a passion in helping others, a passion for my own peak performance in life, a passion for helping others reach their own peak performance, enlightenment, connection to themselves and all other life on this living planet of ours = Ahimsa Life Coaching.
So here we are. Some of you may have been following ALC for a while, others may have just jumped onto the ride. I'm excited to connect with you regardless - we have a lot to explore together. Are you ready for a fun-filled journey and some amazing discoveries in the world of food, diet, nutrition, time, balance, mind, body, spirit, manifesting, goals, dreams, careers, missions, ultimate purposes, optimal outcomes, and - my favorite - the meaning behind it all, the great big Why????
I hope so. I am ready with you. And I look forward to many more blogs with you from this day forth. And since we're going bare bones now, just you wait...the aesthetic and design and info and links will just be like little gifts for all of us!
I leave you with an encouragement, which I will always do (because we all need encouragement! or at least something fun to do or try...): Find something in your life right now where you feel blocked, stuck, held back and take at least one simple, little step to move forward, make progress, breakthrough. Could be the smallest little block or a resolution that's been lingering since January 1st. Take it, know that you have the outstanding ability to accomplish, achieve, breakthrough with everything you have right now in your abilities, capabilities, and Just. Do. It. Something, anything. When you let go of the idea of this false and unattainable perfection...well, you can probably do almost anything. Oh, and have fun doing it. You know, just because.
Welcome to the Ahimsa Life Coaching blog.
All the best and yummiest to you.