One morning I entered my office to see a framed photo I took of an Indian woman moving through the golden countryside shattered in pieces. I knew distinctly that my Ayurvedic practise was in for changes. It took nine months of a self-review, which included an honest look at both my business and my personal state of health to realise I wasn’t encompassing my whole self. There was a piece missing in the puzzle and I decided to throw everything away in order to be able to see it. I quit my practise, rented my house out and took to the road – a place I was very familiar with in my life.
I found myself camping in the wilds of New Mexico, Gila National Forest to be exact, where I met a medicine man/former Navy Seal who guided me through the back country and gave me blessings via the waterways. It was the conversation with spirit men and women and their sense of integrity that pulled at my heart strings. Sleeping under the stars, walking in the quiet of the wilderness, observing the spirit animals – mine came to be the turkey vulture whose keynote was death and rebirth. A feather was placed in my path that now lines my hat. When reading on the symbolism of the Turkey Vulture that evening, the note that touched me most was “facilitates return to the self.”
And the ideas become clear. As I’ve spoken to others, during my travels, of my new business adventure, I’ve been met with sighs of relief and explosions of happy. I finally found my mojo.
I have 18 years accounting experience all over the world and in various industries and business sizes. I have 10 years in Ayurveda experience, 5 of which was my own personal practise operating in two countries. I used to shun the former and repeated that it was a time that I wasn't following my heart. I would hear often of how strange it was that I bounced from one particular vocation to the seemingly other end of the spectrum. I was also told I didn't seem like the regular accountant.And yet, when someone came to my sessions that had their own business I could see where they might re-organise it better, and I would start merging the ideas in business with Ayurvedic principles. Through experience I started to see very clear trends emerging. I absolutely love the start up/biz creative / disruptive agenda going on right now. There is a strong undercurrent of a new way of merging business and personal life. However a weak area I've observed is that most people disconnect their healthcare as a separate subject from their business. I never found this idea to work in the corporate sector - when you have a particular culture you're trying to create it must embody the whole of you (and employees). Wellbeing can be seen as much more than running after work or taking a yoga class, it can be part of the business vision. I have seen too many great ideas go to waste because of personal and professional mismanagement.
My new business is called Artisan Wellbeing - mind.body.business. I help creative businesses to sustainably align their well being and business practises via ancient natural law principles.
My mission statement reads as follows - - to uncover and encourage the undervalued aspect of womanhood via self employment. - to re-organise how productivity flows in a business by understanding how your own body system flows and merging the two beings. - to consider well being as an emphasis on the unique strengths of an individual, not the isolating focus on disease.- to merge well being with art, design, music and fashion and provide a unique twist on the healthcare retreat as well as providing practical tools in your own business. - to support tiny as the new movement because I believe a whole bunch of happy people doing what they love no matter how tiny will create a better world to live in.
I am in the background writing the programs – some basic affordable online programs for the new creative start up and more extensive programs for the hands on personal attention guide for more established busines
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Here we go!