LIVE BY EXAMPLE
When asked the question how to bring up the importance of veganism to meat eating friends and or students we teach my precious teacher David Life (co-founder Jivamukti Yoga) answered short and sweet. You don’t. He said just be happy. Be so happy that other people are like how come she’s always so happy? That’s really how I see it too. To live by example. To encourage and inspire others not scare them the hell away.
EXPRESS WHAT YOU ARE FOR
I’ve been an animal rights activist for a long time. And I was angry (and aggressive) for a long time. It served me. For a while. And then it stopped serving me. I was broken, down, super unhappy and lost. All the time. I got the opportunity to learn how to shift all that anger and pain and terror into love and light and happiness.
FOR THE ANIMALS
Through my yoga practice, but most of all because the animals are better off this way. I am happy, health and I love my life. This not only serves me, it serves the world around me. With all this love and joy in my heart, I travel around the world to spread the word. As a spokesperson for the animals i teach people the importance of plant based living, a job i take very seriously as my “clients” are my everything.
THE SECRET IS LOVE
And yes exactly like David said I always get people coming up to me and say what you’re nearly 40, you look so young! Or you always look so good, so happy, you’re glowing what’s your secret? The secret is LOVE. For all beings. To live with compassion. And to spread that love as thick as (vegan) Nutella. Joy. Laughter. Being a little crazy and adventurous. To be loving and open to all. It has gotten me so far in this world and made me a better person AND a better activist.
Photo by yogaphotographer Richard Pilnick
Yoga wear: HEY HONEY YOGA