Chinese noodle dish with chopsticks on top

Noodle in my shoe

Well, that’s quite a start! My first blog post ever so I thought I should share with you how it all started:

The last week before I was returning back to work after my one year of parental leave, my loving husband, my adorable daughter and I were camping in an fairly isolated (all is relative!) campground in British Columbia. One night we were having dinner and my daughter was enjoying our noodle soup. And, by accident, dropped a noodle on my foot and it fell right in my shoe. My husband was giggling when I screamed: “Oh no, a noodle in my shoe!!!” and said, you should have a blog called “Noodle in my shoe”. I asked him “Why would I do that?! What’s interesting about me? Why would anyone read it?!” I didn’t know why I should share anything about myself! But I didn’t realize that one day, I’d start my own company with such a passion and really be starting a blog and writing my story, not just about the noodle in my shoe …

The following year was one of the toughest years of my life. I returned to work but I wasn’t the same as before – I couldn’t find the excitement I used to have, maybe the work itself wasn’t the right cup of “noodle soup” either and I felt guilty leaving my lovely daughter in daycare and not being at my best at work, meeting all the expectations etc. My daughter was picking up all the daycare bugs and my immune system was failing too, I couldn’t shake her bugs off her neither off myself. Other life circumstances happen to contribute to my overall health condition and it got to the point where I didn’t know what was going on, I was permanently exhausted, not happy, sad, emotional and was struggling to get out of bed. Literally, my brain was not working which was so scary at times!!! Me, who friends and family used to call “our sunshine” was no longer be able to shine, the clouds were too heavy and too dark.

I realized I needed help but didn’t know what to do. I was recommended to take a few weeks off work to take a break and be healthy again. I didn’t realize it’d take months to get back to normal and figure out what was going on! The only thing I knew at that time was that I didn’t want any meds and my intuition was telling me to find a meditation teacher. Why? I don’t know!!! But my body knew. I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing, I just knew I had to do it. So I was googling and found a meditation coach to help me dive in and find out what’s going on. I started to meditate regularly, started to be clearer on my thoughts, started to gain my energy back and found the inner peace I was looking for. Meditation is called practice for a reason. It takes time to see the benefits. Some can see them in a few months, I was lucky enough to see them within a few weeks.

There were other things my intuition was telling me to read, listen to, explore and experience, so I did and after several months I was able to return to work. It was still not the same as before but since I was still on my inner exploration journey (and by the way, I didn’t have to go to India or to other sacred places in the world), I started to explore the idea of me being the coach and providing the amazing power of transformation to the ones who are willing to work on themselves and want to show up in this world at their best.

That thought finally got my inner sparkle fully back. I suddenly knew I had to master the skill so I can be transforming other peoples’ lives, bring back the inner peace, joy and energy we all need to live a happy life.

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