Earlier this week I was gone on vacation. We took a long road trip from the East Coast all the way to Texas and back. It was beautiful: the weather was gorgeous, we saw old friends, met up with family members, and took a little break from the daily life. We ate at a few fantastic restaurants, including a raw vegan place and an all vegan ice cream shop. Both were phenomenal.
On the way back, I got an email that made me jump up and down – well, as much as you can with a seat belt on!
You see, one of my dreams came true.
I don’t think it’s any surprise that I love to write. I wrote a book that comes out this Fall (Detox 101), I write for several blogs and sites, and I write to you each week. I’m constantly jotting down notes, ideas, and reworking my white board at home. The one place that has eluded me has been a magazine.
Magazines are not easy to write for. Well, they are easy to write for – you can send them stuff all day long- but not easy to be published in. But I am a HUGE fan of magazines. I love reading short articles, recipes, workouts, and learning new techniques or perspectives. I have been subscribing to different magazines since I was a teenager – shifting from cosmo to fitness to natural health and yoga magazines.
Last year, a new kind of yoga magazine debuted. Mantra Yoga + Health hit shelves with a new approach to the yoga journalism scene. Instead of outlining specific practices, having heavy/large articles, and following the traditional magazine format, this one changed things. Each page is an article by a yogi – teacher or student. Each page gives insights to how yoga is for them, in the “real” world. You get to read about how yoga changes lives, the different practices certain teachers teach, and how yoga is really being played out in the world and on the mat. All of these fantastic insights set to beautifully bold, real pics of the yogis and topics they relate to.
I picked up my first copy and fell in love. And I am proud and excited to say that the current issue features my first published-in-print magazine article “Detox Your Life: 3 Keys to an Effective Detox”.
Check one off the bucketlist.
I am beyond thrilled to share my yoga and my health coaching with the world.
You see, this was one of my dreams, but it doesn’t have to be one of yours. You might feel like writing is the worst thing in the world. You might think this dream isn’t so big or grand. And all of those are ok, because you’ve got your won dreams waiting to bust through and surface.
For me this is a big one. One that I knew I just had to go for.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your dreams are. They are all equally important and all deserve a chance to come alive. You owe it to yourself to try.
So how do you get started?
You just start.
Before you have a chance to talk yourself out of it and make it more complicated than it is. Before you figure out the 1000 ways and reasons why it won’t work. Before you shut it down and set it aside to tug at you and bring you down. Just take the first step. Figure out how to begin your dream. Research it. Google it. Contact someone. Write to someone. Make something.
Dream it. Do it. Love it.
You owe yourself the chance to at least try.
Because if you never try, you’ll never know just how amazing it could have been.
If you’re not sure where to begin, start now. What is your dream that you want to start working on and what one step can you take to start bringing it in to action? Leave a comment below and you’ve already started your journey 🙂
If you’d like to pick up a copy of the current issue, you can find a store here.
Thank you all for your love and continued support.