The idea of my Mantra took birth during COVID when I realized other individuals of a bicultural identity were undergoing a similar emotional re-discovery and growth period as I did in 2018.
In 2018 when my father received the news that he had stage IV pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs, none of my prior experiences had prepared me or our family for this diagnosis or his passing in 2019. My journey brought about many challenges – emotional, professional, and in relationships.
Figuring out who I was, what direction I wanted to take my career in, what steps I needed to take, redefining my boundaries & role as a daughter, finding a new routine, building healthy coping mechanisms and habits were some of the challenges I faced.
In this process, I had approached 5-8 wellness professionals, but something was always missing. Having a bi-cultural identity, spending 15-20 minutes of a $350 session explaining my cultural background and norms always led to substantial frustrations. I also felt lost outside of the sessions, downloading tens of apps, joining multiple classes to keep me on track. All in all, I was not finding what I needed.
I wanted my wellness support to be:
During this time, I attended an intensive retreat, the Happiness Project offered by the Art of Living focussed on resilience, relaxation, and breathing. I also deeply studied the literature on mindfulness, the mind-body relationship, and emotional coaching. I also went on to obtain my certification in life coaching, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), and meditation teaching.
Tying this all in with the deeper spirituality I gained from Isha Kriya seminars, I was able to tap into my inner spirituality and define one of my life purposes as promoting wellness. Having been through a personal journey with career, relationships, and grief, I empathize and understand the struggles. Therefore, my team and I developed My Mantra – an all-encompassing wellness journey.
We hope you join us, and our goal is to help you find purpose & develop coping skills through culturally competent, affordable, and continuous coaching.
NYU LI SOM MD Candidate