I first started meditating in 2013. I was struggling to find a healthy work-life balance while working as a public high school teacher – and failing. I rarely had much time for myself; just a few hours on Sunday afternoons if I was lucky. Life felt overwhelming, exhausting, and I was unhappy. I was willing to try almost anything to survive – even ‘hippy stuff’ like meditation.
My early attempts at meditation saved me from certain burnout and depression. They led to a glimpse of a peace that escapism or alcohol couldn’t provide. This peace spread into my work life too. To my surprise, I was able to remain calmer and more focused in the classroom. Stress had little effect on me and I had more energy at the end of the work day.
Seeing how drastically my life changed through meditation, I trained as a mindfulness and Zen meditation teacher under the guidance of Zen master Daizan Roshi. My aim is to help you master practical techniques that will empower you to live a healthier, happier life. I will help you however I can.