• Looking back on the last seven years, I can honestly say, “What a journey”. Seven years ago Darren, Cole and I embarked on building Ohana, Yoga & Wellness Centre. It was an undertaking of love that brought Ohana to us. For the love of wanting to help and serve others by using not only yoga but so many other tools and modalities so that they too may feel better, helping people learn more about themselves so that they can regain strength, health and further empower themselves with the many tools that are already inside. “Knowledge is king” someone once said to me… empower yourself with knowledge, then share it, we all have tools within us; we just, need to learn how to bring them out. My family’s journey has brought on many interesting challenges, as well as some very big rewards and learning experiences. Some I won’t even mention because calling them out may open Pandora’s Box and who wants to go through that again…lol! Also I know that the journey is not done, there will be more challenges, experiences, and a whole lot of learning yet to come.

    Yet through the challenges, the dream has become a reality and not one day goes by that I do not give thanks for all that we have and all that we do. I know and feel confident that we have not only helped so many people, we have also brought to our area so many different and wonderful talented people, events and that Ohana, has helped many…  including ourselves.

    I’m so lucky that at my age I possess a strong feeling of passion, which brings on self-confidence and know that I am here to serve. I have been given and developed many gifts that I can share with so many people. Sharing & Learning … removes obstacles.

    Yet, still on a daily basis I need to “talk to myself” and confirm that it is ok to have moments of self-doubt, and that I can move through the “obstacle” at hand and keep going. I think we all go through this and that it would be arrogant for me to say that those moments do not hit me… but it is how we choose to deal with the moments of “self-doubt” that can move us forward.


    Isn’t it funny how “SELF-DOUBT” can kick in before “SELF-BELIEF”.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe in yourself, especially if you feel like you have nothing to offer or are unworthy of things. But you are worthy and you are capable. If you're having trouble seeing all the amazing things about you, then read the article below to start building your self-confidence and get ready to show the world how much butt you can kick! AFTER ALL THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING YOUR OWN SUPER HERO!   

    1. Recognize your skills. Recognize the skills that you have and the good things about yourself. There are lots! You may not always recognize them but they are there. One way is to look for the things that you don't struggle with or to look for the things that people compliment you on (even if you aren't very good about accepting the compliment). When you look at the things you do well, you'll feel more comfortable doing other things too.

    2. Meet goals. Set goals for yourself and meet those goals. Actually go out and do things. Just thinking about what you want to do will only make you feel worse about yourself for not even starting them. Once you do make a goal, work hard to achieve that goal. Keep in mind, however, that these should be reasonable goals. Malcolm Gladwell famously posited that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, so if you think you're going to learn 8 languages and become a ballet dancer in 5 years, you're setting yourself up for heartbreak.

    3. Nothing is a failure. Instead of viewing your choice as a failure, view them as learning opportunities. Learn to be resilient and grow through each experience and see/hear/feel what the lesson is as this is valuable to your growth.  You made the wrong choice and now you'll have an easier time knowing what the right choice is. Everything that goes wrong in your life is an opportunity to learn, so embrace it.

    4. Try, even when you feel like you can't or shouldn't. Sometimes we feel like we shouldn't do something new because we might do it wrong. This is a bad mindset. Instead, give yourself permission to try something, even if you might get it wrong. If you never try new things, you'll never be able to make progress.

    5. Talk to people that love you. If you're really having trouble seeing all the wonderful things about yourself, you can always talk to someone who loves you. Tell them that you're having a hard time and they will find a way to bring you a better outlook. Sometimes we have difficulty seeing the best things about ourselves, but the people that really love us will never struggle to see those things.

    6. Take breaks when you need them. If a situation or a task is just too overwhelming, feel free to take a quick break to catch your breath and remind yourself that you can do this. Even if the break is just inside your head, it's okay to stop and acknowledge that you need a minute to build back your determination.

    7. Do something you believe in. Another thing you can do to help yourself believe in yourself is to do something that you believe in. Do something that you know is incredibly important and that you know needs to be done. Getting good grades in school so that you can become a doctor, protecting your younger sibling from bullies, taking part in a protest for your cause; it doesn't matter what you believe in, just believe in it. You will be so caught up in knowing that it has to be done that you will just do.