Excitedly checking out photos from the latest Rebellious photoshoot. I stumble upon this picture. Gorgeous sunrise, soft colors, the waves; it is as if I can hear the ocean. Then there is me, my signature hair bun, a favorite outfit blending with the beautiful background, my new favorite lip color gloss. Then I crack up! Because my eyes fall upon my ‘bass’. Man, it surely does get attention.
The old me would have been kind of horrified. The new me is smiling in gratitude.
…. Then the thought of this blog came upon ….
If you have read my story and how I got into fitness, you know it was because of my growing curves and me being bullied for my ‘big butt’. This butt is what got...
Dad had arrived here a few months earlier. He was invited as an exchange scientist at University of Georgia Department of Biochemistry.
Couple of months later, mom, my brother and I made the flight across the ocean. It was supposed to be a 6-month trip. This was 28 years ago.
Dad was a dreamer. In communist Bulgaria, he would make the bold statement that one day he will take his family to the U.S.A. Some people laughed, others politely smiled.
When he decided to bring us all here, most thought he was insane. Life savings spent to buy 3 airline tickets. Leaving close extended family behind. Coming to a new country with "safety" guaranteed for other 3 months. What are you thinking?!?
The old me and new me have...
Super excited to have been a part of the podcast series - Fueling Her: A Woman’s Guide to Wellness - hosted by the talented Dr. Chelsea Drga and Dr. J Michelle Martin to discuss Pilates, lifestyle and business.
These women are kick-ass entrepreneurs dedicated to improving women’s health one woman at a time. 👩
Dr Chelsea is a passionate family chiropractor with Atlanta Natural Health Clinic and Dr. J is a passionate pelvic floor PT with JMM Health Solutions.
I am grateful to have these super women and powerhouses as part of my tribe where there is dedication and passion for creating awareness about a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to be in charge of their health. 🙌
Tune in and do check out their other insightful episodes.
It is amazing what awareness, in any aspect, can do for one.
Never in a million years did I imagine the life journey that the decision to be an entrepreneur would put me on. Naively, I thought it will be a simple matter of having a new job. I have education, I have experience, I gathered guts to make the big move...
They ask me: What are you going to tell your daughter? That you left a successful corporate career to be a Pilates teacher?
Yes, that is what I am going to tell her. I will also tell her that this is what I love doing. I will teach her about PURPOSE and CHOICES.
They ask me: Are you going to tell her you left an office job to be touching people’s feet?
Yes, that is what I am going to tell her. I will also tell her that while I am correcting those feet, I am impacting people’s wellbeing & life. I will teach her about PERSPECTIVE.
They ask me: Will you tell her that you could have been a corporate CFO but you chose to be an entrepreneur?
My mom and I are quite opposite personalities. She is quiet and the epitome of grace and politeness. Then there is me - outspoken and opinionated.
Mom has never been the workout type. She loves walking but that’s about it. I guess it’s part of our Bulgarian culture and her generation - working out wasn’t the thing. Neither was self care.
Mom has tried Pilates and actually enjoys it. But she never wants to bother me or impose so she doesn’t do it...
I love this new trend….the word of the year. Last year, I picked the word GROWTH. Unannounced, the word SURRENDER accompanied it. Somehow and inevitably, both words appear to be mutually dependent – in order to grow, one must surrender; in order to be able to surrender, one must grow.
2018 was an amazing year. Indeed, a year full of personal and professional GROWTH and a year where the word SURRENDER gained even more respect in my Rebellious world. SURRENDER as trust that everything that is happening is taking place for a reason, trust that even when things don’t go my way, they are going the way they are supposed to go. A prominent sign in my bedroom faces me each day I wake up: