In 1999, at age 20, I had a powerful experience with an Ayurvedic doctor in London that radically altered the trajectory of my life. At the time, I was studying to become a lawyer. Following that session, I realized that whatever it is we would want to achieve in the outside world — security, love, happiness — can and should be internally derived.
(That is a major concept for this blog.)
I abandoned the idea of having a career and "normal life," and knew I needed to pursue this realization further to its ultimate end.
Guided mostly by serendipity, for the next few years, I dove deeply into the study and practice of ancient systems of medicine. This process ripened my understanding that we are not the doers of our lives and formed the backbone of the therapeutic side of my work.
In 2009, I traveled to Rwanda to work with a number of orphan students who survived the 1994 Rwandan Genocide but who continued to suffer from its traumatizing effects. I found my bliss on this life-changing trip and made a commitment to find a way to do this kind of overseas service work full-time.
In 2011, I gave up the life I was leading in the US, including my home and the majority of my possessions, and have since been spending the majority of my time working at a leprosy community in India and in the slums of Kenya, facilitating programs that have benefited the poor and underserved.
I live in perpetual state of travel, simply, humbly, and in reverence. My work, in its simplest form, involves resolving the root causes of poverty and suffering to allow the ease and magic of life to flow effortlessly.
You can learn about my service work over at LivingSmile.