HELLO I'M TAI.
I am a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Multimedia Professional. Holistic Health, Wealth and Life Empowerment Coach. Some of my hobbies include yoga, hiking, reading, music, and art. A true definition renaissance woman & mulitpotentialite/polymath for sure. I love everything I do and put my energy into. Before elaborating more about who I am now, let me say, a few years ago I didn’t know anything about myself. I was once miserable and a hostage to perceived limitations of self and the image of who the world thought I should be.
The journey to change started a few years ago after recovering from a long major depressive episode. It was the longest fight with mental darkness I'd ever experienced. I'd just finished school for audio engineering and was ready to enter the workforce again. I asked myself, "what are you so afraid of?" My answer was, “I have no idea.” Two years prior, I finished serving six years in the U.S. Air Force. I dealt with Anxiety Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder throughout my years of service. Although at that very moment, it seemed to have taken me hostage. At a young age, I learned to fight for my country, and now I had to be a big girl & fight for myself. This depressive episode was my breaking point. I could no longer suffer like this. I realized I couldn't completely rid myself of my illness, but I could learn to cope, fight and free myself from the mental entrapment that was in my control. My prior military skills kicked in & I had to fight and win at all cost. If something weren't working, I would regroup, change my strategy and push through. I deserved more for myself and from myself. I wanted so much more out of my life. I wanted peace, freedom, happiness & success. Ultimately, I wanted good health mentally, physically and spiritually. I no longer wanted fear or my illness to overshadow my desire for a fulfilling life. I decided to take whatever steps necessary to get there.
I gave up conventional medicine and dove head first into holistic health & wellness. Through this approach to life, I began my personal healing. I learned to cope with my illness. I fell in love with holistic health and myself. My enjoyment was my motivation to become a Holistic Health Coach. I started to conquer my fears & began to travel the world. I pursued yoga and intense meditation. I had the honor of speaking with a monk in Thailand and learned how to deepen my practice. I knew what I wanted out of life and I wasn’t taking it any other way.
Next, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery, personal development, and entrepreneurship. At that point, I knew what it was like to be stuck. Not only in a job or career, but in my bed. I was suffocating in my sheets and drowning in my tears. I understood what it’s like to be crippled by fear for no reason whatsoever. I told myself, if I have what it takes to overcome this, then there is no reason I shouldn't be free in every aspect of my life. I was familiar with feeling unhappy in a career and I didn’t want to go back there. I started to freelance and build a business because being a corporate slave wasn't appealing to me. My love for travel also grew so much that I wanted to go wherever in the world, whenever I wanted. I now demanded total freedom.
Self-discovery and acceptance were essential to my being. I centered my goals on self-growth. What is the life that I want to live day to day? How do I define freedom, happiness & success? What are perfect health, balance, and harmony to me? I found those answers and the easy part was over. Doing is by far the hardest step. I began to build two businesses. I have stumbled many times, failed a few times, and felt like giving up thousands of times. I've underestimated ventures, outgrew ideas, and encountered information overload and analysis paralysis. Now, I finally took the leap creating this blog and ForTheLifeOf.com. I’ve also begun to travel freely, taking in new cultures and experiences, while incorporating the practice of yoga and meditation, and exploring natural/holistic healing. I want to make a difference by sharing my story, lessons, experiences and inspiring others.
This blog will expose some of the life’s treasures, spread positive energy with hopes to serve as a gateway to a more fulfilling life for someone. Through my journey, my goal is to inspire those who would love to live the life they deserve and love whether it's better health, wealth, or personal development. I will leave you with one piece of advice. You might not feel it’s the perfect moment to take action towards the life you dream of, but the truth is, a perfect moment doesn’t exist. You have to take action. Success is a product of action. Get out there and make it happen.
The fact that I have been through my own personal trials and tribulations that left me at rock bottom, or the fact I am a certified holistic health coach, isn’t what I feel makes me qualified to help, inspire and motivate others. My actions in doing so is what I feel makes me qualified. My willingness to face my fear and share my lessons and knowledge to help others. Before you continue to read what I have to give, ask yourself, who will you become in the face of fear? How will you take control of the things in your life that you can control? It only takes one moment out of your control to change the rest of your life. So live it up! Welcome to the Life of Tai. Enjoy!
My Motto: “Always Stay True. Love You. Do You.”