Self Care Spotlight
LIVING IN THE GREY AREA
Aug 25, 2017
The Journal Deck
I always say that my whole life is living in the grey area. Nothing about me is black and white. I meditate and I've jammed out to Ke$ha. I pray and I've danced on a stripper pole in college for fun. I drink green juice and I love Tennessee honey and stout beers.
Venus Lau, an LA based fitness coach, animal flow instructor, and fitness model, jammed with me about this exact topic-- the grey area. We put people in boxes, and yet as humans we are so much more dynamic and complex than the labels we and others assign us. The Yogi. The Gym Rat. The Nerd.
From the time she was 13 she belonged to a gym and knew that fitness would be a part of her life, and this was reconfirmed when both of her parents passed away from cancer. Venus is refreshingly real, and she continues to break stereotypes of the Cali girl, the Asian girl, and even the fitness chick. Why? Because she knows that she's all of that and more, and she'll be sure to inspire you.
THIS WEEK'S GIRL TALK: What the heck is Animal Flow, being honest with yourself, the grey area, living life with ANDS not either ors, surrounding yourself with people who accept you, rather than just those exactly like you, and being who you are not what’s expected of you.