The Drive When I was about 13 or 14 I volunteered to serve food at a homeless shelter in Boston. My local youth group was organizing the effort, and it seemed like the right thing to do. From the moment I stepped into the shelter and became aware of the reality of the pain in this world, I was awakened to a sense of purpose. I could not articulate this at the time, but helping these people made me FEEL something that I had never felt before. I felt driven by a force that translated into motivation and action. This feeling of purpose was like a powerful motor pushing me down my path. I later graduated with a Masters in Social Work from NYU. Throughout the 10 years that I worked as a clinical social worker, I counseled people dealing with mental or physical illness, poverty, abuse, addiction, and more. I learned about the human experience, and I learned about myself too. Ten more years later, as a Wellness Advisor at Namaste, I have that same inspiration and drive. Whether we are helping people manage stress, heal from an illness or surgery, get in the best shape of their lives, learn to calm the mind and the nervous system – on Park Avenue, Harlem, in Hospitals or in The Hamptons – I know what we do is game changing because I have seen the results and the impact it has on people's bodies, minds and spirits. So the moral of the story is this: Do new things all the time because you never know what will MOVE you into alignment with your purpose. And by the way – my own purpose becomes clearer and clearer each day as I stretch myself in what we do. And also – know that Namaste is here to help you and your family navigate this wild and crazy life with tools and tricks to stay healthy and well. That’s our purpose. Happy Friday!