Posts by Tejal-Patel

Tejal Patel is a former divorce attorney turned children’s yoga teacher, spiritual life coach, motivational speaker and author. A teacher of Kundalini yoga and meditation, it’s her mission to make meditation accessible, so all families may come together to meditate as a unit. She inspires through her weekly Astitva Seekers VLOG  sharing guided meditations, empowering wisdom and kid friendly mindfulness and yoga techniques. 

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Becoming More Authentic: Accept Yourself and Forget Approval

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings

For most of my life, I was a chameleon. I stayed under the radar, hoping I’d blend in and not draw attention to myself. I was full of self-doubt, so I molded my personality and beliefs based on my company. I traded my authentic self for the security of being liked by my family and friends because of my fear of being judged.

By suppressing my opinions, I was perceived as easygoing, but at what cost? I disrespected myself by allowing others to influence major …