"What do you do for a living?" I'm asked at my old friend's wedding rehearsal.
I reply that I'm a yoga teacher and life guide.
A bit puzzled, the maid of honor across from me queries, "What is a life guide?"
I stumble a bit with my words attempting to explain how I bring the knowledge of cranial-sacral, massage, yoga, meditation, chi kung and Andean Shamanism into my client sessions with the intent of transformation.
Due to me offering a vague title for what I do and being unclear in my explanation, the maid of honor offers an awkward "huh" then ushers the conversation onto the weather.
After dozens and dozens, and dozens of puzzled looks and "huh's," I knew I needed to clarify my work if I wanted to create a business with my offerings.
There needed to be a cohesion with how I describe my work as well as how I...