I’ve been extremely successful in many areas of my life.
- I’m Ivy League educated (every Indian parent’s dream). I hold dual master’s degrees from Hofstra University (Special Education) and Columbia University (Social Work).
- I’m the daughter of Indian immigrant parents which is pretty huge (just ask any Brown person you know 🙂
- I’m a vegetarian chef. I’m a graduate of The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, TX, where I pursued my lifelong dream of nourishing people’s bodies and minds. My dad and I competed in The Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, strutting our skills and working our butts off to create yummy Indian edibles from love. It was not only fun, it solidified my desire to bring food into the “delicious living” conversation.
- I’m an Ayurveda enthusiast. I spent two months in India to return to my roots and study Ayurveda Therapy and Nutrition. I now incorporate facets of Ayurveda into my way of life and it’s another valuable modality that I use to help heal myself and those around me.
- I’m a best-selling author. My book, a collaboration with Sandra Yancey, Marcia Wieder, Lisa Sasevich and Lisa Nichols, called Succeeding in Spite of Everything, is a best-seller. I also have blogged and written for some of the coolest sites on the cyber web.
- I’ve been on countless podcasts. I absolutely love using my voice to help inspire others. If you google “Vasavi Kumar podcast interview” you’ll find a ton of shows that I’ve been on
- I’m regularly seen on TV. I was on VH1’s Basketball Wives, was the resident “Keeping It Real Guru” on Kansas City Live, where I answered viewers’ questions on topics like the stuff that holds them back or how to deal with mean people. I love answering all the juicy questions! I’m also on Good Day Austin from time to time (where I now live)
- I’m a former radio show host. My show, Deep Talk, featured some of today’s most celebrated and respected leaders. I have had the honor and pleasure of interviewing change agents like John Gray, Neale Donald Walsch, Ali Brown, Lisa Nichols, and Sonia Choquette.
My life is one where I’m satisfied (most of the time). People instantly trust me which is by far one of the greatest gifts I can give to someone. I have made a living doing meaningful work that I’m good at, and I truly believe I can do anything.
There’s a secret to my outward and inward success. Many of our favorite celebrities, artists, and singers share this secret, but not many people will ever come out and talk about it.
One thing though
You can’t learn it but you may have experienced it personally or might already have some form of it.
Yesterday morning I did something I never thought I would do–I took a dance class.
Now that may not seem like a big deal, but this was no ordinary dance class. I took a Nia class, which is a sensory-based movement practice (did I lose you already?)
Honestly, I had my judgements.
When I first walked in I was like, “Whoa. This is some hippie shit right here.”
And then, the class began. OMG. I hadn’t breathed, moved, and cried, like the way I did in that class. I released so much pent up emotion.
Here’s a picture of me and the dance instructor, Dr. Deb Kern. She’s amazing.
If this was a year ago, prior to me going to culinary school, going to India for the summer, studying Ayurveda, and SLOWING DOWN– I would have never gone to this class.
I woke up today with the weirdest feeling in my stomach.
I have been on one of the wildest adventures of my life this past year.
-Taking a step back from my coaching practice
-Moving to austin
-Going to vegetarian culinary school
-Spending my summer in India
-Studying the ancient healing system of Ayurveda
-Writing my first Kindle book, “The Way of Ayurveda: Stop Dieting, Start Living.”
-Being on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off
-Coming back to working with people in the form of groups and my newest offering, “Vasavi on Call Concierge Service”
While I have brought you along for the ride, what I haven’t done a “good” job with is explaining my WHY.
So I get it.
To the outside world, my actions may seem flighty, indecisive, unrelated, and just plain old impulsive.
I don’t blame you one bit.
And that’s why I am writing to you.