Hi, I’m Lana. I am passionate about coaching and empowering creatives and entrepreneurs who struggle with limiting beliefs to overcome blocks, increase self-love, achieve optimal health & goals through my diverse spiritual and proven techniques and exploration of the subconscious mind.
Growing up in an Asian household, I was taught extreme discipline, hard work, and strove for academic success. I was bullied growing up, so I adapted by learning to please but I didn’t really know who I was or what I wanted. And my obsession with pleasing the world with my external accolades caused me immense anxiety.
For years, I struggled with low self-esteem, poor boundaries, constant extreme moods. I was repressing my emotions. Even though I was exercising regularly and eating relatively healthy, I was not well. And, I didn’t even realise that my limiting beliefs were present, and that they were keeping me away from my authentic desires.
The wakeup call happened when a near fatal car accident in a new city almost killed me. The car accident prompted me to evaluate my past and conditioned thoughts passed down from society and family. I realised that suppressing my negative emotions was affecting everything, from my physical health to emotional health to relationships to work. So, I committed myself to understanding my emotions.
Coincidentally, while I was trying to heal from my physical injuries and ease my anxiety, I was led to master healers who worked with me for years to transform my own subconscious beliefs. Through my years of uncovering the subconscious mind, I became healthier and my anxiety eased. At first, the changes were subtle, and then they became very apparent with my world shifting.
I became deeply fascinated with the subconscious mind, somatic therapy, dance therapy, movement, and the correlations of illness/health with trauma, the individual subconscious and collective subconscious. And through my journey and studies, I’ve found that our health, level of wellbeing and quality of life is directly related to the level of self-love we have towards ourselves. While having a good diet and workout routine can support our health, our self worth is key.
Because self-love is crucial to healing and manifestation of one’s desires. Building this self-love and coming to the realisation that we are inherently worthy ultimately comes from acceptance of all parts within ourselves, including those that we are so ashamed of. And, this begins with self-compassion, which is a result of the exploration of the subconscious as well as integration of various parts within ourselves.
Self-esteem is not about external things or accolades, but an internal compass and self-worth knowing that you are worthy of your desires and that your presence is sufficient. And, low self-worth stems from meanings we assigned to traumatic events which happened in the past as well as emotional blueprint that has been stored in our psyche and body from such traumatic events.
And, when we give space to repressed parts of us and being present with what is, including all our emotions, we are in the process of being more “complete” and “whole.” We can then transform the subconscious by assigning different meanings to the past events. But we cannot do this through bypassing our negative emotions or just doing positive affirmations. We also have to work with the parts within us to figure out the resistance we have behind what it is that we are wanting.
Whether we heal and achieve what we want is not just about hard work and struggles, but a lot about whether we believe subconsciously we are deserving of our desires or not.
I built this site to share my journey with you. My goal is facilitate you in realising your inherently worthiness and achieve your goals. When I’m not researching or trying out the latest wellness trend, you can often find me working out, practicing hot 26, surfing, and kiteboarding. I am very passionate about exploring diverse healing modalities, skincare, spirituality, and beauty, and spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen or shopping at grocery stores.
I graduated from Georgetown University, and have also obtained my Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. I’ve also studied under raw food chefs Mimi Kirk and Executive Chef Made Tantra from Fivelements Bali.
I’m also seasoned yoga practitioner with over 10 years of hands-on yoga experience, and am a Certified Completion Process Practitioner by Teal Swan.
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