I’ve done Bikram yoga a couple of times enough to say “I’ve felt the heat” and not enough to call myself a “yogi.” What I did learn from Yoga class, however, is the magic of removing yourself from the bustling noises of the city into a room powered on breathing. After sweating profusely for over an hour, I can attribute my sense of feeling “lighter” to my lost water weight, or maybe, just maybe – on learning how to breathe.
I’ve spent this past couple of weeks in South Africa. I was fortunate enough to be accompanied with a very special CNN reporting videographer Shadley Lombard and professional photographer Brent Taylor. (I promise I'll get into that later).They wanted to see what the chatter was all about regarding "Cookies with a Conscience." Not only did I show them the entire cookie making process from scratch, but they also had the chance to see the positive karma the company had on its employees.
I transported myself from the hectic airport at JFK and twenty one grueling hours later, I found myself surrounded by mountains. Through the course of my trip, I finally caught my breath and took this opportunity to show the softer side of the Khaya Cookie krunchi. The women who gain their financial independence through our opportunities literally opened their doors to CNN. That’s when the Khaya Karma came flooding in.
I was able to re-energize and return to New York fully loaded. It’s not about how fast you can out order your barista or how quickly you glide through the sidewalks. When you see the softer side of life and when you stop to breathe - you can actually feel how your actions positively affect someone else’s life even from so far away.
You can share some of this good Khaya Karma with the people that surround your life.