Finding and Following Bliss

Six months ago today, I launched The Nutrition Mechanic.

This was one of the hardest decisions in my career path (and one I could write at length about), but one of the best moves I could make.

Years ago (like over a few decades!), I discovered Joseph Campbell’s work and took up the study of mythology. The lessons we can learn from these stories are fairly profound and yes, even to this current day and age. But one of the messages that Joseph Campbell conveyed when presenting on the Hero’s Journey would lodge deep inside my heart and brain:

Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don’t be afraid to follow it.

Following my bliss since young adulthood has been an adventure. I’ve gone to deep dark places (and still do), made my good share of mistakes (and still do), and had my failures (and still do). But viewing those in the context of learning opportunities, doors opening, and making new paths has brought me to a place of “experiencing life” in a way I never dreamed at age 20. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

So, this is just a message to myself, but written for anyone who is taking the time to be with me for a moment.

Teaching you, my athletes and clients of all walks of life, has been a tremendous part of my bliss bucket.
I am grateful.
I learn with you.
I am alive.

And so we thrive together.

-Dina

“The influence of a vital person, vitalizes.” -Joseph Campbell