get to know the guru: mary beth larue
I first met Mary Beth LaRue when Rock Your Bliss (a company she co-founded with Jacki Carr) came to lululemon Aspen to work their magic. MB is an extraordinary yoga teacher (Venice/Cali yogis, I envy you!), life design coach and writer. Her personal mission is to "lead people toward their bliss. Sustainable, fulfilling, ohmygodilovemylife bliss." I mean, come on. So rad. If you're an Insta-hoe like I am, MB spits mad inspiration on the reg and you can bask in the cuteness that is her bulldog Rosie. Check her out.
What makes you come alive?
Working on a creative passion project. Early mornings. The ocean. People I love around a farm table on our patio. Sunshine. Solo time.
We all have our own unique gift to share with the world, what’s yours?
Creative but thoughtful yoga sequencing. Writing. Making a killer playlist. Connecting authentically. Showing my underbelly.
Who or what inspires you? (Don’t be afraid to get detailed and in-depth.)
California. Byron Katie. Elena Brower. My husband. Jacki Carr. Schuyler Grant and Wanderlust as a whole. Erykah Badu. Donna Farhi. Too many books to even begin naming.
When was the last time you mustered the courage to do something that scared you? What was it, and what did you learn from it?
Every time I speak publicly (which is quite often) I get major nerves but I never let it stop me. Rather than letting it unhinge me as it has occasionally in the past, I instead feel grateful that I care so much about what I'm sharing. This "re-frame" has helped immensely.
What and where is your next big adventure?
A yoga and surf trip to Nicaragua end of April. I can't wait!
Dish out a piece of advice for a 20-something (or anyone, really!) looking to make his or her mark on the world.
If you know in your heart that you are called to impart your passion it's your responsibility to do it. There will no doubt be some "ebb and flow" along the way, but I've found that the positive by far outweighs the negative. Enjoy the journey.
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