Thankful Thursday- Blog Weekly Challenge

Well, it’s late on Thursday evening, and it’s been another hectic day in a string of hectic days, but I’m dedicating some time to express gratitude for someone who has been an unexpectedly found treasure in my life. Her name is Yvette Prior, and she’s the biggest reason this blog exists! About two and a half years ago, I began teaching adult yoga classes at American Family Fitness in the Richmond, VA area (more background on how that all began- soon to come!) and I met Yvette when she began to attend my Sunday afternoon classes. She and a few other students became my regular attendees, but Yvette sure does know how to make a class instructor feel appreciated- she is known to bring goody bags to each class as a gift from her oh-so-gracious heart, usually including yummy granola bars, fruit, and bottled water, and perhaps a few tea bags or Vitamin C drops tossed in for good measure.

After getting to know Yvette better and better over the months, we have been able to cultivate a very nurturing (at least I know it is for me!) friendship, and often text chat across the day when we are feeling particularly conversational and have the time to do it. She has become my trusted confidante and has been nothing but supportive and encouraging source of inspiration to me, and today I wanted to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for her through the Thankful Thursday weekly blog challenge I discovered through her very intriguing blog, which you can check out here:

Yvette Prior’s Blog- Priorhouse

One of the most recent themes which has emerged in my life is the reoccurring instances of women supporting women. I’ve been noticing more and more that the women I surround myself with are like-minded, independent, entrepreneurial types who are not only working to make their own dreams a reality, but are also lifting others up on the way. Yvette has been one of the first women I’ve had to truly reinforce in me the self-confidence and relentless belief that I can and will accomplish the goals I have set for myself for my career growth and personal success. She asked me a couple of months ago if she could interview me about my yoga teaching experience and I was greatly honored and humbled to participate. It was a definite first for me, as I have never been one to enjoy the spotlight but have grown (slightly) more comfortable embracing my own vulnerability to share parts of myself that others seem to want to know about. It was a perfect opportunity for me to express who I am as a yoga instructor and what I aspire to do through my work serving others. This interview gave me a launch point to leap from, as I embrace writing and blogging to continue to grow and evolve my business. You can read the full blog post and interview here: Jennie Choi- Priorhouse Interview

I would love to know what you are feeling grateful for this Thankful Thursday! Please take some time to write it down and share with me as a comment below 🙂

November DoTerra Essential Oils Kits Promotion!


This is just too good NOT to share. For anyone who has been thinking about delving deeper into the wonderful world of essential oils (plant medicine!), and is serious about getting the highest quality and best value for your money, it’s time to check out the November 2017 DoTerra enrollment kits promotion! Select kits are 20% off- and this hasn’t happened since I enrolled in 2015- so take advantage! Enrolling as a member also gets you a wholesale account,  meaning wholesale instead of retail prices on any DoTerra oils you purchase for the next year. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the best ways to support your health and wellbeing with the use of essential oils (and they don’t HAVE to be DoTerra, I just use this brand most frequently because I’m a Wellness Advocate for their program).  Feel free to check out the promotion here:

November 2017 DoTerra Essential Oils Enrollment Kits Promotion

and to check out my personal DoTerra Wellness Advocate site, where you can learn more about the oils and their benefits and uses, click here:

Jennie Choi’s DoTerra Webpage

I invite you to share your own personal experiences with using essential oils, including which ones you’ve used, how you’ve used them, and whether or not you have found them effective in supporting your health and wellness. Looking forward to connecting and sharing more with you soon!




I just love this beautiful visual display of some of the benefits of yoga and mindfulness!

Quote of the Day- Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamsonquote mw

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