We had the good fortune of connecting with Negar Shariatmadari and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Negar, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I am inspired by the notion of authentically being an agent of change. As we all move forward in our lives, our roles in bettering humanity look different. I love the idea that everyone plays a different part in how they can elevate the collective consciousness through their individual and authentic expression and gifts. I also revel in the understanding that this can be done while experiencing joy, abundance, connection, and fulfillment. We, as individuals (as well as a collective) do not have to be martyrs for any cause. There was a quote I recall (though I cannot find it on Google at the moment) that says something like, “…the world no longer needs martyrs, it needs teachers…” I love that! It definitely inspires me.
What should our readers know about your business?
So my story is interesting. My background is in medicine and I received my master’s of science as a physician assistant. During the early years of practicing medicine, I felt like my western medical training was somewhat incomplete in its ability to be a health practitioner. This became apparent to me when I received acupuncture for severe TMJ that I had experienced since childhood. The western medicine solution to the problem was surgery by an oral surgeon. I was blown away when my TMJ resolved within three sessions of acupuncture and thus began my quest into the ancient/esoteric/eastern practices that have been used for centuries to help with physical, emotional, mental and energetic dis-ease. I dove deeply into the world of meridians, chakras, reiki, meditation and more I worked on my own wellness as well as for my clients. Bridging the gap between these two worlds has been an interesting tightrope walk though integrative wellness is becoming much more popular now than it was twenty years ago when I began graduate school. In addition to Khaless Healing, my current energy healing practice, I have co-founded NeuroZen Integrative Wellness Institute. My partner and I are fusing neuroscience with mindfulness and meditation to provide multidimensional support for our clients. The road to a truly integrative approach to wellness continues to be paved and I am beyond excited to play a part in that.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So I love the water…and most things beach related. Given that we have one of most beautiful coasts in the world, there’s no way I wouldn’t recommend a relaxed, slow, fun trip along the California coast…perhaps from San Diego up as far as we had time for. I would love to stop at different yummy food joints along the way (best tacos in one area, delicious pho somewhere, tasty gyros in another area) Pre-covid, I was a sucker for amazing live music so it would be awesome to find little venues along our route with jazz or reggae or world-beats as we enjoy the scenery and full-bellies. Because I consider myself a spiritual person, I would also suggest a trip to the Self-Realization Temple in Encinitas along the way. You cannot beat the scenic view as well as the rich spiritual history of the space.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My life partner Jordan Allen. He’s constantly providing inspiration and accountability.
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