365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 153: The Long And Winding Road…


To continue on my memories of adolescence, let me share with you how I ended up doing what I said that I did not have the emotional stamina to do. Work with people who are in physical pain, that is.

Once I decided that med school was not for me, I felt without purpose and really did not care what school I ended up going to. My indecision and loss of goals led to four years of failed attempts at being accepted to a few different universities. More on these experiences tomorrow.

But once I managed to get in, I started taking aerobics classes and for the first time in my life I learned to connect with my body. That was the beginning of my new path, which led me to where I am today. I wrote about it in my post on Day 17.

I enjoyed working with people and teaching them to feel better in their bodies. I loved it so much, that when I moved from Bucharest, Romania to Toronto in 1996, I decided to continue as an aerobics teacher and dreamed about having my own studio one day.

The dream came true and I opened my Pilates studio in 2002. I continued to study the physical body, emotions and thought processes; biomechanics, muscles, joints and connective tissue; healing the physical body and teaching methods; meditation and the power of the subconscious mind; therapeutic exercise and the innate healing power of the body.

The Pilates studio evolved into an innovative and leading edge centre. With its emphasis on complete and lasting transformation of body and mind, Mitrea Wellness Centre is leading the way in the wellness, healing and health industry.

The long and winding road… brought me here.

In my mind and in my heart, here and now is where I always wanted to be.





I just watched one of “America’s Got Talent” finalists, because my man told me it was worth it. And it was. I posted the links here for your delight. What a wonderful talent! Twelve years old, Quintavious Johnson, sang two of my all-time favorite  songs: the famous Beatles’ “Let it be” and Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind“. He sang them flawlessly and with so much heart. Enjoy!

The Beatles’ song with its words  “And when the night is cloudy/ There is still a light that shines on me/Shine on until tomorrow, let it be” reminded me of a book for which I am truly grateful: “The New Message of a Master”, re-printed by Kristen Howe . There are many crystals of wisdom in this book. It is free, so sign up for it and get the PDF file. It is worth it.

Let it be: let go of worries and trust that there is a solution even when I do not see it. The books explains this concept and it truly changed my life. THERE IS a solution; always. All I need to do is relax, stop the struggle and trust that there is a way.

There is always a way! I know it, I feel it and I LIVE it.

Would you entertain the possibility that this might be true? Please do, and tell others too!