I started Bikram Hot Yoga in New York, after graduating from Brown. New York is a very exciting city full of new people and opportunities. However, as those who've lived in the city may empathize, it is also a tough and crazy city to settle in, especially after living in a peaceful city like Providence. It can be very easy to lose balance in life, and get caught up in a lot of things - new things, bars, "it"places, new bosses, stressful environment, expensive clothes, etc..
I was diagnosed with social and later general anxiety in my early 20s. I had recently graduated from undergrad and had started working in mental health only to learn that my thoughts and worries were not normal. I had lived with anxiety my whole life that I was convinced this was normal. This was everyone's experience. The intense realization and sadness I felt was mirrored with relief. If it was a problem, a named problem, there had to be a solution.