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Wellness Pro Podcast with Cate Stillman

Jan 17, 2018

Batool Merali is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Health Coach, and she also helps her husband run a hotel business. Amid all this work, she found time to write and publish her first book in 2017.

Batool has dug deep into her ancestral heritage and has drawn on some tried and true modern-day self-care tools to create a book which honours ancient wisdom but is grounded in modern-day practicality. The book has so many things to offer. Amongst other things it brings colour and life to many Hindu deities, is an adult colouring book, and, perhaps most importantly, is a journal which cunningly prompts the writer to delve deep and develop life-changing self care rituals.

Batool is an incredibly warm and generous human being, and in this podcast she shares with us the difficulties she faced getting her project off the ground. She explains how she was able to stay true to her vision despite technical and creative challenges, and bring her vision to life.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants practical advice about achieving a dream writing project from concept to print.


What you'll get out of tuning in:

  • How becoming an author can help you get your message out
  • Why self-care must be at the centre of any big goal
  • How to inspire cosmic consciousness




Show Highlights:

  • 2:30 – When writing a book, start with a mind map. This way, you can organize your thoughts with symbols, words, images, and affirmations. Then, once you organize these ideas, they become sentences, paragraphs, chapters, until they become a full book.
  • 7:30 – Where did you come from? Where do you want to go? What are your goals? So many of us don’t know what we want to accomplish, what we’re grateful for, what makes us happy. In order to figure out what we want and take steps to achieve it, you can create a vision board for insight.
  • 10:00 – We need family, we need love, we need connection with nature, we need friends, we need community, and we need our planet. But we don’t need much more: we don’t need the material things we think we need to be happy.
  • 14:45 – Once you have the Ayurvedic daily habits in place, you can create further disciplines, or habits, in order to follow your dharma and achieve success.
  •  23:30 – Everyone teaches habits, and there is nothing competitive about it. You just have to be creative and teach it in your own style. This brings your experience and point of reference into your course. 
  • 25:25  – Whatever means we take toward it, whether through journal, or vision, or meditation, we all want to achieve the end goal of bliss, happiness, and joy through enlightenment.


Favorite Quotes:

  • “When you’re in connection with the universe, the right people show up at the right time.” – Batool Merali
  • “We forget to be grateful, we forget to be thankful, we forget where we really came from.” – Batool Merali
  • “We need guidance to connect us back to the divine.” – Batool Merali
  • “We lose what’s important in our busy-ness.” – Rosie Tait       
  • “It’s our own twist on what we think will appeal to the people we’re working with.” – Rosie Tait       
  • “We all want everyone to be living a life of balance and bliss.” – Batool Merali


Guest BIO:

Batool Merali is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga teacher working in the field of alternate and holistic health for over a decade. She guides people to thrive in body, mind, and spirit; releasing the anxiety that is holding them back in reaching their highest potential and to
experience the magic of life through personal transformation.

Going back to her roots, she found Ayurveda. Health and beauty begins from within. She teaches thoughtful and practical application of yoga, Ayurveda, habit transformation, home remedies to evolve, transform, and lead you to a vibrant, graceful, ageless life.

Visit Batool’s website and connect with Batool on Facebook.