Singing is one of my greatest passions. I was inspired to post a personal mission statment on Instagram, the day of the great Aretha Franklin’s passing. May she rest in peace.  This post required my practicing what I teach; leaning into my discomfort.

Learning how to use social media as a marketing tool for both my day and night job, has been an interesting journey.  Research has shown us negative effects social media can on an individual’s well-being, if they are not mindful of their intentions and of their attachments.  I have been aware since the beginning, which has created a tentativeness in sharing too much of myself. What is too much and how do we keep our ego in check when using social media to market ourselves?   The ego is a complicated aspect of our personality and it requires on-going supervision so as not to become unruly and controlling. Therefore, I’ve relied on my value system to guide me in my journey of posting. My values are the path I walk upon and keep my aligned with my truth.  They support me unfailingly, in fulfilling my purpose on this earth, which can only be accomplished when I am being true to myself, living with integrity from the inside out. 

Below is the post I shared; my truth… May it inspire you to speak yours….

  • imanlkhan??Singing is one of my greatest passions.
    Aretha Franklin’s passing today inspired this post. RIP. ❤️
    ? From my earliest memory, it’s been a part of who I am. Though not my day job, it’s been my side job. ~
    People have said, you must chose one thing, to be successful at it.
    I don’t agree. ~
    In the spirit of John Mayer’s tune “Who Says;” who says I can’t perform on stage in a wig and dance by night?? and be a professional counselor by day? ?
    Who says I can’t lead a workshop on the brain’s neuroplasticity and sing cover tunes at an open mic in the city? Who says I can’t blend my passion for singing with my professional career work, helping people find their passions. NOT ME! ?
    ? If you’re walking this earth people, this is your one life as you know it to be. Don’t waste time wondering if only… ??‍♂️ Don’t spend countless moments worrying what conventional society tells you how to live.
    Know yourself, accept who you are; all your sides… the world needs all of you. ~
    Define your values, know what’s important and make choices accordingly. Don’t listen to those who tell you can’t or you shouldn’t.
    Be clear, be open, be kind and be honest. Trust the process.
    You will find a way or that way, will FIND YOU. ~ *photo credit Dan Kazinski Photography ????
    @dankazinski @johnmayer
    #singoutloud #livewithpassion #ripartheafranklin #arethafranklin #livewithpurpose #musicislife#mindfulnesscoach #musicnyc #rudysmusic #positivepsychology #consciousliving #leadership#mindful


  • Iman L. Khan, LMHC, LPC

    Mindfulness and Performance Coach, Psychotherapist, Lover of Learning

    Iman is a Mindfulness and Performance Coach, Psychotherapist and Mediator. She has a private practice called Blooming Minds in Wisconsin and New York, with over 22 years of experience working with individuals, organizations, artists and athletes in the field of mind/body wellness, leadership development, performance, organizational change and administration. She is a published author, contributing to the book: Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens; Mindfulness in Nature. She is also a certified trainer & facilitator in Leadership Development, supporting professionals and educational organizations in emotional intelligence skill development and self-awareness for positive leadership practices. She is a presenter and speaker, delivering evidence based workshops and seminars, both locally and nationally, promoting health and emotional well-being for children and adults. She is creator and facilitator of a series of workshops called, People Get Ready and Train Your Brain, for executives, adults and children; applying current brain research in learning, emotions, and mindfulness. She is a Mother to three children and in her spare time a professional singer/performer; believing you can pursue your passions.