A Namas-Day In The Life: Jaclyn Mullen
Every few weeks, we’ll be featuring a “Namas-day in the Life” of OM supporters+participants in our million tree mission. The second story in our series features Jaclyn Mullen who handles our social media.
Full name, nickname.
Jaclyn M. Mullen. Nicknames: Where do I begin? Jajas, Jac, The Jaclyn of All Trades.
What’s a typical day in your life like?
These days, I wake up with the sun (or sometimes before). Monday through Friday, I am up by 6:30 am and out the door by 7:30 am for my coffee walk. It takes me thirty minutes round trip to go from my apartment in West Hollywood to my coffee spot and back up the hill. It’s a time I utilize to move some energy about my body and focus on my intentions for the day. By 8:00 am, I am enjoying my protein shake, perhaps journaling for a few minutes and no later than 9:00 am, I am off to the races. I am an ultra creative solopreneur which means I handle several social media communities. I am online from 9:00 am to at least 6:00 pm every night. During that time, I create content, I work on strategy, brand positioning and recap reports, I have a personal brand too so I craft blog posts, take conference calls–you name it! I like to end my day with a very healthy meal and a run or yoga class. Most nights during the week, I have a networking event in Los Angeles to attend. When I don’t go to networking events, I am 100% committed to my personal development. I work on the business model for a community I am building for women–specifically women looking to bootstrap their dream business or find career paths that make them truly happy! This is my big picture vision, I want to write, speak, teach and serve as a catalyst for women to go after their dreams, funded by themselves.
How do you enjoy your Om cocktails?
On the rocks. I enjoy Om Coconut Water+Lychee as well as Meyer+Lemon and Ginger “as-is.” And I add a lime garnish and splash of sparkling water to Wild Cranberry+Blood Orange Om.
How do you find Om in a big city like LA?
Weekly yoga classes, hiking, trips to the beach even if I don’t go in the water. I love to walk or ride bikes with the ocean in my peripheral view. I also LOVE Meditation Master Classes at Naam Yoga Los Angeles. They are unlike any yoga class I had ever previously taken! There’s a lot of breath work and working on your energy field, blood flow, digestion and blockages in the body. These classes have changed my life!
What do you like most about giving back?
I have always believed that each and everyone of us are connected. In giving back, this principle is no longer an idea, it’s a reality. I also think the biggest reward in giving back is knowing that you are really there for someone. In a world of 7 billion people, giving back is a way to say “I see you, I hear you, and I feel you.” You never know just how one simple action can transform a person’s life.
Favorite yoga pose?
That would be a tie between Triangle pose and Pigeon. I am on my laptop a lot so Triangle Pose just helps me stretch my legs and torso. I recently learned that Triangle pose relieves stress which may be why it just resonates with my body. Pigeon pose is great because I grew up dancing and playing soccer, I have strong legs and if I don’t stretch them, my hips tighten up. The first few minutes of Pigeon are often painful in a good way, the rest are pure bliss and release.
What’s your hidden talent?
I grew up in the performing arts. A lot of my friends know that I can sing and dance so that’s not hidden. I am also HIGHLY intuitive–not sure that it’s a talent but I have a strong sense for things and can often be a guide for other people. Wait, I thought of one hidden talent. I guess that would be photography!
I live for quotes. I am a personal development junkie. But my favorite quote as of the present moment is from Rumi. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”