Aug 3 2015

Warriors in Pink

by Kathryn Budig
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A huge part of being a yogi and yoga teacher is the practice of seva, or giving back to the community. I was thrilled when approached by Ford to help spread the word and fight the battle against breast cancer through their Warriors in Pink program. I’m a warrior for women and helping them find empowerment. I knew this cause was the perfect platform to help spread that love and, more importantly—preventative education, knowledge, and a community of support.
 

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be continuing on as a Model of Courage. I’m so honored to be part of this program and hope to provide tools, articles, and education to help those and the families of anyone fighting this battle.
Warriors in Pink asked me a few questions ranging from my idea of happiness to how breast cancer has affected my life. Read on and visit www.fordcares.com for more on the program and how you can help.
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What is your idea of happiness?
 
Cooking an amazing meal for my family and friends with my dogs sous chefing it up with me in the kitchen.
 
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
 
Aesthetic beauty. We’re all beautiful in such unique and quirky ways. There should be no need to fit in. Stand out.
 
What is your greatest regret?
 
I don’t have regrets. I believe everything is as it should be, and if I want to see change, I make it happen.
 
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
 
My husband and our dog Ashi might be tied for that title!
 
How has knowing people who have had breast cancer affected your life?
 
It’s taught me that everyone is at risk and that we have to be proactive in our ability to detect and care for our health. Educate yourself and encourage others to do the same. We are so strong when we unify.
 
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
 
Harnessing my honesty and accepting myself for exactly who I am. My ability to unapologetically be me has encouraged so many of my students to do the same and that is the best gift I can give.
 
What is your most treasured possession?
 
My husband and our pack. My arrow tattoo, if that can be considered a possession, is a constant beautiful reminder for me to aim true.
 
How do you most like spending your time?
 
At home with my family, cooking, reading and being outside.
 
What is your greatest joy?
 
Spreading self-love and acceptance.
 
What is your most marked characteristic?
 
My crazy array of cartoon sounds I make. I suppose it’s a good back-up career!