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Blog 49: From Whimsy to Wellness: Navigating Life's Tapestry with Mukti

Join me on a journey from whimsical to wellness as I chat with Mukti in a candid interview. But here's the twist – I'll be interviewing myself!
Blog 49: From Whimsy to Wellness: Navigating Life's Tapestry with Mukti
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Join me on a journey from whimsical to wellness as I chat with Mukti in a candid interview. But here's the twist – I'll be interviewing myself!


Photo By Ed Santos

Mukti Santos shines as a compassionate guide in personal growth and wellness, gracefully navigating life's complexities. With a deep commitment to uplifting others and nurturing authentic connections, Mukti invites readers to explore a journey of self-discovery. Through heartfelt reflections, illuminating stories, and practical advice, this blog provides a window into Mukti's unique perspective on embracing life's joys, overcoming challenges, and finding true fulfilment. Join us as we uncover the wisdom and inspiration fuelling Mukti's quest to cultivate a life filled with purpose, joy, and authenticity.

Mukti, tell me about yourself, your personality, and your passion. How do you serve yourself? Also, how do you serve the community?

Activities I enjoy include moments of tranquillity, social gatherings, quality time with family, watching movies and shows, practising meditation, yoga, and Pilates, working out at the gym, taking leisurely walks, getting sufficient sleep, indulging in lazy mornings, expressing myself through art, journaling, and continually learning and growing.

Additionally, I cherish indulging in brunch, treating myself to a massage and facial, spending precious moments with my husband, kids, family, and friends, and carving out some essential "me time" for self-care and rejuvenation.

Over nine years ago, my journey into wellness and personal growth began with my son's autoimmune diagnosis. Driven to enhance his wellbeing, I immersed myself in natural health practices. While my interest in holistic wellness existed prior, this experience ignited a profound passion and sense of purpose.

As a mother, my priorities naturally shifted, and though my time became limited, the joy I found in this path was boundless.

Today, I'm dedicated to my evolution and empowering fellow mothers on their wellness journeys. Every mother holds the power to shape her destiny and cultivate a life of abundance, free from stress and overwhelm.

The mothers I'm assisting today mirror who I was nine years ago, and I aim to empower them to flourish and become the most vibrant versions of themselves.

Currently, I write blogs focusing on wellness and personal growth, sharing my expertise while also collaborating with inspiring individuals to share their unique insights. Additionally, I offer coaching services in this field, guiding individuals towards transformative life changes, shifting from merely surviving to thriving. Excitingly, this year, I'll be launching a membership program in this area, providing even more opportunities for wellness, growth and development. I'm thrilled about these upcoming endeavours and eagerly anticipate the journey ahead as it unfolds.

10 Questions for Mukti

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1.      Who has been the kindest to you in your life?

 Reflecting on the kindness we've received is a journey that warms the heart. Let's hold dear those beautiful souls who have brightened our lives with their love and compassion, whether they're family, friends, or even strangers.

 It isn't easy to single out just one person. My husband of 20 years envelops me in his love and care every day, his devotion to our family is immeasurable. Then there's Lorraine, a dear friend from our Newsagency days, who treats me like family while being an incredible friend. My dad, a gentle soul, silently supports me, subtly guiding me without ever being critical. These acts of kindness weave the fabric of our lives, along with my selfless mother, who sacrificed so much for her children.

2.      Why do you think bad things happen to good people?

This age-old question nudges us to navigate life's twists and turns with an open heart. Challenges may catch us off guard, but we respond that shapes our journey, guiding us toward resilience, growth, and unexpected silver linings.

Challenges are threaded into each person's story in life's intricate tapestry. They spark growth, nudging us beyond our comfort zones and testing our resolve. Though the path may seem daunting, we have the power to choose: succumb to adversity or rise and pursue our dreams.

The universe often aligns with our desires but challenges us to prove our commitment through action. Every worthwhile pursuit demands effort, and it's through overcoming obstacles that we genuinely cherish our achievements.

Embrace each challenge as a stepping stone toward your dreams. Recognize that with every hurdle, you're crafting resilience and grit. Life's imperfections shape us, urging us to evolve amidst discomfort. Within it all, gratitude for our blessings fosters a mindset of abundance and appreciation.

 3.      Besides work and family, what is your biggest priority?

Exploring passions and pursuits that ignite our spirits can enrich our lives with depth and harmony. Whether it's a cherished hobby, personal goal, or dedicated self-care practice, nurturing these aspects brings profound fulfillment and balance.

For me, my primary focus lies in supporting mothers along their journey of wellness and personal growth, guiding them to reconnect with their authentic selves. Recognising the pivotal role you play in your family's life, it's essential to prioritise your own wellbeing amidst daily responsibilities. Your health and happiness are fundamental to fostering family harmony.

Moreover, pursuing your dreams beyond your caregiving duties infuses your life with purpose and fulfillment, serving as a powerful example for your children. As parents, we have the opportunity to demonstrate to our children that anything is achievable when we follow our hearts. So, embrace what sets your soul ablaze—your joy and contentment radiate outward, shaping the world around you.

4.      What I'm Most Proud of Achieving?

 First and foremost, my most significant source of pride rests in the love and joy brought into my life by my two beautiful children, Ruben and Veronica. Their presence fills my days with happiness, and I can't imagine a world without them. Equally cherished is my husband of 20 years, Ed, whose unwavering support and love mean everything to me.

Another achievement close to my heart is establishing a thriving community dedicated to wellness and personal growth. Witnessing this community flourish and seeing the collective journey of transformation and empowerment fills me with immense pride and gratitude.

Finally, after years of anticipation, I took a significant step forward by launching my website and diving into blogging in December 2022. This milestone represents a culmination of dedication and perseverance, turning a long-held dream into a tangible reality. Here's to embracing every achievement, big and small, and to the vibrant tapestry of growth and fulfilment we create together!

5.      What advice would you give your teenage self?

 Let's rewind the clock and reflect on our younger selves: What wisdom would you impart to your teenage years? Here's mine: Don't sweat the small stuff; trust everything will fall into place.

 As I reminisce on my teenage years, I realise how eager I was to embrace adulthood. Yet, looking back, I cherish the simplicity and freedom of childhood. I wish I had spent more time playing, exploring, and engaging in sports—a decision solely mine, not my parents. Additionally, I yearn for the opportunity to delve deeper into subjects that truly sparked my interest.

In hindsight, I recognise that I squandered precious time during my youth—a realisation that fuels my desire to make the most of each moment today.

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6.      Are there any funny stories your family tells about you?

 Ah, the whimsical tales that weave the fabric of our family lore! Have you ever heard stories that never fail to bring a smile to your face? Let's embark on a journey down memory lane and share a few chuckles from our family's treasure trove of memories!

One particularly memorable moment involves a curious toddler's unexpected encounter with a mysterious liquid during a family gathering in Fiji. The ensuing confusion and laughter indeed made for an unforgettable evening!

Then there's the delightful saga of a grandmother in Savusavu whose nights were often filled with the joyful chatter of her grandchildren, leaving her both exhausted and warm.

Who could forget the endearing story of a 12-year-old girl yearning to blend in with everyone else? Despite her efforts, her light-coloured eyes often drew comments from family and friends whenever they visited. During that phase of her life, she longed to be like everyone else, and all the attention on her unique feature proved to be quite frustrating.

7.      When's the last time you've been so happy it moved you to tears?

 Think back to a moment of pure, unadulterated joy that touched your soul. Whether it was a significant achievement, a heartwarming reunion, or a simple act of kindness, let's bask in the deep joy that moves us to tears.

It was over a decade ago when my firstborn, Ruben, came into the world. It all started with a routine check-up, but I felt something special was about to happen. After a restless night's sleep and discomfort, I asked my husband to accompany me to the doctor's office.

Little did I know I was on the brink of motherhood. As the medical team confirmed that I was ready to give birth, a whirlwind of emotions swept over me. The moment Ruben entered the world, our lives changed forever. I was overwhelmed with euphoria, knowing that his arrival began a new chapter filled with boundless love and endless possibilities.

As family members gathered around to welcome our precious bundle of joy, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation. It was a moment etched in my memory with vivid clarity, where time seemed to stand still as we embraced the miracle of life.

Becoming parents was a rollercoaster of excitement and a hint of trepidation. But in that instant, as I held my newborn son in my arms, all fears vanished, replaced by an indescribable sense of joy and gratitude.

Even a decade later, I vividly remember the sheer happiness that overwhelmed me in that hospital room. A moment of pure bliss brought tears of joy streaming down my cheeks.

Reflecting on that day warms my heart, reminding me of the profound joy accompanying the miracle of life. It's a poignant reminder that moments of pure happiness can move us to tears, even amidst life's challenges and uncertainties.

So, I encourage you to cherish those moments of boundless joy in your life – for they are the threads that weave the tapestry of our most cherished memories.

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8. My Life Growing Up

Growing up, my life was a vibrant mosaic of cultures, filled with a kaleidoscope of colours, languages, and flavours. This upbringing instilled a profound appreciation for diversity and the richness of embracing different perspectives. Arriving in Australia at 7, being a middle child, I navigated the challenges of being different and enduring teasing at primary school. However, as I matured, I shed my shyness, and my voice became unyielding. In my 30s and 40s, I embraced social interactions and remained a listener, finding joy in others' stories. Being unique has always been my compass; I've always preferred not to follow the crowd. While my parents may have wished for a more compliant child, I challenged the notion that life is predetermined. Instead, I embraced the idea that life unfolds as it's meant to, with unforeseen twists shaping our journey.

9.      What kind of traits do you hope to find in a close friend?

 Let's explore the key traits that make a friendship truly special! My most important qualities include caring, compassion, and a mutual sense of empathy. I value friendships that offer a two-way street of support, where sharing laughs and creating cherished memories are at the heart of our bond. A deep connection that transcends time and distance is paramount, where we can pick up right where we left off, no matter how long it's been since we last connected.

Have you considered contacting a friend you haven't spoken to in a while? It's incredible how a simple call or text can make someone's day and bring you closer together. Please take a moment today to reconnect with them. Trust me, it's worth it!

 10.      What I Need More in My Life

 The ever-elusive ingredient I crave more of? Unfiltered moments of connection. In our fast-paced world, I yearn for genuine conversations, shared laughter, and the warmth of human connection. If we meet and we hit it off, I will make a point of connecting with people. I do believe that is my superpower!


If you had a choice of a book to read that has not been written yet, who would be that author?

I'm intrigued by Adriene Mishler's journey—her upbringing, how she embarked on her YouTube yoga challenge, and the vibrant energy she brings to life. I'm eager to delve into her experiences and the lessons she's learned along the way, shaping her into the person she is today. This book promises to be a captivating read, and I look forward to immersing myself in it when it's published.

If you could pick any author to write a book that has yet to be written, who would you choose, and what captivating topic would they explore?

Check out this exciting podcast episode where I had the pleasure of being a guest alongside Jackie Gith in February:

Check out this captivating Instagram Live session I had with Tracey Lindsay back in February:

Tracey Lindsay | Mindset Coach on Instagram: “What a blast!! It was so much fun talking to fellow coach Mukti @wellnessofmukti she shares so many great tips, and has she says at the end it really felt like a catch-up with an old friend....although we just virtually met. There are so many takeaways in this chat, including the struggles and realities of being a new mum and mum in general. The importance of prioritising self care and wellness to ensure you don’t keep feeling like an empty shell of a person and live a life of abundance and fulfilment. Mukti recommended the books 📚 Atomic Habits - James Clear 📚 Change Your Paradigm, Change Your Life - Bob Proctor We talk about some top tips for wellness, especially for new mums, and Mukti shares 2 min tips on her instagram. Be sure to check them out at @wellnessofmukti as well as her link in bio to her booking page, blog posts, and more. Loved this chat. Let us know in the comments your biggest takeaway from our chat 🩷 #wellnesscoaching #mindsetcoach #personalgrowthcoach #personaldevelopmentforbeginners #tipsformums #mumcoach”
14 likes, 8 comments - tracey_lindsay_coaching on February 21, 2024: “What a blast!! It was so much fun talking to fellow coach Mukti @wellnessofmukti she shares so many great tips, and has she says at the e...”

Mukti's Top Quotes

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“Find what feels good. Gone are the days that are contort and force your body into positions that don’t feel good…” Adriene Mishler

“A 60 minutes massage is about the same as 8 hours of sleep to your body.” Unknown

“Hoping drains your energy. Action creates energy.” Robert T. Kiyosaki

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” Tony Robins.

“You’ve always been beautiful. Now you’re just deciding to be healthier, fitter, faster, and stronger. Remember that.” Les Mills

Questions and Reflections

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1.      What aspect of Mukti's journey into wellness and personal growth resonates with your pursuit of a fulfilling and balanced life? Reflect on when you felt inspired to prioritise your well-being amidst life's demands.

2.      How do Mukti's experiences navigating challenges and finding joy amidst adversity mirror your journey? Share a moment when you discovered unexpected resilience and growth during a difficult period in your life.

3.      In what ways do Mukti's insights on friendship and connection align with your values and experiences? Reflect on a meaningful friendship or moment of connection that has enriched your life and brought you closer to your sense of purpose and fulfilment.


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As we bring this blog to a close, I hope you've gained a deeper insight into my journey towards wellness and personal growth. Throughout our time together, we've celebrated life's simple joys and valued our genuine connections. Now, I invite you to join me on this ongoing adventure. Let's continue exploring the intricate tapestry of wellness and growth, sharing joy and inspiration along the way. Stay tuned for more stories, insights, and wisdom to enrich your journey. Thank you for being part of this voyage with me.

Now that you've read this blog, I invite you to share one or more of your answers with me. Whether through an Instagram DM, story, email, or Facebook PM, feel free to reach out in whichever way is most comfortable for you. I'm eager to hear your thoughts and learn more about you!
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Cheers to a vibrant, energised, and thriving you! 

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Get ready to dive into the excitement of Blog 50 launching on March 24th! It's a celebration as we hit this milestone of reaching number 50! Something special is in store, and while I haven't confirmed the topic yet, I'm open to your ideas! Let me know ASAP what you'd love to read about. Get ready for insights that will spark joy and ignite your curiosity. Don't miss out on this!

Transformative insights and actionable tips await to elevate your wellbeing! Keep the excitement alive for your upcoming wellness adventure! 

Live your Life on Purpose!

With much Love

Mukti Santos  

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There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Ken Blanchard

Journal Prompts

Reflect on a recent moment that brought you pure joy or moved you to tears. Describe the experience in detail, exploring the emotions it evoked and the significance it holds for you.
Think about the qualities you value most in your closest friendships. Consider how these traits contribute to the depth and strength of your relationships and reflect on ways you can cultivate and nurture these connections in your life.