Hey, I'm Kaitlyn!
Welcome to The Lime Tree Yogi! This website was born out of my own personal development journey and a desire to find the best practices, habits and resources to help me live my life to the fullest, each and every day.
The Lime Tree Yogi is all about helping you be the best you possible. Centered on the idea of holistic health and wellness, I believe that you are living at your highest vibration when you nourish all parts of your body, mind and soul.
You’ve come to the right place if you:
- Want to bring more passion and purpose into your life
- Feel like there is more you could be doing to live up to your highest potential
- Are looking for ways to improve your life in both the short and long term
- Want to learn from someone who truly practices what they preach
- Want to bring a little magic into your life, but aren’t sure where to start
Whether you are a seasoned yogi looking for another helpful lifestyle resource or you’ve never even heard the phrase “personal development” before but you know its time to make some changes in your life, I’m here to help!
I believe that everyone has the power to create a life driven by passion, purpose and a little magic. You can make every positive change you’ve ever wanted – as long as you believe that you can! I know you can do it because I am on this journey with you. I learn more about myself every day, and I am constantly tweaking my own habits to feel like I am living to my highest potential.
My website is an access point. I am here to meet you wherever you are in your life today and guide you to where you would like to be by incorporating new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that make you feel good about yourself on a consistent basis. (We’re never going to feel amazing every moment of every day, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to feel our best 99% of the time!)
I wouldn’t call myself a professional or an expert. I am just a person who is trying to live her best life every day and have a positive impact, and I’m here to share all of the things I’ve found to help me do that!
I have always felt like my ultimate purpose in life is to create positive change in this world. For years growing up I struggled to figure out how I could do that, or if I could even succeed in having an impact on any lives other than my own. But ever since embarking on my own personal development journey, finding self-acceptance and self-love along the way, I knew that spreading this powerful knowledge to others was the first step in tapping into my ultimate purpose.
How did you start your journey? And who are you again?
It all started in early 2013, during my junior year of college, with a Myers Briggs personality test.
Hello, INFJ-T at your service!
I’m one of those people you’d call a “lifelong learner” or, if you’re feeling fancy, a Philomath. My hunger for knowledge can never be satiated, so I’m constantly reading books, listening to podcasts, talking to experts and digging around on the Internet to answer each new question as it comes up in my mind.
Discovering that there was such a thing as a “personality test” that could teach me, at the most basic level, the components of my character – who I am and why I do the things I do – blew my mind. It opened the Pandora’s box that became my obsession with the world of personal development. I loved the idea that I could learn about these building blocks of my character and, in turn, shape my actions and habits around this knowledge in order to live more efficiently and effectively.
It was also around this time that I started attending yoga classes regularly. I found yoga for the first time my freshman year of college, but (believe it or not) it didn’t click with me right away. It took a couple years, but it did indeed find its way into my heart and soul.
A few other fun facts about me:
- I’m left-handed
- I’m the oldest of four children
- I’ve traveled to 37 states and my goal is to visit all 50
- I can’t whistle
- My favorite movie of all time is “Pride and Prejudice” (the 2005 version with Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen, obviously)
- I love photography, so you will often find me with DSLR in hand
Finding my path in life has been a long journey, with quite a few unexpected twists and turns. Unpredictable, yes, but not coincidental. There is no such thing as coincidence in my book! My latest metamorphosis found me moving cross-country for the second time in two years, single for the first time in seven and overwhelmingly full of the feeling that I was finally ready to take on my dreams. So I started planning. I read and I wrote and I scrapped it all and started over a hundred times.
And here we are! Hello, dear reader. I’m so glad you’re here. You (yes, YOU) are the reason this website exists today. I took a deep breath and jumped into the unknown because I want to help YOU not only find your passion and purpose, but find the courage to pursue it, the same way I finally found the confidence to pursue mine.
What would you like to learn more about? Let me know!
So where did the name Lime Tree Yogi come from?
My favorite musician of all time is Trevor Hall. If you’ve never heard of him, stop everything you’re doing right now and go listen to his music. Specifically, listen to his song, “The Lime Tree.” That will answer a lot of questions.
Trevor’s music and the beauty behind his words clicked with me the first moment I heard him, back in 2010. Just picture it: I’m 16, my new boyfriend puts on “House of Cards” while we’re driving in his beat up 1991 Volvo 240 wagon. Let’s say it was a sunny day. I think I’m cool sitting there in this boy’s white t-shirt, a pair of jean shorts, high top Converse and some $10 aviators. And Trevor’s words drifted out of these half-blown speakers, into my ears and straight down to my heart.
Rachel Brathen recently had Trevor Hall on her podcast “From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl,” and their discussion gives a great overview of Trevor’s life and how music has shaped who he is today. The best way to explain Trevor’s mission with his music is in his own words:
“Music is a medicine for me and I need it. I need it so badly to live. I need it to soothe my heart and my brain and my body. I need it to talk to the spirit. It’s like my telephone. It goes way beyond just a career. So even if I wasn’t publically performing, I would still be doing it every day because it’s the thing that helps me connect. It’s like my life breath, music. So it’s different in that way. It’s not so much trying to become a star, although I’m blessed to be able to do this for a living. But the intention goes much deeper than that.”
Can you see why he’s my favorite?! You’ll find a lot of Trevor’s influence scattered throughout my writing and lifestyle, so I hope you are able to embrace him wholeheartedly and let in his love and light the same way I do.
Here I am cheesing extra hard after one of my first times seeing Trevor in concert, circa 2012. He played a tiny show in a school auditorium, so I got to meet him!
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