I have a lot of ideas; some of them are great and some of them fall flat…but I’ll never know if one is great until I try it out. So, I was inspired by this idea after I went for my first Mammogram yesterday. When you turn Forty, you are required to get this x-ray every year as a screener for breast cancer. As I was in the waiting room, feeling uncomfortable and nervous, I noticed all the other women around me… checking their phones; watching the clock, etc. I thought, wouldn’t it be great if someone offered a meditation or collectively got us to relax our bodies, our minds? Wait, I can do that! But, I didn’t act on that urge… until today. I choose Planned Parenthood because I used to go there when I first moved to New York and didn’t have health insurance. I remember how nerve-wracking it was to wait there, not knowing what doctor you would get and the crowds of woman coming in/out. So, having some time before my next class, I walked into the Soho location. Here I am again, nerves high, heart-racing…and the biggest and loudest voice in my mind was, “Will they let me do this?” I took a look at the waiting area; some women were filling out paperwork; others were deep in thought….maybe this isn’t a good idea? I thought the best, most rational thing to do was to ask permission by security. “Hi… I just wanted to offer 5-10 minutes of a little yoga/mediation to the women waiting just to calm nerves…would that be okay?” “NO! This is a clinic,” he barked. “Do you have an appointment?” I shook my head, No. He looked surprised, “The exit is behind you…you need to leave.” I left. Rejected and a bit emotional. But one thing I’ve learned about being fearless is I may not always get the outcome I want, but it won’t stop me from trying.