Ivy Lee

A few years ago, a mutual friend set Ivy and I up on a blind friend date. When we first met, I was star struck. She radiates natural beauty in that kind of – ‘I just woke up like this’ way and she's an incredbile salsa dancer.

Ivy’s also unapologetically and boldly herself. A few years ago, despite pressure from loved ones, she took a leap of faith and left her high paying tech job to reinvent as an acupuncturist.

Ivy inspires me to be a better person as she is deeply committed to healing and health.

What is your everyday magic?
My everyday magic begins the moment I open my eyes. I greet the new day of life with a smile, look over and give my partner a good morning kiss. It is this inherent gratitude for each moment that I root in to be present throughout the day. When I am present, I am more aware of the magic happening around me. My senses are open and I can delight in simple beauty and abundant pleasure. My perspective is open and I can recognize the happiness, blessing, lesson, and humor in what’s going on, no matter what the situation is. I have experienced the most impressive everyday magic happen when something initially perceived to be as unfortunate turns out to be wonderfully fortunate. All is possible when I am fully present in the moment, rooted in gratitude, and open.

What strategy and tactics do you utilize to live your best life?
My best life is achieved by acknowledging that I am responsible for my own happiness and freedom, and aligning my life choices accordingly. I have made big life decisions in moving to a different city or different country, switching a job from one industry to another, leaving a lucrative corporate career to pursue a passion and calling, ending or mending or creating relationships. I don’t let fear hold me back. We often have fear of change, fear of unknown, fear of not having money, fear of failing, fear of rejection, fear of being alone. I don’t let the doubts in my mind overshadow the ways in which my spirit yearns to expand and evolve. I believe that I am most courageous when I listen to my heart, and I am most happy when my heart is full.

What are your top 3 tips for success?
Self-care everyday.
Learn continuously.
Give generously.

What one book do you want to give everyone you know because you believe it has the power to change lives?
There are so many books that I love. Here is one: “Peace Is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh.

About Ivy
Ivy Lee is an acupuncturist, healer, teacher, and wellness mentor. She is versed in various modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, bodywork, yoga, breathwork, meditation, visualization, sound vibration, and energy work. Her healing sessions are integrative and transformative in balancing and aligning the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Her teachings and intuitive guidance on wellness cultivation and strategic life design help to elevate the quality of health, career, and relationships. She is grateful to receive wisdom from Buddhism, Daoism, Tantra, universal consciousness, and life experience. She is based in Oakland, California, and travels throughout the world.

For information about sessions with Ivy, contact luminaewellness@gmail.com