Singer-turned-chef Anaida has been advocating the ‘Power of You’ to the younger generation in the recent past. The ‘Power of You’ is a series of workshops that the multi-faceted artiste conducts which uses different modalities (e.g food and spirituality, art and spirituality, better relationships, self/stress management) that connects people to who they really are and to what truly makes them happy. Based on the principle that all of life (including us) is ‘matter vibrating at different frequencies’, Anaida imparts instruction on how people can find the balance that is right only for them. This is primarily done by sloughing off prescribed conditions of happiness in favour of their own personal truth. Says Anaida: “The only person with the knowledge of your truth and the only person who, therefore, has the right solution or life path for (the adult) you is YOU! People -- loved ones, experts, gurus, anyone other than you -- can give you their experience and suggest things to you. Sometimes energy readers can even ‘read you’ and suggest things for you but ultimately only you know what works for your life. In my workshops we explore ways of connecting to yourself.” The core principle of her philosophy is that each one of us creates our world, that everything and everyone within our world is aligned to our energy vibration. That we are constantly manifesting our external reality in tune with our inner vibration. One can do so by default (which is what most people seem to do) or one can do so with awareness and therefore “choose” everything in one’s life (as a reflection of our programming and habitual patterns of thoughts). Anaida adds: “I have a simple principle: let your priority be to stay aligned with your real self/energy frequency. Let your maintaining of your frequency be the top most important thing.” She says learning to put oneself first and in the right way is probably the most important thing one needs to learn and one which many people in the younger generation seem to grasp intuitively.