new name


day 23. reverb 10

Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why? (Author: Becca Wilcott)

Original answer Dec 2010:  “I simply have no idea.!”

Modified answer March 17 2011: Soraya

I came about this name during a visualization exercise in Tara Sophia Mohr’s Women’s circle.  After a lovely journey out of the galaxy, we returned to earth and visited with our future self.  My future self told me her name was Soraya.

Honestly, the name frightens me.  The reason being perhaps-like you-the only only association I have with the name Soraya is the tragic movie ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’  After I was told the name my brain jumped in and tried to change it to “something nicer” like Sarah but something deeper would not be persuaded otherwise.  I do think the name is exotic and beautiful, and have since learned it is a Persian name meaning “rich” or “princess” so maybe I shouldn’t be so scared.  If I were to change my name for a day I would try  Soraya on for size.


About Pamela Malo

Pamela Malo is a yoga instructor, registered dietitian, writer and kindness coach. She provides support for individuals who are moving into a positive and loving relationship with food, and is the creator of the Yoga and Peaceful Eating Program. Learn about Pamela and her wish at
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One Response to new name

  1. Baba Anna says:

    I like how you found out how to spell it! And it is interesting how our souls give us pushes to become who we never imagined we could be, and nudges us along with step by step opportunities to “take up more of the mat!” as we say in yoga.


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