Get Back to the Basics Or You Will Cheat Yourself Of This

“Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.” - Epictetus   Recently I signed up for ballet barre classes wanting to try out this new studio I discovered close by my neighborhood. As I completed my registration, the lady who was signing people in for classes looked at me and asked, have you ever done ballet?   I said no, but I’ve taken a few ballet barre yoga classes with plié and stuff.   And she said, you may want to try the Barre 101 class being offered to get your feet wet. The
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Finding Your Conversations Getting Boring, Try This

Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued – when they can give and receive without judgment. – Brene Brown   Lately, I have noticed the connections with the people in my life have become routine. My interactions with the people I come across on a daily basis from my concierge to my colleagues to my friends who I’ve known forever have become overly predictable.   And it dawned on me, why not change up my interaction a bit.   Instead of the usual exchange with my concierge, Hey Adam, how’s it going? Which
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Don’t Know What You Want To Do, Watch This Video

“It's insane to me to ask anybody to be what they're not. Know what you know the best, love the most. That's always going to be the answer to the thing that you have the best shot at winning at.” - Gary Vaynerchuk   The other day I was having a conversation with a young woman in her early 20s. She was telling me she has one year of college left before finishing her sociology degree and then has no idea what she wants to do.   I asked her what made her chose sociology. She said, I don’t know. I
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30 Acceptance Quotes That Will Bring You Peace

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” Elizabeth Gilbert   Do you have a tendency to be hard on yourself?   I certainly am guilty of being tough on myself. And when I catch myself doing this, my priority is to seek peace of mind. Let what is supposed to be, unravel on its own, instead of desperately trying to push against the flow and inflicting unnecessary stress and worry into my life.   The intention here is not to 'give up' so to speak, rather it’s about acknowledging what is, as is. It's about being non-judgmental towards an event or
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When You Are Overanalyzing Something To Death, Read This

Ever heard of analysis paralysis?   You know where you analyze every single option and map out the different actions and choices that are available to you? And then you have a problem deciding what you want to do to generate the best possible outcome for you in the future?   It’s okay, you are not alone.   Recently I moved to Toronto for change and love. Since love make us see the world in rose colored glasses and do crazy things, I wanted to make sure love was not the only thing I moved out to Toronto for.   “Never
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6 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Saying Yes

Do you find yourself saying yes when you want to say no?   You know how YES just pops out of your mouth automatically because you are so use to saying yes to people all the time? Even when your mind is screaming quick Say NO, make up an excuse.   That was me! Ironically my first word in life was NO. And funny how quickly as a child we learn in order to be likeable, yes was the right thing to say.   This conditioning follows you into adulthood and soon you find yourself not being able to put yourself
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What If You Had The Courage To Speak Your Truth

How often do you not say or do something because you are afraid of what others will think? For most of us, myself included, this happens more often than we'd like to admit. I’d be lying if I told you I speak my truth and express all of my emotions easily and effortlessly everyday. Sure I appreciate him thinking of me and wanting to connect. The ask I have is to give some value or purpose when reaching out. Either share some information you think would interest me or reach out if you think I can help out with something. Random
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How Yoga Can Help You Gain Self Confidence

This is a guest post by Amy Mia Goldsmith   Have you ever suffered from low self-esteem? Like many young women today, I have - I was convinced that everybody else was judging me and I could not cope well with any kind of criticism. Now I know I took everything too seriously and too personally and that my looks and my ‘imperfections’ are not scrutinized by anyone else but me. This helped me become more confident around others. How did I come to realize this? The answer is simple: yoga. We all know that yoga brings numerous benefits, but
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The A Game

Recently I read a book called The Art of Possibilities: Transforming Personal and Professional Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander.   In it the authors shared some of the practices they’ve used to create and live in a world of possibilities.   One of which is “Giving an A”.   The concept behind “Giving an A”   In the book, Ben Zander who is a music teacher shares how at the start of each semester he tells his students they will all get an ‘A’ grade at the end of the term.   One requirement.   Each student
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Be Inspired Features Jacob Sokol, Founder of Sensophy

Jacob Sokol is a coach, life philosopher, founder of Sensophy. He is known for his shockingly fresh perspective and his no BS approach to helping people in their 20s and 30s answer the question of “WTF Should I Do w/ My Life?!”. He keeps things real and walks his talk. One of his most famous challenge he took from his tribe is to take Gary Vaynerchuk to Jets game before he owns the team. Get your free download of 12 Things Happy People Do Differently. Subscribe to his podcast on iTunes.     Interview with Jacob Sokol In this episode, I
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