Sometimes the most valuable, life changing lessons and opportunities for growth come disguised in the ugliest of packages.
It’s that time of year where we swear to ourselves that we’ll finally hit the gym, stop eating carbs and spend more time with…
On November 9th, I felt overwhelmed with emotion with the news of the election. As I walked down the streets of Manhattan, I could see…
For those acclimating back to reality after the Burn… here’s some sage advice on setting back to reality. And no, this does not mean quit your job to become a yoga instructor in Bali…
During Burning Man, opportunities kept presenting itself to enable me to turn existing seeds of knowledge into practice. It is where knowledge meets action where wisdom is born.
When we are out of integrity with how we behave and how we allow people to treat us, we breach our alignment. It is in this space where resentment, anger and even the chipping away of self-esteem occurs.
This business of being human will break our fucking hearts. It’s messy and complicated and oh-so-terribly sad at times.
In between “Everything happens for a reason” and “Be fearless” lies real life, which is not perfect, Valencia filtered and Facetuned flawless.
If I were to have a frank tête-à-tête with my 20 year old self, here’s what I’d tell her:
In your thirties, you stop acting, and just start being. That insecurity that so badly tries to receive approval and validation fades into a quiet confidence.
Looking at a situation as being better or worse isn’t nearly as helpful as looking at it simply as what was and what is.
If you asked me a year ago if there’d ever be a day where I would be sporting LED light clothing braving dust storms in the middle of a desert – all while not having washed my hair for a week, I would have laughed.
How does the company you keep feed your soul? And more importantly, how do you feed the souls and touch the hearts of others?
When should you listen to your intuition? Here’s the scientific explanation behind your gut feeling.
The best gift you can give yourself is to learn to feel comfortable in your own skin. Build your confidence up slowly and surely — it helps to grow up with glasses and braces.
Spending over a decade in the marketing and public relations industry, a large portion of my job is spent in recruiting and retaining talent….
An interesting shift happened when I entered my 30’s. Instead of worrying about my own aging, I began worrying about my parents’ aging. I wish time would slow down for them.
Something about the change of seasons has reminded me: Relax and calm your anxieties. Stop chasing for people or events to happen. Stop worrying that…
One of the consequences of our culture of oversharing is that it can breed narcissism, an insatiable appetite for validation by “likes” and a breeding ground for attention seeking.
Things shouldn’t have ended this way. Not now. Not like this. But when one feels robbed of a proper ending, what starts off as blame, turns into a poison that slowly robs your present.
If Millennials are unhappy with your service they feel it’s their responsibility and duty to vent… publicly
I have always thought my parents were invincible. But getting older and being away from home has made me realize that they are growing older and one day, they won’t be around.
After a massive fight with my father last night, my first reaction was to get on a flight and leave. But in the mess of negative emotions that have been triggered, I realize that there’s an opportunity here for me to evolve my communication and way of handling difficult people. Here is what I’ve learned:
Addiction is real and it is not about weakness. It’s not a fight any of us can win by ourselves. If you are struggling with wanting to stop drinking or using drugs more than anything and not being able to – you’re not broken – you’re an addict. Ask for help. And then ask for help again. And then never stop asking for help.
We need to get off the “being happy” bandwagon and get on the “being human” bandwagon.
I was part of the closing keynote at the Beyond Pink Young Women in Business Conference on how to succed in the corporate world.
I was honoured to speak along side, Lisa Von Strumer, CEO of Growing City & “Dragon’s Den” Tamer at The Founder’s Collective. Our topic of…
In the end, our lives are a sum of our stories – the stories we live, the stories we believe and the stories we leave behind with others. Make yours worth reading.
If we keep feeding the beast of vanity, before we know it, we have insatiable appetite for perfection. No matter how thin your body is, tanned your skin is, or symmetrical your face is – that benchmark for perfection is a moving target.
You decide how you want to show up. You choose who you want to be in that moment. What values do you stand for, and when you witness a breach of those values do you take a stand or do you sit back?
ake chances. Focus on the opportunities that comes from risk rather than dwell on the “what if” of things that could go wrong.
Have faith that discomfort is the precursor to new beginnings and necessary for growth.
I think we go through cycles of change – when the complete unexpected throws you off your equilibrium –giving you the opportunity to reassess and recalibrate. This past year was one of those cycles for me – and slowly but surely the pieces that were thrown up in the air are falling into place.
2012 has been a year of change – a year to recalibrate. To shed the old, explore the new, and shift into a new…
“What is especially deadly about cocaine is that there is no correlation between how many times you’ve used cocaine or how much you used, and when you will suffer a cardiac arrest. Some people die after their first use.”
Ignorance is not bliss. Do you choose to use the status-quo as your compass, or, your values, morals and better judgement?
Yesterday, a Port-Coquitlam teenager, Amanda Todd, committed suicide after suffering countless attacks of bullying. The girl had created a YouTube video sharing her story of how she was physically attacked and cyber-bullied.