This will not come as a surprise to anyone, but India is one of the most colorful, crowded, and chaotic places is the world. Take Mumbai, for instance.  A cacophony of car horns and street vendors compete with the sound of motorized tuk-tuks as they weave in and out of traffic. Shop owners stop tourists in…

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Here’s How I’m Kicking Off 2019

  The photo above 👆🏼 is of me at Werewolf Coffee Bar here in Chicago, indulging in one of my favorite winter time activities: wearing a hat and drinking coffee. Both are an attempt to stay warm and cozy during the frigid months, and both happen to be adorable fashion accessories. But all too soon…

Your internal dialogue - that "voice" that's present throughout your every waking moment, is a tricky thing. It echoes through your mind - day in, day out - sometimes so subtly you barely notice. Have you ever spoken up at a work meeting, and then immediately criticized yourself? "That was a stupid thing to say,"…

In almost every client coaching session, I talk about affirmations. This is because affirmations are an extremely powerful way to re-train your inner dialogue and change yourself, from the inside out. But what exactly is an affirmation? According to Health Instructor and PH. D. Melissa Carver, An affirmation is a statement of assurance that helps reprogram old…

Every day, we are assaulted by a barrage of noise. There's social media notifications. Disturbing headlines. Emails with stress-inducing subject lines. Then there's the daily clamor of a more internal variety; the thoughtless remark a co-worker made. Anxiety about an upcoming deadline. General feelings of inadequacy. All of this stimuli can make it *really* difficult…

Last week I wrote a post about finding your strengths, and this week I wanted to follow up with a FREE, fun worksheet that you can download and print for yourself. If you're like me, you love to self-reflect and really dig deep  when thinking about your inner person. So when you have a moment,…

For some of us, our strengths manifested themselves at an early age. Take gymnast Simone Biles, for example. The Olympic Gold Medalist was doing back-flips in her living room at age 6. By 14, she was competing in gymnastics tournaments on a national level. And by 19, well, I think we all saw her twist…

Personally, I think about winning a lot. I'm inspired by winners, regardless of the field in which they've earned their trophies. I love watching people perform at their best,, and it's so inspiring to witness that moment when years of hard work and sweat and sacrifice all come together. The win. I myself am not…

In college, I was a theater major and auditioned for plays and musicals every chance I got. Whenever I was assigned a new role, one of the first things I did was write a character description. What is a character description, you may ask? Basically, it's a detailed summary of who your character is. It…

When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I accompanied my Girl Scout troop to what we  thought would be a double-dutch workshop. What it actually was was a short instructional class on how to double-dutch (i.e. how to jump -rope with two ropes simultaneously), followed by a fierce competition among a group of…