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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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…

About two months ago, I was riding on the back of a dune buggy, hopping from one postcard-perfect beach to another, basking under a hot and glorious midday sun with my husband and a few friends.  We were cruising around a tiny Brazilian seaside town, I was having the time of my life.  It was a…

Planning to give a speech or talk in front of a group of people? I suggest making an outline. I know - easier said than done, right? 😉 For many, the idea of using an outline is daunting - almost as daunting as giving the speech itself. So why is this? Well, it's because many…

Today, I slapped a thick layer of sunscreen all over my arms and legs and, along with my husband, drove to the beach, sun hats in tow. As we approached the part of the city where the road curves left and runs parallel to the shore, I had this great feeling of familiarity. We passed…

  Ahhhh, a new month. Full of fresh opportunities. This month, I've got goals. Pot a windowsill herb garden. Go to a local plant shop and buy them out. Decorate my home and office with green, leafy plants that don't require much care. Sitting down to plan my month is one of my favorite activities,…

Remember when you were a kid and spent afternoons cutting magazine pictures out of Seventeen and Vogue and pasted them all over your school notebooks? If you were a kid growing up in the 90s you do. When I started working on my most recent vision board, I was brought back to those  pre-millenium days,…

In her 2015 bestseller Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes: The phenomenon of capable people being plauged by self-doubt has a name - imposter syndrome. For many, the term is a refreshing putting-of-words to something we've felt but failed to understand. Do you feel like an imposter? Do you, despite being well-qualified for the…

  If you're like me, you are magnetically drawn to those posts that promise "5 DIY Tips for Relaxation" or "The Best Ways to Practice Daily Self-Care." You're a sucker for the headline, and imagine the article will offer fresh insights on how to chill. Or some astounding wisdom the Chinese have known about for  2,000…