Don’t worry, Sarah, you were between two national level competitors.” I sensed her empathy as we wrapped up posing practice. A good coach indeed. I winked to reassure her I was ok. My ego was a little bruised, but deep inside, I knew I had asked for… and needed this. I jumped at her invite […]
Are your fitness goals to be a better athlete or to look better? Most of us proclaim it be the former, but wish it to be the latter. We see a friend, colleague, or acquaintance on stage in a bikini and think… That could be me… I have that in me… I wish for and want […]
Comparison is a human tendency and it’s a complete buzz-kill. Walking into the dressing room backstage, your fear-based vision will look around to “size up” the competition. Your love-based vision will look around to acknowledge and admire the other flowers in the garden. It is critically important to your joy and your experience that you […]
When you’re prepping for a show or doing anything transformative, you become a meticulous planner. And, skipping breakfast is never part of that equation. From a physical standpoint, we eat to “break the fast” and to prevent muscle catabolism. From a metaphysical standpoint, we have a window of elevation… Here, the most important part is not […]
After dissing the before pic, it might seem strange that I ask you now to locate a mirror. And, if you have no mirrors in your house, don’t worry…at the studio, there are mirrors literally everywhere. In fact, the first upgrade I made to the studio was mirror installation. Could you extend these mirrors the […]
Why do we knowingly make poor decisions out of alignment with our goals and deepest desires? Why does one person have seemingly more willpower than another? There are many theories about willpower. One says it’s like a muscle. Invariably, true. By building good habits, we strengthen ourselves…from ourselves. Another theory likens willpower to a battery…a […]
Last year at this time, I was earning healthy six figures at a prominent investment bank. When my team was eliminated in mid-February, I had an advantage not many who lose their jobs get: a severance package. When you work for eleven years at a top-tier investment bank, the severance package is substantial because few […]
The imposter syndrome festers in the feminine belief of unworthiness. This self-imposed need to continually prove ourselves and to emulate male patterns of success will only perpetuate the ceiling, not lift it and certainly not shatter it. Become a gate. Create change around you, about you…and, most especially, over you. Change is in the air. Shatter the glass where you can to experience the air outside.
As I compiled my 4th chapter of 100 Happy Days (#67-75) from last fall, I see how happiness was hard to find at times, but how critical it was for me to find it. At the precipice of change, happiness beckons us to Dream Big and Desire More. I hope you enjoy!