In our society today, once fall hits it is officially the time of “pumpkin spice” everything. We’ve got the pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, and every pumpkin-flavored treat you can imagine. Anything and everything you can consume or smell, has a pumpkin stamp on it and is sold and posted everywhere.
But I have to be honest with you…I don’t get the hype. There it is! I said it! Continue reading “Apple EVERYTHING”
The three C’s and how they can apply to anything in life. Clarity, Confidence, Compassion.
I started my 200 hour yoga teacher training program about 3 weeks ago. It was something I always wanted to do and there was an accelerated program being offered at the studio near me, so I decided to take the jump and enroll. And BOY do I LOOOVE it. Love love love love it. I have loved yoga for so many years and finally taking my learning to the next level is just so interested and intoxicating. This is probably going to be the first of many blogs that I write about my experience, just a heads up. 😉
Last week, we learned about “teaching fundamentals” and we went over “The 3 C’s”. The 3 C’s are characteristics you want to portray throughout your class. They are Clarity, Confidence, and Compassion. Continue reading “The 3 C’s To Live By”
This past weekend I traveled to Chicago to go to a Notre Dame Game with my husband and his best friend. It was epic, as tailgating and watching a college football game often is.
But as I was packing for the trip I noticed that I was writing down a checklist of things to have for my flight. Of course, these items didn’t include the most important things that would actually get me ON the flight (ticket) and TO Chicago successfully (credit card and license), because for some reason that’s not where my mind goes to when writing a list of the things I HAVE to have on my flight.
For me, the most important things in my bag are items that help make the flight a healthy and occupied one. Here I am focusing on keeping it a “healthy” flight because I just need a good book and I am occupied for hours. Continue reading “My Must Haves When Flying”
In life, we all have our own mindsets around money. Some of us hate it and think it’s the root of all evil, some of us see it as a means to get by, some of us see it abundantly, some see it as hard to get, some see it as easy to get. The list goes on and the opinions change drastically with each person.
These mindsets and beliefs around money are oftentimes rooted in our upbringing. They are mostly because of the beliefs that were instilled in us or the experiences we had with money while growing up. These beliefs differ DRASTICALLY from person to person. Continue reading “Top 4 Books on Money-Mindset”
Working remotely has become not only a common practice in companies today, but it has almost become expected by candidates to be able to at least one day a week. I found a study to back this assumption and it said that 70% of people globally work from home one day a week, then there is another 50% work remotely half of a week. As a recruiter talking to people all day, I have found that a lot of candidates won’t even be interested in a role without being able to work from home at least one day a week. Then, in that same article my observation was backed by a study claiming that ⅓ of workers would change their jobs for the ability to work from home.
Now that I have been working remotely for 2-3 days a week for almost three years, I completely understand WHY people love to work from home and why they require it.
The reasons I love to work from home are:
I am more productive.
I spend less time commuting.
I get to wear pjs or sweats all day.
I am more relaxed and less stressed during the day.
**It allows me to have more time in a day while still getting in a full day of work. Continue reading “How I Work From Home”
Today I wanted to share with you a speech I prepared for the Miss Connecticut 2019 contestants. As some of you know I was Miss Connecticut in 2012, and that experience changed my life entirely. I was a totally different person and looked at the world in such a different way before I was a part of the Miss America Organization.
I went into the organization thinking small, not really realizing the impact that one person can make in their own world. I came out with big audacious dreams, having a better understanding of the ripple effect from one small positive event. But the best part was, for the first time, I really believed in myself and my ability to achieve my dreams. I believed in my ability to make a difference in our world. Continue reading “What is your Legacy? – Notes from my talk with the Miss Connecticut Contestants”
I was inspired to write this blog after seeing the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie. I am not a crazy, obsessive Marvel diehard, but I am definitely a fan. I think they are funny and cool and if there is a popular Marvel film out I am likely going to watch it. My all-time favorites are ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ 1 and 2. To me, they’re hilarious, light-hearted and have great endings, which is very important to me (otherwise I get pissed). Continue reading “Level Up your Squad”