Recently, I finished listening to Brendon Burchard’s book High Performing Habits. It’s actually my second time listening to it because it is THAT good. I tend to listen my favorite books on tape multiple times and every time I walk away learning something new that I missed the first time around.
This time it was the saying, “Courage is contagious”. As soon as he said that phrase it really hit home, and I instantly wrote it in my phone so I wouldn’t forget. Courage is contagious. It’s a saying that has been used for a long time and after Googling it last night I saw that there are MANY books with that phrase or something similar somewhere in their title. I know I had heard it before, but for some reason when he said it that day it really resonated with me. It made me stop and think about the times in my own life where I’ve been courageous and impacted others, on top of the times I’ve watched someone be courageous and was inspired by THEIR courage.
While I was Googling the phrase “Courage is contagious”, I stumbled across Brene Brown’s extended version of that where she says, “Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver.”
Since last week was International Women’s Day, I can’t help but think about all of the amazing, powerful brave women that I look up to. Women who have moved mountains, whether everyone can see those mountains or not. I have been lucky enough to watch women change lives and inspire others to do the same.
When I think of courage, I think of them. Continue reading “Courage is Contagious: GIRL POWER”
A couple weekends ago, when I was on my way home from the Pilates training that I decided to quit, I went to my friend Colin’s show. He and his friend started a small band and play cover songs at different bars and events throughout the Fairfield County, CT area. They are called ‘’the Four O’clock” and they are FANTASTIC. Continue reading “Do the Hustle!”
I want to get real with everyone about this holiday hangover that we are all experiencing, but no one is talking about…The hangover that I conveniently forget about each year as I am dancing around like a fairy, talking about how much I love the holidays. Some of you may be thinking, “what the fudge is she talking about this time?!”… let me explain. Continue reading “The Holiday Hangover…”
… is your full attention, and presence.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. People are buzzing about putting up decorations, buying gifts, planning meals, going to parties, hosting parties, and making holiday goodies. And that’s just in their spare time! In many cases, this is ALSO many companies’ year-end or quarter-end. This added deadline puts an additional stress on people to close out business and get those last revenue dollars in by the end of the year. It’s a lot, to say the least. Continue reading “The Best Present You Can Give This Holiday…”
Most people start their “New Year’s resolutions” in January. I normally do too, but this year was different. This year my resolution started in October and has been, and will continue to be, my year of “No”.
If you have been following my previous posts or have talked to me for about 12 seconds in the past 12 months, you would know that I just got married this past August. I’m sure you agree that planning a wedding is incredibly time-consuming. So, the closer I got to the wedding day, I had top force myself to really focus on just the wedding and put any side projects or goals on hold. Therefore, I STOPPED EVERYTHING. Continue reading “My Year of No…”
This past weekend I decided to sign up for a Pilates certification program in NYC as I thought that having an extra certification would be good to have for the studio*
[*My sister and I own and run a yoga/barre studio, because we are millennials and we love (and need) to have side hustles. An article in the NYPost backs up the theory: “One in two millennials has a “side hustle” in a bid to boost their cash or chase a long-held passion”.] Continue reading “What I Learned from Quitting”
For many of us millennials, spring, summer and fall are filled with weddings (officially “Wedding Season!”). According to the US Census, the average age of marriage for women in 2017 was 27.4, while men came in at 29.5%. Additionally, per Pricenomics, 80% of weddings are held between May and October. Continue reading “How I Appreciate you, Wedding Planners!”