I am on the pursuit to live more than an average B- kind of life simply checking off To Do boxes and blending in with the crowd.
I want to live an over-the-moon happy, dancing in the streets, throwing confetti in the air kind of life.
The kind of life you experience when you start living your Adventure List instead of just Pinteresting it.
I am creating this project to live the brightest, boldest, most fulfilling life possible by getting out of my head and
seeking what sets my soul on fire.
“Knowledge is Power”
Sharing my story is important to me because I feel I hold a lot of wisdom and understanding from this grueling, difficult, life experience, that can hopefully educate others.
Sharing my story is also important because it might encourage others to voice their own stories.
And, in the end, I hope expressing my life struggles and views can bring a greater cultural awareness to adoptee struggles, and aid in the much needed, progressive change with inter-country adoption and how orphans today are being treated.
After my adoptee experience, academic studies and knowledge of media, I know that this subject very critical and marginalized and that this is not widely discussed.
I think there needs to be more dialogue on this subject since the world is rife with human displacement.
I think we can create solutions by bringing what we know, as adoptees, to the collective table.
👉Want to know what happened next? Go to (http://bit.ly/2z2s0t6) to read the full story.
🗣Follow @overcomingodds.today to help adoptees and foster care members Stand Up & Speak Up.
"I got the call from my agent in late March and learned that I booked the job: I would be originating a principal role in my Off-Broadway debut. My immediate thought: ‘I'm stoked!’ Next thought: ‘I need to look the part.’ But more importantly, ‘I need the stamina to kill this show eight times a week.’
A friend had mentioned how transformative the #Whole30 program was, and what sparked my interest in Whole30 from other programs was that the rules made perfect sense: I wouldn't have to deprive myself of what my body ultimately needed to thrive. No cream in my coffee, no cake, no sugar at all... inconvenient? Yes. Necessary? More than ever. Little did I know that my relationship with food and eating would fundamentally change for the better.
[SWIPE] I've learned that there is nothing wrong with the John on the left. But he had a relationship with food that didn't serve him. ‘Everything in moderation’ was definitely not moderate and was often used as a means to numb. The John on the right has internalized the importance of food as fuel. As a performer, my body is the vessel for my profession, and what I eat can and should help me look and feel my best. And guess what? I feel sexy AF.
Running three miles every evening has never felt more effortless. I sleep better. No more post-meal food coma. Cooking is exciting and has evolved into a creative endeavor. It's so thrilling to eat and feel propelled rather than weighed down by it. And I'm just happier.
Cheers to #whole30 , #foodfreedom , and the entire whole30 community filled with those who choose #courage to change the narrative of their lives." - @mrjohnyi
How do you start your week?
Slow to wake up?
Snooze 10,11 times?
You don't have to be a morning person to wake up with intent and slay the day.
How you start your week sets the tone for what you can and will accomplish.
You are limitless in your ventures.
But you have to give yourself the vantage point.
So throw the coffee on, and let's get to work.
There's 900 minutes left today.
What can you accomplish?
How can you move you and your family closer to your goals?
Being your own advocate will help you find courage in the face of uncertainty. It will also give you a voice – a voice to ask questions. You will begin engaging and asking questions of others, familiar and unfamiliar. In doing this, you will also gain an understanding and then energetically align with what it is you truly want. Some of your dreams may evolve on your pursuit, but the pursuit in itself will be life enhancing.
For many of us, this day of remembrance is full of mixed feelings. We are sad, we are angry, and we dare to be hopeful, even in the face of so much loss. Today we remember the ones among us who lost their lives because of hatred and violence…By remembering, we give their lives and their deaths just a little more meaning. By remembering, we begin to transform our fear into strength, our anger into determination, and our grief into awareness that each life—theirs and ours—is a blessing.
~Rev. Sean Dennison For many of us, this day of remembrance is full of mixed feelings. We are sad, we are angry, and we dare to be hopeful, even in the face of so much loss. Today we remember the ones among us who lost their lives because of hatred and violence…By remembering, we give their lives and their deaths just a little more meaning. By remembering, we begin to transform our fear into strength, our anger into determination, and our grief into awareness that each life—theirs and ours—is a blessing.
- Rev. Sean Dennison
Don’t miss your moment. It may never come around again. As you debate & think about it, the clock is ticking. Don’t let your dreams die from analysis paralysis. Move carefully, but move. Go for it!!! #prepare4takeoff
The youngest president ever elected to office was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. #tedxbeaconstreet is one of the events spearheaded by #jfklibrary to commemorate his centennial year, while inspiring new generations to renew the values that formed the Kennedy presidency #service#courage#innovation#inclusion
In her book ‘Delusions of Gender’ Cordelia Fine writes
“Pick a gender difference, any difference.
Now watch very closely as – Poof! - it's gone.”
If you research the differences between male leaders and female leaders you will find a mass of evidence to suggest that there are differences.
Many of them.
5 years ago, I probably would have agreed, and now I don’t buy it.
I don’t buy it at all.
After coaching hundreds of women and men, researching many organisations, and reading vast quantities of literature and articles on the subject the only difference I do agree with is that there are anatomical differences i.e. women have boobs and men have willies* (plus other bits of course).
So, does a pair of boobs make a female less able to lead?Absolutely not.
Our brains are hardwired differently (oooops let’s not mention neuroplasticity).
Men are good at math, and so are women.
Women are nurturing, and so are men.
Men are competitive, and so are women.
Women are caring, and so are men.
The mass of evidence to contradict my perspective is overwhelming. And, if you look hard enough there is always another piece of research to contradict the other piece of research.
IMHO, the evidence is based (often unconsciously) on sterotyping and bias. And the research never references intersectionality, environment or culture.
The research often impedes progress of women to the c-suite even moreso.
I believe the best person for the job is the best person for the job, regardless of gender, regardless of any other labels.
The best leaders are the congruent one's.
The balanced one's.
The truly authentic one's.
The most human.
The one’s that dare to be themselves.
The one’s that dare to be different.
They are the MsChief’s.
Gratitude. Strength. Courage. Calm. Patience. Perseverance. These are all the words that describe how I feel on this beautiful Monday morning. Society tells us many things that we should be. It also tells us all the things we cannot do. It tells me that I do not fit what being a Yoga Teacher looks like. I should not be able to be a full time instructor, I am too old, started too late, the wrong colour, not this and not that...well society guess what? I don’t play by the rules of the status quo! I don’t let you define what or who I should be; what I can or cannot do! This post is dedicated to my Beautiful Studio Owner - Pritpal @mindtobodyyoga - THANK YOU! Join me Mondays:
5:00 PM Classic Hatha. 6:15 PM Hatha Flow. 7:30 PM Stretch & Destress. Wednesdays: 12:00 PM Yoga 45. Sundays: Hot Yin Yoga
Courage is inside each one of us.
Don’t let your fears stop you of achieving your goals. 👉Ask yourself these questions and make a list.
What will happen if I fail?
What will happen if I Succeed?
Everything you want is on the other side of fear. It takes just one step, COURAGE, to move toward your goals.