This is my "I'm trying to look like a professional woman with good sense" dress. 😂 I wore it to interview @maraakil last year for the @newyorkurbanleague and when I did a pre-election @BET segment about staying "woke". • Whenever you see me in this dress, I'm on my best behavior with minimal caffeine and less random than usual. #thatisall#dontwasteyourpretty#lifeisnotadressrehearsal
"Though fairy tales end after ten pages, our lives do not. We are multi-volume sets. In our lives, even though one episode amounts to a crash and burn, there is always another episode awaiting us and then another. There are always more opportunities to get it right, to fashion our lives in the ways we deserve to have them." - Clarissa Pinkola Estès #lifeisnotadressrehearsal#endlesswanderer#livingit 📷: @gperrigo
I remember feeling so self conscious when I did this photoshoot with Joe Bayer of @hdphysiques Infact Joe had to encourage me on many occasions to SMILE... why was I self conscious? Because when I am in competition condition I get very drawn in my face & when I smile in my opinion it gets worse and I don’t feel attractive.
Now three months into my “improvement” season I am at the other end of the spectrum with a full round face. Once again feeling self conscious but now due to being fuller & rounder. One of my friends in good jest will weekly send me a photo of Burt Newton (people in Oz know who that) it makes me laugh every time and it has brought me to two humbling realizations:.
1. Stop being so shallow!! I am not a superficial person so this kinda hit me hard. Honestly having a drawn face or a round face is not a first world issue & it is embarrassing that I would even care about something so trivial in the big scheme of things. Big wake up call.
2. No one really actually cares!! I say this in good nature; We live in a society that has become so image conscious & self obsessed that no one cares about what I look like, as the majority of people are too wrapped up in themselves and their own insecurities & issues to really dwell on my physical attributes
I guess why I am sharing this & what I’m trying to say is DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.... and GET REAL! Being in competition condition or not (or equivalent to your circumstances) doesn’t change the person that you are. Enjoy each moment & appreciate everyday irrespective of your insecurities as they say “life is not a dress rehearsal”
Shout out to all my fitness friends...Please join me Saturday morning 8am for one of the very last Pure Cross Training/PXT classes. I’m sad to say that at the end of December PXT will be no more, so get in while you can to either myself or @aoc.in.nyc. PXT meant so much to me, it was my baby, my first class on the schedule; my passion and it breaks my heart to see it go. I️ thank all that supported me through the years, teachers and students both, who saw the potential in me even when I️ didn’t. Thank you @lpbassett for creating this badass program and believing in me and @oneverseyoga for giving me a chance and @juliastephensfitness for your intuition and for simply just being you and @aoc.in.nyc for keeping PXT alive! Cheers to you and me for being the last two wo-men standing! While the final days of burpees and badass crawls come to an end, you can still find me in the HOT room at Pure and make sure to check the schedule for new developments and fun things to come! @pureyoganyc @aida_mv12 @zzaymyname #burpeesfordays#ifnotnowwhen#lifeisnotadressrehearsal#stepuptotheplate#gobigorgohome 💪
in an ocean,
if you hesitate
you will sink,
waves will crash
over your head,
you will gasp
to carry on,
it calms down,
float in silence,
welcome feel of
sand under feet,
you are alive. 📷Pic of me and my friend Wouter doing the Robben Island crossing in 2008. It was choppy. Life is the same. You have to live. You have to have courage.
חנוכה שמח. In anticipation of tonight’s first lighting, may the next 8 nights be filled with love and laughter.....and gelt....lots and lots of gelt 🤗
• COOPERATE •
Life is meant to be cooperative, it shouldn’t be a struggle. Life will work for you, but first you need to connect with it.
Do not resist life – be comfortable with change, uncertainty, and loss – this is apart of living.
Profound things started to happen in my life when I became comfortable with uncertainty. In life, there will be big decisions to make and they won’t be easy, but if you are true to your self and embrace change, you will be cooperating with the something greater.
Magical things start to happen ❄️
What is your motivation to success in your business. What is your drive? Your why? Why did you start a business? Did you start so that when it wasn’t performing well, you quit? Or when you aren’t seeing the results you see you give up? Utilizing the internet is the most smartest thing I’ve done in a long time!! Knowing that I could tap into a resource to help grow my business was amazing! I know that the internet isn’t going anywhere and in fact there is something more than what we know the internet is. It’s coming!! So what is your platform to a better life? Are you designing your life the way you intend it to be? If so that’s great, if not why not?
If you missed this article last week, now's a great time to catch up. Even if you're not a newbie, they are excellent reminders. These truths will also be a cornerstone in my next book which'll be in bookstores in spring 2018 🤩 here's the article link (click in my bio) https://www.influencive.com/universal-truths-making-money-expert-advice-newbies/
. @influencive #makemoney#truth#moneyisnotscarce#timeisscarce#useitwisely#lifeisnotadressrehearsal
💔 04/04/04 - 11/21/17 Bentley GT Turbo Geskin Apparently just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. They are happy and content except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, someone who has been left behind. But the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His eyes are bright and his eager body quivers. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, forever. #gratefulheart#bestdogever#family#pomeranian#rip#makeeachdaycount#lifeisnotadressrehearsal