In life we’re told to “raise the bar”, a mantra that promises to yield higher results, a stronger work ethic and growing momentum in the direction we want. It’s a mindset nearly all motivational gurus profess and one that I sold and believed in…until I came across this quote:   “We do not rise…

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  The other day I was talking to my dear friend, Kevin Michael about his dreams and aspirations.   “You know,” he said, taking a long, dramatic pause, “this,” and he waved his hands in a circular motion around him, “this is the side hustle. The real dream is to perform onstage to 200 million…

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  Someone asked me the other day how long I had been teaching fitness and I told them that I had been doing this as a full-time gig for three-and-a-half years.   And while that’s true…that not the whole story.   The reality is I started teaching intenSati, a mind-body fitness class, six years ago…

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  Last week, as I was ruminating over my direction in life and caught up in my feelings over recent losses – in other words, throwing myself over life’s proverbial cliff – I came across this video about Serena Williams       Scrolling through my FaceBook feed, the caption, “From Broken Nets to Grand Slam…

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  “You know what we’re going to put you in?” she said.   My eyes rolled back in my head at the tangible excitement in her voice. I knew that tone. I had heard it many times during our coaching calls. It meant she had an assignment, one that wouldn’t be easy, one that would…

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  The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.   That’s what we’ve been taught anyways, right? In any geometric problem, you can count on this unwavering fact. But, in our spiritual life or our physical reality, things aren’t always so linear.   When it comes to our goals, dreams and desires, most…

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  Michael Jordan is one of the most celebrated athletes of all time. In his brief bio on NBA.com, he is described as “single handedly redefining the NBA superstar.” And yet, to get to this level of unmatched success, he has openly admitted to failing more times than most people.   Over the course of…

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  Every December I take time to reflect on the previous year. I take stock of my wins and my challenges. I take time to process my learnings and opportunities for growth. I reflect so that I can reframe for the year ahead.   When I think about it, I’ve been reflecting on the year…

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  Ever have one of those tough-as-hell weeks where it feels like the world is unloading both barrels at you – where things fly at you at such an unrelenting speed that you feel like life is pushing your limits simply to see where your breaking point is?   We all have moments, days or…

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    I was riding on the NYC Subway with a close friend this past weekend. In between doors opening and closing and stops being announced, I told her that I found out on Monday that I didn’t get the Studio Manager position at one of the soon-to-be opened LifeTime Fitness clubs. It was a…

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