#MindfulMonday: Mid-Year Check In

Mindful Monday_ Mid-Year Check In

We are halfway through 2015! When I was a kid, the days always felt like they dragged on and on. I would go outside to play and staying outside for 3 hours would feel like I was outside for half a day. Now, it seems like I’ll look at the clock and then by the time I look at it again hours have elapsed when it has only felt like 5-10 minutes have gone by. Time is literally in fast forward mode. So much has happened over the past 4 weeks or so that I haven’t updated this blog (sorry not sorry). Continue reading

Mindful Monday: A Reality Check from a Six Year Old

Mindful Monday_ Reality Check

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently took a trip to Washington D.C. to visit a friend. I have gone to D.C. at least half a dozen times, and for some reason I had never been able to go and see the White House. My friend and I happened to be a few blocks away from it, so we walked over to it. When we got up to the gates and we saw the White House, the first words that I muttered were, “That’s it? That is the White House?” For some reason, I wasn’t impressed with it. Continue reading

Mindful Monday: Pushing Through Fear

Epictetus Quote

Sometimes when I am afraid of something or overwhelmed with a lot of different choices, I tend to completely freeze up like a deer in headlights. Rather than taking any action at all, I retreat into myself and spend days trying to sort it out in my mind. This never produces a favorable outcome. Instead, I tend to think myself into an even bigger conundrum. This Mindful Monday, I challenge you to push through your fears and take action on at least one thing that has been weighing heavily on your mind. Continue reading

Mindful Monday: Thoughts on Expansion

Mindful Monday_ Thoughts on Expansion

I feel like I want to make a big change with this blog. When I first started it, I created it to be a chronicle of my life in Philadelphia and the various adventures I was taking there. However, over the past 18 months, everything in my life has completely shifted. My priorities are different, I no longer live on the East Coast, and my interests have changed. It is time to start something new! Continue reading

Mindful Monday: Oprah’s Inspirational Stanford GSB Interview

Oprah's Stanford GSB Interview

I spend a lot of time on YouTube, and my favorite YouTube channels are those that feature inspirational content. I recently came across a video that Stanford’s Graduate School of Business posted where they interviewed Oprah and asked her questions about her life, her career, and what she is up to now. Here is the full interview:

I was only five minutes into watching the interview when I just had to add it to my favorites. I busted out my favorite notebook and started taking notes. I highly recommend watching this interview. Don’t be put off by the long length of the video. You’ll be hooked on her every word and the time will fly by. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Oprah in the interview:

  • “There is no doing without being.”
  • “Be fueled by your contributions to the world.”
  • On deciding how she would pursue her career: “I will not be used by television, I will use television.”
  • “Choose how to use your platform.”
  • “You don’t have anything to give that you don’t have” [My Favorite]

Oprah is a prime example of someone who follows her intuition and who uses the Law of Attraction. Even when she gets things “wrong,” she knows that every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow and she learns her lesson and keeps it moving.

There are so many inspirational Oprah videos on YouTube. I also highly recommend checking out her video from her Masters Class episode where she talks about how she got the role of Sophia in the movie “The Color Purple.” It so inspiring!

Comment Below: What were your favorite parts of the interview? Who else in TV or entertainment do you look to for inspiration?

 

Mindful Monday: Everything is Energy

Mindful Monday_ Everything is Energy

Let’s talk about energy. Everything we encounter each day consists of energy. Earrings have a certain energetic frequency, the desk you sit at is made of atoms with their own energy, and even your dog has its own unique energy. You (the reader) consist of energy as well. The important thing to note about energy and energetic frequencies is that energy is constantly changing. It is a natural fact of life. It is often said that “The only constant in life is change.” The question is: Do you recognize that you have the ability to influence and change energy? Continue reading