Picking Up The Pieces

On Sunday, I met a woman at an event I attended and during the getting-to-know you segment, we started talking. Although I don’t have children myself, I probably come off as very motherly because of all the time I spend working with other people’s children. So she asked me for a referral for a friend of her…

Why Sit When You Can Stand?

NYC is the perfect place to people watch. With a dense population of people who are always busy, and always seemingly headed to their most important appointment, you can stand, almost invisible to those around you, and watch what people do. And on the train, you can see people fight each other to get into…

Thursday Treats

All over the world today, people woke up feeling sluggish and sick and sad. Tomorrow could be different. It’s easy to stop the trajectory and turn things around. But tomorrow depends on what you do today – the way you treat your body today determines in large part how your body will treat you tomorrow. …

It’s Always Election Day

It’s Election Day in NYC and time to make important choices that will affect your future. Watching all these TV ads for the candidates made me think about choices in general. Today is also Transformation Tuesday, a day to reflect on where you want to go and the choices you have to make in order to…

Workout Without The Gym

The gym is great for the variety of machines that I can use for a total body workout. But for those days when I just can’t make it to the gym, I’m turning to Pinterest for quick routines I can do at home. This is today’s feature Source: Pinterest Remember, it’s not the gym that…

Transformation Tuesday

Every day is a new opportunity to start again. Live the life you say you want. And besides, today is Transformation Tuesday. <strong>What transformation have you seen or want to see? What change will you make today? I’ve been in a little exercise rut. I haven’t been doing what I used to do. Running is…

Peer Pressure Can Make Or Break Your Transformation

Peer pressure doesn’t just apply to teenagers who are being influenced by their friends to listen to rap music or cut class. Sometimes peer pressure is not your friends telling you to do things. In fact, quite often, we do things because the people around us are doing them, whether they invite us to participate…

Transforming is Becoming

3 weeks ago, my friend, T, and I decided to start seriously working on the lives we want to live. We decided to do a weekly check-in to keep each other focused on the goals. She was planning to go back to school this semester but her plans got a little railroaded for the next…

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

In response to a #tbt post on Jenny’s blog, and because it’s my birthday and I tend to get philosophical and profound around my birthday, I decided to compare my current self to my 25 year old self, around the time I moved to NYC in a few categories, namely:- Leisure Then: Reading, Writing, Walking…

Real Life Transformers

Last year at Universal Studios, I was mesmerized by Optimus Prime from the Transformers movies. As an adult, I know what’s real and what isn’t (sometimes) and I know the Transformer was really just a guy wearing a lot of metal and plastic, but something about the way he moved to look down at me,…

Transformation Tuesday – The Vegetarian Edition

It’s Transformation Tuesday! What transformation have you experienced? 12 days ago, I decided to become a vegetarian. I’d had a negative reaction to a delicious meat dish I’d prepared – not a physical reaction but a metaphysical one. Read about the decision here. So I woke up one morning and decided to stop eating meat….