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I Am Me

It all started because I was afraid. It all started because I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t think I can do it. I didn’t think that it was possible. I moved to New York City in June 2013. I…

Becoming a Better Communicator, One Observation at a Time

Communication is a vital component of everything we do. You can be the best at any given thing, but if no one knows about it, your skills are going to waste. Similarly, if you’re a great person but never talk…

My Journey as a Daughter of Refugees

“Stop acting like an American!” A demand I often heard from my mother during my adolescent and teenage years. She would normally say this to me after a request I made to join the tennis team or if she saw…

3 Self-Care Books That Stuck With Me from 2018

Personal development books (or as they are shamefully called “self-help” books) tend to get a bad rap. Visions of sad people conspicuously browsing the self-help aisle in your local bookstore tend to come to mind. To be caught in the…

Take yourself seriously 

A friend of mine recently told me how certain events in her life made her realize she should take herself seriously. The minute she said it, I was hit with an aha moment. Allow me to explain… For someone who…

Letting Go Of Ignorance

They call it “The Privilege Walk.” A wall of sixty humans woven together by nervous, interlocked fingers. With tired eyes pressed firmly shut, we patiently waited for our next instruction. If your parents attended college take one step forward. If…

America, The Land of the Brave and Free

I didn’t know how deeply it ran until I got here. I didn’t know how afraid I was until I decided to be brave. Until there was no other choice but bravery, but freedom, I didn’t know how deeply fear…

How Your Fears Affect Your Money

Growing up, I was never taught to face my fears. I was taught to work through it or around it. Let’s take scary movies for example. They gave me nightmares, even during the day (I have a very active imagination),…

Easy ways to implement mindfulness in your everyday life

We have different lifestyles, different priorities, different backgrounds and different jobs. That doesn’t mean we can’t implement mindfulness in our every day lives! I want to share some techniques and ideas that have worked for me and may work for…

What You Can Do About Financial Literacy and Abuse

One of the topics many people avoid talking about is money.  Financial literacy is rarely taught – not even the basics of saving and spending.  Many times people learn about and implement financial habits as a last resort, typically after…

The Art of Professionalism Series: Building Credibility with Testimonials

Professionalism is an art that challenges us to put forth our best public image and manifest our highest self-image. To be professional is to maintain a level of conduct that produces positive outcomes for all parties involved. When we think…

What does being mindful mean

Being a new mom, while trying to build my own business, often times feels like I am moving at 200 mph. Very often, I work to accomplish multiple tasks all at the same time, while trying to stay absolutely calm.…

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