Halcyon Incubator is a fantastically successful social enterprise hub founded by my friend and superstar entrepreneur Dr. Sachiko Kuno. It’s housed in a historic Georgetown mansion and is still making history by incubating dozens of mission-driven startups. Friday, I got to coach a dozen impressive young women entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia, all smart, tech-savvy, innovative, determined and empowered innovators, like many founders from around the world. Investing in women means seeing their potential, guiding and connecting them with resources as well as funding. So appropriate that on my way home, I passed the home of former Sec. @madeleinealbright01 trailblazer herself and another house with the sign “Hate has no home here.” #femalefounders#changetheparadigm#investinwomen#femaletrailblazers#techwomen#saudiwomen#incubator#hatehasnohomehere#swipeleft ⬅️
1. Don't Touch Those Curls
2. Brushes =Frizz. Curly Girls should use wide tooth combs
3. Use a Micro Fiber Towel (we carry Eufora's) to blot, not rub, BLOT the hair when drying
4. Hydrate your curls with moisturizing conditioners like Curl'n Enhancing Conditioner (Instock) or Nourish Leave in Hydration
5. In between shampoos try the Curl'n Cleanser for a light clean feeling that won't dry out your curls (omg we have that in stock too!)
I am forever grateful for my opportunity to work side by side with this guy. We’re so different, in just about every sense imaginable, and yet, we are still so much better together. •
Young Living did something AWESOME yesterday, and is now allowing spouses to each have their own account - meaning potentially twice the paycheck. I was scrolling through Facebook just in awe of all of the people that were ecstatic to finally be able to WORK with their best friend & achieve true freedom together. •
We each have different dreams, different visions for the future, and each one of those different things would never happen had we both been in traditional jobs. Because Kyle was so selfless 2 years ago & I was able to work from home, we were able to catch this vision of freedom and now, run with it TOGETHER. How good is our God?! •
We are blessed to living free, by serving others. That’s not selfish. That’s selfless. And I couldn’t be more excited to do it side by side with this guy. What on earth are you waiting for? This isn’t just for us 💕 •
With the first Gender Smart Investing Summit coming up, it was great to have a coven of investor friends together last night to provide input on a new funding initiative for women. One thing we all know: when you invest in women, you’re in good company. #investinwomen#fundfemales#shelovestech#changetheparadigm
“We can’t afford that.” —————————————————
Something that I’ve heard so many times growing up and in my own head as an adult that it has become a mantra. Raising a family of three boys in San Diego on a single income is not easy. I have always told myself that we will just live simply and go without extras so that I can stay home with my boys. A sacrifice well worth it to be with them in the early years. ———————————————————
But I don’t have to sacrifice fun and extras to be home with my boys. It’s time to change my internal mantra from “We can’t afford that” to “We will have what we desire”. I am deciding to dream bigger. ————————————————-
I am so grateful to be a part of this new way of earning an income while being with my family, manifesting MORE and helping others make better choices. It is possible to have abundance outside the normal 9-5, dollar per hour grind. If we can change our internal lingo and think outside the box anything is possible.
Let’s work together to change this paradigm for ourselves and our kids. ——————————————————————
We deserve more. More time together, more fun, more experiences and more peace of mind. Peace and love ✌🏻❤️ #shifttowealth
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We all have this incredible potential to do and be so much more than what we can even imagine.
The day to day hustle and bustle of city life can really consume our minds and our energy unless you have a really solid practice of some sort, whether that’s taking time to meditate, or reflect on how your days been, taking it to the yoga matt, whatever that is for you, and simply taking time to imagine without limitation how tomorrow or the next week or year can be.
How much time do we spent doing vs being?
Can we make even a little effort to intend on being, which could mean having more fun, relaxing or socially detoxing from the matrix for a day or a week?
I’ve only been online for 30-60 mins a day, just to check in etc whilst on my trip here, it’s allowed me to literally take in what is around me and to have time without distraction to be present.
So what can we all do to be more present in our everyday lives (not just on a break in nature) ...a question for me but putting it out there for you all too.
Love & Appreciation 🙌🏻❤️🙏🙌🏻❤️🙏🙌🏻 #changetheparadigm#universallessons#choosepurely#presence#humanbeing#natureaddict#mountains#ocean#naturefiend#naturequeen#mothernaturerules#personaldevelopment#transformyourthoughts#transformyourlife#growandevolve#exploreandimagine
When a situation gives you lemons, look at it, cut it in half, examine both sides, squeeze it, drink it, (reminding yourself that it’s your choice whether to drink it or not), taste the bitterness, then purify yourself by washing it down with some ice cold mineral water, to wake you up! 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋
Lemons are alkaline forming, meaning, they start off acidic but once the body processes it, they become alkaline and have long term health benefits. 🙌🏻
🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋 A bit like any challenge or situation.
Most importantly bitter or sweet, everything is a #universallessons and personal universal assignment for us to learn and grow. Show up for your assignment or it will show up for you, in another situation🙏 #changethepattern#changetheparadigm#changeyourlife *jumps in ocean
Health benefits of berries. Knowledge below
Berries contain compounds called polyphenols, which are compounds found in foods that contribute to the foods color, flavor, astringency, and oxidative ability. Think of analyzing the characteristics of fruit similar to wine. These characteristics can be changed depending on the season, climate, terroir (soil), and the precipitation of that year.
Polyphenols also contain antioxidant properties. I have highlighted some of the polyphenols with powerful antioxidants properties in the fruits listed here.
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits because they contain a polyphenol called pterostilbene, which is under the subclass of of polyphenols named stilbenes. Pterostilbene is likely more powerful than the common antioxidant/stilbene resveratrol found in wine. Pterostilbene has been shown to be an effective antioxidant for reducing blood glucose. It may even have some cognitive benefits. Ingredients such as pTeroPure® is a combination of caffeine and pterostilbene, which increases caffeine bioavailability by 30%.
Raspberries and other red fruits are high in the polyphenol quercetin, which is in a class of polyphenols called flavonoids. Quercetin is commonly paired with vitamin C because they both have neuroprotective effects by reducing oxidation of neuronal cells. Although, quercetin is much more potent than vitamin C.
Blackberries contain a carotenoid called zeaxanthin, which is not a polyphenol, but still has antioxidant properties. Zeaxanthin is commonly paired with lutein because they are the most abundant carotenoids found in the eye. Although, zeaxanthin has been shown to have cognitive benefits such as memory and processing speed.
Lastly, anthocyanin is a flavonoid found in brightly colored fruits. Anthocyanin is both an antioxidant and pigment that has been researched extensively. The research supports its use as a cardio-protectant, neuroprotectant, and antioxidant.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend a dose for any of these foods to offer benefits. The concentrations of these nutrients will vary depending on a magnitude of different factors such as climate, terroir, and when the fruit was picked.
There is nothing new or different about the way the personal development industry is talking to you. .
Marketing has always been about finding all the ways that you’re broken or wrong or empty and selling you something to fix it.
Even through the proclamations that you are enough, it says let me lead you to a better way. To be better than you are now, because maybe your suspicions that you aren’t enough are right. Look at my story. My rags to riches tale. This too can all be yours if you follow my ways. .
So you look to the Instagram pedestal and you seek more. But for you to follow that path, you need to aspire to have what she has. To trust that she is more and you are less and your money will bridge the gap. .
I’m a financial empowerment coach. And I run a business, I trade my time and my expertise for money. But I am not more than you. I am not going to show you all the ways you are wrong so I can sell you my way of being right. This is the paradigm I’m here to shift. Business as connection. Money as connection. . .
The relationships I cultivate with my clients are not about aspiration. They are about co-creation. Collaboration. And always, always connection. About defining what YOUR VERSION of empowerment is. The answers are always yours. A coach is just there to hold up a light and a mirror, and nudge you gently forward when you don’t know where to step. .
At every point. It’s about you. If you’re looking to some self styled guru for all of the answers stop. Take a breath. She has been there all along 🌿🙏✌️
Great lunchtime briefing yesterday on World Bank’s Gender Equity strategy from chief gender officer @carengrown and @SaraIqbal including insights on new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WE-FI). Achieving gender equity would add $162 trillion to the global economy. #investinwomen#changetheparadigm
Rest easy my sweet girl. With our ancestors behind us, I got this. We’ll show you how strong love can make you. ❤️
A river of women flows through me,
their ancient bones tumbled into blood red clay—
the silt of centuries carried by the current.
A deposit of genetic alluvium thick in my mouth,
as wisdom that must be spoken. .
whose blood runs through me,
your knotted, coffee-colored hands
gloved in regolith,
toil in a garden on which I will feast.
The same fingers braid onyx stands of silk,
and gently pull the crowns of babies
out of darkness into being.
whose blood runs through me,
chant my name in sacred songs,
and rouse me awake from recurring nightmares.
You send relentless smoke signals,
“It is not your fault.”
You summon circles of triage,
life support through merciful hands
strangers and teachers,
the “auntie” who chose to be.
The syrupy sustenance is all I ever needed.
whose blood runs through me,
who came before
carve a path I will not stumble,
the rocks made smooth
from their blood
and their backs.
In their eyes, I see myself
as a warrior running with wolves.
They whisper to me through time and space,
“Do not forget who you are, my beloved.” .
carry me through meandering streams
and wild, rocky knickpoints
safely in wombs of canoes.
Today is the last day to order your Keto Reboot. My father in law got his and I'm so excited to see his results. Who would like to give it a try? "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Albert Einstein
So glad to spend time today in @Princeton with my friend and Global investor @HeatherHenyon, founder of Women’s Angel Investment Network (WAIN) and @MindshiftCapital. When you invest in women, you’re in good company. #changetheparadigm#investinwomen
Happy Aloha Wednesday beauties! We are in full wedding swing here on our lovely island of Maui and our chairs have been full of brides and their maids from around the world. We love it. .
One thing I notice is how quick someone is to point out something they aren’t happy with- maybe it’s a sparse brow or a skin blemish, or wanting to look thinner in photos. We are often more focused on our flaws then apt to celebrate the parts we do love! But what if we started with the one feature that we absolutely loved! Maybe over time we could come to appreciate every feature on our face and recognize that there is only ONE unique creation that is you! .
My super power is seeing the beauty genius feature in every face. Maybe it’s someone’s perfectly arched eyebrows, or the almond shape of an eye. I will marvel at the lushness of someone’s lashes, and celebrate the symmetry of a Cupid’s bow. I’m telling you - everyone has a beauty genius feature!!! (sometimes 3-4!)
I have been guilty of only seeing the flaws in the mirror- being in the beauty industry we are constantly bombarded with photoshopped images of flawless skin, full lips, and impossible standards of what we call “beauty”. But feeling beautiful starts from within! Part of my self love journey has been letting go of an unrealistic ideal and finally seeing myself as the work of art that was so wonderfully made by our creator. .
My genius feature? It’s my skin! Its the color of an almond latte and it’s incredibly soft. I have some magic in this skin and I love it. Gotta thank my Chinese/Hawaiian mama for that one. .
Tell me! What is the one thing you can celebrate about yourself. Is it the dainty nose that got passed down from your Asian ancestors? Or the high cheekbones from your Native American grandmother. We are all such a miraculous mix. I wanna know, what do you love about yourself and where did it come from... .
CAUGHT IN THE LAND OF WANTS ???.../
Have you found yourself caught up in wanting everything you don’t have so much that you don’t appreciate what you have???
We’re all guilty of this. Yet, achieving what you want is often about embracing what you already have with FULL-ON LOVE.
If you want to change your life for the positive, start by accepting the life you created with these 3 EASY STEPS:
1) FEEL YOUR DAILY GRATITUDE: It’s not enough to just say it. Breathe it in. Sense it outside of just your logical mind. Feel it in your body. Give it an adjective, like warm or safety-invoking. .
2) FORGET ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT. Appreciate what you already have. This is the sweet spot of manifestation.
3) GROUND YOURSELF: To magnetise what you want, you have to ground yourself. The best ways to do this are: a) walking barefoot on the earth (grass or sand or forest), and b) meditate on the Dan Tien — the energy center just about 1.5 inches below your navel. Here’s how to do it:
• Stand with feet hip with apart. • Knees slightly bent. • Keep your eyes open and focused on an object across the room. It could be a candle or sculpture or painting.
• Place your fingertips on the Dan Tien.
• Take a deep belly breath thru your nose, bring the energy to your core.
• Focus the energy in your lower core (Dan Tien) as you exhale thru your mouth.
• Do this for a round of three, then settle into an easy breath in and out thru the nose.
• Envision what you want to attract in full 3-D color and let it come to you effortlessly. Allow freedom for it to be even more than you ever thought you deserved.
• Then let go of what you wanted to attract. Let it happen as it will.
• Stay in the Power of your lower core for 10 min.
• Return to Step 1 as you breathe and drop into your core.
And that is how you go from wanting what you have to attracting what you want from a place of energy potential.
How interesting that the seat of our creativity and manifestation is in the lower part of the gut.
You are not your image!
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🔍Disc bulges, degeneration, and other findings are common among people without any pain. These findings may mislead physicians into treating things that aren’t the issue.
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👨⚕️Treat the patient, not the image!
Few people are working as hard or as smartly on behalf of women and achieving gender equity as my friend @henriettekolb Head of the Gender Secretariat at the IFC of the World Bank. At lunch today, her insights on funding women were compelling as always. As the World Bank moves forward to deploy its historic billion-dollar Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WE-FI) among other programs advancing women, they are lucky to have this wise, thoughtful, experienced leader as part of the team guiding progress. #someleadersarebornwomen#investinwomen#changetheparadigm
Music brings L𓋹FE to so many, yet it can also be the very DE💀TH to one's mind, body and spirit if we are not careful about the frequencies we choose to ingest on the daily... and remember there's no need to try and figure out someone by waiting for them to reveal themselves, just tell them you'd love to listen to their favorite playlists... and boom💥... they will bloom right before your very eyes... 😁