I had a fun shoot with my friend the famous Mike Schreiber at my old East Village apt… in the bathtub in my KITCHEN!! Yes, so many good memories in that wacky apt! I had so much fun with friend that day that we got all kind of shots! So I thought I would turn to you all to help me pick the faves! I have a few more sheets, but for now, wont you let me know which ones you like most??!
ALLURE Magazine was the first magazine that I ever subscribed to when I was 11 years old! So it is a HUGE honor to be in it! I love all the practical beauty tops that ALLURE gives so I was sure to bring all my natural products with me to share with the editor! So if you have any new organic/natural products do be sure to share them with me! 🙂
I have admired sex and relationships guru Dr. Jane Greer for some time now… so when she asked me to be a guest on her radio show I was REALLY excited! I was so inspired by her message, we were totally on the same wavelength of setting intentions and the power of thought! I started SERENE with the intention to “Have a business that is profitable, and one that I am truly proud of.” I wanted to start a business to make money…. BUT being “truly proud of my business” meant that it was ethical and positively impacted others. Listen to the interview to hear more about how SERENE started with an intention just over a year ago!
People always ask me how I balance my day with SERENE and modeling… well this is what a day can be like…
I’m so excited to finally watch the webisodes that I shot in Beijing/Hong Kong. I had so much fun shooting everyday! The team did such a great job and each guide really teaches us viewers what we need to know when traveling to Beijing and Hong Kong! It was so much fun, but a great learning experience that I hope to share with all you travel lovers as well!
This video is one of my faves! I was soooo determined to get up on the board… Pretty emabassing what happens in this one!
Over the past year and half I have learned that my day often reflects how I started it! Lately I have been working on starting my day off right with positive intentions. In the book “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peele; he says that it is important to speak out loud with one suggested phrase being as simple as ” I believe”. He recommends that you should say this out loud three times every morning before you even move from sleeping position and continue to confidently verbalize this phrase throughout your day.
I personally have started this morning ritual while also adding the bible scripture “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it” -Psalm 118:24 or even a phrase as simple as “Today is a new day, all things are new and anything is possible”. From there I visualize all the best outcomes that I can imagine for the day ahead. I try to take 10-15 to do this simple mediation and I PROMISE if you try it too, you will notice a HUGE difference!!
I also have to start to start my day off with coffee, good music and morning pages and some times in that order! See the YouTube link below to hear a great morning song to play to get you in the right mood/mindset; I love India.Aire and this song never fails to make me feel good about the great day to come!
AS for moning pages… morning pages may very well be for me, the greatest means to clear my head, reset my energy and get in touch with my creative and higher self. I have done a video about morning pages with Taren of the popular YouTube Channel Taren916 so I will def have to put that up. I was lucky to find morning page in the international best seller “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. To put it simply Julia suggests that to get in touch with your creative/spiritual/higher self; each morning right after waking up one should sit down to a notebook and write three pages of free flowing thoughts.
I have personally done this almost everyday for the past year and a half and WHOA has it changed my life! I sit down and just write 3 pages nonstop without interruption. For me, its really dumping all my thoughts as they come without judgement or fear of what will be said or realized. It doesn’t matter which way you go about it just write 3 pages without stopping and you will uncover amazing things. Give it a try and check back for more details in a later post! In the mean time check out the expert and originator Julia Cameron’s blog for her explanation here.
Good luck with experimenting with these morning rituals! Hey does it hurt to give this all a try for one week? Please let me know how is goes!!