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Getting Naked

I don’t normally write about getting naked. But a few weeks ago I did something I would not normally do either: I posted a video of myself crying. It was an odd experience- totally spontaneous. In the video, I was sharing a meaningful challenge I am doing in support of homeless teens. Seemingly out of nowhere, in the middle of filming, giant (crocodile) tears started flowing down my face. (One of my brilliant newsletter subscribers wrote in to tell me that crocodile tears are an insincere act of being sad… I didn’t know that, did you? You learn something new every day!)

These were tears of clarity, of confirmation. A heartfelt way for my body to tell me I was doing the right thing. So yes, I felt vulnerable showing a side of myself that few see, especially in this age of social media and portrayed “perfection”. I wanted to share what I was feeling, a deep desire to help these teens. The funny thing was, I had imagined sharing all of these great stats about the organization, homeless kids and sleeping out on the streets, yet there I was, barely able to get the words out, let alone remember … READ ARTICLE

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SMILE Like Nobody is Watching, and dance too!

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Ok, let’s face it. I’m one of those people who smiles a lot. And I mean, A LOT! And it’s not because I’m cuckoo. I’ve always been pretty optimistic, in fact my mom says I was born with a little smile on my little face.

I have a ton of reasons to smile, I’m alive for one. I may find myself smiling simply because I feel good, because I see a beautiful blue sky, a baby, another smiler (that’s another human being wearing a smile), a flower, could be anything, you get the drift.

The thing is, living in NYC you never know the reaction you learn to be okay with that. Your smile, your joy comes from within…

I’ve always heard a “smile is the second best thing you can do with your lips.” I’ll let you use your imagination to figure out your first best thing!

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.– Thich Nhat Hanh 

And although he doesn’t say much about dancing, there’s much truth to his quote! Notice how often you just feel better when someone smiles and says hello to you.READ ARTICLE

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