Celebration

Success starts before sun rise.

I have a confession, I'm a morning person. One of those cant sleep in, pop out of bed and  ready to go annoying people. 

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Until the time change... 

With an uptick in work (so thankful for amazing word of mouth referrals) & recently launched Groupon offer I've been struggling with a productive morning routine.

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Managing multiple social media accounts, my day starts with an iPad, scanning 100's if not 1,000's of messages, posts and trends. Following the advice of my talented Chiropractor at Thrive Studio, I begin the day stretched on a foam roller to alleviate the tension in my mind back (separate post on back health for entreprenuers). 

10 minutes of stretching, followed by listening to to morning news programs, reading emails (ranging between 200-600 somehow appear overnight) and creating my morning to-do list in Evernote

I frequently remind myself, "Success starts before the sun rise."  Keeping with that, before bed I always go through a mental list of things to be thankful for, repeat a personal manifestation (Separate post to come) and shut off ALL smart devices, phones, iPad, laptop, TV- anything that can distract my mind.  This aides in a deeper sleep and waking more rested and relaxed for a new day!

  • Warm water with lemon juice
  • 10 minutes stretching  
  • Daily to-do list  
  • Your favorite playlist (Cafe del Maré)

So, I've shown you mine... Now show me yours!

What is YOUR morning routine? 

Happy New Year - 2015 Year of The Goat

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I have the honor of attending an intimate dinner in celebration of Chinese New Year. 

In an effort to learn more about the traditions and celebrations, I took to google & below, a glimpse at what I came across. 

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The world’s largest annual human migration is now well underway as 2.8 billion trips are made across China in what is known as chun yun, when students, migrant workers and office employees living away from home will make the journey back to celebrate with their families.

Chinese New Year is the longest national holiday in China, spanning a total of fifteen days, and New Year’s Day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar.

The first three days of the new year are a statutory holiday but usually most people will have the time from New Year’s Eve to the sixth day of the new year off from work.

Although China has used the Gregorian calendar since 1912, Chinese New Year is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, and it falls on the second new moon after winter solstice - somewhere between 21 January and 19 February, meaning it changes from year to year.

It is pronounced “Gong Xi Fa Cai” in Mandarin and “Gong Hey Fat Choy” in Cantonese, although both are written the same way. Read More via The UK Independent