As most of you may know by now, I’ve been battling chronic neuro lyme disease for the past two years. When I first got a diagnosis I knew I had to considerably change my lifestyle, starting with food. When I began my treatment, I got ‘advised’ to go gluten-dairy-sugar free and then it became obvious that it was the right next move to do for my body to heal. I’m not going to go into a scientific explanation but basically the bacterias in my body & brain feed themselves with gluten, dairy, sugar and it significantly increases inflammation in my body. So if I wanna get better I need to make sure these bacterias don’t reproduce themselves, that’s why I decided to cut out gluten dairy and refined-sugar from my diet. So « How did you do? » you may ask!
Vulnerability is not weakness. It is the most accurate measurement of courage. – Brené Brown
We live in a world that pushes us to think we need to be 100% all the time, that we cannot show our weaknesses, our scars. We cannot tell people that something’s wrong or something has changed. It’s so frustrating to see the lack of authenticity because deep down all we crave for is connection, being able to find someone who is going through the same things as us and realise we’re not alone. With social media we have the incredible power to shed light on the things that matter to us, we can choose to be our own voice and make a difference. So why not start now?
It’s important for me to open up about my story today. I’ve always had this belief that we need to wait for the storm to pass to talk about the lessons we’ve learned from our difficult times but things have changed now and my wish is to share a story of hope and love and learn with you how to ‘dance in the rain’.
I run a Digital Music PR Agency so I spend a lot of time on Skype with artists especially since I’m working with different countries/ time zones. I prefer meeting up in person when we can but most of the time it’s easier to just set up a time and review things by chatting via video conference. I’d say that I have approximately 3 Skype meetings per week (more when I’m prospecting for new clients) – Yep that’s over 160 per year!
I’ve had some memorable experiences with artists on Skype (good and bad ones!) that’s why it was time for me to write a post on how to nail a Skype meeting. All these tips are based on the experiences that I’ve had for the past 10 years. What was your worst Skype meeting and do you have tips you’d like to share with us? Leave a comment below
Believe me, I’ve been there and it’s so frustrating when the inspiration doesn’t come. If you’re a writer, an entrepreneur or an artist you know that creative blocks exist. You have two options: Go with the flow and wait until the inspiration find its way back (which it always does) or if you’re tired of waiting and wanna find ways to create again then here are a few tips that I can give you that are currently helping me to boost my inspiration and creativity.
We often wonder how we can make the world a better place, we believe we need to “become” someone to have an impact on people’s lives but that is simply not true. We can all play a big or small role in the life of others and brighten up their day. When I was in Toronto, I gave myself a challenge that I would start a conversation with at least one stranger every day.
The Olympic Games end tonight with the closing ceremony. There’s something truly inspirational about The Olympic Games, we get to witness the hardwork, dedication and passion that athletes have for their sport. It’s not just about getting a medal, athletes come to the Olympic Games to surpass themselves and fulfill the dream of a lifetime.
Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to talk about my journey with SoGutsy.com (check them out, they are amazing!) I wanted to repost this phone interview we did together because I’m sharing a few tips which could help aspiring singers/songwriters. Thank you so much if you take the time to read this and feel free to leave a comment! You can read the original article (and please follow SoGutsy on Social Media)