Did you know that over 90% of the population have thrown in the towel with respect to their goals and their resolutions, by February?
Now I don’t want this to be you.
If you’ve fallen off the bandwagon, DO NO FRET!
You’re not alone.
You’re not alone.
I don’t know about you, but I like setting goals. I like having objectives. And I like feeling as though I am working towards something… checking items off the list and getting closer to completion.
However, I’ve noticed recently it’s not only in my professional life that I like to be working towards goals… it’s leaked into my personal life, too.
While on a trail run this past weekend, I had a bit of an epiphany.
Watch this week’s video to find out how I got called out – and my ensuing aha moment – and answer 3 important questions to see whether you’re on your way to a goal-setting overdose!
I encourage you to take this on this week… and I want to hear how it goes.
Let’s keep the conversation going by answering these 3 questions in the comments below.
Have a FAB week!
My Week in Pics: Going ‘off the grid’ and enjoying the beauty, splendour, and serenity walking six days of the Coastal Route of El Camino de Santiago… and then the very next day experiencing the craziness that is La Tomatina Festival!
Leave Your Phone at Home! Lessons learned from El Camino de Santiago to La Tomatina Festival
For the first time all year, I completely unplugged. For five whole days. I mean no laptop, no facebook, no wifi. And it was glorious.
It may not sound like a whole lotta time, and yet those days while walking El Camino de Santiago I was able to be fully present… to smell the flowers, to feel the wind, and to experience heart-full, soulful connections with other individuals.
I wanted to stay longer. I wanted to complete it. And one day, I will.
BUT, I had things to do, people to see, and La Tomatina Festival to attend!
Well, after what transpired, perhaps I should have stayed on El Camino after all…
Watch this week’s video to hear the story and find out what it really means to disconnect.
So, what would be left if you were stripped away of all your ‘stuff?
And what would it look like to ‘DO less’ and ‘BE more’ ?
I want to hear from you! Leave your comments and thoughts below, or over on YouTube.
Have a FAB week!
My week in pics: Saying goodbye to new friends on board Sail Croatia’s Magellan, arriving in beautiful (& bucket list destination!) San Sebastián, Spain, and making the decision to embark on El Camino de Santiago…
San Sebastián, Spain has been on my bucket list for over ten years. And so you can only imagine how excited I was to arrive there on Monday (especially as I was reconnecting with a special friend from back home!)
Instead of hitting up the waves and going out on the town feasting on tapas and wine (it’s actually known as both a surfer’s and foodie’s paradise!) I found myself spending most of my time staying in my cozy little room in old town, with a small balcony looking out onto the action-packed cobblestone street below.
My luggage was lost (I know, right?!?) and I ended up watching an episode of Super Soul Sunday with Shauna Niequist, NY Times best-selling author Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.
WATCH IT NOW!
So, although a bit more of a personal reveal instead of a lesson to teach, I’d love to challenge you to look for how life may be speaking to you. Is it time for YOU to detach, disconnect, and detox from the outside, and perhaps re-connect with you on the inside?
Have a FAB week!
My Week in Pics: Celebrating Canada Day and the 4th of July with my fellow remotes; visiting Terezin Concentration Camp, listening to Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus perform songs from Brundibar, and meeting survivor John Freund ~ who lived in that same camp and watched that same opera 75 years earlier… and then on the other extreme indulging in a Prague Foodie Tour.
And greetings from beautiful Prague, Czech Republic.
Yup. I’m in a new city, new country, new continent since last week ~ and I have to say so far I am loving it here. Walking down the cobblestone streets with the the rich history, beautiful buildings, gothic domes and cathedrals… it almost feels as though you are taking part in a storybook.
Five days in, and I’m feeling quite at home. Even began to learn Czech today! And, I’ve had some pretty neat experiences. The two highlights – and they were biggies – taking place in one day.
Yesterday was full of tears and cheers. And it was tough to go from one extreme to the other.
I visited Terezin ~ a walled city that acted as a Ghetto during WWI from 1941 – 1945, an hour outside of Prague. It housed a concentration camp, army barracks, and more than 150,000 people were held for months or years before being deported to other camps, many of which for extermination.
However even more moving was the story behind my visit. One of my dear friends from Toronto informed me her daughter was currently on tour with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, performing Brundibar, a children’s opera performed by the children in this concentration camp 75 years ago. And there was a pretty special 87-year old in the audience, for whom it wasn’t his first visit…
Watch this week’s video to hear the moving story, as well as how I then went to another extreme, experiencing a Prague Foodie Tour, and the lessons gleaned moving from one to the other.
(Yes, a tad longer than usual, yet worth the 7 minutes, I promise!)
Perhaps a little heavy today. And yet it was a real slice of a day in the life of…
1. Same Same but Different
2. Appreciate it All.
3. Give Back; Give Big.
Happy Friday, and have a FAB week.
P.S. If you’re interested in learning more of John Freund’s story, you can do so here: http://memoirs.azrielifoundation.org/survivor/john-freund
And HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY CANADA! (and to my friends both of the border, happy almost 4th of July…!)
Although I wish I were in Canada for the festivities, I will be sporting some fun Canadian paraphernalia on the plane from Buenos Aires to Prague! And, I was fortunate to have been invited to the Canadian Embassy last night for a special #Canada150 celebration. Yes, I did manage to not only meet (and get a selfie with!) Ambassador Robert Fry, I also had a lovely and inspiring conversation with him. He seems a wonderful man, and we spoke about some of the initiatives he’s passionate about, happy to hear women’s issues (especially ‘Ni Una Menos’ fighting violence against women) being one of them.
Last night while watching a special indigenous performance, I had a moment, and felt very grateful and proud to be Canadian.
It was an exciting last week in Buenos Aires, especially as Women Living BIG had another successful event on Tuesday evening entitled ‘Vino & Vulnerability.’ A wine tasting (we’re into region of wine after all!) and an opportunity for women to connect and bond while opening up out important matters. It was a powerful night, and yet even more powerful was what happened the day after the event…
Watch this week’s video below to see what I’m talking about.
And so now I challenge YOU to be just a little bit more vulnerable this week. Imagine how freeing it would be, and the positive impact it would have.. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this important subject below, or over on over on my YouTube Channel.
Have a FAB week, and enjoy the festivities!
P.S. If you’re interested in watching Brené Brown’s TedX talk, you can do so HERE. (It’s a goodie!)