When I became a regular at Sacred Sounds Yoga and was finding my way with different teachers and classes, I stumbled upon Jill Camera and was immediately hooked. Jill has a true understanding of the body and the yoga sutras and makes you want to take a deeper look at how yoga can play out in your life. I don't think I've ever walked out of Jill's class without laughing at least once in the class...I truly appreciate that especially while feeling challenged in certain poses.
A few months ago, my dear friend Aly introduced me to the Instagram account @iamhertribe. I was starting to feel a bit sick of the repurposed quotes that everyone (including myself every so often) were posting on Instagram but I knew this was immediately different. The first post I wrote from Danielle Doby was this one - Don't Should All Over Yourself." If you read anything I write, you know how much I hate the word "Should" because it's overused and I always ask "according to who?"
I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you. I met Casey Von Iderstein (formerly Haight) through a mutual friend while we were in college. We immediately clicked and I was fortunate to have her in NYC for several years post-college. We lost touch as she moved back to Boston (and recently acknowledged what the 'falling out' was about - so silly). Earlier this year, Casey started following me on Instagram and I realized she had become a holistic health coach. I immediately reached out to her and we reconnected. It was amazing to share a newfound interest in health, wellness and personal development (especially since so much of our early 20s were spent in party-girl-mode together!) Casey has been an incredible sounding board over the past few months and we have some exciting things to share with you in early 2016. If you're looking for a health coach and/or to learn more about essential oils - Casey is your gal!
When I was working at Avon years back, there was no desk for me in the area where the rest of the PR department was so I was placed at a desk a little bit off the beaten path. Lucky for me, being off the beaten path allowed me to sit next to the amazing Bari Strohmenger. She was the best person possible to work next to - had an incredible work ethic and yet also knew when to sprinkle in laughter, fun and chatter.
Over the summer, I was part of the Self Help Socialite Mastermind Group and many people in the group were talking about how amazing Periscope was. I decided to join and find out for myself. Little did I know, I was going to get absolutely hooked on this platform. I started discovering different people in the health, wellness and personal development space who had engaging content that I wanted to tune into regularly. Enter: Danielle Diamond. She 'scopes (most) Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's at 1:08pm and I found myself shifting my schedule around so I could tune in live because I enjoyed it so much. She's as authentic as it gets - speaking about living your yoga on and off the mat. In September, I was fortunate to join hundreds of New Yorkers for Yoga in Bryant Park where Danielle taught the class. It was exciting to meet the person I had connected with via Periscope. Periscope is a powerful platform and I recommend checking out Danielle's amazing 'scopes here.
In 2013, I decided to sell my tickets to Newport Folk Festival and was fortunate to find someone (legit) via Twitter to buy them. I stayed in touch with him and prior to attending the festival in 2014, he told me to check out the band, Houndmouth. I was immediately hooked.
I was fortunate to see them last year at Newport Folk Festival and numerous times after in NYC. Their energy is beyond contagious - fun, vibrant and makes you want to dance...always. Their incredible keyboardist, vocalist and only female in the band is Katie Toupin. I am inspired by her energy, voice, talent and playfulness.
I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! I was introduced to this week's guest contributor earlier this year through Laura Fisher because of a project Lodro Rinzler was working on with his company, the Institute for Compassionate Leadership. We've spent more time together over the past month or so because of his new meditation studio that recently opened, MNDFL. Lodro is an extremely accessible, kind and compassionate individual. He knows firsthand the benefits of meditation and is working towards making it more mainstream and accessible for your everyday person.
I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! Sophie Mathewson and I met in high school but became much closer in college and after college. She was one of the many people (including me) exploring different professions trying to figure out what was the right fit...and then she picked up a camera. She has a unique eye and captures things that I believe often go unnoticed. It's an incredible talent.
I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! In 2011, Peter Shankman tweeted Morton's Steakhouse asking them to meet him with a steak at Newark Airport when he landed. And guess what, they did. Absolutely genius. That day confirmed for me how social media could be used for customer service. You can read more about that story here.
I'm excited to share this week's (So)(Co) Sit Down with you! I met Matthew several years ago when I was working as the digital director at a beauty PR firm. Matthew was one of our clients and we sat down to discuss digital and how he could use it most effectively for his business. He had not yet joined Instagram and I immediately knew it was the perfect platform for him. Since then, it's been amazing to follow his work, travels and design discoveries on Instagram over the past few years.