• Our Inner Black Swan

    I was grateful for an opportunity to share my leadership journey with more than 50 high school students and school administrators at Qatar Leadership Conference (#QLC15) in Doha this past weekend.  The QLC annual conference provides quality workshops in leadership skills and tools to high school students and teachers, and this year, more than 700 participants attended #QLC15 in Doha. I was so impressed by the smart and courageous high school students in my session who shared their insecurities and how they would embrace these instead as their uniquenesses and strengths.  I wish I was half their bravery and open-mindedness when I was at their age. My leadership workshop was about myself, being…

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    Yes, I Start Yoga … A Guest Blogger

    “That’s your thing.”  It was my continuous excuse for not taking her up on the invitation to do yoga with her.  It was the perfect response: it got me out of going, but did so by establishing that it was important that we have “her things, my things, and our things” when it came to activities.  I regret it.  I’m 35 and, although I’m not out of shape, I don’t feel like I’m in shape these days.  In March I broke my ankle; my first significant injury since high school.  Shy of a few pulled muscles, a jammed finger, and scrapes and bruises, I’ve been lucky.  Being casted and on…

  • Meditation & Yoga

    The true purpose of yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost. — Deepak Chopra Michelle first discovered yoga through bikram yoga, while living in New York City.  She instantly fell in love with physical and mental challenges that asana-based yoga provided. With increasing stress from work, Michelle turned to meditation and yoga, to connect her mind and body and put peace back in her life. Michelle is Yoga Alliance RTY200 certified with ashtanga and vinyasa focus, under the guidance of Valerie Jeremijenko at Yama Yoga Studios in Doha, Qatar.  Michelle is also a certified Meditation Teacher through DavidJi Master of Wisdom & Meditation. Michelle hopes…