Because rituals are way more fun than routines.

I learned a few things in my former corporate-ish life, including: 

  1. Put away the email and pick up the phone (or better yet, meet in person).
  2. Always advocate for yourself.
  3. A solid morning ritual goes a long way.

I realized the impact of a morning ritual after mine crashed and burned. Since then I’ve experimented with anything you’ve read about on the internet (my boyfriend probably wishes I was joking ;-)). 

When it goes well, I love to share the resources and good vibes. When it doesn’t work out, I get back to basics. My non-negotiables.    

The cornerstone of my morning ritual is always yoga. 

Developing a home (yoga) practice is the best thing I’ve done for my health. I want to make this kind of thing more accessible, so for the past year+ I’ve been building an audio-first guided yoga app (yay!). It’s called 19 Minute Yoga and I’m ridiculously excited about it. If you’d like to try it, you can find it here.

I started this site so I could share my favorite resources and so I could meet–you! Be sure to say hello on Twitter or Instagram @NikisNotes.

Nicole D'Alonzo

Nicole D’Alonzo
I’ve been forging an entrepreneurial path since I spent a middle school summer delivering healthy lunches to my Mom’s friends for $1.

In the wake of the 2007 recession, I put my new Macbook to work helping nonprofits share their stories online. I attended Apple’s weekly classes for a year, learning how to produce videos and creative assets. I remember the first time one of my videos helped a nonprofit raise real money. I still get misty-eyed thinking about it.

My nonprofit work led to a role in Public Relations at Omnicom’s PR shop, Porter Novelli, after which I took on beauty titan L’Oreal’s global social media operations.

Through it all, my personal yoga practice kept me grounded in the midst of a fast-paced, high-pressure career. Knowing how transformative yoga had been for me (every step of the way), I was determined to help others discover the value of developing their own practice.

In 2014, I earned my yoga teaching certification and studied nutrition at Cornell, infusing my new role with a balanced, judgment-free take on wellness. Because life is better with prana and prosecco.

I love teaching yoga and working to make it more accessible through my app, 19 Minute Yoga.

Mission Statement? Be Bold. Stay Grateful.


Passionate about healthy living, Nicole earned Cornell’s Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate and completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2014.

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