Because rituals are way more fun than routines.
I learned a few things in my former corporate-ish life, including:
- Put away the email and pick up the phone (or better yet, meet in person).
- Always advocate for yourself.
- 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.
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.