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 join the list for first access 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.