"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy."

@17 hours ago with 1 note
#tbt to when i worked at rugby ralph lauren and they made me and two of my coworkers walk around the Charles river during the Head of the Charles Regatta, handing out these little rugby balls to strangers to try and entice them to come shop at our store. it was fall in boston (aka already freezing) and they made me wear thigh highs, a tiny skirt, an oxford, bow tie, and vest. needless to say I stuck with it for a couple hours and then brought all the leftover rugby balls home for mika, who literally loved them to pieces and couldn’t be caught for the next several months without one in her mouth.  (at 2008)

#tbt to when i worked at rugby ralph lauren and they made me and two of my coworkers walk around the Charles river during the Head of the Charles Regatta, handing out these little rugby balls to strangers to try and entice them to come shop at our store. it was fall in boston (aka already freezing) and they made me wear thigh highs, a tiny skirt, an oxford, bow tie, and vest. needless to say I stuck with it for a couple hours and then brought all the leftover rugby balls home for mika, who literally loved them to pieces and couldn’t be caught for the next several months without one in her mouth. (at 2008)

@1 day ago
#tbt 
whipped up some peanut butter banana oatmeal with wild Maine blueberries and blueberry sauce for breakfast today for me and momma ni. heart healthy and super filling 😋 #homemadeisbetter

whipped up some peanut butter banana oatmeal with wild Maine blueberries and blueberry sauce for breakfast today for me and momma ni. heart healthy and super filling 😋 #homemadeisbetter

@3 days ago with 1 note
#homemadeisbetter 
@iamyejin @jkim1378 @hanseoulo brought mika puppy cupcakes and treats and then we went to dim sum with momma ni 😊 so glad to have such great friends  (at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant)

@iamyejin @jkim1378 @hanseoulo brought mika puppy cupcakes and treats and then we went to dim sum with momma ni 😊 so glad to have such great friends (at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant)

@5 days ago with 3 notes
this little pitbull has been my best friend since the day i walked into the animal shelter and saw her looking up at me sadly from the corner of her little pen. i knew she was the one, even though she was kind of bald and pink and my whole family thought she was pretty homely (they all came to their senses eventually). when my mother first had a heart attack, mika was the one who sat with me and comforted me while my parents were at the hospital. when we first found out my father had cancer, she snuggled up with me on the couch all night while they were at the ER. while my father was sick, she was my constant companion while my parents were at the hospital for his many treatments. she is so full of love and so tuned into how I’m feeling. I can’t imagine life without her. 


We found out Monday that Mika has cancer in many parts of her liver. there really isn’t a treatment option, and I wouldn’t want to subject her to radiation or anything like that regardless (especially since just getting her to eat is a struggle right now cuz she thinks all her medicine is poison). so we’re going to feed her all her favorite things, love her really hard, and just keep her as happy as possible for as long as we can. she is very excited that she is now allowed on all the beds and couches, and that she has been getting bacon for breakfast and steak for dinner. thank you for all the love you guys, mika and I appreciate it very much, and send it back to you all x100. stop by and see her if you have the chance! i know she’ll be happy to see you. 💕

this little pitbull has been my best friend since the day i walked into the animal shelter and saw her looking up at me sadly from the corner of her little pen. i knew she was the one, even though she was kind of bald and pink and my whole family thought she was pretty homely (they all came to their senses eventually). when my mother first had a heart attack, mika was the one who sat with me and comforted me while my parents were at the hospital. when we first found out my father had cancer, she snuggled up with me on the couch all night while they were at the ER. while my father was sick, she was my constant companion while my parents were at the hospital for his many treatments. she is so full of love and so tuned into how I’m feeling. I can’t imagine life without her.


We found out Monday that Mika has cancer in many parts of her liver. there really isn’t a treatment option, and I wouldn’t want to subject her to radiation or anything like that regardless (especially since just getting her to eat is a struggle right now cuz she thinks all her medicine is poison). so we’re going to feed her all her favorite things, love her really hard, and just keep her as happy as possible for as long as we can. she is very excited that she is now allowed on all the beds and couches, and that she has been getting bacon for breakfast and steak for dinner. thank you for all the love you guys, mika and I appreciate it very much, and send it back to you all x100. stop by and see her if you have the chance! i know she’ll be happy to see you. 💕

@1 week ago with 13 notes
amazing dinner at the Wynn buffet with @laurafama @thenikosuave @rafa_074  (at The Buffet At Wynn)

amazing dinner at the Wynn buffet with @laurafama @thenikosuave @rafa_074 (at The Buffet At Wynn)

@1 week ago
squeezing in some #yoga practice after the last day at the tradeshows! ‘lord of the dance pose’ (which is a very deceiving name because i am by no means a good dancer 🙈) or #natarajasana strengthens your core and legs and improves balance. feels good to stretch and get in a light workout after three nights of partying and walking the tradeshow! detox starts tomorrow  (at The Venitian-Venezia Tower Suites)

squeezing in some #yoga practice after the last day at the tradeshows! ‘lord of the dance pose’ (which is a very deceiving name because i am by no means a good dancer 🙈) or #natarajasana strengthens your core and legs and improves balance. feels good to stretch and get in a light workout after three nights of partying and walking the tradeshow! detox starts tomorrow (at The Venitian-Venezia Tower Suites)

@1 week ago with 1 note
#natarajasana #yoga 
feeling strong and capable today, which is kind of a relief from the overwhelming anxiety I have been feeling the last couple of weeks from mika’s illness, my mom’s corresponding grief, some big work changes, and some other huge life developments on the horizon. only a couple inches til full scorpion #vrischikasana! getting more confident in my #yoga practice then I ever imagined I could be! I hope that in a couple of years i am more fully able to find and create the balance in my life. to not let the sad things overwhelm and consume me, and to still be able to appreciate the good things, however slight they may seem in comparison. to let in the love and light while still being able to grieve and make peace with the things I have no control over. it’s always good to remember to breathe, especially in times of extreme stress or frustration. that and i hope i finally find time to finish the novel i started last year! #thanksamillionfromlaura

feeling strong and capable today, which is kind of a relief from the overwhelming anxiety I have been feeling the last couple of weeks from mika’s illness, my mom’s corresponding grief, some big work changes, and some other huge life developments on the horizon. only a couple inches til full scorpion #vrischikasana! getting more confident in my #yoga practice then I ever imagined I could be! I hope that in a couple of years i am more fully able to find and create the balance in my life. to not let the sad things overwhelm and consume me, and to still be able to appreciate the good things, however slight they may seem in comparison. to let in the love and light while still being able to grieve and make peace with the things I have no control over. it’s always good to remember to breathe, especially in times of extreme stress or frustration. that and i hope i finally find time to finish the novel i started last year! #thanksamillionfromlaura

@1 day ago with 3 notes
#yoga #vrischikasana #thanksamillionfromlaura 
hot and humid as f outside today in boston, perfect weather to rock this @knyew tank that the lovely @jnelv sent over! gonna head to the beach with mika for some fun in the sun #allredeverything 📷: @justinryankim

hot and humid as f outside today in boston, perfect weather to rock this @knyew tank that the lovely @jnelv sent over! gonna head to the beach with mika for some fun in the sun #allredeverything 📷: @justinryankim

@3 days ago with 4 notes
#allredeverything 
beautiful day at the lake with my childhood best friend matthew, his sister Josie, his dad, momma ni, and mika. got him to try some #acroyoga with me and discovered that he’s actually a natural!  mika made some doggy friends and got to lay in the sun, even though she can’t go in the water til her stitches finish healing. really soaking up every minute of her company, and making sure she’s as happy as she can be.  (at Turtle Pond)

beautiful day at the lake with my childhood best friend matthew, his sister Josie, his dad, momma ni, and mika. got him to try some #acroyoga with me and discovered that he’s actually a natural! mika made some doggy friends and got to lay in the sun, even though she can’t go in the water til her stitches finish healing. really soaking up every minute of her company, and making sure she’s as happy as she can be. (at Turtle Pond)

@5 days ago with 2 notes
#acroyoga 
everyone has a different place they go or thing they do to find solace or peace. for me, I go to the water. I have always felt safest and most secure being cradled by a wave in the pacific, or gently rocked by the ripples in a lake. I could swim before I could walk, thanks to many trips to the beach, pool, lakes and rivers with my mom and dad. that’s why i love #supyoga #paddleboardyoga so much, as it combines two of my favorite pastimes, and really clears my head. feeling really comfortable floating (or being blown around) in #pinchamayurasana or forearm stand today. I think that maybe it’s a sign telling me to accept the things that come with open arms, and to be able let go with grace. to appreciate the small moments and not worry so much about things that are out of my control. a good reminder for us all.

everyone has a different place they go or thing they do to find solace or peace. for me, I go to the water. I have always felt safest and most secure being cradled by a wave in the pacific, or gently rocked by the ripples in a lake. I could swim before I could walk, thanks to many trips to the beach, pool, lakes and rivers with my mom and dad. that’s why i love #supyoga #paddleboardyoga so much, as it combines two of my favorite pastimes, and really clears my head. feeling really comfortable floating (or being blown around) in #pinchamayurasana or forearm stand today. I think that maybe it’s a sign telling me to accept the things that come with open arms, and to be able let go with grace. to appreciate the small moments and not worry so much about things that are out of my control. a good reminder for us all.

@6 days ago with 4 notes
#supyoga #pinchamayurasana #paddleboardyoga 
leaving Las Vegas and already missing these beautiful babies @jnelv @nattybridges @lolliswim @honeybun13 💕

leaving Las Vegas and already missing these beautiful babies @jnelv @nattybridges @lolliswim @honeybun13 💕

@1 week ago with 2 notes
wrapped up #agendashow with two of my favorite inspiring ladies @laurafama @jnelv 🙌  (at Agenda Trade Show)

wrapped up #agendashow with two of my favorite inspiring ladies @laurafama @jnelv 🙌 (at Agenda Trade Show)

@1 week ago with 4 notes
#agendashow