Everything happens for a reason, and it is for a reason that we have now connected. I live to inspire people just like you to learn simple ways to #OwnYourAnxiety. I want you to own your anxiety so you can own your entire life. I’m an international keynote speaker, corporate workshop facilitator, certified health coach, yoga instructor, investor, and author (my book is now available!).
Here’s my story (so far) …
In 2008 after working in Silicon Valley, I made the decision to move back home to Toronto, Canada, with the mission of launching Notable.ca (now Notable Life) and the Notable Awards. This start-up grew to become Canada’s largest digital lifestyle brand for driven millennials.
As the business grew, so did my fear of the unknown and my anxiety. Ironically, I now realize that anxiety was my secret edge in building a successful digital media company, but at the time it was something I suffered, something debilitating. Anxiety fully owned me. My nerves and fears had me on a dead-end road. I was living a life addicted to highs and dreading lows. I felt out of control.
I longed for a deeper, more balanced mindset, but I really didn’t have the faintest clue how to get there. Luckily, my curiosity and belief in a better way to live inspired me to slowly embark on a new path that embraced holistic living, wellness, spirituality, mindfulness and yoga. This eventually led me to Israel— which to me is one of the most spiritual places in the world. While living in Tel Aviv, I began training in yogic philosophy, meditation and movement with a guru from India. At the same time, I learned from some of the world’s most enlightened teachers and thinkers in Jerusalem. I learned how to live a holistic, wellness-oriented life. I learned natural strategies that helped me own my anxiety. Something surreal began to happen: suddenly, I actually liked my anxiety. Anxiety became my teacher.
I decided to return to North America with the intention of sharing my knowledge with others. I sold Notable and dedicated my life to helping people accept the gift of anxiety. Now, I share my #OwnYourAnxiety strategies through social media, public speaking appearances, workshops, coaching, and through my first book.
Every one of us has a unique energy to share with the universe. Through self-work and intention, we can unlock magical gifts. The treasure is revealed when anxiety is owned by us, rather than the other way around.
I have had the honor of being a keynote speaker and creator of workshops, seminars and classes for North American companies and brands such as Wanderlust Festival, lululemon, Equinox, Bombas, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Kit and Ace, Microsoft, Princess Margaret Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, Schulich MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Guelph, General Electric and more.