Connor Young: Ample Founder & CEO

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My Goal of the Day: Identify and complete the most important task on my to do list. I think about what I want to get done that month and how that translates into the single most important item each day. If I am constantly working to complete the most important and essential tasks each week, this will keep me on track to accomplish monthly goals and solves the problem of overcommitting myself.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? I am a complete music nerd and am constantly listening to the Youtube Music app. The user interface and capabilities make this app a must have to stream and enjoy music all day.

Hannah Habes: Matchaful Founder & Chief Matcha Officer

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My Goal of the Day: Make time to connect with people on my team, friends, family.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Well this one’s easy for me. Matcha + water all the way. I normally drink 2-3 cups of matcha a day. Sometimes I’ll add a little collagen, he shou wu, or rhodiola to my matcha and I love topping it off with a little of NotMilk’s fresh almond milk.

What are you doing at 6 AM: Waking up. I start each day writing out my list of to-dos. This helps me stay focused and clear throughout the day. Because I only spend about 10% of my day at my desk, I need to be very organized about prioritizing what needs to get done each day.

Viorica Marian: Psycholinguist, Cognitive Scientist, Northwestern University professor

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My Thought of the Day: This quote by Albert Camus: “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”

What should everyone try at least once? Traveling to a new place. Learning another language. It is amazing how the simple act of learning another language can open our minds to new perspectives, cultures, and ways of thinking and can change how we see others and the world. It can also open the door to new relationships and adventures. I think if politicians knew another language and were exposed to other cultures the world would be better.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  In a museum. In music. In love. 

Paula Tursi: Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga Founder

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My Thought of the Day: I am love and limitless

What should everyone try at least once? To be honest even when it feels really uncomfortable. As humans we avoid the truth because we down like the feel of confrontation. When I have pushed through that and did so with love it made a huge difference. Next to that it would say eye gazing with someone you really care about. Its amazing!  

Where do you enjoy getting lost? In the woods. There is nothing better for me than taking a hike smelling the trees. It truly feels like god to me.

Jayne Dean: Somatic psychotherapist, Marriage/Family therapist, Movement therapist, Play therapist & Spiritual director

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My Goal of the Day: Connect with a higher power, a source bigger than me.

My Tip of the Day: Trust the wisdom of the body. Make time to connect inward, with the deep self and the vast, rich internal world.

What should everyone try at least once?Aerial yoga.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  In the creative process: Whether I am planning a workshop, an aerial yoga/aerial acrobatics class or yoga dance class, I love the twists, turns and discoveries of the creative process and can spend hours in preparation. I find it very nourishing on so many levels.

Kristin Meekhof: Lifestyle Coach & Author

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My Goal of the Day: Create something.

My Thought of the Day: “The world is your beautiful younger sister.” U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Lately, I’ve been making these kale salads (I know, cue eye roll) with butternut squash, beets, garbanzo beans, quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, no dressing. And I have an apple for dessert. I love being able to be at home most days for lunch, and I use that time to catch up on emails while I eat.

What should everyone try at least once? Meditation 

Rosalia Chann: Celebrity Trainer & Holistic Healer

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My Deed of the Day: Spread Kindness

My Tip of the Day: Begin with the end in mind and leave room for flexibility and magic.

What are you doing at: 6:00 AM – Still sleeping. I wake up around 6:30/7am and do my morning routine before any appointments. The time that I take to self-care, get grounded and prep for my day is very important and paramount to the outcome of my day. My routine includes Water/hydration, Daily Gratitude List, a meditation that varies in length and stretching + activating my body. Not looking at my phone is a work in progress.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? In my Spiritual practice

Dr. Shainna Ali: Mental health clinician, Educator & Advocate

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My Biggest Success?

I am happy to reflect on many privileges I have been lucky to have in this lifetime. If I had to choose just one, I would say that my biggest personal success would be earning my doctoral degree. While I was fortunate to be emotionally supported by my loved ones, this feat is a challenge that I endeavored on my own, with the motivations of personal growth and ability to help others in the future, and conquered that hurdle independently. While I can look back with gratitude for this achievement, I am also thankful for the obstacles I faced during that time that taught me about my personal character, mental endurance, and self-worth.

My Motto?

Perspective is power.

Cecilia Dintino: Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center

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Cecilia Dintino is a psychologist and drama therapist in private practice in New York City. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, The Women’s Program, and adjunct faculty with New York University’s Program in Drama Therapy.

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