Category Archives: personal growth

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!¬†ūüíó¬†No matter what your status (if you are single, in a relationship or something in between), remember to always love, care and treat yourself the way you would your best friend/significant other. Sending love and positive vibes your way¬†

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Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present.
This video shows how anyone can practice being more mindful. Being mindful can help manage your actions and reactions to life. Take a proactive approach and spend 5 minutes today and take care of you!¬†#SelfCare¬†‚̧ԳŹ

Just Do It

Today I listened to the podcast: Don’t Keep Your Day Job and inspired me to start creating more and worrying less. Sometimes I suffer from over planning and today, rather than over thinking, over planning, I created my first podcast episode.

*Special thanks to Noreen Reimel for introducing¬†me to the the podcast:¬†Don’t Keep Your Day Job

2018: The Search Within

It is a new year and it feels like everyone is talking about setting a goal, resolution or vow to make a change. In theory, it is great! I am all about goal setting and personal growth. Personally, setting too many goals can be overwhelming. Heck – the whole process can be over whelming!

When I worked at Lululemon, the company provided a very helpful goal setting worksheet that started off setting long term goals for your personal, professional and physical growth. Interested in learning about how to set more intentional goals? Check out this goal setting worksheet here.

I took the first week of January off to really evaluate how I did in 2017. I asked my self questions like: What did I like? What could have been better? What were the highlights and lowlights? Where do I want to be? How do I get there? Are donuts really a want or a need? (the struggle is so real).

10 Year Goal

  • Professional: Running and operating my own business (TBD).¬†Continue to teach yoga part-time.
  • Physical: Maintain my daily training and practice holding 15% body fat
  • Personal: Raise kid(s) that are going to be contributors to society and save enough for an annual vacation.

5 Year Goal

  • Professional: In two years, come up with a business plan and then implementing the plan.¬†Continue to teach yoga part-time.
  • Physical: Work out regularly requiring one hour of cardio daily and strength train three times per week.
  • Personal: Be financially prepared to have/start a family (I know there is never enough money but I want to try). Promote healthy eating and continue to save.

1 Year Goal

  • Professional: Start reviewing my strengths, weaknesses and what I would like to focus on if/when I have my own business. Continue to teach yoga part time three to four times a week.
  • Physical:¬†Sweating at least one hour a day, five times a week (Yoga/Swimming/Running) + to hold 15-20% body fat
  • Personal: Meal prep low fat meals on Sundays so that I can bring breakfast and home lunch 4 times per week. This will help me save money and support my physical goals.

NOTE: Once your goals are set, they are not set in stone 100%. You as a person will grow and change and so will your vision/goals. This year, I plan to focus on searching for my purpose, strengths and what truly inspires me. Wishing you all an amazing 2018. The best is yet to come!



Today we were given our assignment to create a one-minute video promoting the Jacob’s Institute. Below is a a quick recap (and my humble attempt to use what I learned).

Visual Storytelling: Day 1

This week I’m attending Berkeley’s Visual Storytelling class. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with some really talented people. Today’s top three take aways were:

  • How to prepare for an interview and how to interview
  • How to produce quality audio in any situation
  • How to shoot quality videos

I am vlogging my experience and something I learned in class – it takes time to plan, shoot and edit video. More to come!

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017. May you and your loved ones experience more love, happiness and laughter. Speaking of laughter, I hope you can enjoy this short video I put together about a dancing carrot. The carrot is locally grown by Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe and was distributed by Oahu Fresh. Two awesome companies helping to feed Hawaii.

New Year, New Goals
I am learning how to film and edit video for my personal and professional growth. The video is a little shaky to me – and I am working on trying to fix that. Feel free to give feedback below – would love to get your thoughts!

with an open mind and heart

At the beginning of each day, I like to take time to set an intention. This helps me focus my thoughts and energy throughout the day. At the end of the day, I’ll reflect upon how well I was able to focus on the intention. What went well, what did not. 

Today’s intention: to have an open mind and heart. Taking everything in with an open mind and heart in New York is truly eye opening. So many people with so many interesting stories. Everyone is rushing and has some place to be. The best way to see someone’s true character is when we are in traffic. We caught four Ubers and each driver had their own way of dealing with traffic. Some got mad, some were chill, others were calmly breathing through the whole time. 

My biggest take away today: to listen more, smile more and practice forgiveness. We all could be more open and show more compassion. 

Tomorrow, set an  intention and review how your day went. Would love to hear your story, please comment below or talk story with me on Twitter @jlieu! with love and aloha ūüíô namaste