The Best Advice I got from a Student

I always say I have the best job in the world. I learn just as much from the girls I mentor as they do from me. Today I’m sharing the best advice I got from a student! So good!




How to do a Headstand

My girls LOVE headstands and lucky for them this yoga pose is really good for you. Going upside down brings fresh oxygen to your brain, improves digestion, and is tons of fun! In this video I breakdown how to do a  headstand with the help of one of my students!





How to Avoid the Freshman 15

I have yet to be in a college lecture where I’m not asked about the Freshman 15, but beyond avoiding the uncomfortableness of your jeans feeling tight, I really want to instill the importance of caring for your body. You can’t be your best self if you’re not treating your body well. Check out this video for how to beat the freshman 15.

How my New Look Helped Another Person

If you take a look at the video below you’ll notice that something is missing… 10 inches of hair! Click the video to hear how my change, changed someone else! P.S. If you’re looking for an organization to donate your hair, I gave to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for women with cancer.

What I Posted on Instagram vs What Really Happened

Last week, I read a post by a blogger who revealed what really happened behind her Instagram pictures. Feeling inspired, I’m sharing my Insta feed, but I’m taking it a step further. I always tell my students to ask themselves WAIP (Why Am I Posting) before they upload, so today I’m going to show you why I posted the pictures I did (and what didn’t make the cut).



Why Am I Posting:

My intern and I are working hard on creating Modern Mentor give-aways this summer and if you’re one of my students, I’ve been talking about these babies for awhile! I posted this picture because I wanted to make girls happy knowing they’d get cute MM gear soon!

What I Didn’t Post:

I did lots of work at a cafe, held a private group, and had a private one-on-one session. At night, I took a yoga class, ate a healthy dinner, and read a book before bed. Trying to be really present in my everyday life means not taking pictures of everything.


Why Am I Posting:

I posted nothing.

What I Didn’t Post:

Busy day! In the morning, I visited my family in town from Texas on the Upper East Side. After, I walked through the park to a meeting on the Upper West Side, while on my phone for another meeting. I took pictures of the Central Park Zoo, but didn’t post because they were just for me. No pictures of my meeting on the UWS because we were too busy chatting.

My friend and I met our mentor, Gabby, for lunch. We haven’t seen each other in awhile and spent all our time catching up, not on our phone. I got my nails done then headed back to the apartment to send out a bunch of emails before the end of the day.

In the evening, I met friends for dinner. We had Mexican food and if I posted all the tacos I’ve eaten this summer, my whole entire feed would be food. There were tons of opportunities for posting pics, but I don’t need to show I’m having fun because I’m too busy having fun!



Why Am I Posting:

I went with my sister and a friend to the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park. It was so peaceful. I’m always amazed that in the middle of the concrete jungle there is this gorgeous green park. It’s a metaphor for life. You can always find inner peace, even when life around you gets crazy. It was very meditative. I wanted to share and inspire!

What I Didn’t Post:

In the morning, my sister and I got coffee at a cute little place before I headed to my friend’s awesome yoga class. I didn’t post pictures of the crazy poses we did because I was too busy being upside-down! After, I met up with my sister and our friend for brunch before heading to the garden.


Why Am I Posting:

You know how I tell you to be active, get moving, and make sure you take care of your body? I just wanted to show you that I take my own advice and inspire you to move your body!

What I Didn’t Post

My sister and I met my mom and dad for a family dinner with our cousins in from France. I tried escargot (which just tastes like lots of butter). Took pictures of the snails, but it stayed in my personal file because I didn’t think it was inspiring. After dinner, I met my friends visiting from Boston. I was too busy having fun to post pictures.



Why Am I Posting:

I was so happy to meet another friend in from Boston for brunch. We went to a really cute place where the sugar had quotes on it. I felt inspired by the sweetness and wanted to pass it along.

What I Didn’t Post

Walking through the city, catching up with my friend, making lunch for my grandparents, being super tired, going to bed at 9:30pm.

So there you go, my weekend on Instagram. Now, what feels authentic for me is going to be different for you, but I hope this inspires you to really WAIP before you post!

Three Ingredient Healthy Cookies

My best friend Christine visited me this weekend and we decided to make 3 ingredient cookies. I love Instagram because I get so much inspiration there. When @lolacooks posted this recipe, I knew I had to check it out. These cookies are SUPER easy, delicious, AND healthy. What more could you ask for?


1 1/2 Bananas
3/4 cup oats
Chocolate (I used organic dark)


In a bowl mash banana and add in the oats. Stir until it forms a batter.


Fold in chocolate. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.




Is your Offline World Supporting your Online World?

If you’ve ever planned a photo way in advanced to post on Instagram then this is for you! In our Girls Group Coaching we’ve been talking a lot about why we share online and it got me thinking: do we spend more time taking pictures of us having fun than actually having fun? Do we spend more time building our online world rather than actually being present in our life away from the phones and computers? For answers check out the video!

Do you OUB?

Do you O-U-B? This is one of the biggest parts of my practice. OUB stands for: Out it. Use it. Bless it. Click play to hear how I use OUB in my everyday life.

How to Keep it Healthy Over the Holidays

I’m so ready for Thanksgiving! Pumpkin pie is one of my most favorite things in the world. I even asked for it once as my birthday cake (my birthday is in June) so I’m pretty pumped for dessert on Thursday. The holidays are so special but the amount of decadent food around can make us beg for a cleanse around New Years. In this video I share how to keep it healthy during the most wonderful time of the year.




How to Handle Body Insecurities

I’ve been getting questions about body image lately and let me start by saying this: everyone encounters issues with how they look at one time or another. I struggled with it big time in high school especially as a dancer so I can confidently say that the tools I give you today are what I use to overcome feeling insecure about my body. Ever wonder why we even have body insecurities in the first place? In this video I share why we beat ourselves up over our looks and what we can do about it.