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Flow State – What Flow Is & How to Get Into It

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  Flow is one of my favorite things. Learn what flow is and how to set yourself up to get into flow state. Being in flow state is essentially operating at your best: super productive and super passionate. It's an exciting thing.

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Tinashe – 2 On (Lavendaire Remix)

Tinashe – 2 On (Lavendaire Remix) I'm excited to share my first remix under Lavendaire with you all! I started this remix a couple weeks ago, but I got into a super creative mode starting yesterday and felt like finishing this remix. I was in total flow last night and today; I worked on the remix from midnight … Read more

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Reflection: How I've Changed in the Past Year

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  How have you changed in the past year? In what ways did you grow and what lessons did you learn? I thought I'd open up the question to see what everyone has been learning about themselves. It's so interesting to reflect and see how much … Read more

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Self Love

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  This past weekend I had one of those long late night talks about everything with my friend Christina—I want to share a bit of that conversation with you all on the topic of self love. She asked: What does it mean to love yourself? How can we … Read more

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Happy Power Poses!

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  Your body language shapes who you are. I did this happy power pose exercise at a show this past weekend so I thought it would be fun to share it with the rest of the Internets! Try this out & let me know how it … Read more

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“Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice—Cal Newport Talk

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice from 99U on Vimeo My friend Jason sent me this refreshing video on why “follow your passion” is bad advice. Cal Newport breaks down the message that Steve Jobs presents in his popular 2005 Stanford Commencement Address and then shows us case studies on successful people who love what they … Read more

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How I Prepare For a Show (House of Blues Vlog)

I thought it would be cool to show you guys how I prepare for a show, so here's my vlog on my House of Blues show that was on 7/9. See how I prepare for a performance, my singing essentials, what I pack, and more. Then check out some clips from my performance at House … Read more

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Anime Expo 2014 Vlog

I had the opportunity to perform at Anime Expo this year with the dance project Chemical X!  We performed the halftime show of Masquerade, the main cosplay event at Anime Expo. It was my first time, and it was crazy. I had so much fun and it was really cool to be surrounded by people … Read more

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Planning Your Own Creative Retreat

In the beginning of the year, I had filled out this Amazing Year Workbook for 2014. One of the exercises in the workbook was to plan a creative retreat for yourself, so back in January, I thought about when I would probably need a creative retreat the most and what I would want to do. I knew … Read more

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The Power of Simply Asking

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  Ask and you shall receive: you’ve heard it before, but it’s easier said than done.  People are generally afraid to ask for things. Why? We're afraid to look needy or stupid, or we're just afraid of getting rejected. Learning to ask and being shameless about it is … Read more

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How to Find Your Purpose in Life

I believe that everybody has a purpose. Everybody exists for a reason, and we’re all meant to to contribute to the world in our unique way. Each person is blessed with a unique set of talents, skills, life experience, etc. that enable him or her to do something in the world. That “something” is his or her purpose. … Read more

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Fighting Resistance (The War of Art / Life)

Resistance – it's that weird force that keeps us from doing what we really want to do. Resistance doesn't want us to grow, it wants us to stay the same. Resistance loves comfort. The War of Art has recently opened my eyes to how resistance can lurk everywhere in our lives, and if we're not … Read more

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Vlog: Seattle Trip

I love traveling. My brother is spending his summer in Seattle, so my mom and I decided to make a trip out of it and help him move in! I absolutely love how the city overlooks the ocean—cities on water are so my thing. The first video covers our arrival and Pike Place Market. The … Read more

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Swimming with Love

I try to swim at least once a week. I started a “Swim Mondays” tradition in January and have been going pretty consistently since. Although Swim Mondays has turned into “Swim Any Day of the Week Before the Next Monday Comes,” I'm still quite proud of myself for picking up a new habit and getting … Read more

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How to Let Fear Be Your Guide

Fear. It’s what holds so many of us back from doing the things we truly want to do.  Fear signals that we are outside of our comfort zone and it’s meant to protect you (because yeah, you could get hurt chasing your dreams). But your fear can only see the danger, it can’t see how much … Read more

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How to Slow Down Time

[How to Slow Down Time] We've all been there—we've caught ourselves saying things like “time flies” or “where did all the time go?” We let time slip away too easily sometimes. So if you'd like to learn how to slow down time a bit, here's some knowledge on the science of time perception. Time is perceived … Read more

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John Legend's UPenn Commencement is Beautiful & On Point

[Read transcription here] John Legend just gave the most cohesive speech on life, love, and true success—to live a life full of love: to love yourself, love what you do, love the people around you, and love humankind as a whole. Because when you do all of that, you can truly change the world. When … Read more

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VLOG: OC Night Market

Follow my day on Saturday at the OC Night Market! We eat, we laugh, we dance, we emcee the Horizon Dance Competition, and talk about how to be awesome. The first half features some creative treats like fried oreos + green tea ice cream, ramen burgers, and potted ice cream. The second half features some … Read more

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Question: How Do You Deal…?

Got a big question on my The Way to Greatness video – How do you deal when you put so much effort, time, and resources into achieving something, but see little to no progress? It's tough. I tried to give my best answer. What would you guys add? Also, keep asking good questions. 🙂 I have … Read more

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My Good Luck Song

Do you have a good luck song? Is it just me? Today I wanted to share a little something about myself. Music can change our perception so easily, it's a tool we can use to make our lives more interesting & beautiful. Hope you enjoy this one! xoxo,

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