My interview with #authoritymagazine (published last month) was syndicated to @Thrive! I love Thrive Global's mandate. Self-care is so important; your well-being affects all areas of your life. Having a thirst for life and a reason to get up in the morning can transform your life!
You can read the interview here. 👇
I shared tips on living your life with joie de vivre, my insights on my own life, my inspirations and motivations. Check it out!
Fun day at @canfitpro with @jillhewlett for Brain Fitness Level 2. The highlight for me was learning about our dominance profile - ie which brain is dominant - your left brain or your right brain - and how does that affect you?
Brain fitness is crucial for self-care and self management, especially in a world that is always "on".
I chatted with Authority Magazine recently for their Joie de Vivre series. I reflected on my own life, my motivations and inspirations. I also shared my tips on living your life with joie de vivre.
Read the feature here: 👇
For parents and whoever else follows this account, I'm asking you to help stop the toxic advertising that we see on social media.
@jameelajamilofficial has started a petition that I encourage you to sign. Help us create a new conversation. Thank you. ❤🙏 Sign the petition here 👇
Here's some information on this petition from Jameela:
"In the last few years we have seen a scary rise in the marriage of celebrity and diet/detox endorsement. There's little to no information about the side effects or main ingredients, the harm they may cause or any of the science behind how these products are supposed to work. They are instead, flogged in glossy paid adverts by celebrities and influencers with no expertise or authority in nutrition/medicine/biology.
Quick-fix weight loss is never the answer and the risks far outweigh the benefits. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Celebrities who promote and endorse weight loss aids for payment, do so because brands have realised how influential their posts are with young people. As reported by the BBC, top doctors are now asking that celebrity ads for diet aids be banned by social media companies.
Powder over the internet cant make you look like a celebrity who has a personal trainer, a chef, a surgeon and who uses photoshop. This is false and irresponsible advertising and it is part of a pervasive and disturbing rhetoric that preys upon eating disordered behaviour and the new trend of “quick fix” that relies upon a naive and vulnerable customer who is not educated as to the full list of health implications these products and diet restrictions can bring. I'm calling on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat to stop these being posted by celebrities."
I was recently included in @peoplemaven's list of Up-and-Coming Female Founders.
PeopleMaven is a people search engine that recognizes the "who's who" of each industry. Thank you, PeopleMaven! Thank you @redcapholistic for the nomination! 😁 **********************************
“I recommend Demi Dee - Fitness Trainer, Health Coach, and Founder and CEO of The Knockout Room (www.theknockoutroom.ca) - because she is incorporating holistic wellness into her business and coaching methodology. Emotional wellness is a fundamental component of achieving physical health and is often overlooked in today's fitness industry. She brings integrity to her brand, and demonstrates accountability, credibility and a strong work ethic in her business relationships. Her target audience is tween and teen girls because this is a vulnerable age group that needs guidance and positive role models more than ever.” - Tihana Maric, Founder and CEO of Red Cap Holistic Inc.
What's the sexiest part of your body? Your brain!
Loved the Brain Fitness Level One seminar with @jillhewlett.
Lesson of the day: we are all neuroplasticians! Your brain is constantly changing and YOU are in the driver's seat. 😁
Toilet paper. We use it daily and likely don't associate it with fitness. Recently, I used a toilet paper roll to illustrate a fitness transformation (see @theknockoutroom for that post.) What I love about this analogy is that we see and use toilet paper every day, so it serves as a constant reminder of the power of consistency.
We can use objects in our daily lives to serve as reminders and triggers to keep us on track in our fitness journey.
Do you have your own symbols or reminders that you use to keep you motivated?
What's my superpower?
My superpower is my creativity. It's helped me turn seemingly negative experiences into fuel for pleasant and fruitful ones.
My creativity has helped me excel in my career throughout the years.
What's your superpower?
What inspires me?
To me, inspiration is everywhere. I always carry either a digital notepad (ie. an app on my phone) or a physical notebook and pen to capture my thoughts of the day. I enjoy looking at situations or concepts through different lenses or from different angles to create something fresh and exciting.
I'm inspired by people who follow their dreams while doing so with class and integrity.
I'm inspired by people who help others excel while they themselves are excelling.
I'm inspired by my own achievements. In moments of doubt and uncertainty, I remind myself of how far I've come.
I'm inspired by nature; the stillness and serenity helps me clear my mind. Mother Nature often reminds me to go back to basics and break down an idea or concept into its most basic components and then rebuild it into my own creation.
What inspires you?
Vision boards! Have you ever made one? I made my holistic vision board on New Year's Day. I'm excited to bring the images to life. Here's to an amazing year!
Ceating your own vision board will give you clarity, focus, and possibly insight that you hadn’t anticipated. The latter is especially true if you create a holistic vision board that looks at 9 areas of your life (like the Feng Shui vision board template in this photo). You may find that you naturally favour certain areas of your life over others and, therefore, give these areas more time and attention (and more photos!). The holistic vision board will highlight how the different areas of your life are interconnected. The very act of creating a vision board may affect the goals you choose if you realize that there are areas of your life that you are neglecting.
Remember: This board is for YOU. Your vision board is a visual representation of your own dreams and goals. Don’t compare your board to someone else’s. It is also not a good idea to include images and phrases in your vision board that compare your life to someone else’s.
Choose the imagery and words carefully. Your thoughts create your future. You have the ability to create the life you desire. It all starts with choosing to believe in yourself and your abilities.
For tips on how to create your vision board, check out this same image on my TKR account @theknockoutroom.