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Sunshine Award

Sunshine Blog Award

I’d like to thank Nicseventysix’s Blog for nominating me for the sunshine award. This is the first time I am receiving this award and am truly grateful. I invite all my readers to take some time to read nicseventysix’s blog. She had me hooked just from her about page.  You won’t be disappointed. Thanks again Nicseventysix!

Award Rules:

Part of accepting the Award is to nominate 10 People, drop them a lovely comment about them being nominated for the Sunshine Award on their Blogs and post their names and the links of their Blogs in my post

If you’d like to accept this Award, this is how you go about it. 

1. Include the award logo in a post or on your blog.

2. Link to the person who nominated you.

3. Answer 10 questions about yourself and write 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

My 10 Responses for nicseventysix

1. What’s your favorite place to be?

Earth. I’m having a pretty good time here. :o)

2. Do you play an Instrument, if yes, which one?

When I was younger I played the clarinet. I was in band from elementary school all the way up until Junior High. When I went on to High School I traded band for chorus.  I still have my clarinet but I haven’t played in ages. I’m tempted to try it out and see If I still remember how to play. It might be time to dust off the old clarinet.

3. If you did a sabbatical, what would you do or where would you go?

If I were to go on sabbatical I would paint and write all day long. I would have more time to build my coaching practice and I would even schedule a trip of two to see some more of the world.  A sabbatical sounds really good right about now. 401906_ballonchik_kraski_kreativ_ruka_krasnyj_zhyoltyj_si_1680x1050_www-gdefon-ru

4. What is creativity for you?

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ― Albert Einstein When we tap into our creativity we open a door to whats possible for us.  Curiosity + Creativity = Living Fully 

5. Do you like to write handwritten letters, journals and notes, and if yes, why?

I write hand written letters every chance I get. I love sending letters and cards to those people that mean the most to me. It’s a chance to show them how much they mean to me. I take my time to find the right kind of paper or the right card for each individual. My letters come from the heart. They are important to me because I know they are important to the people that are receiving them. ❤

6. Do you have a Motto or a theme song? images (1)

My motto as a life coach is Dream. Believe. Unlock.  We are all capable of making our dreams a reality. In order to do so we must believe in our own capacities. When we believe in ourselves we find the confidence and courage necessary to unlock all the doors to a better future.

7. Do you have a favorite, Kind of “lift-me-up-quote”?

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”  Mahatma Gandhi  I absolutely love this quote. It helps me to always remember to slow down and enjoy each and every moment. Life is about being fully present.

8. Do you do any kind of Meditation practice?

I try to meditate every morning for at least 10-15 minutes. It really helps to start my day off on the right foot. Meditation helps me to connect with my authenticity.

9. Which song, book or film sticks with you for a Long while already?

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The last book I read was the Key to Power and Personal Peace by U. S Anderson. I really enjoyed this book.

10. Which is your favorite kind of landscape? The sea, mountains, Woods or something else? Do have a preference at all?

I adore the sea. I still don’t know how to swim very well but something about being by the sea just makes me happy. I hope to one day live near the ocean.

And the nominees are…

1. The Happsters

2.  joypassiondesire

3. When Ideas Fail

4. SprituallyAwakened

5.  A Spiritual Journey

6. KINDNESS BLOG

7.  PRECIOUS MOMENT LIVING

8.  Personally Speaking

9.  Ideas Matter

10. a heart of adventure

Questions for the Nominees:

1. What goals have you accomplished so far this year?

2. What do you think is your best quality?

3. What was the last compliment you received and what was the last one you paid to someone?

4. What are you looking forward to during the rest of 2013?

5. Do you have a favorite, Kind of “lift-me-up-quote”?

6. What inspired you to start blogging?

7. What is creativity for you?

8. What about yourself do you want to improve?

9. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

10. What’s your favorite way to relax?

Congrats to the nominees! 

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The Liebster Award

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I’d like to thank tinablogsalot @ HERE’S MY HEART & HERE’S MY MOUTH for presenting me with the Liebster Award.  I am so very touched by this very kind gesture. Tina has been blogging for a little over a year now, and like so many of us has been loving every minute of it. Please take some time to visit her blog and show her some love.

The Rules:

  • Link back the blogger that tagged you.
  • Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you.
  • Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate.
  • Let your nominees know of their award.

Responses to Tinablogsalots Questions:

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

I was inspired to write a blog a little over 2 years ago because I wanted to rekindle my passion for writing. As a child I used to write a great deal. It always brought me a lot of joy but like a lot of our interests as children, writing  took a back seat to the responsibilities of adulthood.  Years went by and I hadn’t written anything but papers for college and grad school. I was looking for a way to connect with people on a deeper level and blogging was seemed like a  logical first step. I created ambition in the city to reach out to people that still believed in their dreams. I wanted to help people to reconnect with their capacity to do an be great. As a life coach ambition in the city has become an extension to my practice. I get to coach people all over the world and I get to inspire them to go after their most deepest desires. It’s been an amazing journey and I am grateful to all my lovely readers.

2. How long have you been writing?

A little over 2 years.

3. Your top 3 favorite books.

Presently my top 3 books are:

1. Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm By Thich Nhat Hanh

2. Return to Love  By  Marianne Williamson

3. The Key to Power and Personal Peace By Uell Stanley Andersen

4. Your top 3 favorite albums. 

My top 3 albums currently are:

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1. Bruno Mars

2. Justin Timberlake

3.  Great Gatsby Album Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film

5. Most played song on your iPod.

1.Young Beautiful By Lana Del Rey

6. What do you hope people take away from reading your blog?

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That our dreams, ambitions, and passions are just waiting to be manifested. We just have to believe in our capacity to create the lives we envision for ourselves.

7. If you could write for any publication, which would it be?

Hay House. One day I’ll have a book deal with them. :o)

8. Your current location and how it inspires your writing.

I live and work in Chelsea, NYC. A longtime hub for the art world, this waterfront neighborhood is also a great place to come for peace and quiet. I love the people and the energy of this vibrant place. There is always something to do and wonderful people to engage with. Chelsea inspires my writing as well as my art.

9. Last concert you attended.

JayZ and Justin Timberlake. This concert was amazing!

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10. Where do you see your blog taking you? 

I see this blog as a stepping stone to one day writing a book. I also see it as a method to expand my coaching reach. There are no limits to what this blog can ultimately help to manifest. I am enjoying the journey and look forward to seeing where this passion will take me.

And the nominees are…

1. A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS CAN BRING SMILE ON MILLION FACES

2.  Two Sides to every Coin and other Musings

3.  Jonathan Hilton

4. GEN Y GIRL

5. INSPIRE4BETTER

6. EverydayMonday

7. ARTIST AS MOTHER

8.  Jeneration Life

9.  iamkrista

10. Let Yourself Learn

Questions for the nominees: 

1. Why are you blogging?

2.  What is your favorite way to recharge?

3. How do you stay creative?

4.  How are you growing your blog?

5.  What does “having a big life” mean to you?

6.  What is one skill or hobby you’ve always wanted to learn?

7.  What is your favorite way to connect with others?

8.  What are working on that your excited about?

9.  What’s your favorite post on your own blog?

10. Where do you see your blog taking you?

Congrats to all the nominees. Keep writing! 

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Liebster Award: Spreading The Love

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I’d like to thank WrittenObsessions for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am so very grateful for this wonderful acknowledgement. If you haven’t already taken some time to visit WrittenObsessions little home on the web, please do so when you have a moment. She is a university student finding her way through writing and exploring the world around her. Her mission is to “inspire before she expires” and I wish her all the best on her journey towards freedom, truth and beauty. 🙂

Now onto the Rules:

1. You must link back the person who nominated you.

2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.

3. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers

4. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees

WrittenObsessions Questions:

1.Where are you on the globe? and If you had to move, where would it be and why?

Uluwatu@baliWhile New York City is my current home, I wouldn’t be completely distraught if I had to move somewhere else. Adventure is the name of game, and I aspire to play with all my heart. If I had to move I think I would move to Bali. This place has been on my radar for quite some time. As a life coach, blogger, and aspiring artist I can ultimately work and create from anywhere. With its beautiful people, vast green landscapes, and rich culture, I believe this place would inspire me each and every day.  In the next few years I hope to visit this magical place and see what an impact it has on me. We never know where life will take us. Be open, be curious, and live it up.

2. Do you believe in the statement ‘Everything happens for a reason’, why?

I am a firm believer that “Everything happens for a reason.” I believe that each choice we make in life determines the course our life ultimately takes. What’s meant to be will always find its way to us because deep down we are magnets for our own fate. Embrace choice and keep moving forward the rest will fall into place as it’s meant to.

“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”  
―     John Lennon

3. If you had one wish, what would it be?

My wish is to impact this world in a positive way through my coaching, writing, and artwork.

4. What would you say is your biggest pet peeve?

An unmade bed. While I know sometimes I am the reason why my bed is not made every morning, there is just something about an unmade bed that gets to me. When I come home from a long day of work all I want to do is come home to a freshly made bed with my fluffy pillows all in a row just waiting for me. I commit to making my bed more consistently, now I just have to convince my boyfriend to do the same.

5. Funniest experience of your life?

Not sure it’s happened yet, but I’m always looking for an opportunity to laugh.

6. Who do you cherish the most in your life, do you tell them that you do?

I cherish my family and boyfriend with all my heart. I am a very affectionate person so there isn’t a day that goes by that they aren’t told how much I love them. no_swimming_sign

7. Can you swim?

Unfortunately I am still terrified of swimming. I wanted to learn this summer but have yet to muster the courage to register for swimming lessons. This has got to get done people! I have a trip to the Dominican Republic scheduled for December and I want to swim!

9414e165e069442887b95aae6a5bca618. Do you believe in ‘love at first sight? Why?

I believe in love, however it appears to us in our lives is just fine with me.

9. One thing about your self, we may not know?

I sang Soprano in High School for 4 years and I loved it.

10. If you could advice your younger self, what advice would that be?

Stay the course. You are strong, whole, and completely capable of achieving all your dreams. Keep at it and live it up.

And the nominees are…

1. MY LIFE EXPERIENCES BY MELISSA

2. Echoes and Reflections

3. NAKED AMBITION

4. truthionary

5. BaileyMikell

6. Wonder Sonder

7. Roam&Home

8. PURNIMODO

9. LIVEYOURCHANCE’S BLOG

10. Heyartist

10 Questions for the nominees

1. What is your “super power” that makes you different from everyone else?

2. Who, what, and/or where does your blogging inspiration come from?

3. What are you looking forward to the most during the month of September?

4. Name something you’ve learned recently.

5. If you could be extremely good at any one thing, what would it be?

6. What scares you the most?

7. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

8. Who inspires you?

9.  What are you procrastinating on now?

10. What are (at least) three things that make you really happy?

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Congrats to the nominees! I appreciate each and every one of you for all that you bring to your readers. Keep inspiring us with your insights and keep living your passions. Thanks again WrittenObsessions for this award. Keep reading Ambition In The City. ❤

Versatile Blogger Award: Thank you!!

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I’d like to thank Catching Zeez  for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please take a moment to visit this wonderful blog on post grad life in the real world. It’s always great to be appreciated for the work we do so thank you again for this lovely award.

THE RULES:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.

4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know about their nomination with a comment.

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

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And the nominees are…

1. theempathyqueen

2. ONE-MINUTE Inspirations

3. Kaela’s Kaleidoscope.

4. GEN Y GIRL

5. ‘The Commonsense Philosopher’

6. Evolving Yogi

7.  This Breath Yoga

8. lifeisbreathtakinglybeautiful

9. ALLMOSTRELEVANT

10. Positive Words Research

11. manifest wellness

12. http://petescully.com/

13. Karen Kubicko

14. Confessions of a Nomad

15. Dearally

7 Random Facts About Me: sneakers

1.  For some reason I hate wearing sneakers for anything other than working out. I don’t know why It bothers me so much, but it’s been a pet peeve of mine since I was a little girl. Strange?

2. I love french macaroons. My favorite place to purchase them, other than in Paris of course, just happens to be very close to home. If you are ever in NYC please stop by this small family owned French Patisserie La Maison du Macaron. It’s such a lovely place to relax with a cappuccino  and a few yummy treats. I might need to visit them this evening. 🙂

3. In the very near future I would like to be fluent in the following languages: Italian, French, and Portuguese. download (1)

4. The sun rises and sets every single day, and yet I have only witnessed this happen a handful of times in my life. I will make time to take these moments in more often. Live it up and take it all in.

5. I am currently working on developing a self-love workshop with a colleague of mine. It’s been a lot of fun collaborating and brainstorming our workshop agenda. We are confident this will be a workshop to remember. Details soon to come for all of you lovely ladies residing in the New York Tri-State area. Let go of Self-Doubt and Surrender to self-love. do-what-you-love-cg

6. I love being a life coach. Every day I get to help people reconnect with the best versions of themselves. Remember, work should be the fun you get paid to do.

7. I want to write a book. I started the process a few months back but hope to carve out some time this fall to really buckle down and get some ideas down on paper. Stay tuned.

Thanks again to Catching Zeez for this awesome award. Congrats to the nominees. Love all your work and am looking forward to reading your random facts as well as your future posts. Keep writing and keep living it up!

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’d like to thank Dreamspinner Extraordinaire for presenting me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am deeply grateful for this lovely honor. If you haven’t yet come upon Michelle’s lovely blog, please take some time today to check it out. I love her work and am often inspired by her writing.

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Rules for this Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Add the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.

3. Share 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate a list of bloggers that inspire you.

5. Include this set of rules.

6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

7 Random Facts

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1. I have been thinking about lunch since I ate breakfast this morning. It’s just been one of those days. I just want to eat everything in sight!

2. I am very much looking forward to a much-needed getaway with my handsome boyfriend to New Orleans at the end of the month. 10 days away and counting. 🙂

3. It makes me a little sad that summer is coming to a close. I am not looking forward to the fall and winter months. I am a summer baby and will always prefer warm weather.

4. I having been painting every weekend in hopes to start my own Etsy shop online. I am in love with the pieces I have created thus far and look forward to sharing them with the world.

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5. In true summer baby fashion we have booked a Christmas vacation to the Dominican Republic. I am so looking forward to seeing the palm trees decorated with twinkly Christmas lights.

6. Travel, food, and art as you can tell are my favorite things these days. In the next coming weeks I will be taking an Indian cooking class with some of my girlfriends. I cannot wait to learn how to incorporate all of the intoxicatingly exotic spices into some yummy traditional dishes.

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7. Last, but certainly not least, I am already planning my 30th birthday extravaganza. This years oversea’s celebration will take place in Greece! Haven’t decided on which island to stay on just yet, but I am certain this trip is going to be one to remember.

And the nominees are…

1. Soul of a Gypsy……Welcome to my Journey

2. LIVE SIMPLY, TRAVEL LIGHTLY, LOVE PASSIONATELY & DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE

3. grace1012

4. tashaelisa

5. So This Is Now

6. rarasaur

5. A Soul Driven Mind…

6. TK Butterfly

7. Get-Up-and-Go!!!

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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I’d like to thank Liv from MORNING COFFEE BLISS and Janice M. Durrant from J A N I C E for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am truly touched each and every time a fellow blogger presents me with such an honor. Thank you both for this kind gesture. As Ambition In The City continues to grow I continue to grow with it. Thank you ladies.

The award requirements are to display the award logo and display a link to my awesome nominator. I also get to nominate 15 other amazing blogs and notify them of their nomination and the award requirements.

And the nominees are…

1. Free Little Words

2. Pocket Perspectives

3. Clarabelle

4. KINDNESS BLOG

5. Simple Talk for Simple Lives

6. THE LANTERN ROOM

7. Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

8. Kat Kinnie’s Blog

9. truespiritblog

10. IN MY MIND

11. ~Cruising through my Life~

12. Complex Simplicity.

13. Living Abundance

14. A Road Less Taken

15. A Wisdom Within

“Develop an attitude of Gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy 

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A Bouquet of Awards: What an Honor

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I’d like to thank Elizabeth Yalian from His Eye is on This Sparrow for nominating me for a Bouquet of Awards. What a lovely honor and such a pleasant surprise.  I invite you all to take some time to visit Elizabeth’s blog. She does such an amazing job at living her mission by extending the gift of hope to those who need it most. Thank you again for these awards. Your kind gesture is certainly appreciated.

The rules for accepting these awards are quite simple. Share seven things about yourself. Pass these awards on by nominating 15 other blogs.  Inform the nominees of their nominations.

7 Random Facts about me

1. I have lived in NY all my life and still struggle to navigate the train system. Thank God for my NYC train map application on my phone.

2. I recently reconnected with my passion for painting. I am having so much fun with it and cannot wait to see what I paint next. IMAG0636 (1)

3. I am actively seeking new coaching clients that are ready and willing to experience transformation in their lives. Are you ready? Dream. Believe. Unlock.

4. This weekend I plan on getting my bike tuned up so I can take a long ride down the West side highway.

5. I started running recently and have consistently run 3 miles a day for the last two weeks. Staying in shape can be a lot of work but the benefits are so worth it. Take care of your body it’s the only one you have. RunningFeet

6. I will be spending my 29th birthday in the happiest place on earth this year. I’m going to Disney World. 🙂

7. This week I will be celebrating my moms 60th Birthday. A spa day filled with pampering and flamenco music is in order. Looking forward to spending time with this wonderful woman. Love you mom.

On to the nominees….

Thank you to each and every one of you for inspiring me everyday to continue writing. Your blogs are truly powerful. Please accept this bouquet of awards as a token of my appreciation of the wonderful works you each share with the world. Keep it up!

1. Soul Fields

2. JUST BREATHE.

3. VENT YOU

4. BLAHSQUARED’S BLOG

5. Re-Imagine you! 

6. Edwin Mathe’s Blog

7. A Humanist’s perspective

8. Marie

9. Teacher as Transformer

10. When Ideas Fail

11. SPARKS2EXIST

12. (A DAY IN THE LIFE) UN GIORNO NELLA VITA

13. Yoga With Maheshwari

14. One Loaf of Bread

15. Dreamspinner Extraordinaire

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire

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