LIFESTYLE

The Erica Diamond Podcast Is Here!

When something is the culmination of your life’s work of the past 20 years, you feel calm and in your sweet spot. Well, not entirely calm, but that’s how it feels to launch my new podcast on the first day of summer.

Welcome to The Erica Diamond Podcast. Getting you motivated and inspired by conversations with today’s thought leaders and coolest people. Each episode, get up close and personal with compelling guests who share stories and tips that empower you to live your best life. Now, let’s GET OFF THE FENCE!

Oprah in Montreal: My AHA Moments and Life Lessons From A Path Made Clear Tour

Sunday night on Father’s Day, I had a magical evening with mom and Oprah.

I had so many AHA Moments and lessons learned from Oprah’s Path Made Clear tour here in Montreal, and I’m so glad Global TV let me share those insights on TV this morning.

Confession: I am an Oprah groupie! I totally am. Whatever she’s sellin’, I’m buyin’! I’ve seen her speak five times, I’ve met her, I’ve been on five episodes of OWN TV, and she continues to impact and influence me and my career.

6 Great Summer Reads for Women!

Summer is the perfect time to take a break, lay out in the sunshine and get into a great book.

On this morning’s Global TV segment, I shared six great summer reads. In the fall, we usually cozy up by the fire with a nice cup of coffee and a deeper read. For the summer though, I like to keep it a little lighter. We don’t have to be serious ALL THE TIME. 😉 It’s okay for Calgon to take us away sometimes.

No Title

When you show up for the first time to teach a new group of six incredible moms for private yoga at their home, and this is waiting for you. So special. I’m so grateful.

I’ve spoken a lot recently about my imposter syndrome, and how I have felt sometimes like a “jack of all trades, expert at nothing” because I am so multi-passionate. But I don’t doubt my choices anymore.

I feel so evolved in all my different arms: lifestyle and career from my coaching practice and mentoring entrepreneurs since the age 26, parenting lifestyle from my Global TV job and blog, and confident on the mat in health/wellness with my students after 18 years of practicing weekly then teaching.

I’m learning that it’s okay to love, focus on, and work your different passions, so long as you stay in your lane. I’m staying in my lane, and spreading my wings in those lanes.

Nothing Exceeds Like Excess

I’ve been hesitating sharing this story. It’s not a particularly popular topic. When you tell people you don’t drink, unless you have an excuse like you’re allergic or you’re on antibiotics, the reaction isn’t always… enthusiastic.

No one wants to question their own alcohol consumption. And think about it, what was the last social activity you did that did not involve alcohol? How far back do you have to go?

I only noticed how prominent alcohol was in my life once I decided to stop partaking in the most socially acceptable, celebrated and damaging mind altering substance out there. Everywhere you look, alcohol seems to be the star of the show. You can’t go to a social event unless there’s a promise of wine. And today women more than ever are getting on board the binge drinking train. How many memes do you see equating heavy drinking with a liberated badass woman all in the name of equality? In Montreal especially, us women pride ourselves on our high tolerances and our ability to drink hard liquor ie Jamieson straight, without batting an eyelash.

How To Get Off Your Butts and Achieve Your Dreams with Dr. Alex Avila

Too many women are on the fence today—not able to decide what they want to do with their lives. Juggling the demands of motherhood, wifehood (or being a single parent), as well as being a breadwinner and working on their personal development, there is a disconnect between what women really want and what they have. Are you a woman on the fence? If so, there is hope for you.

Here are some tips to help you get off the fence and get started with your life:

Spring Clean Your Social Media Presence!

Four to five minutes is not the most time to pack in tons of tips and strategies on TV, but I  sure did do my best to share that for you this morning.

Today, we’re spring cleaning our social media presence for all you personal brands and business out there!

In the above video, I share some spring cleaning tips, tricks, tactics, must-download apps for your phone, and even some info on my very own media conference happening next Wednesday in Montreal. Yes, Media Women Montreal is one week away, so grab your ticket

#ThoughtfulThursday: Even Here, I Am Growing

I saw this online, and it made me think. It is #ThoughtfulThursday after all, so here it is:

We share our highlights- the smiles, the kisses, the greenery, the laughter. We keep the darkness to ourselves. 

When we’re in a dark place, we retreat, we isolate, we hang alone. It’s not the right way, but it’s a way familiar to many who are going through a hard time. 

Know that even here, you are growing. 

During hard times, I am my most creative, my most open, my most resourceful, my most STRONG. Hard times give you your biggest growth spurt. 

Be Picky

As we kick off a new week and a new month, I would like share what I posted on Instagram yesterday for #SelfCareSunday. It actually serves as a good #MindfulMonday reminder too about being mindful with whom you allow into your inner circle and personal space.

It went like this…

Spring Clean Your Life!

Whenever March rolls around (my hubby’s birthday), I always know it’s time for me to take stock of my life. It’s the time I start sweeping out the cobwebs; literally and figuratively. Winter’s snow starts to melt away, and all the things we’ve been ignoring in our lives, start to present themselves again. Aaah, I forgot about you! Spring is a great time to deal with these things head-on. And that’s not a bad thing– spring is about rebirth, renewal, regeneration.

If you take a look at my social media feed, it’s been covered lately with spring inspiration. I have been aching for spring.

So today, in honor of the first day of spring, and also in honor of International Day of Happiness, a SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFE blog post and tv segment! Today, we are spring cleaning your HOME, your relationships, your FINANCES, your MIND, and your BODY! There’s more to spring cleaning than just cleaning out your basement and closets.  You should be approaching your spring cleaning as an emotional cleanse, just as much as a physical cleanse.