Monday Motivation: Just Don’t Care What People Think. #Dance

We spend a lot of our waking time caring what other people think–how they perceive us. As someone who spends most of her time interacting with people, I’m always thinking about how I’m perceived and how that reflects upon the company I work for.

One of the greatest lessons I learned in school was, perception is reality. Sometimes it’s difficult to flip the caring switch off. This Monday motivation is inspired by Phoebe Buffay. Yep, that Phoebe Buffay. The Phoebe Buffay of “Smelly Cat” fame. In this Friends episode, Rachel and Phoebe go running in Central Park. While Rachel is focused on fitting in with the other runners, Phoebe runs with her hands flailing about. As the episode progresses Rachel sneaks out of the apartment to go running without Phoebe. She’s ashamed of the attention Phoebe draws to them. Watch it for yourself here:

Yesterday, in the cold, arctic tundra that is Minnesota, the sun came out. As someone who hasn’t seen the sun in months, I decided to take my workout outside–ice skating I went. I hadn’t been ice skating in years. After a few trips around the rink, I hit my groove. This is where Justin Timberlake Pandora Radio comes into play. The dance moves came out on the ice. I’m sure it was funny for people to watch. But I haven’t felt that free in a long time. Not a care in the world.

I encourage you to turn your favorite song up, and dance it out. Who cares what you look like, just have fun!


The #TonightShow With Jimmy Fallon: Top 5 Moments of the Week

In case you haven’t heard, Jimmy Fallon started his spot as host of the Tonight Show on Feb. 17. Fallon’a Tonight Show premiere drew 11.3 million viewers , according to TVLine, which is the second largest audience since Jay Leno’s first send-off show in May 2009. But Fallon’s first week as the new Tonight Show host has brought us many memorable moments… already. Fallon has had everyone from U2 to Lady Gaga to Jerry Seinfeld to First Lady Michelle Obama on

Here are my top 5 Tonight Show moments of the week:

1. The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing with Will Smith. Can you ever go wrong with an evolution of… insert whichever genre of dance you prefer–mom dancing, end zone dancing. You name it, Fallon can do no wrong in this area.

2. Brian Williams rapping “Rapper’s Delight” feat. Lester Holt and Kathie Lee Gifford.Ā “Hotel motel, Holiday Inn. If your girl starts acting up then you take her friend.” Brian Williams slowing jamming the news. Fantastic. Clips of Brian Williams rapping. AMAZING. I lose it when KLG enters the frame.

3. Ignition (Remix) with the Ragtime Gals. Jimmy Fallon + Barbershop quartet. It’s just too good to be true. Process that, and then realize they’re singing an R. Kelly song. You will completely die of glee. The best part–they sing it REALLY well.

4. #Hashtag2.Ā The first #Hashtag starring Fallon and Justin Timberlake raised the bar. I don’t know about you, but everyone I know, including myself, started hashtagging everything. It was a critique on society that reverberated within pop culture. And now, Jonah Hill joined Fallon and did it all over again. #somanyharrypotterreferences #idiedwiththefriendsjokes #millennials

5. The History of Rap 5 starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.Ā Fallon closed out the week with the strongest episode yet. After this episode, the show should be called The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. These pals brought the house down. Words cannot describe how amazing these two are together. They feed off of each other, and their performances get exponentially better. If you don’t believe me, then watch for yourself.

These are what I consider to be the top five performances of Jimmy Fallon’s first week as host of the Tonight Show. With that said, I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for Jimmy on the Tonight Show.