Monday, May 27, 2019

NEW ORLEANS BEST FOOD, JAZZ MUSIC, FRENCH QUARTER & CEMETERIES 888


11:33 AM | BACK LIKE I NEVER LEFT. Eating my way through New Orleans "NOLA". The best food in the U.S. hands down! Here in Nola I explore local black history of Mardi Gras, FOOD, the French quarter, street music and festival, FOOD, Cafe du Monde beignets and pralines, chargrilled oysters, FOOD, the Mississippi River and art.

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[DIRECT LINK to travel video: https://youtu.be/NPbTbElja_o]

 


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 Forever Changed by Making Travel a Priority in My Life—The transformative power of travel
๐Ÿš€ Travel Alchemist Collective INTRO http://www.kmelanie.com/2019/02/forever-changed-by-making-travel.html ๐Ÿš€ https://youtu.be/AQqc7NqMtwM ๐Ÿš€

 ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

Life, outlook, love, dating, inner knowing, sense of self, romance, self love, career, lifestyle all changed by making travel a priority in your life. I will show you how. I’m really excited to pull back the curtain and share the inner details of how I have navigated the traveling-career-woman lifestyle.

I am excited to share everything I wish someone would’ve told me about how powerfully transformative travel really is. —Kells, Group Leader, Travel Alchemist Collective Travel Alchemist Collective

 ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

๐Ÿš€ Instagram @itskellsss | itskellscollective@gmail.com ๐Ÿš€ It's Kells YouTube Channel ๐Ÿš€ You were guided here ๐Ÿ’• Message me when you are ready 333 ๐Ÿ’• 888

Sunday, March 3, 2019

A Case for Feminine Charm at Work | It’s Kells ๐Ÿš€




[Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/L2D8M2zWgu0]

In this video I share how I came to see the importance and value of feminine charm at work. Typically, I find that success at work is shrouded in overt masculinity. If unchecked, workplace success is dictated by how cunningly you display qualities traditionally associated with cutthroat corporate men, especially passive aggressiveness, controlling behavior, power games, and hyper competitiveness.

While traveling and living abroad, I witnessed firsthand how encouraging an energetic balance of healthy masculine (assertiveness, risk taking, decisive action) and healthy feminine (intuitiveness, collaboration, creativity, emotional intelligence) in both women and men in the office enriched my experience at work and made the team more cohesive.

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To be clear, I am speaking of energy here, not stereotypical gender roles.

In the ideal, we each aspire to a healthy balance of feminine and masculine energy to be the best version of ourselves. At the end of the day, it's all about yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) and acknowledging the value of both for a harmonious experience at work and in life.

The correct balance of masculine and feminine energy is of huge importance not only at work, but also in our personal relationships. As more women climb the corporate ladder and are expected to rely heavily on their masculine energy, many times the "off button" isn’t being switched when acting in more personal relationships.

Working women often have a hard time switching back into the most powerful energy designed specifically for them, the one thing that woman have a predominance of, and men desire the most: femininity. In this live video, I bring your attention to the energy and mood you carry in and out of the office and how you might have the courage to rebalance it for the benefit of your career and personal life.



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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Where have I been? | It’s Kells ๐Ÿš€










[Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/Cw6ViI2cCwg]

I know you've been wondering where I've been and what I've been up to. Here's a little chat where I catch you up. Also, more on my Travel Alchemy group (#TravelAlchemistCollective) and the Travel Transformation classes I'll be hosting in March.  ๐Ÿš€


Travel Alchemist Collective—The transformative power of travel ๐Ÿš€ Instagram @itskellsss | itskellscollective@gmail.com ๐Ÿš€ It's Kells YouTube Channel ๐Ÿš€ You were guided here. ๐Ÿ’• Message me when you are ready 333 ๐Ÿ’•

Life, outlook, love, dating, inner knowing, sense of self, romance, self love, career, lifestyle all changed by making travel a priority in your life. I will show you how. I’m really excited to pull back the curtain and share the inner details of how I have navigated the traveling-career-woman lifestyle. I am excited to share everything I wish someone would’ve told me about how powerfully transformative travel really is.

 --It's Kells, Group Leader, Travel Alchemist Collective




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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Forever Changed by Making Travel a Priority in My Life ๐Ÿš€ Travel Alchemist Collective Intro

[Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/AQqc7NqMtwM

Life, outlook, love, dating, inner knowing, sense of self, romance, self love, career, lifestyle all changed by making travel a priority in your life. I will show you how.

I’m really excited to pull back the curtain and share the inner details of how I have navigated the traveling-career-woman lifestyle. I am excited to share everything I wish someone would’ve told me about how powerfully transformative travel really is.

Kells, Group Leader, Travel Alchemist Collective

Travel Alchemist Collective—The transformative power of travel ๐Ÿš€ Instagram @itskellsss | itskellscollective@gmail.com ๐Ÿš€ It's Kells YouTube Channel ๐Ÿš€ You were guided here. ๐Ÿ’• Message me when you are ready 333 ๐Ÿ’•




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Thursday, February 7, 2019

More About the Travel Alchemist Collective ๐Ÿš€

Confident and in control, reflecting the light of the sun. Miami Riverfront.


Here's more about the Travel Alchemist Collective mentioned in yesterday's post: The Power of Travel to Transform Your Career and Outlook on Life #TravelAlchemistCollective.



I’m really excited to pull back the curtain and share the inner details of how I have navigated the traveling-career-woman lifestyle. I am excited to share everything I wish someone would’ve told me about how powerfully transformative travel really is. 
-Kells, Group Leader, Travel Alchemist Collective

What is the Travel Alchemist Collective?


Travel Alchemist Collective is a community created for passionate women who have a deep desire to travel and explore the world. She sees herself as, or aspires to be, an intuitive, adventurous, feminine, achiever, but is encountering a few personal barriers keeping her from seeing more of the world.

Her personal barriers may be: fear of solo travel, fear of the unknown, overthinking, fear of spending money, or fear of being judged.

She's tried a few things in the past, but now she is ready to do whatever it takes to cross the travel threshold.

Based on our ethos: the transformative power of travel, she is confident that working with Kells and joining the Collective will help her to make travel-transformation happen this year.


What can I expect from the Travel Alchemist Collective?


Throughout March 2019 Kells will be guiding a hand selected group of women through live group sessions (online) and individual coaching and feedback sessions (online, phone or in-person).

These sessions will be held twice per week for approximately 4 weeks. The sessions will be tailored to the specific needs of the women in the cohort and will focus on guiding each to achieve her personal travel goals.

Kells, the group leader, will help her to identify her personal barriers and begin to breakthrough, create a Travel Transformation Plan (TTP), get in the right headspace to book her perfect trip, make the most of time abroad, and ultimately help her to transform herself, her love life, and her career.


Travel Alchemist Collective is about one-on-one coaching and personalized feedback to help you achieve your travel goals.


For members of the Travel Alchemist Collective the expectation is that travel will have a transformative effect on her life: her career, love life, vision of self, and outlook on life.

The expectation is that each woman will have a unique set of challenges, but a deep willingness to overcome and take tangible steps to make travel a priority and a reality in her life.

There is a particular personality that is best suited for the Collective. Those interested in joining should know that there will we an intuitively guided selection process before she is welcomed to join the group.


Travel Alchemist Collective is a paid membership group. 


If you think this is for you, message me now, let’s talk. Tell me what you are thinking and I'll tell you how I can help. ๐Ÿ’–

Instagram @itskellsss | itskellscollective@gmail.com ๐Ÿš€ It's Kells YouTube Channel ๐Ÿš€ You were guided here. ๐Ÿ’• Message me when you are ready 333 ๐Ÿ’• 

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Power of Travel to Transform Your Career and Outlook on Life ๐Ÿš€ #TravelAlchemistCollective

Tulum Mรฉxico: Caleta Tankah y Ruinas Mayas

My biggest fear was being seen as unfit for the team I had been drafted for. Unfit for the opportunities I spent my entire college career cultivating.

But deep down I knew, undeniably, I was different.

It seemed that everyone was quite content graduating from college, signing on the dotted line and joining the workforce for 40+ years.

Adulting—or so they call it.

I, on the other hand, panicked at the thought of such a massive commitment.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have no aversion to hard work, or inspired action, as I like to call it… but as you’d have it… inspiration can be tricky to pin down.

Tulum Mรฉxico Ruinas Mayas


After university, travel was the one thing that consistently called to me. The element of adventure, the tug of curiosity, the slight hint of impracticality.

In the quiet moments when I would sit and ask myself, “What do you really want to do?” Travel was the response.

There’s a freedom that comes with travel. You are free to be curious and have a child-like naรฏvetรฉ about the world again.

Wonder and exploration are somehow restored.

People forgive you for the mistakes that you make when you’re a traveler. You don’t have to take yourself too seriously.

For me the best part about traveling is being liberated from the expectations imposed when at home. A temporary relief from the heaviness of adulting.

New Orleans Cemetary

As it relates to career, being a traveler sets you apart in a few ways. The right team will see you as: 


  • Adaptable, open to new people, places and opportunities, able to shift your lens and see things in different ways 
  • Intellectually curious, high emotional intelligence, able to use intuition and courage to break through comfort zones to successfully navigate unfamiliar territory 
  • Self-aware, able to see your global exposure, unique strengths and attributes, as culture add, not just culture fit 


Do you have a deep desire to travel and explore, but having a hard time breaking through certain barriers? 

Well take a moment right now to send me a private message or comment below.

Throughout MARCH 2019 I will be working with a select group of women, individually and as a small group, helping them breakthrough their comfort zone and create a Travel Transformation Plan (TTP) designed to help you get in the right headspace, finally select and book the perfect trip, make the most of time abroad, and ultimately transform yourself, (your love life), and your career.

Sound interesting?

I’m really excited to pull back the curtain and share the inner details of how I have been able to navigate the whole traveling-career-woman lifestyle.

Can’t wait to share everything that I wish someone would’ve told me about how powerfully transformative travel really is.

 If this sounds like you, message me now, let’s talk. ๐Ÿ’– #333 #TravelAlchemistCollective

Stone Henge, Miami River, North Miami Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Eiffel Tower, Paris, Hyde Park London, Brussel, Belgium, British Museum, London

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Divine Feminine Expression of the Infinite ๐Ÿ’ซ

Melanin Goddess
Power is in her stunning beauty, brown brawn body, nimble mind, deep joy, and compassionate heart ๐Ÿ’›... and more... in her connection to the divine. 

A clear, intuitive knowing that she is a conduit of the divine. ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ•‰๐ŸŒž She ushers life from the spiritual plane into the physical, her womb the fertile soil. ๐ŸŒฑ

Her body flows is sync with the phases of the moon, ๐ŸŒ in rhythm with that which governs the tides. Within her an ocean resides. ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟ

#divinefeminine #333 #travelalchemistcollective #itskellscollective

Strolling through the Miami Design District | December 2018


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Expat Paradox


Paris

A few months after moving to London I read an article describing a paradoxical situation that befalls many expats, where their new country fails in comparison to home, yet home no longer fits snugly.

I knew instinctively I would befall a similar fate.

Living in London exposed me to an alternate reality. A reality that I fell in love with.

Yet I am afraid to stay. And afraid to return home.

Afraid to stay in London and be so very far away from my home... my family, my friends, life's familiarity. Hyper aware that I may lose the attention of the ones I love the most -- the ones who love me the most  -- sacrificed for the unfamiliar, yet alluring, love and attention of the unknown.

Afraid to return home to the same ordinary life I sought to shake loose. Afraid to fall back into the same grind, facing the same demons, as if the last year was just a fleeting day dream flickering off into the distance. 

How will I continue to use this experience to elevate my life if it led me right back to where I started? 

How do I face the possibility that I may fall short of the "elevated life" I seek?

The audience speaks: No guts, no glory.. You'll be fine.. You'll work it out, you always do.

As if through some miraculous alignment of the stars an aspirational life is possible without the sweat and vision required to align them.

Perhaps at this point I should acknowledge the Pygmalion effect on my life. Perhaps I should be thankful for the accountability that has brought to life this abstract form.

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

None the less, full disclosure: I realize the luxury of my anxiety, which to be clear, is a fleeting day dream flickering off into the distance. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

VLOG: Chocolate, Waffles and Beer in Brussels, Belgium


I spent 24 hours in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. Nerd Fact: Belgium is de facto capital of the European Union.

Come along for a quick tour of the home of the finest Chocolate, Belgian Waffles, Mussels and Beer!

By the way, while you're here, did you like this video? If so, hit that like button and SUBSCRIBE, so you are the first to know when I post new footage!

Here's the Paris/Brussels trip photo album, incase you missed that post.

-Kx

[Video embedded below, but if you can't see it, it's linked HERE]



Tags: Bruxelles, Travel Noire, Belgium, Brussels, Europe, Travel, Dutch, French, Waffles, Belgian Chocolate, Mussels

Sunday, May 4, 2014

VLOG: Kells Roaming the Streets of Paris



Come with me on my first trip to the city of lights. Not an overrated city in the least. You'll love it!

By the way, while you're here, did you like this video? If so, hit that like button and SUBSCRIBE, so you are the first to know when I post new footage!

Also, here's the Paris trip photo album, incase you missed that post.

-Kx

[Video embedded below, but if you can't see it, it's linked HERE]

 

Tags: Paris, France, Travel Noire, Europe, Travel, French, Eurostar, Eiffel Tower, Triomphe, Champs Elysee,

Friday, December 27, 2013

A few snapshots from my trip to Paris and Brussels

First night in Paris (beautiful and sunny there after) 

Took an extended weekend trip to Paris and Brussels with a few of my MBA cohorts right at the end of the term. Paris had me utterly speechless. As soon as I stepped off the EuroStar I was enamored with the city's easy-going vibe, the food, the people, the architecture and sheer beauty of the city. It was more than I ever imagined. I hope to take several more trips there, god willing.

Ello Belgium! #brussels #grandplace #beer #chocolate #mussels #waffles #winter2013
Also, we made the time to pop up to Brussels and do the necessary Grand Place, Belgian beer, chocolate, mussels and waffles.. all were delish!

Will post the vlog for this trip as soon as it's edited. So much fun filming it. Stay tuned for that!

The full Paris/Brussels album will be posted HERE.

Picked up a lil something something while at the #LV flagship in #paris #luxury #tourist #shoppingbags #okjustonebag

Pont de l'Archevรชchรฉ #paris #lovelocks

Taking a breather at the #Louvre. The place is spectacular to say the least. Will need 3 more visits to see it all!

Travel crew: Aurora, Yang and Wei #chengdu #taiwan #china #miami #thestates #paris #brussels #europe #winter2013

#selfie #paris #winter2013
Meanwhile in #Belgium #mussels #beers #chips #nomnomnom


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