Fiona Potter is a dear friend of mine who embodies so many values of strength, sincerity, and empowerment. A humanitarian, Youtube sensation, vegan, political activist, podcast host, her journey towards self growth is inspirational and grounded with all good intentions of living a noble life.
How she aligns her values with her mission is intrinsically woven from her rich experience coming out from struggle and personal hardship taking care of her family. How she develops her unique skills and manifests her voice into purpose ties in with her love for humanity and justice. How authenticity and integrity tie in towards her daily actions towards self growth is inspirational.
Through this 5 Values Dissect process, we were able to flush out how far she's come along and feel genuine excitement towards where she's heading.
Fiona's top 5 values are :
Connection. Sincerity. Justice. Empathy. Love
Listen to this podcast and follow the thread of how these values have been received and cultivated throughout her journey.
Q&A, values dissect
Last night, I attended an open mic night in the Mission hosted biweekly by Holistic Underground. It was a special event dedicated to sharing our reactions, feelings, and voice in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. After listening to truth from the soul in the form of song, poetry, comedy, freestyle rap, the whole space made way for a live open jam-drum circle-cypher.
Instruments for grabs. Dancing wild and free. Singing. OOH and AAH. This is where I found home.
The following day, after a shared meditation practice, I sat with Mazin Mahgoub, Director of Holistic Underground to pick his brain and understand the theory to the practice of holistic health + arts + social justice. The grounded energy was palpable. For the following Q&A, Mazin explains the importance and vision of creating a more creative, sustainable and holistic (r)evolution in the world we live in today.
I was in Taiwan when I woke up to a full newsfeed about the shooting and what had transpired at Pulse in Orlando. I remember the feeling of numbness the first few hours of reading blocks of text. I remember my mom speaking out loud in front of the TV “See! Now you know, you should never go to those type of clubs, ok ?” I ignored her and just sat staring out the window, unable to respond or even consider starting a conversation with“How do you feel about this?”
Teaching compassion and how to coexist with one another regardless of race, age, sex, color, species is an everyday task. We’re taking it a day at a time.
The bands I wore for the last days were ENTHUSIASM. OPENNESS. PERSPECTIVE.. I'm still in training period. And I'm going to take advantage of our buyers/designers coming all the way from Argentina for buying and development season to understand their process and see how we can better conform and provide support to it.