“Change” in context

We all go through rough patches in our lives, and as we get older they seem to get rougher. More challenging circumstances arise that call on our growing bank of experience and wisdom to help us through. And yet, sometimes, we still feel defeated in the face of these tests. We go through phases of…

If you want to be successful, fall in love.

Success – something we all talk about, something we all think we can define, but none of us quite know the way to achieve it. Many people are intimidated by success. Not because success is in itself intimidating, but rather that the possibility of not succeeding, is terrifying. We grow up with the idea that…

Isolating Toxicity

Among the most challenging elements of growth is identifying the things that are holding you back from actually achieving your full potential. Not only in regards to your career and professional ambitions, but also through your personal growth as a healthy human being. Being able to break down our lives and look at everything we…

Too Young…Too Old

I’ve become increasingly aware of the reality that being in your 20’s is an extremely interesting time of your life. For one, you’re expected to have fun – to enjoy your youth with your friends and begin to flourish in the freedom of being a young adult. On the other hand, there’s this expectation and…

Profile on Zain Elwakil by Amie Bayardelle

I have been honored to have a profile written about me by Syracuse University Sophomore Amie Bayardelle, an independent artist in the Bandier program at SU. Please read the article and check out her incredible music on SoundCloud.  While at Syracuse University, Zain Elwakil found that in pursuing his architecture career in college, he and…

Who’s job is it to “Inspire”?

The other day I overheard an interesting conversation between two professors, not aware of which university they belonged to. One professor said to the other “…and this student was the first student in a long time that made me feel inspired to go to class that day and teach.” For whatever reason that line really…

Our Constructed Reality

A few days ago I posted something on my Instagram about the false reality that Instagram and social media have created for an entire generation. While in the moment I posted it because it was something I agreed with and wanted to share, I received so many individual responses from my followers who agreed as…

Play your game

Childhood. That seemingly distant part of our lives that we no longer seem to associate with, or relate to at all – many of us too preoccupied to remember the freedom and innosence of our existence that was our entire reality when we were young. Our purpose as children was to live our lives to…

Do not forget to breathe

There is a misconception that often arises when we talk about people who are constantly positive. We tend to assume that their attitude is unbreakable, and that they do not experience hardship. Today I want to share a more accurate reality. The truth is that life is not one dimensional. There are times where being…

“WHY” ZULUECHO Lifestyle Initiative?

Last week I spoke a bit about methods of increasing productivity to accomplish long term goals. Among those tips was to remind yourself of WHY you do what you do. While this is something many of us subconsciously know, it often times gets lost in our busy lives. I wanted to give a bit of…