By SHAYNA YAZUJIAN
This was my very first time attending an event with The Charge Station™ and it was incredible!
I felt nervous at first but everyone was SO friendly and welcoming. Many walked right up to me and introduced themselves, which I was happy about because that pushed me to come out of my shell quicker than it normally takes.
Guess what I got the second I arrived...? a free drink! I was thinking, Olga really knows how to take care of her guests! HA! This is probably because after a long day of work, she knows that this is the perfect place to sit down, network with old friends and new, while relaxing at the same time. And if she is thinking that…I am going to have to agree with her!
When we heard the microphone activate through the speakers, we all simultaneously got as quiet as possible, as we knew the presentation was about to start! Olga was hilarious the second she started talking. She tapped into an energy that motivated and recharged the audience but with a certain fire I feel most people don’t have. She targets on happiness to boost your mood and I definitely need more of that in my life. For instance, I was talking to one of my co-workers during the event and he mentioned how he enjoyed the way Olga challenged people to think deeply about important things in life. People often struggle to look from within on their own.
When was the last time you hugged someone for at least 30 seconds?! yeah, well... that happened at TCS! Some were totally weirded out by it and others loved it. I remember Olga telling the audience, “That is the point of this activity. Whether you liked it, felt weird about it or hated it, I want everyone to leave here feeling something.” I was like, “Wow, good point!” It made me giggle watching everyone adjust, but it made everyone comfortable with each other after and I really liked it. HUGS elevate your immune system and ignite the LOVE hormone. (SEE HERE)
She started telling us stories about her life as a young child and how it is important to loveoneself and rely on oneself at all times because although life gets tough, you have to have your own back. That’s some deep stuff, right? I feel like people are willing to open up to others and are more eager to listen when something is personalized.
The place was screaming with positive energy when the music started playing. If you haven't guessed already…it made everyone get up and dance! A bunch of silly pictures were being taken in front of "The Charge Station" banner thanks to the photographer to archive the amazing memories that were created. I really felt like I was a part of something important while attending this my first time. I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for the next one! Remember, everyone has access to TCS…which means everyone has access to happiness!
"Love is the cure. Time does not heal all wounds; love heals all wounds."
“Together we stand. Apart we fall”
"If we love thy neighbor we will not harm him"
– Olga S. Perez
Photograph by Anthony Page
Why cant I find happiness?
This is a question that I hear all the time. The answers are simple but putting them into action can seem nearly impossible.There is a lot of pressure that we place on ourselves to feel happy. You can certainly choose to be happy but sometimes it’s not very evident.
I mean let’s face it we all have shitty days, and I’m talking about the really crappy kind that are reminiscent of a baby’s diaper. You truly can conquer all obstacles on your own. But it’s easier when we heed the Chinese proverb that says that it takes a village.
Have you ever seen a cathedral built by one person? Exactly!
...The four C's
But by bringing people together who share the four C’s.
...Self love parties?...
You can begin to embrace feelings of hope, gratitude, inspiration and HAPPINESS!
This is why I decided to create a community of people just like I described above. I decided on doing seminars that I’d call “self love parties”. I was so excited until my friends thought I was marketing orgies, and they’d ask about my “masturbation parties”.
Needless to say, that wasn’t the “self love” I was talking about. My mission isn’t about sex (although I LOVE sex, I mean who doesn’t right?).
...A fun way to...
After many days of concentration, meditation and contemplation TCS was born, and today I present you with “The Charge Station”, a fun way to recharge yourself, where you can be united with a community of kind, caring and inspiring people who are focused on mastering the art of happiness.
When you come to my events, you’ll see the magic of personal power unfold before your eyes. I usually start off with an icebreaker question and people like you.. step up to share your knowledge, wit and humor with other members of The Charge Station.
...What's your sign?...
For example, at the last event the icebreaker question was…
"What is your horoscope sign and what do you know about your sign?"
I surprised everyone by offering a mini Astro reading for one person from each group. They fearlessly volunteered to get a reading even though I warned them that I wouldn’t hold back. They’d get the good, the bad and the ugly along with an intuitive reading. I offered somewhat cheeky analogies to highlight their traits and to express what I was sensing.
The entire room became an acoustic amplifier, as we heard the OOOHS…. the AAHHHS… the WOWs .. the giggles and laughter while we FELT the power of happiness. It’s because of people like you that I love hosting these events.
After the raffle people began to dance freely as they were making meaningful connections with new friends. You could see the power of unity, as people were supportive of others accepting and embracing differences as they chose to celebrate the oneness.
So to answer the question.. The easiest way to achieve happiness is by becoming a monk. They have mastered complete contemplative power over their thoughts and feelings. This is why they are such happy and peaceful people. Therefore, you can travel to a monastery and spend a few weeks, sitting for 10-15 hours in complete silence and meditation to learn to be happy on your own.
You can choose to HACK happiness! Yep, we can do this together. By connecting with those around us, we can create an energy of love, empowerment and happiness. So, I’m inviting you to attend my next event. You’ll have fun and you’ll get a chance to win a cool prize, but above all you’ll help make this world or at least this part of Philly a happier place.
“Happiness is contagious, be happy to attract more happiness”
"Be excited about the unknown, let go of the outcome you will experience happiness"
"Know who you are, YOU are a free being and you are free to be happy"
I’d like to thank the following businesses for their generous prizes.
Cavanaugh's Headhouse for the tickets to a baseball game. Daniella Pascari for the Mani- pedi gift certificate and The Bronzed Bee for the Airbrush tan gift certificate.
I’d like to thank YOU for giving me and my vision the purpose and determination to hack happiness. When you come to my events, I feel humbled and grateful to know that you trust me enough to give me your support. Special thanks and many blessings to the couple who came all the way from San Francisco to be @thechargestation! <3
For those of you who continue coming to my events regularly …. THANK you.. and know that I LOVE you! I’m sending you many warm thoughts of positive good juju vibes for maximum success, health, wealth, love, happiness and of course good sex.
P.S. You are powerful!
Photograph by Anthony Page
I’m reminded that many of us are stumbling through life with an ugly view of doom and gloom. There was one such person I met. She believed that there is no such thing as love, or personal development or psychology. She was staunch in believing that life’s purpose was to endure pain and suffering and she was unable to appreciate the good things in life.
As you can well imagine, I’d much prefer to color code some colored pens or alphabetize a bowl of alphabet soup instead of listening to her depressing
existentialist view of the world. Those of you who know me, know that
I believe that life is meant to be lived FEARLESSLY. In my profession as a life strategist, I’m compelled to uplift, empower and invigorate those around me, but when is enough … enough? At what point must we put ourselves and our purpose first? Are we supposed to endure the toxicity of negative people in the guise of being good and kind? A little bit of masochism might be cool in the bedroom but not in your general life!
Today’s post, is about being fearless in expressing your right to put yourself first. Imagine that you are on a plane that’s crashing, you need to put the oxygen mask on first before you can help the passengers around you. Right? It is on that note, that I’d like to remind you of the Dalai Lama’s quote… “Man lives as if he will never die, and dies as if he never truly lived”…
Consider this, your wake up call and challenge. I officially encourage you to FEARLESSLY remove the “toxicity” from your life, be it in the form of people, ideas or even household detergents.
Yep that’s right, I want you to be FEARLESS
I want you to put yourself FIRST and
I want you to be POSITIVE that you can SUPERCHARGE your life.
May's TAO reading:
My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them, you'll fail.
My teachings are older than the world.
How can you grasp their meaning?
If you want to know me,
look inside your heart.
“When you establish relationships with your heart as your guide you will never go wrong”
"Greet everyone you meet with good intention, know that they will introduce you to other people and know that one of them will be the connection of a lifetime"
"Represent your self, your brand as one that is here to serve with out conditions"
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