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It was late fall 2022. This internal nudge came up. Hm. Bali. Why Bali? If there was one place on the other side of the world I had my heart on, it was Fiji. I had never thought of Bali.

Winter of 2022. I visited my home country, Bulgaria. I hadn’t been to the movies in ages. Looked like...

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Authority Magazine: Maria Angelova Of Rebellious Intl: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO

personal growth Aug 30, 2022

As a part of our series called ‘Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO’, we had the pleasure of interviewing Maria Angelova.

Maria Angelova, MBA is a disruptor, author, body-mind expert, Pilates teacher, founder and CEO of Rebellious Intl.

With a diverse...

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Hidden Gems: Meet Maria Angelova of Rebellious Intl

personal growth Jul 03, 2022

This interview is originally published in VoyageATL

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Angelova.

VoyageATL: Hi Maria, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.

Maria Angelova: The Rebellious story keeps unfolding in the most amazing and empowering ways. With a...

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A Beginnerā€™s Guide to Journaling: Why It will Rock Your World

personal growth self care Jun 02, 2022

You have probably heard of journaling. You may also be wondering what the fuss about journaling is. The frequent responses when I ask someone whether he or she journals are:

  • "I don't have time for activities like this."
  • "Isn't journaling like keeping a diary? I am way past the age of doing...
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Authenticity - The Freedom in Being You

personal growth self care Dec 08, 2021

It has been a busy few months. Couple of more events before being able to take a brief break before resuming a new week.

Saturday evening was gala night for a non-profit Rebellious sponsored. Enjoyed a fabulous time. A beautiful balance of community, connection and fun.

Got home and checked out...

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Conquering Fear

personal growth self care Jun 12, 2021

Have I mentioned that I have fear of heights?

It didn’t use to be the case till maybe 25 years ago and not sure why it developed.

Now I have a hard time getting to the ledge of anything high. I prefer to stay back.


Here comes X-Tasea, Acapulco - world’s largest over-water...

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From Overwhelm to Clarity & Calm

personal growth self care Mar 31, 2021

The weather is grey and rainy. Our house is a mess – doing bathroom and yard renovations. It is dusty and noisy. There is stuff cluttered everywhere. The construction workers are in and out.

I like cleanliness and neatness.

Our puppy got fixed 2 weeks ago. Poor thing was dealing with a cone...

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personal growth self care Feb 04, 2021

It was a late, grey, cold winter Saturday evening.

We were wrapping up the re-arrangement and cleanup post our wellness event.

Both of us were exhausted. It had been a long week. The day had started hours before the actual event with preps and coordination, the unloading, decorating, etc. The...

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personal growth self care Jan 26, 2021


More life for me and others!

This is the word brightly glittering on top of my 2021 Vision Board.

I had been toying with a few words but this one really spoke to me and, ironically, kept showing up literally everywhere! 


It fascinates me how things unfold, and certain...

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