The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people. For this installment, we sat down with Falguni Lakhani Adams, the Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, mother, and creative consultant living in Venice, CA. Falguni has a law degree from St. John’s University and more than 15 years experience creating compelling non-fiction storytelling for broadcast network TV along with digital-first content for leading brands, agencies and multimedia companies. Some of her recent projects include producing for the award-winning CNN show “United Shades of America” with W. Kamau Bell and the upcoming NatGeo series “Valley of the Boom”.
What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
I like starting my morning with a guided meditation. It helps me to center myself to face the day. I then drink some hot water with lemon and turmeric. After that a strong, strong cup of coffee. (In between that time I get many cuddles and love from the family- including coffee served in bed)
What gives you energy?
Running, yoga, human connection and my kids revitalize me. When I travel and dream I get a whole different sense of inspiration and energy. I try and force myself to always learn and grow. Recently I’ve taken to samba dancing. That’s been giving and depleting me of energy!!
What’s a daily habit or practice that helps you thrive?
If I don’t meditate or do yoga I generally feel lost. I recently started a practice of doing one “good” thing a day. It could be anything from smiling at a stranger to sending love to a friend. It helps me feel like I’m engaging in the world in a positive way.
Name a book that changed your life.
Recently I read and re-read the Yamas & the Niyamas- it’s a special book that breaks down living with deep purpose.