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  • so I wanted to do a little Q&A video because I feel like I haven't done one

  • in a long long time we have a lot of new people on YouTube and Instagram and I'm

  • so excited and happy to have all of you and I know that a lot of you guys have

  • different questions and some of you trying to figure out different things

  • about me so I posted on my Instagram a little you know Q&A thing and you guys

  • send me a bunch of questions and I thought that I'm just gonna randomly

  • pull a few of them and answer them and hopefully it will give you an idea

  • what's going on in this little brain of mine I love to do anything that makes us

  • you know open different conversation about different subjects and just feel

  • like a little closer to each other I guess before we are getting into this

  • video we're going to touch on some subjects that are parenting time

  • management vulnerability mindfulness organization you guys asked some really

  • good questions so we're gonna cover all of that but before we are going into the

  • questions I firstly wanted to say huge thank you to a longtime partner of mine

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  • something you want to do and this is it now can move on to our Q&A so I'm gonna

  • read from I put all the things together so I'm just gonna read them and we'll

  • see what's interesting what makes you mad oh that's a good question what makes

  • me mad I hate when people are late I don't like people that are dramatic and

  • create drama out of nothing what gets me angry

  • it actually makes me mad and I don't like when my kids don't listen to me

  • that makes you mad I have to say when I say mad I'm not like losing my I just

  • it's it's more of like annoyance I'm getting annoyed and that a lot of things

  • can get me mad really as I understand that it's not what how have you figured

  • out what you want to get from this life think that as you move along in this

  • life you understand more and more of who you are as a person and different years

  • you will want different things so you know some will be a year of you know

  • family Sam will be here for career it always changes so for me I think that at

  • the end of the day I just want to feel content and grateful and please notice

  • that I didn't say happy because happiness is like a tricky word being

  • content is more something that I'm on a journey for so yeah I don't quite have

  • it all figured out I just want to feel content and challenged do you want a

  • daughter you know I don't kind of have weird phase where I do feel like I

  • really want another child and it will be great if will be another girl because we

  • have three boys but I have to say that this week it's been quite overwhelming

  • for me and because I'm still I mean it's only been three months since I had max

  • I'm still trying to adjust to having three children and right now I actually

  • can't even imagine adding another one to the mix so even if

  • it's a boy or a girl it doesn't matter it's just I need to find some kind of a

  • routine because right now it's all over the place what is the best and hardest

  • part about being a mom the best part is kind of creating your own little army I

  • would say and I think that you learn so much about yourself

  • it is the absolute hardest challenge and journey I've ever been on and it's

  • never-ending and there's some days that I fail miserably and other days super

  • proud of myself so it's a lot of ups and downs you know but I can't explain it

  • it's just another feel of love like I've never felt love like this before and

  • just looking at them and looking at like their mannerisms and or their features

  • and you can see yourself or your husband in it in them it's just it's super

  • powerful and amazing and at this point no matter what I'm gonna achieve or not

  • achieve in my life for me they are the biggest achievement the downfall of it

  • all is that because they are the most precious thing you've created have this

  • overwhelming feeling of responsibility and guilt and anxiety and you just want

  • so much for them and you want to protect them from everything and make sure

  • they're the best best self I just like sometimes I feel like I have to stop

  • myself from projecting my insecurities or things like that on them because you

  • know they are not an extension of me they're their own humans so I think that

  • there's quite a lot of you know it's always like display of how much you can

  • do and how much you can control so that's the mind games that go through

  • every parent's mind and brain every single day so it can get really really

  • exhausting what are you suggestion to overcome

  • problem of comparing yourself with others I think that with age you start

  • to appreciate yourself more and more and you start understanding that you know

  • you have kind of your own strengths your own charm

  • you understand that you cannot be anyone else what's the point of sitting and

  • comparing yourself to someone else you're not living your life and life is

  • so so short and you start realizing how short it is as you grow older I think

  • that just to remember that you know there's a very simple quote that I'm

  • sure you've seen everywhere is no one is you and that is your power and that's it

  • that's all you have to remember you cannot be anyone else and that's

  • something so unique and beautiful that there's only one you in this world so

  • bring all of it out and share it with the universe that's what we're here for

  • we're here for a very very short time so take advantage of it and don't be

  • miserable because you are not living someone else's life

  • did you ever have a dream that you had to give up for some reason and if he has

  • you regret it I actually want to met Gary I started getting this weird

  • interest from the kind of acting world I actually was about to get a role and

  • this movie that was shooting in Belgium and I've no idea why because I actually

  • I don't think I'm an actress at all I think I suck at acting but I think they

  • saw something in me that they could have worked with that required me to move

  • there for like 4 months to 6 months that really happened when we got engaged and

  • I kinda had to give it up and I can't say it was a dream but it was something

  • that obviously we're really excited when you hear about it you do I regret it no

  • I truly believe that wouldn't have been my path at all I don't regret it at all

  • I actually didn't don't even think about it I just that question just reminded me

  • interesting the funny thing is is that if Dad would have taken me to Hollywood

  • like if I'm meant to be there I will be there one way or another I truly believe

  • that you know the universe has a funny way to lead you to your destination if

  • you choose a road a or Road B you will end up or you need to end up you

  • consider designing clothes yes that's definitely something that is such a

  • passion of mine and I secretly have this sword on Pinterest and also like a stack

  • of stuff I have this folder at home where I just collect all these ideas and

  • feels and inspo and I know that one day I will make that

  • happen I would love to design clothes I truly

  • believe that it's something I will be good at and passionate about it so but

  • it's not time yet I'm not there yet but hopefully soon why do you still struggle

  • with now that you thought you would have sorted out by this age you know what I

  • can't say that throughout my life I thought oh when I'm gonna be 28 I will

  • figure that out I actually didn't even think that far ahead I don't think

  • there's anything that I can put my finger on it because you know what now

  • if I ever thought the 28 is like old when I was like 16 thinking 28 is old

  • now that I'm 28 it's still so young that I actually think that I have quite a bit

  • of things figured out already and I'm a little bit ahead of my time so don't

  • have an answer to death but there's a lot of things that still work on

  • definitely how do you keep balance and not get angry easily balance isn't

  • something that changes for me every single day and that's something that I

  • repeat a lot because I get a lot of questions about balance somedays balance

  • means more you know focus more on your work and some days focus more on the

  • family and I think the secret to it all is to have that self-awareness and to

  • trust your intuition and to listen to it to know when to start pivoting towards

  • one thing or another so I think that's what keeps me going and being able to

  • have all these things going on in my life and I don't get angry easily

  • because honestly it's just not worth it I think that with time and with age and

  • not even age with time and you know with the development of my life like having

  • kids in the comments a mother so little things are important to me and there's

  • so many things that I know that don't really matter that I don't want to spend

  • five minutes or five hours of five days being angry about something that I can't

  • change and with my kids I mean some days I do I complete it and I feel super

  • guilty about it but mostly I'm just trying to remind myself that you know

  • being angry at them won't really do much so I always try to find a way to ahead

  • of the situation differently if you could talk with someone who passed away

  • who would it be and what would you talk about so I could talk to someone who

  • passed the way it will probably be my

  • grandmother she passed away four years ago it's weird because I feel like we

  • weren't in a really good place this is obviously something that I haven't

  • really I haven't really had a closure with in my life that's why I'm crying

  • it's still like a place that hurt for me it was here in Canada with us and then

  • she went back to Russia and I feel like we kind of never when she left

  • we weren't really on good terms I would say maybe not even if we weren't on bad

  • terms it was just like I feel like she didn't know and I didn't had a chance to

  • express how much I loved her and grateful for everything that she did

  • there was a little bit of family drama before she left so I think that just

  • kind of you know stopped me from showing her and telling her everything like how

  • I felt so if I could talk to her I would just

  • maybe you know just kind every month not even remind her just tell her I loved

  • her and that she was such a strong part in my childhood and I'm really proud of

  • her and I just hope she okay that did not expect that to go that way your

  • modelling journey / experience cities you went to an agency's you were signed

  • with oh okay that's on the lighter note my modeling journey where have I been

  • I had the chance I know it's so random cuz probably through Instagram

  • especially with when I did attend your challenge I posted a lot of photos from

  • different places so a lot of people like what you lived in Tokyo you lived in

  • Spain from so yeah some of the places that I had a chance to go to were

  • Holland I was in like Amsterdam I was in London UK

  • I say London UK because we have a city London in like Canada so I don't want to

  • mix that up I was in Paris multiple times I was in Tokyo Weiss or three

  • times even Spain Belgium for us obviously New York LA Miami

  • under city Sweden I shot urban outfitters it's sweet in Sweden that was

  • really fun and that's really it at Germany some places obviously I don't

  • even like Mexico it took me to a lot of really cool places and that was in an

  • era where you know you wouldn't document

  • things with your phone or take pictures or I wasn't obviously I didn't have a

  • video camera I had some film camera so I do have some like photos from them but I

  • didn't document enough and I wish I wish that I could have done it there were so

  • many amazing experience but also I'm thinking that if I was so busy if it was

  • the social media era back then I probably wouldn't have had all those

  • experiences to remember because I would be too busy thinking about taking photos

  • and videos of myself yeah what agencies you were sign would I was with I'm Jane

  • Paris I was with elite in the UK and in Israel which was my mother agency I was

  • with uno in Spain I was with Bravo and Tokyo that's it are you afraid to lose

  • scary sometimes yes definitely we had a few incidents last year not incidents

  • because it wasn't like it didn't happen to us god forbid but we did you know

  • Gary lost a few friends last year our people that he knew that passed away

  • that were young like in their 30s or 40s and it kind of like becomes real and

  • something that's super super scary I don't want to think about it at all

  • but like the only way I see myself losing Gary is that if like someone dies

  • not like a divorce or anything like that it's not gonna happen do you feel you

  • are more Canadian Israeli or Russian I feel that are more Israeli Russian not

  • Canadian yet I can say that I've been really Canadian eyes I am super proud to

  • be a citizen and I love this country and I'm so grateful to be here I can't

  • say that I feel Canadian so definitely Israeli Russian more and Russian like

  • culturally I think that's the difference with Israel it's like it's my home

  • that's where I grew up so that's you know my home Russia I don't have

  • necessarily a connection because I didn't grow up there I was just born

  • there and then we but I feel very strongly about the

  • culture and I love the culture and I love the kind of zest and spice that the

  • Russian culture gives my personality and the same thing with the Israeli spice

  • there's a lot of Israelis spice when why and how did you decide to change your

  • lifestyle into a more mindful one I think that happened when I went to the

  • holistic nutrition program where I graduated from I think there I got

  • introduced to a lot more you know mindfulness meditation things like that

  • and I understood which is what's unique about holistic nutrition is that I

  • understood how the body mind and spirit is connected so I think that's what

  • started sparking this whole mindfulness thing for me and then obviously it

  • happened in a really timely matter now it's like everywhere yeah that's how I

  • got introduced to it what countries are on your travel bucket list I would love

  • to go to Africa we love to go to Singapore Thailand Bali oh my god

  • there's so many Egypt Morocco Finland everywhere I want to go everywhere how

  • do you always seem so motivated honestly I don't feel like I'm like everyone else

  • I do have to say that I have a strong willpower that's kind of how I push

  • myself but willpower is a muscle that I've been working on for a long time so

  • it's not something that I was born with god no I mean it's not even motivated

  • but I push myself and as the kind of ball starts rolling that's when I get

  • motivated what keeps me motivated is just again we're here for such a short

  • period of time and I want to do all these things and achieve so much and at

  • this point I'm really on this quest of like you know doing everything possible

  • and gathering as many experiences and stuff that as many as I can and kind of

  • a Yolo mentality like you only live once so why not so that kind of motivates me

  • to keep going and moving and also showing my children that the world is so

  • big and there's so much to do and so many things you can do and you don't

  • have to put yourself in a box and be one way or the other so that's what

  • motivates me how did you get used to living in a foreign country on your own

  • um it took me a while I mean for Canada was

  • the first year was really depressing for me although I was surrounded with people

  • because I knew some people or got introduced to some people you know it

  • felt like this is not my culture I don't understand how people do things here for

  • me the winter was very difficult to bear and so it made me depressed for the

  • first year but then it's just you know time heals everything and you figure out

  • a way to do things your way and that's not really I wouldn't say that there's

  • some technique that I use I knew that you know this is something that I need

  • to feel and I let myself feel that sadness and you know maybe a little

  • loneliness but then I started occupying myself and trying to get into some of

  • the rhythm of things in the country that I was in and that said and friends and