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Prepare NOW for What Is Coming Wed, 18 Mar 2020 05:27:39 +0000 Reading Time: < 1 minute Hey guys, It’s Wednesday… Day 3 of self isolation Give a listen.. be ahead of the changes. New to working from home? I’ll be posting new stuff about this topic in the coming days so look out. Stay strong and healthy, Adriel]]> Reading Time: < 1 minute

Hey guys,

It’s Wednesday…

Day 3 of self isolation

Give a listen.. be ahead of the changes.

New to working from home?
I’ll be posting new stuff about this topic in the coming days so look out.

Stay strong and healthy,

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She Sounded and Looked Awful Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:42:36 +0000 Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi friend, Happy Friday. On Wednesday, I decided to “facetime” with my aunt to say “hi”. She answered her iphone – looked AND sounded horrible!! She said she just left the hospital the other day before as concerns if it my be the Coronavirus. Thank goodness it was not. She just has the common flu. ...]]> Reading Time: 8 minutes

Hi friend,

Happy Friday.

On Wednesday, I decided to “facetime” with my aunt to say “hi”.

She answered her iphone – looked AND sounded horrible!!

She said she just left the hospital the other day before as concerns if it my be the Coronavirus.

Thank goodness it was not. She just has the common flu. 

Called to check up on her and said she’s feeling a little better.

So I’m continuing on with another post on ways to improve and protect your immune system.

Good Hand Hygiene is Your Best Line of Defense Against Cold and Flu

With cold and flu season underway, and the pandemic scares of recent years, we all want to do what we can to avoid getting sick. Unlike bacterial infections that can quickly be cleared up with a round of antibiotics, with sicknesses caused by viruses like the flu or the common cold, you often have to ride it out. While there are medications that can help ease your symptoms, your immune system must fight the viral infection off. Why not take it easy on your body and do what you can to avoid catching it in the first place.

Your first line of defense to avoid getting sick this year is simple – Wash Your Hands. That’s right. The simple act of washing your hands frequently with soap and hot water limits the spread of cold and flu viruses and your chance of coming down with them. Get in the habit of washing your hands whenever you’ve been out in public, and whenever you can get throughout the workday. Wash them before you eat or drink food and when hot water and soap aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Why is this so important? Because you are more likely to pick those viruses up with your hands than any other way. Sure, having someone cough in your face doesn’t help, but your chances of getting the flu or coming down with the common cold thanks to contacting with a handrail or doorknob are much higher. You pick the virus up by moving about your day. It could be touching the handle of a shopping cart or closing a door behind you. It’s now on your hands, which isn’t a big problem by itself. It can’t enter through the skin there.

The problem arises when you touch your face. It happens a lot more than most of us are aware of. We reach for our nose, rub our eyes, or get our fingers too close to our mouth when we eat or cough. The virus makes it to a mucous membrane in any of those areas, and it’s right where it wants to be.

That’s why it’s essential to wash your hands. It isn’t some busywork that healthcare professionals give you to make you feel like there’s something you can do. It is your best line of defense. So, what are you waiting for? Go wash your hands.

3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

We all have times when we could use a little extra boost to our immune system. Cold and flu season is certainly part of that time, or the long winter weeks when we’re stuck inside and more likely to catch something. It’s also important anytime you board a plane or when your kids start school. Here are three simple things you can do daily to strengthen your immune system. This brings up a good point: For best results, implement daily. Let’s start.

Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

All systems of your body work best when they are properly fed. This includes your immune system. Stick to mainly whole foods-based diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you feel like you might be a little under the weather or suspect that you may have come into contact with someone sick, increasing your intake of Vitamin C may help as well. Eat a few citrus fruits. Broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are other great options.

Avoid eating processed foods. It takes a lot of time and effort to digest them, and you don’t want to weigh your body down with extra work when that energy could be used to boost your immune system, keep you from getting sick, or help you get well sooner.

Get Some Exercise

In addition to eating well, get out there, and get regular exercise. For best results, work out in the fresh air. Something as simple as a quick daily walk can help you stay well and strengthen your body. It has the added benefit of helping you to de-stress. I don’t have to tell you that you’re more likely to get sick when you are stressed out. Use daily exercise to de-stress and stay well. It will also help you with the last way to boost your immune system.

Make Time for Sleep

This last tip is easy to skip over, yet it is the most important one for most of us and the one that can give your immune system a great boost. It’s getting enough sleep. Make the time to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Practice good sleep hygiene. Don’t let the word scare you. It means turning off your phone and other screens a few hours before bed. Keep your bedroom calm, quiet, and at a temperature that encourages sleep. It also includes establishing and sticking to a bedtime routine. As a bonus, you’ll feel more energized for everything else you have to do all day.

Avoid Getting Sick by Keeping Your Distance

There are quite a few things you can do to avoid coming down with the flu or catching one of those nasty colds this year. Yes, you can and probably should get a flu shot. Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. The more robust your body, the stronger your immune system. Another important preventative measure is washing your hands. But don’t stop there.

As much as possible, keep your distance from people who are coughing and sneezing. It turns out that the common cold or flu virus only travels about six feet through the air. That means if you can keep a little bit of distance between yourself and anyone that looks like they are sick, you improve your chances of staying healthy.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. Sometimes we end up stuck in meetings with sick coworkers who didn’t stay home. Or we must brave public transportation. Or worst of all, we have to wait in a doctor’s waiting room or hospital. Wearing a mask and washing your hands will help. You should also do your best to keep that six feet distance I mentioned earlier. Move a few seats if you can. Take a different route when you see someone with glassy eyes or someone who’s showing any kinds of symptoms that indicate they may have a cold or the flu.

Teach your loved ones to do the same. If they get sick, you will be surrounded by people who spent most of their day within close proximity of you, needing your help and physical attention. Eat a healthy diet and go out and exercise as a family. Boost your vitamin C intake during the winter months when cold and flu are most rampant. When they do get sick – it happens – do your best to protect yourself. Wash your hands, and try to avoid getting coughed or sneezed on. I know, easier said than done, but do what you can.

Last but not least, use your influence to encourage others to stay home when they are sick. Lead by example. Stay home from the office and avoid heading out to the store when you’re sick. If you have to venture out, keep your distance, and wear a mask. Don’t sneeze or cough into your hands. Use hand sanitizer before touching everyday use items like the keypad at the grocery store and the likes. Keep your kids home from school. Spread the message of the importance of staying home when sick to get others to do the same.

Stay Healthy Through Good Diet and Exercise

One of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick – and not just from cold and flu, but anything else out there that’s contagious – keeps your body as strong and healthy as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to eat a healthy diet and get some sort of daily exercise. Here’s what that may look like.

Tips for Eating Healthy

Improving your diet to eat healthier can seem like a challenge. There’s a lot you can do. The key is to start and make small improvements as you go along. A great place to start is by cutting out sugar and processed foods. Replace them with whole food options where you can. Have an apple instead of a candy bar when you need a snack. Fix some scrambled eggs instead of pouring a bowl of sugary cereal in the morning. Skip the fast-food burger and fix a salad to take to lunch. You get the idea.

From there, I would encourage you to add more fresh fruits and vegetables. Try something new. A new piece of produce, a new healthy recipe, a new way to cook your favorite foods in a healthier way. Experiment and don’t be surprised if your tastes change over time. A baked sweet potato will start to taste better, while soggy burgers will start to lose their appeal.

Simple Ways to Sneak More Exercise into Your Day

The key to regular exercise is to create a few habits. An easy way to start is to incorporate a brisk daily walk. Something as simple as a stroll after dinner or first thing in the morning can contribute to a healthy body. Another option many find helpful is to wear a pedometer or fitness tracker. Monitor your daily step count for a few days and then start to increase it until you get to the recommended 10,000 steps – or challenge yourself to do even more.

Keep your bones strong and improve your overall fitness by adding some simple weightlifting routines. You don’t need any fancy equipment. Use your body weight for resistance and grab some cans to use as weights. Of course, if you’re feeling motivated, you may also choose to join a gym or hire a personal trainer to help you get into a good workout routine.

Between the healthy food you’re eating and the exercise you’re getting, you’ll start to feel better, get stronger, and become healthier. As a result, your immune system will be in a better position to protect you from whatever cold and flu season sends your way.

The Importance of Sleep to Help Your Body Fight Colds and Flu This Season

Can you recall a time in your life when you didn’t get enough sleep? For many of us, this happens from time to time. We’re staying up late to study for finals in school. Or how about those many sleepless nights after welcoming a newborn. Or maybe you suffer from the occasional bout of insomnia. Think back on one of those times. The chances are that those were also times when you were more likely to catch a cold or come down with the flu or a stomach bug.

On the flip side, making sure you get plenty of quality sleep can serve as a sort of insurance policy. It strengthens your immune system and helps your body fight off any type of infection or threat that comes its way. Also, your body will be able to heal itself faster should you come down with something if you get plenty of rest. That’s why your doctor often orders plenty of rest and fluids when you have a cold.

But why exactly is sleep so important both to boost the immune system to avoid getting sick in the first place – and during the recovery period, should you come down with something? Your immune system uses antibodies to fight infection. It works the same whether you’re preventing an infection from taking hold or fighting one-off that’s taken enough of a hold to make you feel sick. These antibodies stick to the virus and affect cells, rendering them ineffective. The virus-antibody combo can then be eliminated, which is why you must drink plenty of fluids. It makes it easier for your body to flush them out.

This still doesn’t explain the role of sleep, does it? I’m getting there. Your body produces antibodies more effectively while you sleep. I’m no scientist, but I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that your body isn’t busy doing everything else it has to do as you move about your day, running around, eating, getting that papercut that requires additional resources… you get the idea. While you are asleep, your immune system can work more efficiently at producing antibodies and deploying them throughout the body to fight the infection.

Keep this in mind the next time you’re tempted to burn the candles from both ends and use it as motivation to stay home and take a nap instead of heading into work when you’re coming down with something.

Stay strong and healthy,


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Waitress’ Reason It’s Slower Than Usual Business May Shock You Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:31:08 +0000 Reading Time: 7 minutes Just this other day, we treated ourselves for dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant in Hollywood called Yai’s. You see, I sold my SUV earlier that day. My Toyota Sequoia is 18 years old with 181,300 miles. Still running but in slightly less than fair conditions. It had been sitting parked for the majority of...]]> Reading Time: 7 minutes

Just this other day, we treated ourselves for dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant in Hollywood called Yai’s.

You see, I sold my SUV earlier that day. My Toyota Sequoia is 18 years old with 181,300 miles. Still running but in slightly less than fair conditions.

It had been sitting parked for the majority of its time the past 2+ years.

Last major trip we took it was to Desert Hot Springs last year.

I wanted to unload some “extra baggage” we didn’t need. So went to CarMax (highly recommend that place by the way) and sold my SUV with a drama-free experience. The appraised it and cut me a check that same afternoon for $1200. Bye-bye my “Beast”

That evening, we celebrated by eating out for dinner.

What’s different was it was slow. Yes, it was mid-week but still usually more people inside this restaurant

Our waitress says: “It’s really slow tonight”

I asked, “Why do you think?”

She said, she thinks because of the Coronavirus I was like “Whoa, really?”

As the saying goes…

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

So that leads me to today’s post. FYI, in California, as of last night, there are 14 known cases with half of them here in Los Angeles.

9 Tips to Stay Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Current statistics compiled by the Worldometers website ( indicate that there have been over 60,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, resulting in over 1,300+ deaths.

The silver lining to this pandemic cloud is the fact that over 6,000 people have recovered from the virus. So, there is hope.

The truth of the matter is that while we should be optimistic, the situation may be bleaker than we believe it to be.

While the World Health Organization may have renamed the coronavirus as COVID-19 to prevent stigmatization, this politically-correct gesture will have no impact on the threat.

With the Chinese government’s tendency toward secrecy and skewing the stats to make the situation look more favorable, the death toll may be much higher and the problem infinitely more severe than portrayed.

  • Why is the Coronavirus about to Be Declared as a Pandemic?

This is a possible pandemic because it has spread worldwide. Unlike epidemics that are contained in one specific location, a pandemic crosses borders without a care in the world and infects anyone who may cross its path.

You have to be alert and take extra precautions to stay safe. At the moment, there is no cure for the coronavirus. Creating a vaccine will take time and a lot of money… and by the time one is found, it may be too late anyway.

  • Can You Really Stay Safe?

The best way to avoid the problem will be to act proactively and take a few extra measures. At the moment, we’ve not reached a widespread pandemic that’s grounds for panic yet.

Hoarding food, water, etc. is not that much of a concern. However, in several Asian countries, most surgical and N95 masks have been snapped up and are currently sold out. The same applies to hand sanitizers, disinfectants, etc.

The truth of the matter is that depending on the severity of the pandemic, these measures may be helpful at reducing the risks. No method is 100 percent safe, and if the virus is airborne, preventing it will become infinitely more difficult.

This is especially true for office buildings, malls, and any other place that uses ventilation systems, air conditioning, etc. This can ‘aerosolize’ the airborne virus and make it spread faster and infect more people.

  • “So, What Do I Do Now???”

The good news is that the coronavirus seems to only show limited signs of being airborne, or at least that’s what the Chinese authorities are saying. Whatever the case may be, there are a few precautionary measures you can take to mitigate your risks.

The basic principles of staying safe to apply regardless of pandemic. It could be Ebola, SARS, Zika or the coronavirus – the tips below will still apply.

  1. Avoid crowds

This is the first and most important step of the lot. The less contact you have with other human beings, the lower your risks will be. This is common sense.

Avoid crowded places as much as you can. If you work in an office, you may request to work from home temporarily. Your boss just might allow it.

Fewer people. Less contact. Less risk… That’s your mantra.

  1. Wear protective gear (if you have any)

While N95 masks are a bit of an overkill, using the normal surgical mask will help reduce your risk of infection. The keyword here is ‘reduce’. No mask is foolproof.

If masks are sold out, you may fold a handkerchief and use it as a precautionary measure.

Will this help?

To some degree, it will.

If someone coughs or sneezes near you, the little droplets flying around will be stopped by your ‘makeshift’ cloth mask. That’s about the only time the cloth mask helps.

Always washcloth masks in boiling water with a dash of bleach or disinfectant before reusing them.

  1. Do NOT touch your face, nose or eyes

This is one of the BIGGEST mistakes that people inadvertently make. To avoid touching their noses with their hands, I’ve even noticed even a few kids at my children school who wear a face mask. As a preventative I guess.

You’ll come into contact with countless surfaces when you’re out in public. Public transport handles and seats, restaurant tables, chairs, etc. are all common spaces that you’ll come into contact with depending on what you’re doing.

When you touch these surfaces, any bacteria/viruses there may get transferred unto your hands. Do NOT touch your face. This is the easiest way to infect yourself. You must be situationally aware at all times.

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water regularly

Several doctors say that regular handwashing is far more effective than wearing masks. Some say it’s even more advantageous than using commercially-sold hand sanitizers.

The fact that you’re more likely to get infected from surfaces covered with droplets emitted by someone who is infected (because you touched the surfaces and then your face), the best safety measure is to wash your hands regularly.

Everything from the utensils you use to your mobile phone, keys, steering wheel in your car, etc. comes in contact with your hands. So, it’s best to keep them as clean as possible.

If you have no access to water, use hand sanitizers.

  1. Do not track bacteria into your home

Another area people often overlook is the fact that they can invite bacteria into their home without even realizing it.

Do NOT wear shoes into your home. This is the surest way to not only bring bacteria into your home, but also cause a myriad of other health problems such as allergies, etc.

If you have pets and walk them outside, remember to wash your pet’s paws when you get home. Do not let your dog/cat wander in and out of the house as it pleases.

One common mistake that many people make is to get home from work and just plonk themselves down on the couch. Some even sit on their bed when they step into the rooms. DO NOT make this mistake.

You’re still wearing clothes that came into contact with public surfaces. Remove your clothes and put them in the laundry (which you’ll wash with detergent and disinfectant later).

Only sit on your couch or bed once you’ve showered. It may be a hassle, but it’s a necessary measure to stay safe.

  1. Strengthen your immune system

There’s a reason some people survive the virus and some don’t. Oftentimes, it will come down to how strong your immune system is. I still take extra grams of Vitamin C and that seems to help my immune system.

If you do get infected, your immune system may be your last hope. If it’s strong, your chances of survival will be much higher.

Consume vitamin C, fish oil, curcumin, garlic oil, zinc, selenium and vitamin D supplements. These will help to boost your immunity and give your body a fighting chance to boot the virus out should it decide to take you on.

  1. See a doctor

Besides the coronavirus, there are tons of other influenza strains going around. Since the symptoms are mostly the same, only a qualified doctor will be able to diagnose your condition accurately.

Since these are dangerous pandemic times, do not try to self-treat yourself if you notice you have flu symptoms. Swallowing two aspirin tablets with a diet soda and calling it a day is NOT an option.

Get checked by a medical professional immediately. Time is of the essence.

Early detection will help to check the spread of the virus and you’ll be less likely to infect those you come into contact with.

If you’re not infected, but just down with the common cold, do take a few days off work and stay home to rest and recuperate. Your immune system will be compromised and you don’t want to be outside where you could get infected with something worse.

You’ll also be less likely to pass on your contagious flu to others. Stay home until you’re well. Period.

  1. Keep your living areas clean

There’s a saying that goes, ‘Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest.’ It’s humorous but true.

In this case, however, we’re keeping the house clean to PREVENT unexpected ‘virus guests’. Vacuum your house daily and mop your floors with water that has been mixed with disinfectant/bleach. This will help eradicate any bacteria around.

You may choose to use an air purifier to clean the air in your household too.

Very often, during a widespread pandemic, the stores may not have anymore disinfectant or bleach. If this is the case, guess what?

Alcohol will do too. Vodka or gin is effective for wiping surfaces too. The higher the proof, the better. Just make sure you don’t get high on your own supply.

  1. Stay calm

Last but not least, stay calm. Do not panic or rush to hoard items. You can and should stock up on non-perishable items like a responsible prepper, but do it gradually. You do not have to wildly grab everything you can get your hands on.

Stay positive and know that several potential pandemics prior to the coronavirus have been effectively contained. This one will probably be no different.

Do not stress yourself out or get paranoid. When you’re stressed, your immune system is lower and you’re at a higher risk.

Follow the tips above and you’ll be much safer during this coronavirus ‘climate’.

Stay safe – again, mantra: fewer people. Less contact. Less risk.


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6 Year Old Finds Abundance All Around Thu, 13 Feb 2020 03:44:48 +0000 Reading Time: 7 minutes Some days, I feel so overwhelmed and stressed out… nothing like a good walk to help free my mind and come up with solutions. Took my 6 and 5-year-old – Adison and Dayla to the Griffith Park trails and each day we spend time, I’m always admiring the beauty in their curiosity and how they...]]> Reading Time: 7 minutes

Some days, I feel so overwhelmed and stressed out… nothing like a good walk to help free my mind and come up with solutions.

Took my 6 and 5-year-old – Adison and Dayla to the Griffith Park trails and each day we spend time, I’m always admiring the beauty in their curiosity and how they unlock something unique out of me.

The Abundance Of New Paths

At the park, there’s an ABUNDANCE of new trails and my babies let me know
where they are!

They’ll say: Let’s try this one or that one!

Listen, friend, you are blessed to find a new, often interesting paths just by making a shift in direction – in the eyes and mind.
Like life itself, there’s an abundance of wealth and goodness out there.

Today is a lengthy post… I have left you my five-minute Abundance guide below this video.

The 5-Minute Guide to Living Abundantly

Anyone has the opportunity to attract the abundance around them, and quickly realize that any goal can be attainable. What you need is to switch your mindset. In this 5-minute guide, you will learn how you can develop an abundance mindset. This will allow you to access all the wealth available for you.

There are two types of mindsets, a scarcity mindset, and an abundance mindset. The scarcity mindset is more focused on limits or gaps. Meanwhile, an abundance mindset is about creating opportunities and being grateful for the present moment.

The best way to move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset is to be aware of your scarcity-based thinking patterns. Starts by identifying which area of your life you perceive as not “being enough”. That could be financial, relationships, work, social, or personal.

Once you’ve identified the area that is the most challenging for you, reflect on what it is that you want. Abundance can mean different things to different people. It is important that you have a clear understanding of what abundance means to you. Let’s start by defining abundance. What does abundance in the area you’ve identified as “challenging” would look like? What are you doing now that is limiting you from accessing abundance? What can you do to change your situation? Once you’ve identified what you want, try to brainstorm some small actions that will lead you closer to that desire.

Here’s an example. Sally feels like she is unhappy in her love relationship. She would love to access an abundant love life. She wants to manifest a love relationship that is fulfilling and allowing her to be happy. What she perceives as limiting her from accessing an abundant love life is her partner who is not present for her. Instead of sitting back and feeling sorry for herself, she chooses to express her feelings to her partner by sharing with him that she wants, which is to grow closer to him. By focusing on what she wants, she is able to clearly express the need as opposed to the gap.

This shift in mindset could bring the following benefits:

  • Appreciate your life: Individuals who have an abundance mindset will appreciate more what they have and also the people in their life.
  • Access more opportunities: With an abundant mindset, more opportunities are revealed because you actually look for them.
  • Decrease your daily stress: Because people with an abundance mindset are less likely to have expectations that cannot be met, this allows them to live a life that has less stress and disappointment.
  • Reduce your anxiety: When you strongly believe that there are enough resources for everyone, you automatically trust that you can access what you need when you need it. Instead of finding yourself worrying about what you don’t have, you are able to reduce your anxiety by knowing that you can manifest what you want when you need it.
  • Take control of your life: When you live with a scarcity mindset, you are often living as a victim. Like life happens to you as opposed to you making life happen. An abundance mindset will place you in the driver’s seat and will give you more control over your life and a greater ability to create what you want to experience.
  • Foster happier and fulfilling relationships: We tend to attract people that think like us. If you are stuck in a scarcity mindset, you will have the tendency to attract people that limit themselves. Alternatively, if you cultivate an abundance mindset, you will start manifesting relationships that are uplifting, supportive and most of all that brings more abundance in your life.
  • Improve your health: People who demonstrate an abundance mindset are more grateful which is tied to better physical and psychological health. They are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, stress and other chronic diseases that are often connected to one’s lifestyle.

There are possible barriers in your way that stops you from accessing an abundance mindset. Here are some examples:

  • Focusing on the Gaps: A common mistake that we tend to do in a scarcity mindset is to place all our attention and energy on what is missing in our life. On the other hand, people that live an abundant life are natural at putting their energy on what they want to manifest. By switching your thoughts to be more oriented to what you want, you are painting a clear picture of what it is that you desire. By doing so, it is easier to find what you seek when you know what you want, as opposed to what you know you don’t want.
  • You don’t ask for help: In order to bring more abundance in your life, you need to be open to receive. And that includes receiving help from others. If it is difficult for you to say “yes” to someone who offers you help, you are telling the universe that you are not deserving of receiving from others. The same applies if you have a hard time asking for help. That is often a surprise to many that showing independence in our life can lead to blocking the flow of abundance. This is because if you can’t accept help from others, you can’t accept a little help from the universe. In order to shift this habit to bring more abundance in your life, try to find ways to ask for help, most people love helping. Accepting someone’s help might just make their day.
  • You are uncomfortable with compliments: Compliments are a form of receiving similar to asking for help. If you are uncomfortable with receiving compliments from others, you are demonstrating that receiving is difficult for you. This can automatically lead you to more scarcity. Try to reflect on how you behave when someone compliments you on your skills.
  • You dwell on the past: To dwell on the past means that you spend a lot of your precious energy thinking about things that are no longer relevant. That behavior leaves you with little energy to manifest what you want in life. If you want to change or accept your past, you have to make a choice now and bring your focus back to what you can do, now, to feel happier. If you want to have a more fulfilling life, ask yourself, what choice you can do right now to help you access more abundance.
  • You often use the words don’t or can’t: Our vocabulary says a lot about our mindset. A person with a scarcity mindset will use many limiting words such as “can’t,” “won’t,” or “don’t.” These words have the tendency to nourish a deep belief that we don’t have enough and will never be able to access what we want in life. To shift to a more abundant life, pay attention to the words you use. Catch yourself using words that set a limiting belief and reframe them into words that empower you to do something about the situation.
  • You envy others: When we live with a scarcity mindset, we tend to experience feelings of jealousy and envy. We will often catch ourselves looking at others and wondering why we can’t have what they have. One of the thoughts you could often have is wondering why is it that everyone else has what you want and not you. Envy is a feeling that attracts scarcity because we focus on what we don’t have. It can also lead to resentment toward some people and ruin relationships with friends and families. In order to shift to an abundance mindset, you need to start recognizing the good in your life and stop comparing yourself with others. Start by acknowledging what it is that you like about yourself, others or your life in the present moment.
  • Feed a sense of urgency: Some believe that being in the present moment means to manifest everything you need now. In fact, it is demonstrated that people who feed a scarcity mindset will be more likely to focus on immediate “wants.” They feel the need for instant gratification, a sense of urgency that the need has to be met now. This type of behavior can be detrimental to one’s life and have a negative impact on one’s future. A great example is when an individual receives a sum of money that wasn’t expected. Those with a scarcity mindset will have the urge to spend it right away on things that are not necessarily essentials in the long run but something that they really want in the present moment. It is almost as if they think the money will disappear overnight if they don’t spend it now.
  • Blame others: Do you feel like life isn’t fair? Maybe you feel that a lot of the unfortunate situations you have experienced are not your fault but someone else. If so, it might be time for you to take matters into your own hands. It is basically giving up on your power and leaving all control of your life to external factors like another person. When you give up on your power, it leads you with hopelessness and the inability to change your situation. One of the most common behaviors in people with an abundance mindset is their ability to take responsibility and do something to change their situation.

The points above are examples of behaviors that could be limiting you in your life. These behaviors are what we are trying to change to bring you closer to living an abundant life. 

Two very important points to consider are the Law of abundance of two premises: Balance and Clarity.

Balance: Giving and Receiving

In the law of abundance, it is important to understand that life is always about balance. And when we are not in balance, we are not able to manifest what we want. Balance means that you give as much as you receive. It also means that you are open to receive and open to give.

Most people who are unable to attract abundance in their lives are out of balance. Signs that you are out of balance would be:

  • You give a lot of your time and energy to others and don’t do much self-care; 
  • You love giving gifts to others and are very uncomfortable when others give you something;
  • You love helping others but refuse to ask for help because you feel you are independent;

If you find yourself in those statements, you are unconsciously telling the universe that you do not deserve to receive. You are the one who blocks the flow of abundance in your life because you are not open to receive simple gifts from others. You are throwing yourself off balance by giving more than receiving.

Clarity: Define What You Want

Knowing what you want is so important to manifest it. It is practically impossible for the universe to give you what you want if you don’t know what you want. People who know exactly what they want can manifest their desires. It is sometimes easier to identify what we want by focusing on a feeling. For example, you know you don’t want to be tied financially because you need to feel financial freedom. That feeling will be important because the more that feeling is present in your life, the more you will know that you are moving toward what you desire.

It is important to understand these two premises because it is often connected to behaviors that are subtle and not necessarily obvious that they block you from accessing abundance in your life.

It’s your time – much love,



Volta is a story of a blue-haired boy who grew up feeling different than others.. maybe because of his hair color, yet later on, as he rolls back to his roots, accepts his difference. By embracing his uniqueness he then finds himself unleashing the personal superpowers of dance movement and freedom.

My favorite was the “hair hanger” aka hair suspension artist!

More about storytelling..

How to Become a Better Storyteller

What is the most memorable kind of communication? A good old-fashioned story, of course! Whether it’s through hieroglyphics, parables, fairy tales, or fables, a good story is the deepest way to connect the mind to the soul.

Storytelling is a cherished tradition and an entertaining and effective way to convey information about almost any subject.

Walk in any classroom and you’ll find teachers educating their students with stories. Walk into a major corporation and you’ll find high profile CEOs expressing thoughts, opinions, and facts to their employees with stories. Wherever you go, storytelling is a powerful means of communication.

Why Should We Tell Stories?

It’s been discovered that each of us has a desire, and perhaps even a need, to tell and hear stories.

By sharing stories with others, and indulging in their stories, we learn to understand one another at a much deeper level. By creating a common level of understanding, we come together as a community of individuals – appreciating both the differences and similarities we share.

You can convey your thoughts, feelings, and experiences through stories. By doing so, you’re verbally expressing the things you value, the customs you take part in, and the wisdom you’ve acquired in life.

Have you ever felt that you didn’t have anything interesting to share? Have you ever wished that you could grip audiences with the power of a good story?

If so, you’ll be happy to know that there are many stories within you, just waiting to be told! And by becoming a better storyteller, you can overcome feelings of isolation and develop a stronger connection with others.

Steps to Becoming a Great Storyteller

Even if you’ve never told a story in your life, you can become a great storyteller! With a little effort and practice, your storytelling skills will improve and people will be drawn to what you have to say.

Here are 4 important techniques you can use to tell great stories:

  1. 1. You must have the attention of your audience, whether it’s a small group of friends or a large crowd. If you can captivate your audience, you’re halfway there! In order to do so, you’ll want speak clearly and deliberately with an upright posture and confident demeanor.
  • Self-confidence plays a large role in making your presence prominent in a room. If you lack the confidence to step outside of your comfort zone and be confident, you’ll have a hard time gaining your audience’s attention.
  1. 1. Connect with and engage your audience. Connecting with your audience on an emotional level is important. If you’re able to do this, you’ll draw in the interest of the crowd and your story won’t fall on deaf ears. This means understanding who they are, what they desire, why they’re there, and how to speak to them.
  • Talk and relate to your audience on an equal level. You shouldn’t let your ego lead to a condescending tone of voice, nor should you let your wavering self-confidence make you timid. We’re all human and we’re all equal, so eliminate any negative perceptions or mental barriers from your mind.
  • Match how you speak with whom you’re speaking to. Your tone, language, and attire should be different when you’re talking to high school students versus a group of women over 40. Try to precisely understand what the audience goes through day-in and day-out and tell that story.
  1. 1.Interact with your audience. Audience involvement is a simple technique that famous speakers use when sharing stories. You can ask questions, set up activities, or have someone share their experiences. This keeps your audience tuned in because they become part of the story.
  • Humor can help you engage and interact with an audience but don’t force it. Forcing humor into a story where it doesn’t belong is awkward for both the storyteller and the audience.
  1. 1.Teach something. Your audience wants to learn something. They don’t want to simply learn about you; they want to learn something they can apply in their own lives. Structure your story so there’s both a situation and a solution or moral, that way there’s a deeper meaning associated with the story that the audience can identify with.

When you gain the full attention of your audience, you can connect with them on an emotional level and interact with them, that way you can more closely identify with their personal situations and leave them on the edge of their seats. All it takes is practice!

It’s Your Time. Share YOUR Story, Live Fully Alive!,


PS: Tomorrow isn’t promised. Please, let us all continue to pray for the lives that were lost. My condolences to all families involved. 

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People do not decide to become extraordinary Sat, 08 Feb 2020 16:09:32 +0000 Reading Time: < 1 minute Good Day Life Changer! Happy Saturday! Just sharing 2 quotes I came across that struck me this morning… hope they inspire you, too. “You fall into the trap of being mediocre. If you’re OK with being mediocre, then you’re going to be mediocre.” – From Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher  “People do not decide...]]> Reading Time: < 1 minute

Good Day Life Changer!

Happy Saturday!

Just sharing 2 quotes I came across that struck me this morning… hope they inspire you, too.

“You fall into the trap of being mediocre. If you’re OK with being mediocre, then you’re going to be mediocre.” – From Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher

 “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
– From Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer

It’s your time,

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9 Simple Ways to Develop Creativity Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:47:52 +0000 Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s Friday and I’m feeling great as my kids (especially for my daughter who just started TK) made it through a whole week without a major meltdown at school lol. We also worked on a craft project for the 100 days of school celebration and finishing some of mine and my daughters’ project at home...]]> Reading Time: 3 minutes

It’s Friday and I’m feeling great as my kids (especially for my daughter who just started TK) made it through a whole week without a major meltdown at school lol. We also worked on a craft project for the 100 days of school celebration and finishing some of mine and my daughters’ project at home (we’re working on DIY bracelets).

Creativity is something we all use in some form, but many believe they aren’t creative. But the creative mind can be developed. The best way to do that is through practice. The more you do the things, regularly, that flex your creative muscle, the more you will develop a natural ability to be creative.

Developing your creative muscles helps reduce stress and improve your problem-solving ability. Begin with these 10 steps to develop and enhance your creativity.

1. Be mindful and observe what others are doing around you. The way we see our surroundings and our environment helps build our creativity. Notice and appreciate everything and everyone around you. This opens your mind to new possibilities while helping you build on the collection of experiences to draw from for inspiration.

2. Be willing to take risks in order to develop your creative skills. While you will fail, you will be boosting your creativity and building skills you can use later.

3. Every time you make progress with using your creativity, you are building your confidence. Reward yourself for your creativity.

4. When you approach a problem, remember there are multiple solutions. Look for a variety of solutions instead of going with your first one. This helps build problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills.

5. Start to keep a creativity journal. Use it to keep track of your creative process and any ideas you come up with. Go back and reflect on what you have accomplished. Use it to try to find other solutions to any problems you may have solved already.

6. Use a mind map or flow chart to connect ideas and look for creative answers to any questions you are facing. My favorite mindmap tool is a simply using a pen and pad  (I use a reMarkable paper tablet) but from my desktop, I love love love using the Xmind app. For the mind map, write down the central topic or word then link the related ideas around the center word. This gives you a visual for seeing ideas and how they are linked. The flow chart can be used to track what needs to happen when in a project or event. They can also be used to visualize the final product and what needs to happen to get to that finished product.

7. Develop your creativity by changing your environment. I go from standing (on my standing desk) to sitting when working from my laptop at home or this can as simple as clearing your desk, painting your walls or moving your furniture. Or you can try taking your laptop to work in a different setting such as a restaurant or park.

8. Fight your fear of failing. Just keep moving forward and practice. If you fear you will make a huge mistake or fail when you try doing something new, it can keep you paralyzed from being creative. Mistakes are always going to happen. The trick is to not give up and to learn from them.

9. Get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Do this on a regular basis to develop your creativity. Changing things and doing things outside your comfort zone boosts creativity. Start with something small if you aren’t ready to rock climb a mountain cliff.

10. Bonus Tip: Take time to daydream and let your mind wander. Daydreaming leads to creative problem-solving while boosting your creative thinking. As it wanders, your mind accesses memories and emotions as well as those random bits of knowledge you’ve forgotten. Focus on the area you are wanting inspiration in.

The practice is key when it comes to developing your creativity. If you don’t do your activities, regularly, whether they are mental or physical, your creativity fades. There are many ways to develop your creativity. Just find the ones that work for you.

Keep moving forward,


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This smartphone video editor is super fun and easy Thu, 06 Feb 2020 21:14:13 +0000 Reading Time: < 1 minute Hi There Friend! Happy Thursday! Today is a “cold” low 50’s but sunny day in my neck of the woods of Glendale, CA which makes it a perfect day to go for a walk/bodyweight training outside. I remember back years ago, video editing had to be done on my massive desktop computer. You’d have to...]]> Reading Time: < 1 minute

Hi There Friend!

Happy Thursday! Today is a “cold” low 50’s but sunny day in my neck of the woods of Glendale, CA which makes it a perfect day to go for a walk/bodyweight training outside.

I remember back years ago, video editing had to be done on my massive desktop computer. You’d have to transfer video from your digital video camera onto your computer then run it through your desktop editing software.

Time has changed! I’ve been using VlogEasy (aff link here for LIFETIME access) on

I’ve used the app over last summer however, there was a major update and decide to play around with it again. Makes video editing a cakewalk!

You can add all sorts of quick cuts on your videos (editing can take a ton of time and VG makes this easy!), add clips from movies and add text over the videos.

Here’s a sample below.

A really fun video editing app to make funnier family videos or create great video tutorials for your business.

Tomorrow isn’t a given – to live fully and CREATE a great day!


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