Friday, March 24, 2017

LOVE YOURSELF

Hello hello and happy Friday to you all....

I'm so excited over the next couple of topics coming up in the blog.....stay tuned for some interesting information in April with our blogs.... I'm going to attempt to get in here every week again instead of every other week. As you know, with the schedule I keep, that is not always possible... I will try. Now that we are up over 33,000 readers, I feel it is important to keep the content as fresh as I can. In the meantime, continue to enjoy the blog and all the great information and fun stuff I can bring you......

So Love Yourself is this weeks topic.... You MUST learn to love yourself before you can spread love to others. That means accepting yourself no matter what size you are, what color you are, what nationality , language, look, ...... this is what makes you  YOU.... you are your own unique blueprint !

This is one of the reasons I LOVE empowerment so much and why, I think, empowerment is on everyone's lips these days....
It is important to be empowered and to Love yourself. People want to deal with an authentic YOU. You will find the people that are like you and that is what will gravitate to you what you will put out into the Universe and what will spin to make the World a better place. It all starts with YOU !

So today, I'm sharing my new TV show here. This is our 2nd episode and I Love our guests !  Talk about empowerment.... "The age of Elegance" as Diane so beautifully put it. If you haven't seen the show yet, check it out every 4th Tuesday of the month on the WBTVN. ( Women's Broadcast Television Network) www.wbtvn.tv 

The timing just worked out for me to share this show.... The pageant is looking for contestants over the age of 60 as you will hear in the show....
www.msnewjerseysenioramerica.org

Enjoy the show and make sure you Love yourself first !!!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Turn it into Positive

Wow.... It's already mid-March , I can't believe it.... the days seem so long yet time seems to go so fast !





Hello all and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you !



How do you turn it into positive. I read and I look around and I listen and no matter how hard I try I always seem to find someone that isn't happy unless they are complaining about something.

STAY AWAY FROM THOSE PEOPLE !  LOL   I know, sometimes that is easier said than done.  Maybe you can help and show them how to turn it into positive. I know that sometimes situations are so dreary and so sad that you can't possibly think of how you turn it into positive..... YES YOU CAN.

Face it. Live goes on whether you are dealing with tragedy, loss of material objects, broken down products, broken down people whatever..... life goes on. We were all meant to live in an abundant situation and  have an abundant life.  YOU are the only one that can manifest that withing yourself.

I know you have heard, "What you think about , you bring about".... another one of my favorites is
"Whether you are wrong or your are right, you're right".

Find that inner strength. ( Even when it seems impossible) to take a situation and turn it around.
Go to a charity if you need to. Charities are in desperate need of funds these days, of volunteers of someone who cares.

Lead by example and show others there is hope.  Life goes on for all we know. Life is short and I know we have all heard THAT one.  It is...... too short to let any negative situation fester and make everything around you negative.

Another one I like is , " One negative thought sits in your mind RENT FREE and  grows. "

Take situations into your hands that would otherwise make you sad, miserable and not fun to be around. Turn it into positive even in the slightest way..... you will feel better and all the people around you will feel better too.

I'm not saying you can't be sad or angry at something. Just don't let it fester and eat your insides out. Go to a place inside and find that positive light. You deserve it. Everyone around you deserves it . Good things will come out of that and you will feel great regardless when you
TURN IT INTO POSITIVE !



Now make it a great day and enjoy !

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

How do you "Meet in the Middle" ?

Hellooooo.....

Wow ! Crazy email set ups. Not sure what I did yet sometimes I can't get into this page right away.... something to look into .....

So I have a group of 4 of us that connected through eWomenNetwork in some way shape or form and we have become close friends. We've been through a lot of things together including the passing of one of our dearest friends....... we try to get together whenever our schedules allow and that is usually once or twice a year on a personal meeting. We meet at other times for business yet we love sharing our personal time together..... this was one of our discussions last night at dinner.... We talked a lot about blogging yet the topic came around to MEETING IN THE MIDDLE.  What does that mean to YOU?

So we meet almost exactly in the middle for all of us.... sometimes, one drives a little further than the other and vice versa. We meet in the middle to make sure what we do stays together. Our friendships, our discussions both business and personal, our enlightenment of working towards common goals in life......

Do you meet your clients in the middle? Are you able to open up and  listen to what they say?  Listening is a skill that is so important in our everyday lives. Today, more than ever, we need to LISTEN to others. We need to be open, compassionate and understanding. Does this mean we always agree? Heck no !  The idea is for both sides, all sides, to listen and to be open to meeting in the middle.  Compromise should be a win win for all concerned.

To stay strong, to stay alert and aware, to stay on top of things and be the true intent of your being..... you need to MEET IN THE MIDDLE.  ( If you don't already)
So we drive to dinner and meet in the middle. We consult with clients and meet in the middle. We teach and learn from our children by meeting in the middle.  That middle is so important. It's where things can grow and change in a positive way. It's where ideas come together, spread together and create change.  Don't miss the boat by  talking over yourself, by walking away and by not willing to take a drive to keep connected.  MEET IN THE MIDDLE and see what happens....

Thank you my good friends....You can find these wonderful ladies on FaceBook or reach out to me...

Donna Davis.................................................................................................................................

Ana Roberti...............................................................................................................


Diane Metivier.............................................................................................................

Now Diane couldn't be with us last night as she was home with the flu....yet we sent her a video !!!!
Diane is not only a financial advisor, author, poet  and Mom, she is the creator of Matt's Heart Quest. A place where she raises money to donate to other organizations in her son's name. Her goal is to raise a million dollars to give to charity in her son's name over his lifetime.

Ana Roberti is not just and interior designer....she brings your "SOUL" into your dreams. Executive and Mom-Ana has a way of making you feel the best you can in your space and your experience working with her.

Donna Davis.... Visionary, Author, Caregiver and creator of THE MENOPAUSE FAIRY..... find Donna to talk about all those things we go through in life that we just need someone to go through with. We have no explanations yet we have people we can talk to that can understand....

And yours truly,  Ava Holly,  Author, Poet, Mom, singer/songwriter, Actress , Manager , consultant and now TV host.....Changing the World one project at a time....
Watch out as we come together to bring you exciting new things to read, see, touch, feel and enjoy...

There are many little circles that we travel in aside from our bigger circles. Groups of friends and advisors for various avenues in our lives..... MEET IN THE MIDDLE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN !



Friday, February 17, 2017

No One Does it alone....AND.....

....Collaboration is Key.........

Good day everyone. Hope your weekend is starting off great. With President's weekend upon us, there are extra activities and events going on that you can be involved in. For me, I will be with the founders of Atlantic City Fashion Week, Jeana and LaMont Bowling tonight and tomorrow night. We have our beautiful Alexis walking in the show this evening. This will be her first runway show ! Go Alexis ! Catch all the photos on Face Book later from the Showboat Atlantic City, NJ

As you can see, from following my blog, or from just getting out and about-- No one makes it alone. It is so important to build your own tribe, if you may, to have your own team of people that are there to support you when you need them AND to have an equally important team in place to get things done.  I am so thrilled and honored to be in Collaboration with both Samina Mughal and Mark Legrand.  You can find them both on Face Book.

 MARK LEGRAND BOUTIQUE

INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER SAMINA MUGHAL

I'm sure, if you are following this blog, you have seen the beautiful dresses Samina makes as we have been photo shooting them from various places across the U.S.   She also has a line of resort wear, gorgeous tops, and purses/handbags..... You can view some of her line here and stop in at Mark Legrand's boutique if you would like to purchase anything you see here. You can also contact me directly if you are not in the area.

Mark's shop is located at 711 Shore Road Suite 7 on the main strip in Pleasantville, NJ.  He will be hosting a variety of interesting events to make you feel good from the inside out !  Along with being a designer and doing the manufacturing of OUR line of bags coming out in the Fall, Mark is opening up his shop as a Unique Boutique.... There you will find designer clothing, purses, jewelry and as I said different types of events to compliment all these things !  Make sure you stay with us on Face Book to find out all the things that are going on in the shop and keep updated on Ava's Eye Bagz coming out before the next Holiday Season.  

We will also be featuring both Samina and Mark in an upcoming TV segment of Ava's Casual Chat on the WBTVN Network soon....

I am thrilled that Samina has also launched the SM Global Foundation for Cancer Survivors. We will be doing a charity give back program with OUR bags and the SM Global Foundation is one of the charities we like !  Stay tuned for more information on ALL the collaboration with 4 A STAR, SM Global Catwalk, SM Global Foundation, Ava's Eye Bagz, Ava's Casual Chat and Mark Legrand !!!









Enjoy !

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ramping it up in 2017...what's YOUR next move?

Hello 2017....

So January came and went and recently I was able to enjoy a wonderful cruise to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. It was great to be with some great friends on the Carnival Sensation for the Poker Cruise 2.

Well, I always say that January is a planning month. I planned for a trip so coming back with piles of work left for me was just another sign that it was time to RAMP IT UP. 

I stumbled across this very cool network TV company on Face Book.... I come to find out that many of it's members/hosts are part of our eWomen Network including one of the founders. It was very cool talking with Jayne Rios one of the founders of the WBTVN -  Women's Broadcast Television Network....

I am proud and excited to say that I will be one of the new spotlight hosts. I will have a once a month 30 min. segment based on empowerment thorough the entertainment and fashion industry and through businesses making a difference in the World. It's going to be fun and exciting and is going to ramp up all that I am doing with this blog, with the business and with our new line of purses and handbags coming soon......

I hope you are finding a way to RAMP UP YOUR 2017 and try some new things to take you to new heights....

At the WBTVN there are Branded channels, spotlight hosts, and corporate channels available.  This global on line network offers Live streaming, live chat with and audience 24/7....How cool is that??

This is one of the founders, Jayne Rios
You can catch her beautiful and welcoming videos right at the network which I will link below.
Some of the shows I am gravitating to are MAKING IT HAPPEN TV with Victoria Lee
CINDY UNCORKED with Cindy Ashton  COFFEE WITH CLAIRE  with Claire Billingsley and now AVA'S CASUAL CHAT with yours truly.... We should be airing on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM EST  1:00 PM CST. Shows will also be archived at the network.  As I learn, I will pass the info on to you.....
The network platforms include  amazonfireTV, ROKU, IOS, androidTV and several more....

Start by checking out these amazing hosts.... and I will let the link speak for itself.... let's start ramping it up now.....
Enjoy !




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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Find your HAPPY and more....






Hellooooooo all,

I hope the Holiday Season, no matter what you celebrate, has brought you joy as we approach the New Year. Let's be grateful as we move forward to 2017.

First, let me conclude our Elvis Sightings for this year....

# 11. Elvis was an answer to a jeopardy question .
#12.  Elvis was a special guest on America's Got talent Holiday Spectacular.... yep, they brought in Terry Fator !!!!   Love him. If you are not familiar, Terry is a ventriloquist who won the show in Season 2. He now has a home on the Las Vegas Stage doing great things with his puppets. He sang Blue Christmas with his Elvis pal on the holiday show and it was amazing !

and we end with # 13. ( Day after Christmas, however it was fitting to end with 13)

Art and I had the pleasure of a gift certificate to the fabulous LB ONE steakhouse . On the walls there are photos from great classic movies and some great memories of film etc...
One of the photos features the "Hollywood Diner" showing Marilyn Monroe, James Dean...couldn't quite make out the other person in the photo however Elvis was unmistakable.

And there we have that chapter.... maybe we will visit that again next year....

On to finding your HAPPY !  
Life is too short to agonize over things that are troubling us. I know, we have heard this all before, we have said and done all the things to give us clarity as the year closes out..... ok, if you have done that, continue on that path. If you haven't done that, think hard about the things that make you feel good and feel happy. THAT is where your success will lie in both business and in life. Positive begets Positive and happy releases positive chemicals in your body that make you feel good. When you feel good you do your best work, your best "play" and your best Happy !  It is all too often that we hear sad news around the holidays.... life it too short. Don't wait on finding your Happy. Let that  take whatever is going on into another direction .You will be able to handle it better.

Find your Happy as we move into 2017. I look forward to writing with you all year and being Happy in all of our Journey's.

From our house to yours, have a wonderful , safe, fun, and Happy New Year !

Enjoy !

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Elvis Sightings and more....

Good Tuesday morning,




Finally back in the swing of things as I return home from "N'awlins".  What a great city. Trying to make it a yearly tradition for my daughter's birthday.... so many great sights, sounds and the food...... unreal !

We will do some more cool stuff from NOLA on the Friday Blog.... ( couldn't post from there, just not enough time)

Now, up to "Elvis Sightings"# 7, 8, 9 and 10....

These first couple are small  then it's gets to a build.... I have to thank my good friend and Biz Associate Mari Dattolo for sending me #10...brought tears to my eyes....

#7. A conversation about the movie "Death Becomes Her". I was asked if I remembered the party scene where certain people that want to live forever attend this party and it goes that they don't want to be known..... if you know the movie , you know the scene, and Elvis  is a prominent figure in that scene.... You should see it, cool movie...

#8. Elvis on a new Stamp... I tried to send over the photo of it yet it just wont' send.... check that out....

#9. At our hotel in New Orleans...
 

....This photo was being auctioned off in the lobby with a handful of other photo's, sports related, music etc...... 
#10. comes to us from my friend, Mari....this is a video that is so inspiring... I could not believe it wasn't Elvis singing..... the tears came when Ellen told this young man he would be singing at the upcoming Elvis Birthday Celebration in Graceland..... how cool is that ? !!!



Enjoy !