Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of Year

Day 30 and 31.....

I know we went up to Day 30 in the last post but really day 30 was yesterday so  it kind of got thrown in the mix. LOL..... It was Monday, my office day, however I did take the time to sip some hot chocolate with my best friend and I went out and got a new haircut....

Now I'm ready for 2014....hahahaha

So today is day 31 as we embarked on a new blog challenge starting Dec. 1st.... 
Not sure which is easier, getting the blog up for the day before the next morning, or trying to get it up at end of day....... ( or in some cases the wee hours for that previous day)

Any way it works, it will get up here. Let's get moving in 2014 both physically and mentally.... 
We all can use a bit of "healthy" in our lives no matter what stage we are in.....  

Enjoy your New Year's celebrations. Be safe, have fun and we will catch you on the flip side !

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Up to Day 30 !

Well Christmas Day has come and gone yet we still find ourselves in the Holiday Spirit, getting ready to ring in a New Year. I must say this week has been as busy as the whole year has been in one fell swoop !

I hope you all enjoyed your Holiday, whatever you celebrate, and find yourselves in good health, wealth and happiness for the coming year.

I've been pushing myself hard these last few weeks ( well, let's say harder than usual !) and the past few days have taken a toll on my body. My brain says go for it and my body says, "Are you kidding me or what??? "

So today I stayed in bed most of the day.... watching the Hallmark Channel and enjoying some peace and quiet !  I'm s sucker for these cool holiday movies ! ( Well , movies in general)

Christmas day we went to see SAVING MR. BANKS.  I found that movie to be quite enjoyable and I love movies that revolve around true stories. I think they are the best stories as they come from very real experiences....

Today I also stumbled across some old family photos and I took a little time to reflect on my life when I was looking them over.

Also this week, I got to volunteer at the Life in Color event..... WOW ! It was crazy good fun. Extremely taxing on my body but enjoyable and for a good cause.

Let's keep our minds on our sights for the New Year and what we want to accomplish both personally and professionally. Remember we are adding our health and wellness segment to this blog and we will be jumping into that early in the New Year. Today I did leg exercises and meditated.  Take the time for YOU !  Close out the Year with great memories and bring in the New Year with an open hear and open mind to create new ones !

Enjoy !

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Time for the Season

Days 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 ( including Sunday - Our day of Change !)

Good Morning.....

This time of year proves to be, in some respect, not much different than other times of the year...BUSY!
Ok, maybe it's a little busier around the holidays .....  For me it's always busy !  LOL

What did you do leading up to Christmas? Event if it is not a holiday you celebrate, there are always busy times around this time of year and around whatever it is you DO celebrate.

I never really grew up with Christmas.  To me, it's a time of MAGIC ! It's a time a miracles and strange happenings , it's a time of family and love. I celebrate it in a more spiritual way than some. No matter what, I have always loved this time of year. I love the way people act around each other and I always wish that it would spread throughout the year. After all, we all live on the same planet....well, most of us anyway !

Over the weekend and early this week, we had 2 of our beautiful singers, Carleigh and Juliana perform at the Malelani Cafe in Ventnor.

They did an AMAZING job singing Holiday tunes sprinkled with some of their favorite movie songs !
Thank you girls, YOU ROCK !
George, you are pretty cool too !!!   

Then the next day it was off to New York again..... finally made it to Bryant Park this holiday Season however we went up so late that everything was closed there. We did get to walk through it though. I still leaned on a ledge and admired the City from one of my favorite place. 
One good thing about going in late is you avoid traffic ! Ha Ha.... easy pisi getting in and out.

Of course, I had to see THE Tree again, and walk around to some of the usual places. Nice to have Keith with us this year !  One of my favorite moments was taking this one under the tree.....

No matter what you celebrate....make it a time of love and life !!!! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

What happened to Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. ???

Days 16, 17, 18, 19...

.... I seem to wake up and it's Friday.....WHAT is up with that ! Do you feel that way too?
Ok... so let's get into it.....

I'm sure at this time of year, everything is a big blur. No matter what you celebrate there is always something going on this time of year. This is one of the reasons we need to make sure we "Stop and smell the roses" so to say.

Make sure you are getting your stretched in or doing that 5 min. of something healthy. Not sure what to do? Walk for 5 min. An average regular paced walk for 15 min. is all your body really needs.... so let's start with 5. Now remember, I'm giving you til the New Year to actually hone in on the healthy 5 minutes. ( If you need that time). We want to be prepared so when Blue Monday comes, we are not Blue and we haven't given up on our goals......
In the meantime, you can also check out our healthy coffee line.... 2 blends:  Weight Loss/ Energy and Mind.... exciting weight loss Tea will be added to the line early in the New Year so stay tuned for that.

Holiday parties and socializing were the name of the game these past few days. Monday we are heading back to NY for Bryant Park and the tree !

What are you doing this busy Holiday Season???? 

Enjoy !

Monday, December 16, 2013

Days 14, 15

Days 14 and 15.... 

Saturday was so tiring from the weekend gig. Just wanted to crawl into bed and stay there. LOL

I did go "light looking" for a bit. Very disappointing that the house on Sooy lane, known for it's charitable work and amazing light show for the holidays, is not up this year. I think if it's not up by now that it won't be. 

I have some ideas to go out and find new places to see lights. I fell in love with this house in Absecon a few years ago. It doesn't have the music attached to it but the home is absolutely gorgeous. I'll be posting some of these places this week.  I hope you are planning on something new and exciting this holiday season. 

Keep up the work of your 5 min. of health..... stretches are good to prepare for a healthier 2014. Remember, we can do it together..... Also check out the weight loss coffee site. Filled with Garcinia Cambogia Extract and Yerba Mate to bust your belly fat and help you lose weight.....

Your physical and mental health will also be boosted when you make a few minutes to try something new or something you haven't done in a long time that makes you happy !!

SUNDAY will continue to be our Day of change.....this Sunday, I had the privilege of watching Johanna DeJesues reeive her Masters Degree from Stockton. What an awesome celebration and presentation ! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Days 11, 12, 13

Days 11, 12, 13

You know I hate when the days run together but this time of year it is just how it is. I'm sure it's hectic for you too so I greatly appreciate it when you take a moment to stop by.  

This week has been fun as we got new phones as our gifts to each other so I'm enjoying playing around with that..... the same day we got the phones, we went up to NY to see the beautiful tree in Rockefeller Center.

I have to say it's one of my favorite places. I also love Bryant Park. We didn't get to there as it was just so cold and it was already late as the story just thickens as to why we got into the City so late.....

....so..... we are planning another trip in with a small group of people to see the tree again and make to my fav. places like St. Patty's Cathedral and of course, Bryant Park.

Still working on stretches so by the New Year I can start into something a little heavier.  I've been off on my weight loss coffee too. With all the running I just didn't find the time to drink it. I have to work on that for it needs to be done regularly to lose the weight. At least it's all natural.

So we now broke 8100 page views..... come on in, join the site and tell me what you are doing as you move into 2014!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 10

For Day 10...

Well, we had a beautiful snowfall this day. I love to watch it fall................that's about it !!  I hate driving  in it or trying to get around. Honestly, if I wasn't so close to NY City, I'd probably be living in warmer weather....
I don't mind the cold so much, I just like to be able to get around by car. LOL
I made to our South Jersey Network meeting, wasn't too bad getting there. While we were there, we all got to see how beautiful the snow was falling..... meeting in a Country Club with the big picture windows !
A small group of us hung around and had our own little networking session after most everyone had left. By the time we all got done, the sun had come out ! Yay !  I loved seeing the whole transformation !

Speaking of transformation, how are we doing on starting our fitness goals !  Make an effort, even if it's just 5 min. a day . Remember, you can always make a comment here about what and how you are doing.

I used to work out all the time. Miss that.... I guess as our bodies get older, even if we have the right mindset, we need to adjust. I've been doing stretches in the morning. Want to get my body ready to do more than that.....

Check out the weight loss coffee site and see if that may be for you as well. Jan. 1st there will be weight loss tea added.....green tea with herbs to help regulate blood sugar !  How cool is that?...... and all natural ....

I spent a little time shopping yesterday too. It felt good. I also donated 2 full bags of groceries to the food bank for Art and myself at our meeting . ( I may have mentioned that).... Boy did that feel good to do THAT.

Make your day great and come aboard with us as we get healthy and explore our lives...........:)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day 9

For Day 9

So Monday is my office day and I wanted to NOT do offfice work, but just take in each moment after the day on Sunday. That's what I did. I have to admit that I did do a little work on the computer but mostly I watched a couple of movies, went our for lunch with my Sister and my Niece , and of course listened to the wheels as they spun around in my head for the next great thing ! LOL

I went to the store and shopped for the Food Bank. We do a food drive at our networking group each year around the holidays.

A little later, I thought,  " I want to do something for our group".......... just a little something at the meeting. Something just subtle and cute. So I went out to the local CVS and I looked and looked....
Well, I love bells.... ( I love that saying that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings !)  I wonder, for I was ringing these little bells for quite some time. Maybe we get extra angel wings around the holidays !
Ha Ha

I found these great bell ornaments. I really didn't want to sit and put the little strings on each of the 60 bells that I bought. ( but I did). I went home, flipped into a holiday movie and put all the little strings on.....

I just felt good................

I also had my healthy coffee and did some stretching......
Ok.... your turn !!!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Days 6, 7, 8....

Fril Dec. 6th - Sat. Dec. 7th - Sun. Dec. 8th

Wow ! weekend was cray cray with the snow and all.....

Now, I'm having phone trouble.... what else is new. Wasn't able to transfer the photos I wanted to but let's get to it anyway....

I went to the bank and on the floor in the rain was a candy wrapper..... that wrapper was shaped like a heart. It was so weird. I had to get a photo of it but it didn't come out too well. It was right by my door getting into and out of the car..... funny !

Saturday I spent getting ready for event and nursing a shoulder/neck pain... ( Thanks, Bill for your help)
I did take time to clear my mind and focus on the positive... If nothing else, make time for that..... :)

Sunday is our day of change.... so let's get back into saving that change for a rainy day ( or snowy day) LOL.... seriously....save as long as you can and see what happens. Remember to put it into an envelope and put it away somewhere.... just remember where you put it.

That all said, Sunday we had our first ever STEPS event. Succs Talks from Extraordinary Platform Speakers with JENNY PERRY, TONY DODY, & TERESSA MOORE GRIFFIN !

Amazing...... people came out in the snow..... first it was snow/rain, then it was snow, then it was rain....just a hot mess !  Thank you all who attended including JoAnn Dearden , SEW WITH JO, Debra Sorg , Tastefully Simple, Toni Murphy, IT WORKS !    PNC Bank....
Also to our break out speakers.... Erin of Main Spring Social Media...... Andrea of Doterra essential oils.... Bill.... Massage Therapist.....

Remember to keep your health in your success plan..... What did YOU do today????

Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 5

Dec. 5th entry:

So I have also decided to get on here first thing in the morning . Much easier and maybe I won't have to combine too many days this way ! LOL

So this entry is for Dec. 5th, Day 5.....

so above is our Virtual coffee house where you can find out all about weight loss/ energy all natural coffee to help you in your life !  

As we add this health and wellness aspect, I find myself with a big pain in the neck! NO, I DON'T MEAN MY FAMILY..............(kidding guys)
Seriously, just a sharp pain running from my neck down to my shoulder blade...... using natural treatment and getting to Doc. Brown on Monday . It actually feels a little better today but I just got up and the day is young!

I did a little stretching today. My shoulder and neck is inhibiting that a little................

Also, had the pleasure of brainstorming with Michelle as we put together a regular segment of coffee tastings for Coffee Thursdays !

Also sent our our 4 A STAR insider newsletter, Press Releases for a 3rd time for our 1st annual STEPS event coming up this Sunday and kept quite busy.  Our first ever STEPS event ( Success Talks from Extraordinary Platform Speakers) featuring

This is the first annual event and it's keeping me quite busy spreading the word...... 

Make it a great day, add a piece of health to your day and we shall talk again tomorrow !

I would also like to send light and love to our good friend and business associate Shaun Stephenson....Please keep her in your prayers as she goes through a difficult time in her life 

Enjoy !

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Starting anew in December....

Dec. 3rd and 4th...

So for our new challenge we are at Day 4

We are now adding in our Health and Wellness portion of the challenge ! ( Bill, this is right up your alley !)
We have several health professionals that have come together to  bring a new excitement to health/ Wellness and all the things we look to early in the New Year..... WE are just getting a jump on it so your New Year's Resolutions can go to something else now ! LOL

Firs off , we will post the site of the new Healthy/ Weight Loss coffee at top of each blog from this day forward. If you know anyone or even you yourself that drinks coffee, this is fabulous.... you can even just go there and learn about all the good herbs and things being brought to us in ways to nourish our bodies.....

So let's get that in here first:   www.reserveyourcup.com/only1ava

Next, Really beat myself up these past few weeks. Tough when you wear all the hats and I'm sure many of you can relate. My body is just screaming at me. I've been trying to get some extra sleep lately ! ( like the past 2 nights ! LOL....just going to bed weary but sleeping longer !)

I also had the wonderful opportunity to visit the brand new A/C bottle company restaurant Monday eve.
Here, we did a great photo shoot for one of our upcoming books featuring the cooks, Gabby and Michelle. Shout out to our photographer for the evening, Robert Redstar of Redstar Photography...

After the shoot, the cooks served up some portobello mushrooms and some eggplant salad dip to the folks coming in for the wine event. Not to mention we had some great wines along with that.

It was an exciting , special evening for all !

So let's get moving....both physically and mentally as we approach the end of the year and look forward to a bright 2014.

Enjoy !

Monday, December 2, 2013

So Here we go !!!!   Brand New 365 Day challenge.....or let's say from Dec. 1st/2nd....to Dec. 1st/2nd next year.....

I found that the interim of the blog didn't go so well, and the end of the blog became challenging as far as posting up for everyone..... It doesn't matter..... what matters is that you enjoy what you read and that you find something in it to make your own life better. Isn't that what we all want? Something interesting in our lives...... So let's begin and see where it takes us this time around. I think I still like the "5-10 min. of doing something you haven't done in awhile or have always wanted to try"......however, we are going to add our health and wellness aspect this time. What????  Yep..... no matter what stage of your life you are in, you always want to be a little healthier....especially these days, yes?  So here is how I'm going to handle it, and we are all getting a jump on "New Year's Resolutions". We will already be doing something so we can resolve to do something else this coming year ! LOLOL

We are adding a health and wellness aspect of 4 A STAR. With the expertise of Bill Curry, Tony Dody and several others in the field.... This way if you have questions, we can get some answers, if you have real needs, we can hook you up with the right people, and so on.....

So now, we will use our 5-10 minutes to do several things....
1. continue with the "something different and interesting " theme
                         5 - 10 minutes....just walk....that's it....
3. Add some exercise in that you love.....

We will star with just 5-10 min.... that's it.... and let's see what happens by next Dec.

We will keep our "Day of Change" on Sunday ... I will be cashing that out in August for my yearly convention as I did last time.

Let's strive to lead a healthier life.... even if it just starts with 5 minutes !

Feel free to post on your cool adventures, exercises anything that you want to share with us on this !

Today is my day of stretching...... 5 minutes to feel wonderful !

Enjoy !

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thurs. 11/28   Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

Hello to all my 4 A STAR family members,Javita family members, and avasallocations blog viewers and
 members !!!!

I wish all of you the happiest and healthiest of Thanksgiving Holidays !    

Be safe, eat well and enjoy your friends and family this weekend !

Hugs and Blessings to all of you !


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wed. 11/27

I love these numbers..1127.... LOL..... So needless to say this interim into the blog has been bittersweet. No worries, we are going to embark on a year of cool stuff beginning Dec. 1st.... in the meantime.............

Friends.... tomorrow is a day of reflection and thanks ( and food)..... I'd like to think that we do that, reflect and give thanks, more than just one day a year..... I am truly grateful for ALL the gifts in my life, family and wonderful friends. I always believe what goes around comes around so if you have people or things in your life that are not so "hot", just be grateful for your experience and no that time will work out all the "ills". I'd like to wish you all a blessed beautiful and "DRY" Thanksgiving ! LOL  Tell someone you love them and be grateful. There is ALWAYS someone or someTHING that is in worse shape than you.....and if you find yourself in GOOD shape, give back. You know I love movie lines..... so in the words of BRUCE ALMIGHTY...BE the Miracle. Love and light to all of you this Thanksgiving !

Enjoy !

Saturday, November 23, 2013

18th-Sat. 11/23

So let's just say that the fruit fly episode is still going on , however, the vinegar is working. They are almost all gone now. Gonna change the bowl and set up a new one for a few more days ! Amazing. Never seen so many freakin' fruit flies !

Had to opportunity to be in NY at a wonderful event for the WPA. ( Women Prison Associtation)  Deridre came and lifted out spirits....made us dig down deep to find that spot inside that is the keeper of all the hopes and dreams....she made us "take the lid off" and let all of that flow........

Afterwards, a great gathering of video for the NY Mayor on "transition" and what needs to be done to support people that are transitioning......

Then a nice little dinner with the execs.   Nice to be an invited guest to share in so many wonderful experiences in giving back and understanding.....

A visit to EMPORIUM  clothing store inside the Revel Casino. Gorgeous clothes, shoes and accessories.... Watch for picture from the shop later.....

Of course I am talking more "Coffee" these days.....
I love my all natural weight loss coffee....
Visit www.reserveyourcup.com/only1ava and check it out !

Enjoy the weekend. Sunday we start our day of change, again...... :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday..... while we count down to Dec. 1st....

So this was very interesting and considering that I'm being run out of my home by FRUIT FLY'S ....yes, you heard me right.... I thought I would share this today !

                                                                         ENJOY !

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ok....so this is not working.... I think the RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) just happen for me automatically. I mean, I would think that we do them on a daily basis and don't even notice them. Mostly they are holding doors open for people etc... This last time, last night, the woman told me I was going on her Christmas list ! LOLOL

So let's do this.... I move to start our 365 day challenge over on Dec. 1st. Everyone is in good spirits with the holidays approaching, and if you're not, it's a good time to cheer up. A great speaker told me to be the inspiration to others..... and the bigger inspiration will be the inspiration to you ! ( me). I love that.... so here is what we are going to do..... I'm continuing our daily blog until Dec. 1st with the 5 min. of something new and exciting or something revisited..... On Dec. 1st... we are moving to a healthier lifestyle.... now I'm not going to leave out the new / exciting / or revisited things that come along.... however we will add, as of 12/1, a picture of a healthier lifestyle..... So gear up, we are not waiting til 1/1 to make healthier choices.... it starts now.... and 12/1 we start talking about it.
Remember, this is a free place to "join" so follow and join here and post your exciting news for us !
We are up to almost 8,000 page views from all over the World.... let's keep it going..........so as of today, we are back....and we will keep Sundays as our Day of CHANGE !


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rak Week 2

This time it was as simple as holding the elevator door as I saw someone coming from a distance pushing a wheelchair. They were very appreciative !

What are you doing these weeks....

Feels funny only coming in once a week. Not sure I like it yet!

Enjoy !

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rak week 1....

Here we go in our interim weeks before we start our new Challenge day after New Year's Day..... RAK.....
Random Acts of Kindness:

Remember these can be the littlest things......sometimes they make big impacts.

So I took one of my models, Ani, out to breakfast on the way to an event. We had to wait a little bit which was not unusual for this eatery. That said, they were setting up for a party of 20.

When they finally called in the party of 20, I went over and held the door for everyone. Many people smiled and said thank you. I didn't even really know that I would blog about this as I just did it naturally. Sometimes, when you think back, you will see how much you do without even thinking about it.

Please come and follow this site.... it says, "join". that said, the site is free. Set one up so we can share in your RAK's these next couple of months.....

Talk again next week...... Have a wonderful week. Try new things, and see what RAK you are doing....
Enjoy !

Friday, October 18, 2013

Days 357-365

Wow! What a year it has been....from breaking apples with our bare hands, to ducks chatting on the water, to great new businesses and events and of course we can't forget "Gangnam Style".........

We had our "Day of Change" on Sundays and I hope many of you saved up some dough to do something with, even if it was just a small little venture.

I also hope you found 5-10 min. of your day to take a breath, feel good, and do something awesome !

Today is Friday and we would be over the 365 day mark. You can see how this can get away from us...especially when there is a problem on the site. THAT was discouraging but I forged on and we made it through.

I did accomplish some great things and did things I haven't done in a long time..... What I have planned for the New year will be fun. Let's see if we can get the posts up each day.... not so easy at times.

In the meantime, starting Monday we will emabark on RAK's.... until the New Year...... Don't you know what that is????

Random Acts of Kindness..... for this, I will post each Monday until the New Year. Spread the word and see what lives you can touch by performing a Random Act of Kindness each week until the New Year....

Remember we started this with several hundred page views..... We end today with over 7,900 page views and 20 followers. People are viewing this blog from all over the World and I thank you.
Many things will happen in the coming weeks. The launch of my book, our new Entertainment publication and many new ventures with our artists.....

So stay tuned, see if you can get a few people to "join" this site and follow the blog....it's free!
I will be back on Monday with our first Random Act of Kindness to talk about..... Remember just one a week is fine....although you can always do more !

Enjoy your weekend and we will talk on Monday !

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Days 356 & 357 (Tues./Wed.)

WE are getting down to the wire now. I have plans for our new things coming up !!! Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, it's so good to see this site the way I used to. I have no idea how it got screwed up nor how it came back.....

I hope you are finding those things that you haven't done in a long time, have never done, or just wanted to do again.... LOL

I spent some time at Friendly's having dinner with Mari and Sherrii in a fundraiser for the
 Jersey Shore Children's Musuem . Of cours, the ice cream was good.................and bad........... if you know what I mean.

I am also embarking on a new company rising up from Florida, Javita.....

If you drink coffee, this is the company for you. Healthy, weight loss coffee....healthy mind and energy coffee............. If you don't drink coffee, Tea and Cocoa will be avail. in a few months. Contact me if you are interested in finding out more about a healthy coffee and tapping into a huge market !

These things have all been great. What are YOU doing today ?

Enjoy !

Monday, October 7, 2013

OMG....we are back !!!!

Days 343-355

This challenge for me has been the most difficult. I'd like you to apply it to your life. How much of a challenge do you need to quit, stop trying, and give up on something. Don't do that !

It has been many days since I've posted. That said, I do not give up. I'm frustrated however I am still taking my daily challenge.  I hope you are too. By the New Year I will have this mess on this site figured out or I will tell you about a new site. I believe I can get this fixed.... still working on it and frankly, I've been very busy growing my business and looking at other options for MSI's..... If you don't know what that is, you need to know.... it's Multiple Streams of Income. Any successful business person knows to always explore your MSI options.
Right now I am looking into weight loss coffee..... It's exploding. All natural, no pesticides on any of the coffee beans and combined with Garcinia Cambogia.... one of the most exciting natural breakthroughs in health.   If you are interested in this booming business, contact me here or at the web page, www.4astar.com   The health industry , the weight loss industry and the coffee industry are the most booming industries there are in this time.

I also had the great pleasure of visiting FIRES, a new barbecue , burger place here in Egg Harbor Township New Jersey. Thanks to my friend , Andrew, I have met the owner and am so pleased. Food is amazing and I just loved going there. If you are in the area, check it out. !

I got to meet some amazing people recently as well.

One day, I sat at the top level of one of the casinos and watched the peaceful water as I took a picture of the sunrise. I'm so mad that I can't include that here. OMG...SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THE SITE IS BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS....YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! LET'S SEE IF I CAN GET THAT PHOTO IN TOO..... I DON'T KNOW HOW IT FIXED BUT IT DID..................

 Find your own sunrise, your own special time to reflect on your life. Life is short so make the very most of it and live each day to the fullest. I believe in you if you believe in you. Remember, if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will either.........
We have 10 more days to this challenge before we embark on something special to take us to the New Year, When we start all over again with a new theme..... I can't wait............ Enjoy your day !

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Days 333-343 Well this has been a frustrating closing to our challenge. I hope you are all still finding your 5-10 minutes of "change", difference, re-living.... in your lives. I have been so busy that I haven't been able to follow up on the problem here with the site. I'm going to try to have it fixed before the challenge runs out.... We will be starting a new one b/w this challenge and Jan. 1st. then on Jan. 2nd, we will start over again with something new..... I apologize for the miss of these days. I am annoyed that I can't share a link or post a picture for you and that kind of messes up sharing MY challenge with you to keep you going..... I'm still working on it. In the meantime....one of the cool things I did this past week or so was attend MEDIEVAL TIMES for my daughter's birthday ! That was a very cool experience and I had a wonderful time. I wold love to share pics with you.... In any case, there are about 8 of them across the U.S. If you are near one, take the experience, it's very cool. You can also attend free in your birthday month when you purchase one ticket at full price. So now, I am preparing for our STEPS event in Dec. ( Success Talks from Extraordinary Platform Speakers), our mastermind series that starts up again on Friday, and a training workshop for my clients featuring a celebrity from N.Y. Make your day count.... do something for 5-10 min. that you have never done, or haven't done in awhile, or just something you find interesting . Share it with us if you can ! Enjoy !

Monday, September 16, 2013

Catching up !

Days 321-333 So I guess it's time to play catch up. I'm extremely frustrated in the fact that somehow this site has changed.... I can't seem to load in any links or pictures and the font is totally different on my end. If anyone knows how to fix this , please let me know. I have trouble shooted all that I can here with no luck. This has gotten me quite behind in the blog challenge, aside from the fact that it took me almost 2 weeks to get caught up from the various trips..... Regardless.... we have 7,746 page views to date.... and very little time left before we move onto something new. I hope you are enjoying finding something interesting and different each day of your life..... In catching up.... I went on a fundraising cruise around Atlantic City for the Donald Perry Foundation, I set up a photo shoot with "The Real Grim Reaper" for Halloween photos at the local mall. ( If you are in area, every Sat./Sun. in October at the Hamilton Mall), I sat at my first "Author signing" in AUTHOR'S ON THE GREENE , I took a beautiful photo of the sunrise from the top of the Golden Nugget Casino, I re arranged my furniture in our small apartment and trapped myself in until I finished that part of it, and I posted a nice note on Facebook about my beautiful daughter..... just some of the things I have been doing these last 2 weeks. I have to say that I still have some clothes in my suitcase however, after today, I will be getting back to a routine... Go out an enjoy the day !

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Days 318, 319 and 320.... I'm extremely frustrated that I can't get this site back to the way it was. It is stopping me from getting the posts in.... I will try to fix this by the weekend and catch us all up. Thanks.... Enjoy ! This is NOT one of the things I propose we do for 5 minutes..... or even longer ! LOL

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Days 315,316,317 So I hate to talk anything negative here. (anywhere really, but let's leave it at that.... ) however, I'm really annoyed over this blog site... I don't know what happened to it. I can't load in any pictures or web pages.... bear with me as I am trying to get it fixed.... If anyone knows why it's doing this, kindly let me know..... Catching up has been a little tougher than I thought. As we moved into the latter part of the blog challenge it has been harder to post. Anyone else having that problem? Ok... so I had this pizza recently .... I had no idea it had hot peppers on it.... I was picking off the hot peppers and my mouth was still a little hot.......chalk one up for trying something new ! I will work on this site this week so bear with me on that........Keep going out to do different things outside of your normal routine.... We will be moving into a transitional blog soon. Let's see how these last days go........still have a little time.... Enjoy !

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WHEW ! FINALLY ABLE TO GET CAUGHT UP.......... So we have just over 7300 page views now....wonder if we can make it to 9,000 by the end of the 365th day !!!! Days 310,311,312, 313, 314............ Day 310 Friday.... left Bracey to head home.... nothing like being out in Bracey with Joe and Cec.... view from the lake is amazing.... no pics to show from it yet... :( Scrabble with Cec even better..... LOL...and the new game, Chicago Rum (like rummy) With all the road construction it took us over 11 hours to get home from a trip that is only 6 1/2 hours.... Cracker Barrel always helps...hahaha Day 311 Sat. I was wiped out from getting in at 1 AM.... slept in a little and met up with KC and Danny at the Concert in AC.... George Clinton, Psychedelic Funk.... and local artists too including Angela Barton and Ty Turner.... ran into Robert Williams among others and got him situated with us for a bit. Wall to wall people. The crowd pic only shows a small portion. I didn't think there were that many people in the whole County !!! Some even camped out the night before for this great last concert of the Summer Series... Amazing! Then we all carted ourselves off to a Ray Tyler event where we not only got to chat with the Ray man himself but enjoyed wonderful talent including "Gifted", " Michelle Moseley", "Cierra Ferguson" (THE IRREPLACEABLE ONE) ...to name just a few.... Got home too late for bed for my weekend gig which starts at 4 AM.... just crazy since I'm home.... haven't even unpacked yet!!! Day 312 Sun. OUR DAY OF CHANGE...... and a trip to Cherry Hill to Celebrate Birthday of Sam Korth--87 today actually ! Day 313 Monday....what I did different today was rearrange my living room and dining room.... two tiny rooms..........lots of freakin' furniture that I moved by myself..... :) :) :) ........Now the fun begins to transform the mess ! LOL Day 313 Tues..... finally up to today......... Busy day with SJN meeting and all.... got to see a side of the Rams Head Inn that I never saw before..... Awesome ! New place to do book signings, and smaller events too.... never knew all that existed ! Thank you SJN.... Also went to this great cafe with Andrew.......working on some special events there too Marie and Jo were just so nice to us.... found out some interesting things and got to eat in this fairly new cafe.... mostly vegetarian... check it out in Linwood if you are in the area. So pics and pages are not loading like they used too.... not sure what's going on but will check out. In meantime, Enjoy ! Thanks for hanging in ...now let's bring it on for the last leg as we move forward to something new.... :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 307,308,309 In here for a short time.... Took a ride on the beautiful Lake Gaston. Only get to do that once a year ! It's so amazing on the lake..... Went to a local food store and got pulled pork that they smoke in the back for all of us to have lunch..... cool beans! (well, cool chili) Of course riding on the winding roads of Bracey Va. is always an experience.... Learned a new card game called Chicago Rummy.... will post play directions when I get home.... Enjoy your days !

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Days 301,302,303,304,305(Sun.), 306.... Wow, tough to get in here in the midst of travelling. so let's do the cliff notes version until I can get home and fix all the posts with the pictures and all.... So we left Dallas on Wed. and the people I met were amazing.... can't wait to get the 2 biz cards in here to show you...talk about an ENERGY...that story is just cray cray.... Taking the drive home from Texas was quite interesting. Cracker Barrels were our restaurant of choice and I always find something to do in there. ( always see something different when we travel and stop there) Got to play the little "peg" game. Those of you that know what I'm talking about know how addicting it is. I got down to 3 pegs.... (Art made it to 2 and I think Brie was also stuck at 3 along with me). I haven't played that in some time. Got home for 1 day and drove out to Philadelphia to a meeting. On the way, I got to see another mural in town and I also went to a part of Philly I had NEVER been to. Did some more recording on my book . The next day we were headed out to Bracey Virginia to visit our good friends Joe and Cec that we see each year. Each time we come out here there is something different I can enter in here.... So let me leave with all this for now. Will get back in here as soon as I can and as soon as I get home I'll clean all this up and add the pics for you. Enjoy ! PS...Sunday is always our Day of Change !

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Days 299 and 300 Wow, breaking the 300th day ! Mon and Tues. were still spent out of State..... Visiting cool places out here in Dallas. That is definitely something I don't get to do every day. Tues., we got to eat in a local Mexican Restaurant. WE found it on line and went to check it out. Very simple little place. What was really interesting is that it sits very close to the landing field of LOVE FIELD.....on our way out, we got to experience a plane coming in for a landing. My heart was in my feet as it looked like it was coming right towards us at warp speed..... Cray Cray !!!! Also went to a store called RETRO and found this wallet with the 2 eyes on it.... looked it up. It's from Buddha religion and symbols meaning the Wisdom Eyes watching over you. How cool is that..... Will have to get photo in when I get home.... Also met a photographer with an interesting business card which made for interesting conversation ! Photo to follow.... And.... took a trip to DMA....Dallas Museum of Art..... very cool ! Enjoy !

Monday, August 12, 2013

Day 298 Sunday our Day of Change !!!! Enjoy !

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 296, & 297, Conference is done now. Very difficult to get in the business center and post here. Still have to clean up a couple of posts as it doesn't take the pics. from here too well. Anyway, spent these days doing great things that I don't do that often. I actually spent some time in the pool here.... Last evening, I spent over an hour just sitting out on the veranda near the pool..... left there about midnight or even a little later. I also spent 10 min. lying on my bed doing absolutely nothing.... ( something I'm going to do very soon in Virgina!) Spent 30 min. in a wisdomm circle. WEll, that alone is not something that fall into the criteria for this blog, however...... this particular wisdon circle had women in it from various parts of the Country.... THAT was WAAAAAAY cool. I also got to meet and chat with the beautiful Forbes Riley of infomercial fame...... Not sure when I will be able to post again..........hang in there with the challenge as we approach day 300..... lots of things in store for our next blog challenge......... Enjoy !

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day 295 Wow! Conference is underway and it starts out with such a bang. Sandra and Kym and the whole eWomen Network team have their special touches on this year's conference and on all of us here.... I have already been dazzles by Lisa Larter, Fascinated by Sally Hogshead, Inspired by Hyrum and Wowed by some of the most amazing Women and Men in the Country right here stepping into their power. One of those Women is Mary Lous Luebbe. She first dazzles us with her upbeat and Sassy apprearance and then captivates us with her heartfelt words and demeanor. Mary Lou is recognized as one of America's most experienced and trusted hearing experts. In fact, I just found out that she was asked to do an article for AUDIOLOGY PRACTICES MAGAZINE.... This publication is for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. You can find out more bout Mary Lou and her amazing work at www.hearohio.com Mary Lou is also one of the co-authors and Amazon best selling author in Succeeding Against All Odds through eWomen Network. Some of our great Success coaches this year include Shaun Stephenson and Sylvia Henderson. I have had the honor of rooming with both of them at conference. What a way to be in the energy zone ! I have spent many a 5 and 10 minutes with amazing re visits and amazing firsts today at the conference. Standing in line I also got a glimpse of Shaun Stephenson and Rochelle as they connect with each other.... shhhhh!!!!.........they are working here.... LOL I met an interesting couple from Colorado Springs. Deborah Lowery is now and Insurance Expert with Farmers Insurance and used to be a model ! Her very nice husband, Birdie, is here as well and he has been to this conference with Deborah 6 times ! Way to go Birdie! Check out Deborah in front of the beautiful Ice Sculpture.... Ana, Diane and myself got to dress up in Great crazy Hats, boas, and sunglasses for a shot on the step and repeat for eWomen Network Socila Advantage.... will have to get that photo for you as soon as I am able.... And..........last but not least..........Met Ellen, Author, Speaker and guide to your inner freedom. Her company is BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT and she has been handing out great buttons for us to wear! Of course I have to mention the Swan shaped desserts, the beautiful decor and (one of my favoirte) the Sea Salt scrub in the bathrooms to try out on your hands... OMG! There is no time to slouch here for every minute is filled with awesome insightk......... I'm looking forward to a full day tomorrow with Ken Kragen, Lisa Nichols, Mark Ostrosky and many other speakers.........I'm also looking for the WOW factor that Sandra and Kym Yancey bring to the stage in a special style. Stay tuned for more as I explore things I want to try and things I haven't done in awhilek. Certainly people I have never met as well.............. all with the gift of sharing what the Universe holds for us when we step into our light ! Enjoy !

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Day 294 Well spending 10 minutes trying to figure out how to work this darn computer here at the hotel really shouldn't count!!! As you may notice, I try very hard to keep all the posts positive.... to an extent anyway! Day 1 of the Conference was more like a meet and greet. Here a day early and watching people slowly trickle in was interesting. Hotel is not as nice as last year however it is still a great time . Today is the pre conference day and events that some peoople will take advantage of prior to kick off tomorrow. So last night, I spent an interesting hour in the pool area. We were sitting in the jacuzzi (that doesn't really work that well) and meeting new people that were there with us. One of the Women , very unassuming, is in a transition of a new business. Without getting into all that she does, she helps Women from countries where Women aren't really given any rights, to see that they are worth something. She opens their eyes to possibilites and counsels them on transitioning their own lives. Witha a trave and nursing background, she is looking to find a way to take this on the road, even as a non profit status, and heal others...... needless to say it was an interesting time in the jacuzzi.... Enjoy ! Visit our web page. www.4astar.com

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 293

Today I get to see how I did with our "Change" challenge. I will still continue it when I return from this conference, however, I stated at the very beginning that I would be using this for the trip. (at least for some $ in my pocket)

These are the envelopes..... let's see how I did............
A lot of the envelopes had 3.00 in them....and 2 even had 6.00 in them...and one with a 2.00 bill
I spent 10 minutes opening them up

and the total is .............................82.00
Not too shabby !

I will continue upon my return.... now keep checking, posting is going to be a little difficult for the next few weeks but I'll get in here when I can............


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday, Our Day of Change....

Day 292

Day 292


Tomorrow I will be re capping our day of change and what we are doing. As I previously stated , back in the beginning, I will be breaking into my DAY OF CHANGE tomorrow for my trip !

Yippee !   ( LOL)

Enjoy  !

Day 291  Saturday.....

Ok...so as we approach day 300 I'm thinking about our move forward in the next challenges....

this is what I'm planning..... Once we hit Day 365 we will star a short term challenge to take us to  Jan 1st.... If my calculations are correct, we will hit Day 365 on Oct. 16th.  That gives us the rest of Oct., Nov. and most of Dec. ( take the day off Christmas day and New Year's Day --- LOL) to do our short term challenge..... Let's just give you a little clue  ....... R.A.K......

On Jan. 2nd, we start again with a brand new year and a brand new challenge...... Keep "shoes" in mind for the year coming.....

So that's what I did on Sat. is think about all of this.... Sat evening, I was honored to be a part of the Miss Puerto Rico Atlantic County VIP parade event. at the beautiful Revel Casino in Atlantic City....

We , at 4 A STAR, are so proud of Miss India and Miss Deliana as they represent Atlantic County in their respective titles....
You are both super stars !!!!


Enjoy !

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Days 288, 289, 290

Ok so here we go.... the week going by like a shot...... going to conference with eWomen Network next week and it's been crazy crazy.... That said, we have broken 7,000 page views....
Monday I will be in here working on our day of Change with all of you and re capping to this point.

It's been a whirlwind and I hope you have found different and fun things to do that maybe you haven't done in awhile or that you have never done !

These past few days I got to begin starting out network marketing company. That is something I have always wanted to do. From ordering the kit bags to putting together the marketing plan, It's been wonderfully crazy. Can't wait to share all of that with you. It's a big undertaking  but something I've always thought about.

Take your thoughts and make them a reality.....

Sat. we will get to something more interesting.... LOL

You can add your own experiences here too ! I would love it.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 286 and 287

Mon. / Tues. :

So Monday I took the opportunity to sleep in !!!! That alone is something I don't do very often...hahahaha
I woke up with a bit of a headache but managed to get through the day. Monday is usually my office day . That said, I took the better part of the day to rest my head and my body from the crazy weekend. ( and the week is starting off with a bang..... ) What I did that I haven't done in awhile was watch the Titanic.... Mostly all of it....The one with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio..... amazing movie ! Like seeing it for the first time even though I knew what was coming....

Today, I had the opportunity to visit with "The Brain". This is an 13 year old boy, Matt "The Brain", who is a young graffiti artist. He does his work on many canvases. One of them being skateboards. What makes this little boy so special is that his Dad helped him open up a store where he creates his boards.... when he sells a board, he donates a board..... by that I mean to orphanages in Brazil !  This is a fascinating story.... I am holding off from pictures and more elaboration on it because they will be one of the first subjects in our new entertainment publication to be launched in October. In the meantime, you can see them and hear more of the story on our casual chat at www.4astar.com  in September. They will be our featured guest.

What a great experience finding out about them and visiting the store. Thank you Andrew P. for that AWESOME introduction !

Enjoy !
PS...we are over 7,000 page views worldwide now.... Monday we will speak about our "change".....

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 283 ,284 and 285

Somewhere in these past few days was Sunday, our day of change..... I will be posting about all that very soon..... and probably recapping the year as we approach 300 days of this blog challenge.... I'm still challenging you every day to do something you don't normally do, even if it's just for 5 minutes.... ( or something you have always wanted to try or have never done before.... )
I attended a car show . ( heading to a bigger one later today).... Just a peek at that.... also watched 2 cool videos and spent some time doing both of these things.... check out the video for the beautiful and talented Jade Starling and learn about the kickstarter program..... I have recently become friends with Jade and I wish her all the best with her new single INSOMNIAK !

Blog to follow from alternate location so here are pics for now....:)

Kick Starter Program featuring the project of Jade Starling !

Enjoy !