The big night was last Sunday, just a week ago. The much anticipated Oscars are over now. The red carpets have been rolled up. Now we start thinking about next year!
As promised, here are my photos from the Oscar Party that I attended. My husband and I were guests of Kaiser Permanente at the M.E.N.D. gala fundraiser. It was truly a night to remember!
From our grand entrance on the red carpet to our last hurrah clinking our martini glasses as we left the Globe Theater at Universal Studios on Oscar Night, we felt like Hollywood stars!
The cocktails served by Infuse Vodkas as we perused the silent auction on the red carpet, the Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres and dinner, the opening dance number by the Ariyan Johnson’s D.I.M.A.B.A. Company, the inspiration from M.E.N.D. CEO, Marianne Haver Hill, the emcee from ABC News, Danny Romero, the greenscreen photo booth, the etched martini glass take home gift – – – it all seems like a dream now. Oh yes, let’s not forget the live telecast of the 87th Academy Awards on giant screens all around the ballroom, with no commercials! What a blast!
Thank you to our hosts, Jennifer and Jonathan Lopez! Please share these pictures with your friends.
The memories last forever but our actions and donations do not. We must keep working hard towards making a difference for those in need. The hungry, ill, and homeless families in the San Fernando Valley need your help.
If you want to find out more about any of the organizations involved, look at their websites:
Kaiser Permanente Health Care
HOPE of the Valley Rescue Mission
Fear of failure is a common subject that comes up when we discuss setting goals and creating a vision for our life and for our future.
“How can I ever succeed at my job, at blogging, or achieving my dreams when my fears are my biggest obstacle, stopping me in my tracks?”
I have spent a lot of time thinking about this. I have faced many fears in my life, the fear of failing is one of the biggest and most difficult to handle. Yet, if we don’t learn how to get past this fear, we cannot move forward.
Then, there is the fear of success. It is a real thing. What if I achieve my goals? Then what? What if I make a mistake?
I wrote an article about How to Overcome Fear of Failure for FloridaBeachRehab.com where I discuss the feeling of falling into a downward spiral of fear and despair and using your own powerful sense of self-perseverance by reaching out for help and listening to your inner-sweetheart to bring you back up through to the top of the spiral. It is just like climbing to the top of a spiral slide, it isn’t easy, but it is possible.
When you allow your fears to overcome you, that is failure. If you overcome your fear and open new doors finding new pathways to achieve your dreams, that is success.
I encourage you to turn things around. Learn something new, reach out for help, change your direction. Allow your fears to open the door for you. I know you can do it!
Releasing the fear of failure, or any fear, involves believing that you can. Talk yourself through it. Pray. Meditate. Write. Do whatever works. Try new things.
Think Positively, Breathe, and Say:
I am Releasing this fear now
I am Letting this fear melt away now
I am Choosing peace and confidence instead
I am Visualizing a healing light all around me
In this light, the fear melts even more
In this light I am safe and peaceful
I am Safe and Peaceful
Please read my article on Overcoming the Fear of Failure and check out the website for Florida Beach Rehab. There are many more articles and resources there that can help you or your loved ones get professional help and support when you need it most.
If this post and the linked article helped you, please let me know in the comments. #SharetheLove and share this post via Twitter and Facebook.
If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to email me at Melissa@MizMeliz.com
Thanks for the comments! I love getting to know you and learning about your journey. Here is the post by Pauline from Life Happens A Lot with reference to Louise Plummer’s essay, “Fear, I Embrace You” from Thoughts of a Grasshopper.
The event will also include a Health Fair with community health and wellness organizations on hand to share educational information.
What: Coca-Cola Family Field Day to celebrate the opening of two refreshed soccer fields and youth league programs at Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center, 425 East 42nd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90011
I just love Coca-Cola, I have always been a Coke person. Now I am a Diet Coke person. When my friends at Coca-Cola asked me to share their #MakeitHappy campaign, I was overjoyed! I am not sure if the reason so many people came to read that post was because it was about Coca-Cola, America’s favorite drink, Kid President and #MakeitHappy, or because it was about the SuperBowl and TV commercials. But it doesn’t matter. The fact remains we love all of these things because of what they have in common. They make us happy.
I can’t wait to take my kids to this event and kick the ball around with them. Our family loves soccer. My boys love all sports, but they grew up on the soccer fields. All kids should have that chance.
Share some stories in the comments below and if you would like me to share some photo memories of your family enjoying sports and having fun, send jpgs to MizMeliz@MizMeliz.com and I will add them to a gallery on this page. #MakeitHappy
The new updates to the soccer fields and expansion of the youth soccer program were made possible thanks to a grant from The Coca-Cola Company through the National Recreation and Park Association. Helping create healthy community spaces for people to enjoy is one of Coca-Cola’s long-term commitments.
In May 2014, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) notified the Department of Recreation and Parks that the City of Los Angeles had been selected to receive funding through the Active Recreation Sites Program from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic branch of The Coca-Cola Company, which supports projects and programs that are most important to local communities around the world and promote healthy living through physical activity and nutrition. The Active Recreation Sites Program funds projects that improve or enhance active recreation sites in public parks.
I received this information from the Coca-Cola Company and was encouraged to share with my friends and on my blog. I do not represent Coca-cola, I have not been compensated in exchange for this post, and all opinions are my own. Although this is an invitation and an informative post and not an advertisement, if you want to know more about why I post information like this, please read my disclosure.
“Los Angeles County families are invited to a day of funIt is a FREE event with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live musicat the grand opening of Magnolia at South Hill Estatesa new hilltop community in West Covinaopening Saturday, Feb. 28from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Take in panoramic views of the city and explore the luxury of the new homes at Magnolia at South Hills Estates.Located just 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Magnolia is near a selection of prestigious private schools, South Hills Country Club and Galster Wilderness Park.Magnolia’s Grand Opening Celebration will take place at 1212 Inspiration Point West Covina, CA 91791.For more information about this new West Covina community, visit Magnolia at South Hills Estates.