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5 Ways Leaders Can Achieve Personal  Wellness – And Inspire It In Others @kerrywekelo

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Guest Post

5 Ways Leaders Can Achieve Personal 
Wellness – And Inspire It In Others

Leaders in companies and organizations often face enormous demands on their time, but the best leaders realize they can’t let those demands become so overwhelming that their health suffers as a result.

“Successful leaders prioritize personal wellness, both at home and at work,” says Kerry Alison Wekelo, author of Culture Infusion: 9 Principles to Create and Maintain a Thriving Organizational Culture (www.kerryalison.com).

And those who don’t prioritize personal wellness should realize it’s not too late to make it a New Year’s resolution for 2018, she says. Plus, taking care of themselves is also a great way for leaders to inspire others throughout the organization to do the same.

“Team members will be more inclined to focus on their own well being if they see the leadership team making it a priority,” says Wekelo, who is managing director of human resources and operations for Actualize Consulting. “It’s better for the entire company when everyone strives to be physically and mentally fit.”

In her own life, Wekelo says she follows five guiding values for personal wellness. They are:

•    Breathe. Many people forget to breathe during the day, Wekelo says, though she’s not talking about breathing to stay alive. “On any given day we are going to experience moments of stress,” she says. “Focusing on taking a few long, slow breaths can help calm you down.”

•    Move. Movement is another way to take care of your well being. “Many of us are sedentary most of the day, sitting at desks then lounging at home in the evening,” she says. “We are not made to sit like this all day every day.” To get moving, you don’t need to schedule time at a gym for an aggressive workout. She suggests stretching while at your desk and taking time once an hour to get up and walk, even if it’s just to walk to somewhere else in the office. 

•    Play. Children love to play, but adults forget they need to take time to play as well, even if it’s just a game of cards or charades. “Next time you find yourself stressing, give your brain a break and call your inner child out for a play date,” Wekelo says.

•    Nourish. No matter how smoothly life is going, there will always be conflict, so you should handle it directly, openly and immediately. When you do, you will be nourishing your relationship with those employees and they will have the opportunity to nourish themselves. “Take the approach that everything is a learning opportunity and work with your employees on how to improve rather than running them into the ground and making them feel even worse,” Wekelo says. “If they know you care and support them even in hard times, you will have their loyalty.”

•    Replenish. Life gets hectic, so it’s important to set aside time for reflection, introspection, meditation or just plain quiet time. “My best ideas come from my quiet time,” Wekelo says. “I am sure that’s why so many of the great pioneers, artists and scientists spend hours each day walking and contemplating.”

“As you consider your own personal well-being, it’s important to remember that you create your life and how you feel,” Wekelo says. “Change starts at the individual level.”


About Kerry Alison Wekelo
Kerry Alison Wekelo (www.kerryalison.com) is managing director of human resources and operations for Actualize Consulting. She also is author of Culture Infusion: 9 Principles to Create and Maintain a Thriving Organizational Culture. Among her other accomplishments, Wekelo is a yoga teacher, life coach, award-winning author of children’s books, and the founder of Zendoway, a company that encourages holistic wellness.


Disclaimer: The information in the article above was provided by the representatives at News & Experts, an agency that has connected me with Ms. Welelo. I am looking forward to meeting Kerry and having her on Inspiring Adventures as a featured guest. She certainly has wonderful advice to give and can inspire us to take action!

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I Hope My One Word Intention for 2018 Inspires You #ACTION2018

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by & filed under ACTION 2018, Be Inspired, BubblrMedia, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional

I am going on a new adventure! Wanna come?

My intention is to thrive in every area of my life, just like last year, and all along my life’s journey.  I have always hoped to inspire you to thrive as well. This year is a little different. This year I am taking action. This year we move! Are you ready? I am! Let’s go!


It’s not a challenge, or a motivational plan. My intention for 2018 is to turn it on. To activate all the plans. To make things happen. I have been looking forward to this year for a long time. My focus has been on development and growth for the past decade and now I am ready to rock what I know and do the things I have been dreaming about.

 

My goal is to help people to realize their full potential and make their dreams come true by taking action.  #ACTION2018

I’ll use all the inspiration and motivation that got me this far to activate real change and acquire my core desires. If you are ready to do this too, awesome! If you aren’t quite there yet, I totally understand and I can guide you and support you at any point on your journey. We are all on our own path.

We will use the themes from the Daily Affirmations inspired by A Year in Bloom to keep us centered, energized, and filled with positivity and hope. These words, the card deck, the book, journal, and concept, all came from the intentions and challenges from 2017 and I am blessed and amazed at how much they are a part of everything I do. Thanks to the encouragement and support (and countless hours of help) from my best friend, Cindy Harrison, we will always have them to help us.

Cindy and I will be posting and sharing a theme for each week that we will use on our shows and incorporate in our classes, and on our websites, to unify and guide our groups and each other throughout the year. This past year we found this practice to be a wonderful way to grow our businesses as well as deepen personal relationships. We improved our self-care and brightened our outlook on life. We both feel strongly that we have all the tools we need to succeed and reach our dreams. The best part is, we want to help you do this, too!

I will keep striving to be my very best, healthiest, and happiest every day. But, more than that – – I will take action and make my dreams come true. I will take action and deliver my promises. I will take action and fulfill my destiny. I will execute the plans. I will take the initiative. I will make the first move. I am calling the shots. This is it. It’s time to activate and set the plan in motion. Let’s go! 2018 is my year of action!

I am wearing my Word for the Year on my #MyIntent MyIntent.org Bracelet as a Daily Reminder #Action2018

#ACTION2018

Be a part of it.

 

My goal is to help people to realize their full potential and make their dreams come true by taking action.  #ACTION2018

What I AM DOING

My intent is for MizMeliz.com to be a source of inspiration in 2018 and it will be my pleasure to deliver it to you through:

  • Product Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Author Interviews
  • Art and Entertainment
  • Event Coverage
  • Travel and Destination Highlights
  • Live shows and web series: See links to all the shows below!


“MizMeliz.com” ties together all of my passions and talents like a big bouquet of vibrant blooming flowers.

In 2017, my goal was to incorporate my love of creativity, inspiration, and connecting with people to make a positive impact. It was my intent to develop, grow, and shine, together! It was my hope for us to be at our best, healthiest, and happiest all year long! I believe we surpassed this goal. With all my heart, I believe my Year in Bloom produced a beautiful bouquet of flowers that represent every special moment that I will treasure always.

 

This year, let’s go on an adventure that takes us to the ends of the earth! There is nothing stopping us! Walt Disney said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” If you are dreaming of making a change, big or small, you can do it. I believe in you. I believe in myself and I believe in my dreams.



Melissa Reyes, Delivering Inspiration

A Year of Action #ACTION2018

 

Melissa Reyes, Host, Coach, Writer, Producer
Cindy Harrison, Co-Host, Art Teacher, Producer
Lito Reyes, Music, Aerial Images, Host, Technical Writer, Producer
Roman Reyes, Music, Co-Host
Maria Humphreys, Meditation Facilitator, Host
Michael C. Voice, Announcer
Anna Rounseville, Associate Producer

Shows on BubblrMedia:

Inspiring Adventures

 

Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz

 

#BubblrChat

 

FoodnDrones

 

Cre8this! With Cindy Harrison

 

Om Meditation with Maria Humphreys

 

My Current Faves:

  • Venus Leone
  • Mouthwatchers
  • Pur Attitude
  • Rodin & Fields
  • My Intent Bracelets

Friendship Sink or Swim

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Theme of the Week

Do you trust your BFF? Will she let you drown or throw you a life-jacket? Are you the anchor in the relationship or the buoy? Don’t just float around in your relationships. Be the friend you would want to have. Be willing to share your best qualities. Show kindness and patience. Be honest and forgiving. Remember to be your own best friend. Listen to your heart. Don’t reject the kindness of others.

Hear my thoughts on my podcast, and check back at the end of the week for an update when I add more to the discussion from the Anchor app: iTunes

Click Here to Find Out How to Buy the Affirmation Card Deck

The affirmation is a reminder to be the kind of friend you would want, not only to others, but to yourself.

“A Year in Bloom” Takes Off 2017 Launch of WOWbinars and More!

Posted on January 1st, 2017 by & filed under 365 Day Challenge, A Year in Bloom, Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Life Coaching, See the Video on YouTube, Workshops and Webinars

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In this Video, I talk about my BIG LAUNCH!

Find out all about:

  • Goodbye to Tinsel Town
  • Hello to Inspiring Adventures
  • Kick Off A Year in Bloom Wowbinars
  • Interviews with inspiring people and experts in the fields relating to themes in A Year in Bloom
  • 365 Day Challenge – A Word a Day – to guide you through A Year in Bloom
  • Grow and Thrive together!
  • How to share joy and happiness, feel your best, healthiest, and happiest.
  • A Year in Bloom Theme Calendar and Journal

Register Here for Wowbinars! First one is January 14th – Register Now and Get the Wall Calendar and Theme Journal for FREE if you sign up before January 13th.

Make a change and focus on being your very best.

Each WOWbinar will focus on a different aspect of live: Soul, Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit.

 

 

Happy New Year Greetings from Melissa Reyes and Launching A Year in Bloom! #onSmiletime Audio starts at 11:11 !!

Talking Travel with a Purpose in Tanzania with Ruth Curran @CaptCruncher

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching, Tinsel Town Live 2016

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Ruth Curran, MS

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:00 PM Pacific Time

If you ask Ruth what she likes to do when she is not working, traveling, or stretching her brain muscles, she will say, “I like to hike, eat, and laugh.”

I would say she likes to express her desire to make the world a better place and that she is deep and inspiring beyond belief. Whenever I am blessed with the opportunity to connect with and listen to her, Ruth carries me with her to a distant peaceful place with her words, caring eyes, and beautiful smile.

I’ve never met anyone so humble and insightful. Well, perhaps I have, but I have never met anyone quite like Ruth and I don’t know how else to describe her. Come with me on a journey, and let’s see what she will tell us on Tinsel Town Live…

zebras-looking-e1470943798692If you ask me about my trip to Africa don’t be surprised if I tell you about the elephants, the hippos, the giraffes, the crocodiles, the zebras, the great kudus, the lioness I saw in the distance and so many cool birds and the spectacular trees.”

I went on a trip to Tanzania with Global Volunteers to help explore a program that has the potential to curb stunting and change the world.

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“Happiness and fulfillment are not that straight forward. I am not sure we can make blanket statements – circumstances alone don’t necessary translate to feeling happy and fulfilled.” ~Ruth Curran on her inspirations from Tanzania

We will talk about her mission in life, her feelings about what she calls, “purposeful travel,” her experiences in volunteering, and of course, her passion for brain development.

 

Check out Ruth’s website and social media connections here:     craniumcrunches.com

Your Heart Knows How to #Sparkle by Melissa Reyes

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

For 2016, my one word intention is “Sparkle!”

What does it mean to sparkle? How does one strive to sparkle? For me, it is another way to show my happiness. I don’t aspire to just be joyful. I want to Rock Joyfulness Like a Super Star!

I want to be happy, connect with other people, build a community of trust and understanding, create tangible expressions of positivity to share, and make the world a happier place with some love making it shine for all to see. That’s all I want. It is not too much to desire. Those are the things that I love. This is what my heart tells me. I believe that my heart knows what it knows. My heart knows how to sparkle.

What makes you happy? Have you asked your heart? It could be little or big. Simple or complex. You could have a small flame of light shining brightly and steadfast which sustains you. Or, you may have a giant multifaceted diamond reflecting sunshine rainbows for all to see.

Your Heart Knows

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unfinished painting by Maria Sanchez https://www.instagram.com/p/BCBN45Eqn_n/ *used with permission 4-5-2016

I listen to my heart and make it a daily practice to choose to be awesome.

Gretchen Rubin is known for helping people find what makes them happy and she challenges them to pursue happiness as a habit. When I had a chance to ask her what makes her happiest, she told me how much she loves reading. Out of everything she could do or say at that moment to inspire the world – she answered with what she held in her heart. She likes to read. It makes her feel good. That is what she does to feel happy. It’s that simple. Do what your heart tells you. Your heart knows what you need. 

I went back to work today after an eleven day spring break vacation. I worked from home during that time on social media, streaming video, and creating artwork. I enjoyed spending time at home and in my studio. I love that room! It makes me happy. I have made it my happy place. It is colorful, warm, and comfortable. Yet, after over a week away, I was happy to return to work.

I took time to notice the things that make me feel happy. Being greeted by Brother Skip as he sits outside the office saying hello to all the children as they arrive before school is a daily boost for me. He reminds me of how my Dad was, abruptly cheerful with a gruff voice booming positivism.

“Hello Sunshine!” I heard him belt out as I walked towards him. It warmed my heart. I literally felt his hug before he could get his arms around me. That was so nice!

I hung up a wind chime in the tree outside my office door. I love hearing it in the afternoon when the wind kicks up. It mixes in with the heightened sounds of the students playing on the field. I forgot how much I enjoy the students. When they came in my office today, they greeted me gleefully and politely asked me about my vacation. I thrive on their youthful energy and enthusiasm.

My boss asked me to work on some projects for her with a strong level of confidence. Being that the projects require a creative touch and her trust in my abilities, I received the kind of validation everyone hopes for in a job.

Today I am happy.

It is my practice, my joy, my mission.

I take a deep breath. I relax my eyelids and my shoulders. I close my eyes and I listen to my heart. 

 

Tell me, if you please, what makes you happiest?

What is your heart saying?

Mandalas and Motivation Spark Creativity and Productivity LIVE Discussion

Posted on January 24th, 2016 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

I love colorful drawings and art. Mandalas are an amazing way to tap into my creativity. I love looking at them, drawing them, coloring them, and sharing them. What sparks your creativity? What motivates you to sparkle?


The only limits you haveare the ones that you believe.-Wayne Dyer

Lost Your Glow?

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Life Coaching, Prayers, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes

When You Need to Feel Glowy

I recorded this guided meditation for you, for those times when you need to relax for a few minutes and strengthen or renew that “glowy” feeling. Take ten minutes and get comfy. Let me know if you like this in the comments. Thanks!

Guided Meditation Script courtesy of Giselle Toner at http://www.Eternity-Yoga.com

GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPT

Sitting comfortably or lying down with eyes closed, let’s begin by becoming aware of the breath……

Feel the breath as it enters with a cool feeling and then warming as it gently travels down into the lungs…..

Fill the lungs with a deep inhale, bringing in energy, vitality and prana, the life force…..

As you exhale, feel the body releasing toxins, stress and any negativity that has accumulated, as it drains down into the ground…..

Stay with this breath, focusing on the feeling of deep peace for ten deep inhalations and exhalations….

Feel the subtle vibration of energy that runs through the body….

Become aware of the warmth and tingling of every cell…..

Feel the energy that is in the extended environment, out to infinity, in the entire cosmos, in every part of nature and in every living thing…..

Bring all those energies together and feel them as one…..

Visualize all of that energy shining as brightly as a thousand suns…..

Bring the shining glow of bright energy over the crown of the head…..

Feel it starting to funnel down into your body from the top of your head, slowly going down into your face and neck, traveling down into the shoulders, down the arms, all the way down to the fingers…..

Feel the healing energy and light going down into your chest and let that healing light fill your heart. Allow your heart to feel the magnificent healing, warmth and unconditional love….

Stay with this feeling of warmth and love for five deep slow breaths…..

Feel the healing light go down into your hips…..

Feel it continue traveling down your legs all the way down to your toes…..

Your whole body is now filled with Divine Healing Light and Energy…..

Allow that Healing Energy to completely fill all physical areas that need healing energy…..

Feel it warming, healing and expanding through the areas……

Now bring your awareness to any emotional difficulties and allow the Divine Healing Light to bring peace and healing to any emotional issues or traumas…..

Bring your awareness to any intentions or desires that you may have…..

Hold the thoughts of those intentions or desires as you allow the Healing Energy to bring your deepest desires to life and your intentions into reality…..

Feel your connection to Divine Energy and Light, and know that all is ONE…..

Stay with this deep, relaxing, peaceful feeling of bliss.

When the guided meditation is over, stay seated or lying down, then gently bring your awareness back into the room. Stay in this place of deep peace and relaxation as you surrender completely for a few more moments, then give thanks to your Higher Self and know that you have completed a very healing and profound practice.

Meet A Genuine Original on Tinsel Town Tonight @WinKellyCharles @TenMiniTT #TTT

Posted on January 6th, 2016 by & filed under Books, Everything Miz Meliz, Quotes & Notes, See the Video on YouTube, Tinsel Town Live 2016

I enjoyed preparing to interview this lovely lady who is a profound influencer. She is a standout personality in the live streaming community. I am so pleased to have met her and I know that one day, I will meet her in person and we will be great friends. We still have so much to discover about one another, but I know we have a few things in common. Both podcasters and live streamers we also have the same guilty pleasures, sugar and chocolate. We both have published books, although hers are much more creative and inspiring. We have both struggled with the loss of loved ones.

The main difference between us is that am I free to move about and I have control of my muscles and my body does what I want it to for the most part. My new friend does not have this luxury, having been born with cerebral palsy. Yet, she manages to do some amazing things that I do not consider physically possible for me to do, like snowboard!


This list of positive statements sums up the kind of inspiration that I think about when I contemplate my friendship with Win Kelly Charles:

Be YOU.
A genuine original.
Find your voice and make a difference.
Don’t forget where you came from, but never lose sight of where you are going.
Believe in your gifts.
Cherish them and explore their possibilities.
Make mistakes and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Be brave and wild at heart.
Embrace all the things that make you unique.
Be passionate about the things that matter to you.
Practice kindness and compassion.
Be a hero to someone.
Demonstrate character and be a good friend.
Become someone that you will be proud of when you look back on your life.
And remember that all the quirky things about yourself, that sometimes you wish were different, are really the most special.
Because YOU are the real thing.
-Louise Carey

I would like to introduce you to Win Charles!

Win will be my first guest on Tinsel Town Tonight in 2016.

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Tinsel Town Tonight Live with Miz Meliz and Win Kelly Charles

 

Win and I talk about:

  • Snowboarding  with disabilities

  • Writing our Memoirs

  • Podcasting is a thrill

  • Inspiration is influential 

  • Motivation can be life affirming

  • Oh, and how Win coined my new show title, Tinsel Town Tonight because she liked the hashtags #TTT and #TripleT

Joyful Heart Whisper and Feeling Fabulous! @SuzieCheel

Posted on September 26th, 2015 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe

I am Feeling Fabulous today.

Love the World and Yourself In It.

I feel a change in the atmosphere.

As the wind blows, new ideas float by.

I want to reach out and grab one.

Is there something new on the horizon just waiting for me to reach it?

How will I know if I don’t try and see if it suits me?

This excites me.

Am I being distracted? or perhaps, disrupted?

Head asks questions.

Heart says, just go!

Heart confirms.

People react.

Heart smiles.

What if everything goes right?

I smile.

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Meeting Suzie Cheel online on Blab was such a treat! I have “known” her and “followed” her for many years on Facebook and Twitter. I have always been enchanted by her and admired her for many reasons. But I never really “met” her. You know how it is.

One day, I was on Blab and I saw her. The Real Suzie Cheel! I typed in the chat, “Hi Suzie! Wow! It’s Suzie Cheel! Suzie Cheel!” For me at that moment, it was like seeing a Rock Legend. Why? Because up until that moment, I had not seen any of the bloggers or life coaches or empaths that I knew and loved in the live streaming space. I was feeling lonely and a little out of place. Yet, there she was. Someone I knew and trusted. Someone who I knew had experienced some of the awakening that I have experienced. She was someone who could light the way for me and countless others in the realm of acceptance and love.

And she did.

Suzie embraced me like a lost sheep. She took me in and welcomed me. She was thrilled to have a “super fan” at Blab who could show her how things worked. She was enthusiastic about having a platform to share her interests and to help people. She asked me to help her. Me. (Insert huge heart smile here!)

And I did.

I have co-hosted a few Blabs with Suzie. One was quite remarkable for me. She did an oracle card reading for me (my first ever, actually) and it was the catalyst for substantial change. And then it happened again, the following week. The first card is pictured above. It indicated a change in direction. I had been concerned about a relationship I had lost and wondered if I should press to see if I could repair it. After the card reading and sharing with Suzie, I felt comfortable in letting it go. And that was a good move for me. I was able to change direction. Next, I was open to new things. I saw an opportunity and I grabbed it. This gave me new confidence. Things have been so great for me ever since!

The next time Suzie read a card for me, I was concerned about a situation I was in. I asked if I could trust myself. I needed to know if I should redirect my reliance on someone who I was not sure had the best intentions. Suzie pulled a card that she had never pulled before and seemed rather distraught about it. Basically it was a warning and was very timely indeed! I made my decision and it was the best ever! Since then I was blessed with a wish that I had years ago that has changed my life in a huge way. I am more at peace and back in a groove of safety and love. I am spiritually whole. It feels really good.

My heart knew in an instant when I saw her that day on Blab that Suzie was my Rock Star! Her Heart Whispers guided me to a beautiful place of self reliance and joy.

 

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