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The Holiday Hullabaloo Begins October 21st Join Now

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Intentional, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

life-happensThe Holiday Hullabaloo is a group coaching experience which guides you through the hustle and bustle of the holidays with grace, patience, support, and love. 

Join by sending a private message to me on social media or email me at MizMeliz @yahoo .com You will receive an invoice via Paypal for $25. Upon payment you will have full access to the private Facebook Group, weekly one on one sessions with me via phone or Skype, and daily inspirations in your email inbox – for six weeks.

focus wordsHere is what some of the group members said about the Holiday Hullabloo Group last year:

“I love the way you speak. You’re so calm and clear in everything that you say. You listened to every word I had to say and you were very helpful with my situation. I like how you tied in stories of your own to give me examples and tips that would motivate and inspire me.”

“I really appreciated how easy it was for us to schedule a time to talk – you are so great about being flexible with your time. And being able to have sessions over the phone was such a blessing for a busy mother of two! You are a very good listener but also skilled at not letting me ramble on – you knew just when to be quiet and when to speak up to keep me focused, move us forward, or hone in on a point. You have a very good memory and were able to connect dots from our different conversations. I also truly felt you were sincere – when you told me my work was meaningful and valuable, I believed you and it made me stop devaluing what I did and see my work in a new light. Your sincerity and caring is real and is much appreciated!”

“You are very in tune with such a vast variety of people, from all walks of life. You truly care about your friends, and I always feel good after visiting your group:) Definitely a great listener, and you know how to give advice without ever making someone feel bad; you can address the flaws or issues, but keep it positive.”

“I felt the advice you gave and the tips and tricks to handle the stress of the season to be great insight and helpful. I like how you would listen to others approach or ideas and gave your insight on them. I liked that you were open to anyone and wanting to help.”

“I love your voice, it’s very calming…”

“My experience was pretty good! The coaching met my expectations – I want to continue and I will refer you to others because I see some improvement in how I feel.”

IMG_162071844956958Join now and get $5 off, and as a special bonus – refer a friend and get 50% off – that will be $15 each, or $30 for you and your friend can join for free. Join any time within the six week period, however if you join after October 21st – the total is $30 per person.

The Holiday Hullabaloo is a six week coaching experience to help you get through the holidays. I guide you through the stresses, sadness, doubts, and fears that are associated with this time of year. I offer hope, support, understanding, openness, guidance, and acceptance. As a coach and a friend, I can show you how to move through this time of your life with joy and ease.

I teach simple and effective ways to feel happier and more in control of your emotions and how to be accountable for your intentions. I live my life day by day using mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavior therapy practices such as breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and prayer. More than that, I show you how to experience and practice these things in a simple, effortless way, that anyone can do – and I show you how it can change your life for the better.

See the goodness around you and if thereMembership includes:

  • Access to a members only “Secret” Facebook Group.
  • Daily motivational posts and insights straight to your email box and on Facebook.
  • Weekly live video messages from me with themes for the week.
  • Optional private one on one, weekly 15 minute coaching calls with me via phone or Skype.
  • 50% off membership to future group sessions with me.

Paint with Heart – Smoke on the Water Thurs on Zoom @CindyArt0

Posted on August 31st, 2016 by & filed under ART, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Paint with Heart

Paint with Heart presents: Smoke on the Water

…or more like a Lazy, Hazy Lake View.

Why I love Paint with Heart

Every week for the past four months, I have met Cindy online for a two (or more) hour art lesson. But it is so much more than that. It has been a way to develop our friendship while learning from each other. As the “show” gains popularity, one might think that it wouldn’t be as much fun for us because we are giving up our intimate down time we have enjoyed so much. But you know what – not at all. We love having more people to share and paint with. It is just as exciting as when we first began. Cindy comes up with new projects to work on every week. We are meeting people, being creative, and doing all the things we do best. This is our weekly chance to shine and sparkle! Come hang out with us and you will see what I mean! Our fun summer is coming to an end, but we have a lot in store for you for the fall and winter months ahead. ~Melissa Reyes

  • Let’s close this summer with reflections of special moments.
  • Transform a cigar box into a memory box to hold your collection.
  • This week we will be painting on a cigar box.
  • We will be painting a picturesque landscape with a foggy effect.
  • Join us on Thursday, Sept 1st @ 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific in the Zoom Room – but don’t click on it until Thursday!
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    photo by Cindy Harrison copyright 2016 for Paint with Heart CindyHarrisonArt.com

Supplies:

Cigar Box (or surface of choice), Gesso, painters’ tape,  ribbon 2″, glue, acrylic paints (see suggested colors below) plus your regular supplies (ie brushes, water basin, paint palette, sand paper and paper towels).

List of colors:
Blue Green DA142
Burnt Umber DA064
Cadmium Red DA15
Leaf Green DA051
Light CinnamonDA114
Midnight Green DA084
Moon Yellow DA07
Navy Blue DA35
Olive Green DA056
Raw SiennaDA93
Snow White DA01
True Blue DA36

Bring your creativity and relax by the lake, cigars optional!

Meet you in the Zoom Room! Until then…Paint with Heart!

Hugs,
Cindy & Melissa

Cindy Harrison and Melissa Reyes, Hosts of Paint with Heart

Cindy Harrison and Melissa Reyes, Hosts of Paint with Heart

Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16 Part 2 @Tenminitt

Posted on August 24th, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz

Tinsel Town: Live Streaming Tips #ConnectHer16 Part 2

I had a wonderful day in Manhattan Beach with the community I am a part of through Connect Her Media! Here are my photos and some commentary:

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Here are the questions that I received during the three round table sessions that I moderated at the ConnectHer16 Conference:

To see a video and notes about each part of my presentation, please see Part 1 of Tinsel Town: Tips for Livestreaming #ConnectHer16

  • How do I optimize and reuse content?
  • How do I deal with spotty internet connection?
  • Where/what is the best platform for community growth?
  • Personal or Business Page for Facebook Live, which is better?
  • How do you set goals for yourself in livestreaming?
  • How important is niche?
  • How do you best store videos when you don’t have a lot of space left on your phone?
  • What do I do about my glasses? I need them to read the comments, but not to see the faces.
  • How do you handle speaking during a live chat (stream) when you are at a performance and potentially interfering with (the live experience for people present) it?
  • Produced vs. in the moment?
  • How to get viewers to a spur of the moment Facebook Live Broadcast?

Optimizing and Reusing Video Content Created From Live Streaming is Easy.

Most videos are available for replay instantly after the live feed has ended. In many cases, you can (and should) save the video to your phone, camera, laptop, or whichever devise you are using. It is often a one step process to upload the video directly to You Tube. From there it can be embedded on your website/blog. If you are using Facebook Live, you can share that video across your pages, groups, and events. Once the content is on your devise, and/or on You Tube, you can share it to any and all social media platforms you like. To optimize the live stream video content, be sure to use hashtags, keywords, titles, and links. I always add a hashtag and a Twitter handle to the title of a video so when it is shared, I will get a notification. I love to see when it gets a like or re-tweet!

It is Time to Learn About What Your Livestream Platform of Choice Requires for Internet Connection, Speed, and Frequency.

I got by with not knowing anything about Internet Speed, Bandwidth, Servers, Routers, Ping Tests, and the difference between Streaming, Downloading, and Uploading just fine until I started my own live broadcast show. Now, I have had to become familiar with these terms and know how to ask for what I need to make my shows happen. I just couldn’t accept that my laptop wouldn’t let me make great content with clarity and ease like other people could. I finally understood the difference when I took the time to educate myself. It’s not that hard.

If your location or situation absolutely cannot change and you want to stream live on Facebook, or anywhere else, don’t worry. I have some suggestions for you. Here are some tips to make what you have now work better:

  • Make sure no one else is using any computers, game consoles, TVs, phones, or smart devices in your house at the time you are going live.
  • Before broadcasting, re-set your router.
  • Before broadcasting, make sure your browser is updated and if you are on your PC (or MAC) remember the three Rs – reboot, restart, refresh.
  • Make sure you are using the browser that works best for the platform you are using (for example, Blab.im only worked with Chrome.)
  • Don’t run any other apps and close all other windows and tabs while you are streaming.
  • If you are using your phone, try putting it in Airplane Mode and then turn on WiFi.
  • Find out if you have enough bandwidth for the platform you are using.
  • If all else fails, find a place with strong WiFi to stream from – try it outside or at a coffee shop, hotel lobby, mall, college campus, or restaurant. Remember to ask for the Wifi access code – most places will be happy to let you use their WiFi for free.
  • You might need to increase your plan to include faster Internet Speed.
  • Once you evaluate your household’s usage you and you know what your overall need is, you can test your speed to see what you have available using this Speed Test.

Honestly, I still don’t really know what all this stuff means, and I don’t think I need to know. But I do know what to ask for if I have a problem and troubleshooting is something that a live stream broadcaster gets used to really fast. Hey, if things go wrong, you can always say, “It’s LIVE folks!”

 

 

ICE AGE the Movie Collides with LA’s La Brea Tar Pits @IceAgeMovie #IceAge #CollisionCourse

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

When I was invited to attend a special screening of the film “Titans of the Ice Age,” and interview La Brea Tar Pits’ chief paleontologist, Dr. Luis Chiappe and get a selfie with a giant prehistoric sloth – how could I resist! I love L.A.! Read my review of the new film from the Ice Age franchise opening in the U.S. in 3D on July 22nd, 2016. See the film, I liked it!

Thanks to 42 West and Fox Family Entertainment for this special opportunity. See my Disclosure for details on why I post this type of article on my blog. I was given the opportunity to see the film prior to it’s official release and meet with people associated with the making and distribution of the movie for free for the purpose of review. I am under no obligation to post this on my blog. All opinions are my own. 

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Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.  To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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Day at the Museum

I had fun on my summertime “play day” in the city. My first stop was the La Brea Tar Pits, in Los Angeles, CA. The museum is currently running a film about the Ice Age in 3 D – which ties in perfectly with the Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course coming out this summer!

Paleontologist

After seeing the film at the museum, paleontologist Dr. Luis Chiappe spoke to the audience concerning the historical truths about the Ice Age compared to what is portrayed in the animated movies. The kids in attendance asked great questions and I thought that the producers were being socially responsible to give us the opportunity to learn the realistic value of what is in the movie.
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The tour of the museum included a presentation about the tar pits that existed there in Los Angeles millions of years ago. Now surrounded by an “asphalt jungle” that left behind millions of fossilized bones and artifacts, the area continues to be excavated by archaeologists.

Fossil Work at the Museum

These paleontologists work in a glass windowed area inside the museum, sorting and documenting tiny bones and fossils. They are so gracious to work in front of a stream of onlookers.

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Josh Peck in Ice Age Promo

Before leaving the La Brea Tar Pits museum, I spied Josh Peck, who plays Eddie in Ice Age, filming a promo for the movie. He is so cute! I talked to him and told him to add me on Snapchat. (Josh – if you see this – I am still waiting! snapchat.com/add/mizbizevents )

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Max Greenfield and Josh Peck

Josh Peck was the first one in the room at the press junket that I attended the following day. I could tell he loves playing voice parts, that bright smile and lighthearted energy said it all. I just read that Josh landed a role as the lead character in the upcoming animated film, “Gnome Alone” with singer-songwriter, Becky G.

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Max Greenfield is new to the Ice Age franchise portraying a new character in the series. Roger plays an integral part in the film and was probably my favorite. Max is a nice guy and he said he really loved the experience of being the voice of Roger.

Queen Latifah and Ray Romano

I have met Queen Latifah a few times before this press junket and I always enjoy seeing her! She is talented, beautiful and a total sweetheart! I was in the audience for her talk show and had a blast! She really seems to love the character she plays in Ice Age and identifies with being a mom like Ellie.

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Meeting Ray Romano was awesome! Ray is great as the voice of Manny, the dad in Ice Age. He is funny and quite personable. He spoke to everyone in the room at the press junket as though he knew us and was very genuine. I enjoyed ribbing him a bit about what is yet to come in future Ice Age films and if he would enjoy being “Grandpa Manny!”

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John Leguizamo and Wanda Sykes

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Meeting John Leguizamo and Wanda Sykes was a hoot! They are both funny separately – and together they were hilarious! As Granny and Sid in Ice Age Collision Course – they steal the show with their dynamic wit!

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John Leguizamo in Ice Age

I just had to get a selfie with John Leguizamo since my friend, Suzette Valle sent me her selfie with him when she found out I would be going to the press junket. I actually showed him the picture of her above and he remembered her. He said, “Oh yes – I have her book!”

Suzzettes BookIce Age is one of the 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up, the book by Suzette Valle. An expert in film and entertainment, Suzette is a big proponent of family films. If Ice Age made the cut in her book – you know it’s a good one!

See Ice Age: Collision Course when if first comes out – the 3D animation is fantastic – and I don’t usually care for 3D. Sometimes the 3rd or 4th film in a franchise doesn’t have the best quality animation – but this is an exception. This film is top quality with a wonderful story and message.

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Animated Comedy

Release in US: July 22, 2016, in 3D

Director:  Michael Thurmeier

Co-Director: Galen Tan Chu

Producer: Lori Forte

US/English-speaking Voice Cast:  Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah,  Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz,  Michael Strahan,  Melissa Rauch, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

URL: http://www.iceagemovies.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/IceAge

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/iceage

INSTAGRAM: @IceAgeMovie

HASHTAG: #IceAge #CollisionCourse

Legend of Tarzan is a Must See! #AlexanderSkarsgard @MargotRobbie @legendofTarzan #LegendOfTarzan

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by & filed under Blog Venture, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

I loved Legend of Tarzan! Directed by David Yates, the film was a wonderful interpretation of a classic story for modern viewers. It had heart, history, and hope. It was a fresh and exhilarating fantasy/action film with breathtaking cinematography and graphic effects.
The relationship between Tarzan and Jane depicting their origins as well as their legacy told a deep meaningful and heart wrenching story.
Everyone should see this film. It won’t disappoint the avid classic Tarzan movie buff or those who grew up with the beloved Disney animated version.
All the actors were outstanding in their roles, especially Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan. He played it like the superhero memory of Tarzan that I cherish. Margot Robbie played Jane as a fierce, strong, and sensible partner to John Clayton.
I was thrilled to attend the press conference for the film, Legend of Tarzan, last week in Beverly Hills. It was such a treat to see and hear the stars and director of the film in person. Here are my pictures from the event:

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I was lucky to have this opportunity! I wasn’t compensated to attend the event or post about it on my blog. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure for info on why I write posts like this.

Here is the info about the movie that was sent to me:

SOCIAL MEDIA:                   www.legendoftarzan.com
 
OPENING DATE:                  Fri., 7/1/16 – in theaters nationwide (and also in 3D and IMAX)
 
RUN TIME:                            109 mins. (tent.)
                               
MPAA RATING:                    PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue.
 
SYNOPSIS:                          From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 
The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie
(“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”). 
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side.  Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Leon Rom (Waltz).  But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.  Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) produced the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, “Cinderella”), Alan Riche (“Southpaw”) and Tony Ludwig (“Starsky & Hutch”).  Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Henry Braham (“The Golden Compass”), Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“Dangerous Liaisons,” “The English Patient,” the “Harry Potter” films), editor Mark Day (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers (“Emma,” “Unknown”).  The music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Grown Ups”).
“The Legend of Tarzan” was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.
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