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Come with Me on My Hawaiian Island Dream @auroraeaqua @BubblrMedia #sponsored

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 by & filed under BubblrMedia, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching, Product Reviews, sponsored

Meditation to me is taking some time to visit my “happy place.” I learned years ago about mindfulness and visualization as a way to manage pain and stress. This practice has stayed with me my whole life and is now a part of who I am. Combining aromatherapy with visualization is another favorite way to relax. Lately I have enjoyed using Aurorae Aromatherapy Spritz.  (I was provided with a full size bottle of Aurorae’s NEW Hawaiian Island – Coconut Pineapple – Aromatherapy Spritz to review from Aurorae Aqua LLC. I was under no obligation to write about it on my blog. All opinions are my own. Photos and details are used with permission. See my disclosure for more information on why I post articles like this on MizMeliz.com.)

Sometimes I light a scented candle, sometimes I use essential oils. Now, I have a new spray from Aurorae, the same company who makes my favorite yoga mat. It’s made with natural products and can be used to freshen my yoga mat, spray in the air, and it is even safe to use as a body spray. I love to spritz with it when I get home from a long day at work and driving in traffic. Today, I am going to use the description of this body spray as my inspiration for a guided meditation. You can read it, listen to the audio, or watch the video. Just make sure you are in a relaxed setting and not driving or someplace where you need to be alert. Sit back and close your eyes. Take some slow deep breaths. Let a smile fall across your face as you bring yourself to a happy and secure moment in time. Think of an exotic waterfront location. Bali, Hawaii, Fiji…the soft scent of coconut and pineapple wafts in the air.
 The sun may be rising – high in the sky – setting, or perhaps a storm is rolling in. On every continent, natural wonders and essences of good feeling are abound if we open ourselves to recognize them. The sights, sounds, and scents of nature can draw us gently back – to our center; to the core of who we are meant to be; to our most fundamental, authentic, and best selves. Aurorae Spritz, and aromatherapy spray that will uplift and inspire you…

Aurorae’s NEW Hawaiian Island Coconut Pineapple – Aromatherapy Spritz !
Aurorae Aqua, a division of Aurorae, recently introduced their line of aromatherapy sprays made with natural witch hazel, essential oils and/or fragrance oils. The sprays are intended to evoke feelings of restful days at exotic waterfront locations. The first scent, Aurorae Hawaiian Island Afternoon,  emits a light coconut pineapple scent. It is available in a decorative 8oz bottle for $19.99  
This item’s unique formulation provides the user with a light  island smell and feel, without oily residue on skin or clothing.  It can be used it at home, at the gym, or on your way to and from your favorite activity. The Aurorae Hawaiian Island Afternoon Spritz is the perfect size to fit in your bag.
 or Yoga Mats? www.auroraeyoga.com
music credit: Tango Mango Composed by Ilya Truhanov used with permission.

Reflections on This Week’s Theme: Begin #AYearinBloom

Posted on August 31st, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, BubblrMedia, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

The first week of September is usually the beginning of the school year and marks a new start for me. Every year around this time, I begin planning for the holidays and then the new year. Fall is on the way here in the United States and even though we won’t get a sense of real season change until late October, we consider Labor Day to be the end of Summer.

Nowadays the schools where I live begin in early August, so the one I work at and the one my son attends has been in session almost a month. Yet, everything feels like the beginning. Roman is a senior in high school now and this week he attended an annual event the school hosts called, Senior Sunrise. The students come early to school and gather on the athletic field, eat breakfast together and watch the sun come up. At the end of the year, they have a Senior Sunset which will be the last time they meet as a group. It is a very special way they memorialize their unique bond as a senior class.

This week is my own sunrise in a way. I am at a dawn in my adventures at BubblrMedia. I am launching a new show, “Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz.” I am going full steam ahead with my plans for which I have been preparing all year. I am excited and I feel ready. I guess I am much more like my son, a senior in high school, than I thought! He has a sense of confidence and readiness at the beginning of this year that I have not recognized in him before. It is an exciting time indeed!

Begin is one of the cards from the Deck of Affirmations Inspired by A Year in Bloom by Melissa Reyes 2017

National Dog Day August 26

Posted on August 26th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional

National Dog Day is Aug. 26, a date set aside to celebrate dogs, recognize the number that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledge our canine friends who work to save lives and bring comfort.

In honor of this dog-gone good holiday, Lucky the TurfMutt, a rescue dog himself and the official spokesdog of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) environmental education program – TurfMutt.com – encourages pet parents to reevaluate their family yard to ensure it’s appropriate for their furry friends.

The information here was provided by Four Leaf PR on Behalf of OPEI and TurfMutt. I was not compensated to post this on my blog. This is not a sponsored advertisement. See my disclosure to find out why I post articles like this on MizMeliz.com. 

Fall is a time for planting in advance of the next year’s spring season. Here are TurfMutt’s top five tips for ensuring the family yard is a place everyone can enjoy year-round.

 

TurfMutt Celebrates National Dog Day with Five Pet-Friendly Tips for the Family Yard
TurfMutt encourages pet parents to use National Dog Day (Aug. 26) to spruce up the family yard for pets:

 

 

 

Consider your dog’s needs
Each dog – senior, puppy, small, big, active breed or not-so-much – has different needs. Is your dog a water hound? Maybe you should include a splash pool or water fountain. Got a digger? A sand pit might work well to keep your dog entertained – and the mess contained. Does your dog love to run the perimeter of your yard? Design your yard with his path in mind. Does she have dog friends next door? Maybe an eye-level hole in the fence would keep her from barking. Jot down everything your dog needs from your family yard, then you map out your landscaping accordingly.

Keep your pet safe & sound
One of the most important pet features in your family yard is a secure fence – whether it’s made of wood, metal, vinyl or concrete. Inspect and fix your fence – or install one – so you can rest easy knowing your dog is safely within the boundary of your yard.

Include turfgrass
Turfgrass is safe – unlike concrete, asphalt or hard ground – and offers your pet a soft, cool spot to lie down, even during the hottest conditions. It also creates a comfortable backyard playground, and provides a place to take care of business – just be sure to clean up regularly! There are many types of turfgrass that can handle “ruff-housing” from dogs and kids alike. Check your climate zone to make sure you’re selecting an appropriate grass species for where you live. (Another bonus benefit is grass is very good at capturing and filtering rainwater.)

Select the right plants
You’ll want to have a balance of grass, flower plants, trees and shrubs in your family yard. Including this mix of species will not only be beautiful, it will also help support biodiversity. Remember, nature starts in your own backyard! Keeping your climate zone in mind, select appropriate landscaping for the areas you’ve identified in your yard. Around walking paths, for instance, you’ll want to include sturdy, yet soft foliage that can stand up to puppy and people traffic without scratching. Use elevated boxes and patio planters for more delicate flowering plants.

Avoid toxic plants 
One last word of important advice – there are some plants and shrubs that are poisonous to dogs. You’ll want to avoid these in your outdoor living room entirely. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a list of toxic plants that you should refer to when shopping for your family yard.

 

To learn more about how living landscapes in the family yard benefit people and pets visit www.livinglandscapesmatter.com. Learn more about TurfMutt at www.turfmutt.com.

 

About TurfMutt
TurfMutt was created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation and has reached more than 68 million children, educators and families since 2009. Through classroom materials developed with Scholastic, TurfMutt teaches students and teachers how to “save the planet, one yard at a time.” TurfMutt is an education resource at the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Apple, the Center for Green Schools, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, Climate Change Live, Petfinder and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. TurfMutt’s personal, home habitat also is featured in the 2017 and the upcoming 2018 Wildlife Habitat Council calendars.

 

About OPEI

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program, TurfMutt.com. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces. For more information, visit www.OPEI.org.

31 Things About Me #InspiringAdventures #LEDA #LSPChallenge @mizmelizla

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional

I’m taking the Live Streaming Pros Challenge: Live Every Day in August. When Luria Petrucci asked us to write in the comments during her broadcast yesterday, “I commit.” I did it. I started today.

I decided to list 31 things about myself. These will be my daily topics. So, tune in, chime in, and let’s talk! Five minutes a day is all it takes. I’ll stream live from Facebook.com/MizMelizLA I will try my best to stick to consistent times. I hope to see you there!

31 Things About Me

August 4: My favorite color is red
August 8: I love living in Southern California
I’ve been married 25 years
I have three sons
I have three cats
My best friend lives in NH
I love to paint
I want to travel
I want to write another book
I love yoga
I love Jeeps
I love Chocolate
I love the beach
I miss shopping
I like gardening
I want a helicopter
I want to go on a tropical vacation
I love 80s music
I am a wordsmith/poet
I love talking to people
I did the 100 Day Promise
I did the 100mandala challenge
I love roses
I love hats
Social media is my jam
I believe in having a vision
I’m a certified professional life coach
I love to sing but I can’t
I love sailing
BubblrMedia is my dream business
Live-streaming is the main vehicle I use to deliver my message, it’s the one I enjoy driving the best!

A word about challenges…

This is my challenge. I am accepting it now because I believe it will help me with instituting a daily practice of delivering fresh content in my live feed on Facebook. This is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’ve joined other challenges and I have found it to be an effective way for me to develop routines, hone skills, and be better at what I am doing.

There has been some discussion around the interwebs about how these challenges clutter up the feeds and become like junk mail in our already minutiae laden datasphere. I say, stay calm and scroll on! You are in control of what you consume. If you don’t like to see people try to make themselves get better at something, if seeing too much video content is starting to bore you, then it might be time for you to unplug for awhile. Video, especially live video, is on the rise!


I’m speaking at ConnectHer Media’s Women in Business Conference #ConnectHer17 on Using Video to Help Build Your Brand Effectively with Andrea Corson of Video Pop and Aaron M. Sanchez of KMET ABC News Radio on August 5-6, 2017.

A Year in Bloom Guide Book and Card Deck by Melissa Reyes is available for pre-order NOW!

Posted on March 25th, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Miz Meliz Marketplace, Passions

A Year in Bloom Guidebook and Journal

with Daily Affirmations

by Melissa Reyes

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What is a Year in Bloom?

Guidance for a Year of Personal Development and Growth through support and coaching to be the best, healthiest, and happiest YOU that you have ever been.

Get the nourishment you need to bloom your brightest!

We will develop and grow together throughout the year.

Daily, Weekly, and Monthly interactions in an online group setting follow a general focus of overall health for the whole person. Five “Wowbinars” are included that encompass a 2 hour in-depth look at a specific area of one’s needs taking place over the course of the year:

  1. Feed your Soul in January
  2. Nourish your Heart in February
  3. Recharge your Body in May
  4. Engage your Mind in August
  5. Ignite your Spirit in October
  • A Year in Bloom includes the live webinars, the online experience with interviews and interaction with experts in the fields of personal development-psychology-neurology-meditation-sociology-health-wellness-fitness-spirituality, access to the private Facebook group for support, one on one guidance sessions, and inspirational messages.
  • Make 2017 the year you identify your true passions and live out your unique purpose.
  • Develop, Grow, Shine and make 2017 the year you bloom your best and brightest!

 

Bonus Material, Services, & Offers

One on One Sessions:

Meet me on the beach and we will take long walks together. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Book a session any time.

In person, online or by phone. Coaching is $1 per minute. Minimum 15 minutes.

Be inspired every day.

I can’t get enough flower and bloom quotes! There are so many and they all apply to my themes for A Year in Bloom.

A Year in Bloom is my philosophy for life – I want to live my life as if I am blooming, facing the sun in full bloom – my best, brightest, healthiest, and happiest.

I am doing a 365 Day Challenge as part of A Year in Bloom. You can see a Word of the Day every single day with a “theme” word and some inspiration in my private Facebook group. It is the only place I am sharing the word every day. I hope to see you there: http://facebook.com/groups/ayearinbloom

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