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International Woman of Speed and Intrigue Joins Dynamic Off-Road Racing @dynamicOR

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by & filed under Connecting People, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Interview, Last Night's Show

Los Angeles, CA – April 6, 2017 – Dynamic Off-road Racing announced that it has entered into an agreement with Christine “GZ” Giampaoli Zonca, a well-established Italian Rally driver based in Barcelona, Spain, to be its new lead driver. She will be driving the newly added CAN-AM X3 highly modified UTV.

 Check out her website at Gazoline Motorsport!

Originally hailing from Italy, born in India, and living in the Canary Islands, GZ has finished her studies in Motorsport Engineering in the United Kingdom (Birmingham), opened her own mechanic workshop and finally turned over completely her life to race in Spain; CGZ competed, and won, in 2016 the Spanish Rally Gravel Championship, a few races of the Spanish Tarmac Championship and one race of the World Rally Championship (WRC RallyRACC), and was the first ever driver on a female-only team to finish a WRC race.

 

“ChristineGZ and her Co-driver Luy Galan, have the unique skills of transitioning to UTV class from Rally racing in Europe. Her co-driver, unlike Christine, has racing in the DNA; All family members compete in Rally and have always raised this passion with extreme significance.

 Follow Luy Galan on Instagram!

“We are exceptionally thrilled to have Christine and Luy showcasing their talents in the upcoming UTV World Championship April 13-15 in Nevada. In addition to the Best in the Desert Series, Christine will be driving the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 for Dynamic Off-road Racing,” says Paul Kraus team Co-Owner.

 

Dynamic Off-Road Racing (DYOR) races CAN-AM Turbo 1000 Mavericks, CAN-AM X3s and will have a rider on the KTM 450 in Vegas to Reno.

For more information on these and other team developments, please contact Paul Kraus at 310-691-9098 or email at dorrmedia@gmail.com

Instagram: @DynamicRacing

Facebook: Dynamic Offroad Racing

Twitter: @DynamicOR 

We hope to see Christine and Luy and all the members of the Dynamic Offroad Racing Team on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz, coming soon on BubblrMedia!

 

 

Paying for Perfect Grades with Pills by Joy Stephenson-Laws @_pHLabs

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, Books, Everything Miz Meliz, Guest Post, Inspiring Adventures

Campus stimulant abuse: Paying for perfect grades with pills

Guest Post By Joy Stephenson-Laws, founder of Proactive Health Labs (pH) and her medical team

Parents are expressing growing shock over the frequency of drug use on American college campuses. And we are not talking about illegal drugs, but legal, prescription ones. Stimulants, commonly prescribed for attention-deficit disorder, are finding their way into the hands of students with perfect mental health. A recent study titled Under Pressure: College Students and the Abuse of Rx Stimulants found that 1 in 5 college students (20 percent) report abusing prescription stimulants at least once.

Why would students take medicine they don’t need?

Many are doing it because they believe it will help them study or outperform their classmates. Stimulants work by getting into the brain and forcing the release of neurotransmitters: dopamine, which increases motivation; serotonin, which improves mood and has a calming effect; and norepinephrine, which creates an activated “fight or flight” brain and cardiovascular response, increasing alertness. Students with prescriptions often sell or give pills to their classmates.

The names of these drugs include:

  •          Adderall (amphetamine)
  •          Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine, turns into amphetamine in the body)
  •          Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, Quillivant (methylphenidate)
  •          Provigil, Nuvigil (modafinil)
  •          Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)

Stimulant drugs are less potent than the stimulant cocaine, but much more potent than caffeine. All share similar side effects such as:

  •          Insomnia
  •          Poor appetite
  •          Digestive problems
  •          High blood pressure
  •          Racing heart
  •          “Crashing” afterward (releasing all those neurotransmitters early has its consequences)
  •          Addiction potential

Certain risk factors for stimulant abuse have been identified in young people. Risk factors include:

  •          Membership in the Greek system (fraternities and sororities)
  •          Having some (but not necessarily all) of the symptoms of ADHD
  •          Alcohol or marijuana use
  •          Academic difficulties

While many students who abuse stimulants are indeed healthy, some of them may actually be suffering from undiagnosed ADHD and “self-medicating” with stimulants as well as alcohol and marijuana.

Parents and students can work to prevent unnecessary use of stimulants. Colleges do not want to create an environment where “everyone” needs to use stimulants to keep up. It may be important to identify nutritional deficiencies that may lead to ADHD. Such deficiencies can be uncovered by appropriate testing. Optimizing exercise, nutrition and sleep always enhances cognitive performance, while getting prompt professional evaluation for any persistent difficulties studying can catch ADHD, depression or other mental difficulties early so that students can get help rather than rely on the dorm “drug dealer.”

Enjoy Your Healthy Life!

The pH professional health care team includes recognized experts from a variety of health care and related disciplines, including physicians, health care attorneys, nutritionists, nurses and certified fitness instructors. To learn more about the pH Health Care Team, click here.

Joy Stephenson-Laws is the founder of Proactive Health Labs (pH), a revolutionary health care company that provides tools needed to achieve optimal health. Her new book, Minerals – The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy [Proactive Health Labs, Inc., 2016] is available through Amazon or wherever books are sold. All proceeds from the book will be donated to The Bili Project Foundation, an organization devoted to reducing the incident and improve the outcome of Hepatobilary cancers, which are cancers of the liver, gallbladder, or bile ducts.  Connect with Proactive Health Labs on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, and at www.phlabs.org.

 

Note from Miz Meliz:

I have the pleasure of interviewing Joy Stephenson-Laws on Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz on May 23, 2017! Please join us to learn more about her book, her life, and what inspires her on her journey! See it on BubblrMedia on Facebook.com/MizMelizLA

This article was provided by and posted with permission from Smith Publicity for the purpose of promotion and review of the book by Joy Stephenson-Laws. I received a copy of the book for review purposes. I am not being paid for the review or interview. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure statement for details on why I post articles like these on my blog. Thanks!

Without Explanation: A True Story of Love and Loss in the Jungle @RodJasmer

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 by & filed under Books, Everything Miz Meliz

Without Explanation: A True Story of Love and Loss in the Jungle
by Rod Jasmer
HEARTBREAKING MEMOIR BY SHELL-SHOCKED WIDOWER RECALLS ADVENTURE, FEAR, CHAOS, DOUBT AND REINVENTION   
            It was going to be the trip of a lifetime. An enchanting trek through the Guatemalan jungle, viewing the mystical Mayan Ruins, a breath-stealing sunset from atop an ancient temple, a magical entourage of a million fireflies. Then suddenly, this wonderful adventure became a nightmare. This is just the start of Without Explanation: A True Story of Love and Loss in the Jungle (March 21, 2017) by Rod Jasmer.
            Adventurer, geologist and single father of three, through Without ExplanationJasmer shares intimate thoughts, devastating real-world incidences, and heart-breaking single-parent challenges that will hit home with anyone who has ever loved someone with all of their heart. Baring his soul as he details what it means to tragically lose the love of your life, he outlines a roller coaster of hope and despair that would span the longest days of his life. As he and his friends frantically fought for his wife Valerie’s life, they found themselves far from the necessities most of us take for granted at home—a familiar language, state of the art medicine, government allies and more. Meanwhile, three children were thousands of miles away, tucked in their beds, blissfully unaware of the desperate fight to save their mother’s life. 
“Writing Without Explanation has been cathartic for me,” shares Jasmer. “As I continue to process the events and the great loss of life I have felt over the years, the raw emotions surge and I assume the burdens once again and am haunted when I think about the void my children have faced growing up without their mother. But perhaps others will find solace and strength through the description of this ordeal. The very fact that you are reading this reassures me that memories of Valerie will endure.”
Without Explanation was lovingly, yet painstakingly, produced over thirteen years to include a story of anticipated adventure and remarkable courage, of heartache and disbelief, and of hope and fear. Yet, at its very core, is a life-altering tragedy and a story of love and devotion. In fact, amid the heart-breaking twists and turns, there were encounters with brave and selfless people who made a lasting impression during this horrific time.
Each chapter of Without Explanation is chilling and raw. The book shares a voyeuristic look into the chaos that hit Jasmer in the jungle of Guatemala and the challenges that awaited his new life back home in America. It also includes illustrations that depict special places and objects to Jasmer and his wife.
The following is an excerpt from Without Explanation, “A horrible grief weighed on my body and those of my companions. I wanted to go back to last night, back to my old life. My mind was easily drawn into “if only” scenarios: if only we would have done this or if only we had not done that. An atrocious sorrow was just below the surface, inviting me to give in to its vastness. I tried to temper these feelings by thinking about getting Val’s body out of the hospital and back home as soon as possible. Though sobbing and mourning were part of each minute, I needed to do more than just sit and cry. Thoughts of my children and possible dramatic changes in their lives flooded into my mind. Consequences for my children were painfully difficult to comprehend.”
Rod Jasmer grew up on one of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, where he remained to complete high school and his undergraduate degree. He eventually moved to Idaho to continue his study of geology. It was there that he met his future wife, Valerie. In late 1987 they married, he received his graduate degree, and within a few months they packed almost all of their combined possessions into six suitcases and moved to Australia on permanent resident visas. They traveled extensively during their time Down Under, including an extended five-month overland trek throughout Southeast Asia. Upon their return to America, they started a family, and their three children were born over the succeeding five years.
Jasmer’s professional career includes purchasing and starting a number of companies, and he currently works as an environmental and business consultant to Union Pacific Railroad and other national clients. After the death of his wife in 2004, travel and adventure continued to be a pastime for this single dad. Jasmer spends as much time as possible outdoors, doing most any activity the four seasons allow. He splits his time between living in Linwood, Minnesota, and Park City, Utah.
Learn more about Jasmer and Without Explanation at RodJasmer.com
Without Explanation: A True Story of Love and Loss in the Jungle is available on Amazon and through other fine booksellers. 
The above book release was provided to me by Smith Publicity and is posted with permission. I was not paid to post this. Please see my Disclosure Statement for more details on why I post articles like this.

The Bloom Boosting Energy Oracle Card Deck and Guide Book 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 Oracle Card Deck # 1 — SPRING Inspired Bloom Boosting Energy Cards

A Year in Bloom’s Spring Edition Bloom Boosting Energy Oracle Card Deck and Guide Book by Melissa Reyes is available for pre-order NOW!
Exclusively for friends of A Year in Bloom for just $35 (includes shipping in the U.S.)
Get the first run sets signed, packed, and sent directly to you by Melissa Reyes personally at this special price for a limited time.

All orders will be filled as soon as production minimums are met.

Estimated delivery of first print is April 20, 2017.

Regular price of Deck and Guidebook with shipping will be $50+.

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Who is Melissa Reyes?

I have been building a business for years in my spare time. I have started a blog, written a book, become a certified professional life coach, created a live talk show, produced videos, helped to build awareness for brands, non-profits, entrepreneurs and authors. Now, I have become an artist.

After all this time, I would like to place a value on my efforts and receive an income to support my passions. I love helping people and making a positive influence on the world through the work that I do. It would be my pleasure to help you.

For 2017 I have developed a way to be my brightest and best self ever and I want to share it with you – it’s A YEAR IN BLOOM!

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.

Monthly Patrons can:

  • Break out of your shell at $5 per month and you will receive a one time personalized introductory vision session with me and a monthly Motivational Year in Bloom postcard.
  • Reach for the sky as you grow at $10 per month and you will receive the previous rewards and the A Year in Bloom 2017 Wall Calendar.
  • Have Fun in the Sun as you begin to flower at $15 per month and you will receive all of the previous levels rewards, plus the 2017 A Year in Bloom Theme Calendar/Journal.
  • Shine your light to others! At $20 per month you will receive all previous level’s rewards and on the 3rd month you will have a choice of one of the following BONUS GIFTS: This is the Sound of My Soul – A Transformational Journey, by Melissa Reyes, a Miz Meliz Original Boxed Jewelry Set, or an original hand drawn mandala on a 10 inch X 10 inch canvas.
  • Try a little help from your friends! At $25 per month you will receive all previous rewards AND  Every month thereafter enjoy a personalized vision affirmation reading or your choice of a Miz Meliz Original piece of jewelry.
  • Super Star Status. $50 per month. With this level, receive all previous rewards as well as a Spa Retreat Relaxation & Meditation Session every three months.
This Journal can be used to track the word of the day/week/month all year long and has space to record reflections and notes for A Year in Bloom. Every month has inspiring messages and bright flowers to brighten your day.
Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are designed by Melissa Reyes. Patrons may choose from any design posted on MizMeliz’ social media accounts or make special requests for a custom designed piece.
Soul searching is the first step to mastering your life’s passion, meaning, and purpose. We will begin by looking within and bringing to light the dream you hold most dear, then we will work together to create a plan and see it through.
Here are a few things I expect to uncover in the Soul-searching Wowbinar…

Part 1: Self Examination/The Dig-Deep Part

Use these questions to journal, or reflect on:

What makes me happy?

What am I naturally good at?

What did I dream about being when I was a kid?

What inspires me?

What am I passionate about?

What is my purpose?

What are my Core Values?

What is my One Word Intention? (Focus term or phrase)

What is the life I am choosing? To be happy? Free? Confident? Successful?

Part 2: Motivation: The Action Plan Part

  • Surrendering, freeing myself to let go and be me
  • I am…
  • Vision Board/Life Plan

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

Dare to be Kind with Gabriella van Rij on Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz @GabriellavanRij

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by & filed under Books, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures

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In this episode of Inspiring Adventures, Gabriella van Rij shares her steps that anyone can do to make kindness a habit. We have an amazing open discussion about kindness, tolerance, communication pitfalls, navigating our overly reactive society, how to become better and kinder communicators, and much more on our “Inspiring Adventure” together.

 

“As a toddler, I was plucked from a Catholic orphanage in Pakistan. Without the determination of two strangers, I would not have made it to my adoptive family. Today, I ask this question: Will you pick up the ball of Human Kindness® and be a hero to someone who needs your help?” ~Gabriella van Rij

 

Connect with Gabriella here:

Website: http://gabriella.global/

 

 

A 4-Step Process For Making Kindness
An Everyday Habit In 2017

Research has shown that being kind makes us happier and also is contagious, inspiring others to be kind as well. For example, one such study published in the Journal of Social Psychology linked performing acts of kindness to an increase in life satisfaction.

That’s why as people make their resolutions for the coming New Year, they should make up their minds to commit purposeful acts of kindness every day, says Gabriella van Rij (www.gabriella.global), a kindness activist and author whose latest book is Watch Your Delivery.

“Making kindness a habit changes lives – your own life and others,” van Rij says. “I believe we’re born with innate kindness, but we’ve just forgotten about it because we’re always running. We’re just too busy doing other things and we need to remind ourselves to be kind.”

She says we as a society have dropped the ball on human kindness and it’s time we picked it back up.

“I truly believe that we are all born with innate kindness, but then the hand that feeds us or the environment makes us abandon it pretty fast,” van Rij says. “By the time we are 5, we have learned to compete and to strive for success. It’s time for a new measuring stick for success.”

She says by following a four-step process, people can put a little more kindness in the world and quickly fall into the habit of committing kindness every day:

• Be kind to yourself. It’s hard to have the patience to be kind to others if we can’t even take the time to be kind to ourselves. “This might seem selfish, but it’s not,” van Rij says. “By being kind to ourselves, we shape our attitude toward others.”
• Answer rudeness with kindness. This one is difficult, van Rij acknowledges. “When someone is rude to you, the first thing you do is instantly react and not always in a positive way,” she says. “And the second thing you do is say it’s about me. They were nasty to me.” But van Rij says it’s not about you, it’s about the emotion. By answering rudeness with kindness, you diffuse the situation and there’s also a certain satisfaction in seeing the change in the attitude of the person who was rude.
• Watch your delivery. The tone that accompanies your words is as important as what you are saying. Do you need to soften your tone? Does what you say sound more aggressive than what you mean? Body language also can send a message you didn’t intend, so be aware of your body language and your facial expressions.
• Acknowledge kindness when you see it. When you acknowledge the kind acts you see, that person will be encouraged to continue to spread kindness. Acknowledging kindness in others also will serve as a reminder to you about how you can show kindness.

“Unfortunately, one of the reasons we don’t always treat each other well is that we are a fear-based society, and fear only breeds more fear,” van Rij says. “But luckily there is an antidote because just as fear breeds more fear, I believe kindness grows more kindness.”

About Gabriella van Rij

Gabriella van Rij (www.gabriella.global) is a speaker, author and activist whose latest book, Watch Your Delivery, explores how we often fail in communicating. She began her life as an orphan in Pakistan, and today is a frequent guest on TV and radio. She also is the author of I Can Find My Might and With All My Might.

Dare to be Kind with Gabriella van Rij on Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz https://smiletime.com/channel/mizmeliz #onSmiletime

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