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Excitement Ignites the Spirit and Leads to Joy – My Interview with Zoey Taylor

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures

The theme for the week is Excite and the word alone lifts my spirit and gets my heart jumping for joy!

On Inspiring Adventures, I interviewed Zoey Taylor of the Warren Tattoo. This is probably the most personally inspiring interview I have ever done. I know without a doubt that meeting Zoey at this time in my life is a special thing, and her message is a gift for all of us. We talk about survival, finding joy, getting what you want in life, and not making excuses. There are many lessons to be learned in life, if nothing else, learn this – you lead by example, and Zoey is an example of true joy and happiness. She exemplifies the meaning of true success. Let her zest for life ignite your spirit!

Excitement Ignites the Spirit and Leads to Joy – My Interview with Zoey Taylor

When I asked Zoey what she wanted to talk about on the show, she said, “I think if we’re doing an inspirational interview then we could focus on surviving, and overcoming obstacles.”

It turns out Zoey knows quite a bit about that. She revealed to me why she spent most of her childhood living in the woods, with no electricity and has had no formal education. She explained that her abuser, who she refers to as “the monster” is in jail now, and that even though a person never “get’s over” something like that – she has found joy and lives a happy and successful life.

Zoey has an incredibly bright spirit and loves beautiful things. She is passionate about swing and ballroom dancing. Her favorite pastimes are record and record player collecting, making clothes, collecting history and antiques. Oh, and she loves bunnies.

“As far as people who inspire me, it would be my mom, and many dead legends whose biographies I’ve read.”

Connect with Zoey Taylor at TheWarrenTattoo.com
@thewarrentattoo on Instagram and Twitter

Inside of The Warren Tattoo shop feels like a spa!

 

My Cats are International Rock Stars B.F.F. OMG! @weruvapets #weruvagrade

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Product Reviews

My cats think they rule our house. And perhaps they do. There are some special accommodations they get just because they are cats. So, when International Cat Day became a thing, and they had a chance to get presents from a pet food brand – they got a little carried away. Okay, I admit – I got a little carried away! My cats became International Rock Stars!

I received a box of B.F.F. OMG! Bundle of treats, samples of cat food, and a few toys for my cats to try from WeRuVa. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. See my disclosure for more details on why I post articles like this on my blog.

They have always been Divas!  #weruvagrade

 

Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats’

When the box arrived, Noche was very curious about it. He loves to explore the packages I receive. I usually do not let him get involved in the unboxing, so I think he knew this was special. The first thing out of the box was a colorful ball for him to play with. He loves to chase balls and fetch. As I took things out of the box, he jumped inside the box! Then Sid came to see what the fuss was about.
I took out one of the pouches and opened it, immediately they wanted to eat it! They could smell the deliciousness. I had to get their dish and serve it right away, they couldn’t wait! They licked their plate clean and were so happy. It made me happy knowing I was giving them something they enjoyed so much and that it was good for them.
I want to share with you Weruva’s educational tips on how to give your BFF the nutrition they need to thrive like my Diva Cats!
With International Cat Day happening on August 8, and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the ‘cat in the room’—and that’s your feline friend’s diet. I’ll be the first to admit my own cat’s diet isn’t ‘purr’fect. Sid’s problem is he loves to eat and even though he doesn’t seem to eat more than my other cats, he is much heavier. He is also very demanding and wants food all the time. I struggled to understand how I could address these issues. But then I realized I wasn’t alone—my cat was just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues.
I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva [http://www.weruva.com/]—a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed “people food for cats” which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It’s called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it’s all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.
If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet:
>> Is your cat picky? Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It’s easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat—would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva’s food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why my cat took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)!
>> Got a fat cat? Sid doesn’t think he is fat – he is just more huggable and “puffy!” The problem is in the kibble. It’s filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don’t produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form. Sid really enjoys it!
>> UT-why? Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration—even if you’re giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to ‘eating’ their water—but most wet foods don’t have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my cat’s hydration needs.
I love Weruva products because they are considered ‘people food for pets.’ I love to spoil my cats but I don’t feel comfortable giving them actual people food. I want to give them some chicken or tuna occasionally but I feel guilty about it. I don’t know what is healthy for them. The new line of B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches feature land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, lamb and more. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are are BPA-free. Best of all, my kitties love it!
Health isn’t just for humans, and I’m glad I took the time to learn how to feed my BFF properly. Even better, in the process, I found my kitty’s new favorite food. Sid especially likes Weruva’s Beef & Chicken Dinner in Gravy flavor, which you can read about at http://www.weruva.com/. You can also explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup there, and find a flavor your cat will ‘paw’sitively adore, at Chewy.com
Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!
If you liked this article and you want to try B.F.F. OMG! Please tell WeRuVa that you heard about it from MizMeliz and use the hashtag #weruvagrade and tag @weruva (Instagram) or @weruvapets (Twitter)

Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz featuring Charles G. Hanna @hanna_higher

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures

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Steps to Happiness with the Inspiring Charles G. Hanna

Featuring Charles G. Hanna, author of “Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life”

 

Charles G. Hanna is a highly successful CEO, philanthropist and author of the new book, Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life. Through his firsthand experience and his understanding of human nature, neuroscience, and life management, Charles, for the first time, is revealing his practical and achievable techniques, tips and tools so that everyone can find a cheerful outlook this year.
 
Eye-opening and insightful, Charles and I will discuss:
  • Simple exercises anyone can do to help center themselves and get into the groove of a new year
  • Perception Disorder: What it is and signs you may be suffering from it 
  • Reaching a Higher State: What this means, and his top techniques that anyone can apply to get there
  • Why he believes happiness is a way of thinking and not the result of great achievement
  • And much more!
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Charles G. Hanna is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of a third-party technology provider that he began in a basement in 1979 and built into a leading service consolidation company with offices across Canada. A devoted father of three children, Hanna is involved with a range of charities, including organizations that help with cancer treatment, Canadian artists, and displaced and handicapped people. He has a particular soft spot for children and animals, and contributes his personal time in various ways to youth shelter homes and animal shelter groups. He divides his time between Toronto and Los Angeles.
 
Connect with Charles on www.charleshanna.com and on Twitter, @hanna_higher.
 
Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life is available from Amazon and most major booksellers.higher-book-by-author-charles-hanna-book-cover

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Tinsel Town Live featuring Lou Redmond @louspeakstruth

Posted on December 1st, 2016 by & filed under

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I am looking forward to meeting this fascinating and inspiring man! Our values are aligned and I always find it remarkable when someone has an awakening at a young age. Any age younger than me is young, okay! We all have the propensity to learn these lessons if we pay attention. I believe that Lou is an inspiration because he listened. He reacted. He acted. Look at him now!

“I do yoga, read, and travel. This past 18 months I’ve been to 3 countries on travel retreats that focus on volunteering and adventure.

I’m currently working on finishing up my book project. It tells the story of my personal transformation and how I quit my 9-5 to pursue my passion. I’m also very passionate about meditation and working on creating ways to help people in their practice and promote it’s benefits.”

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“Tinsel Town Live” featuring Best Selling Authors of #PetsinSpace @paulinebjones @vscotttheauthor

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Books, Everything Miz Meliz, Tinsel Town Live 2016

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Even aliens need a pet to love!

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 Did you know there are pets in space? Haven’t you heard about Pets in Space!, the new anthology of stories spearheaded by Pauline Baird Jones and Veronica Scott?

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Get it now on Amazon!

Even an alien needs a pet…

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world
and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and
romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they
touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered
creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same
after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars
shine just a little less brightly?
New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have
eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story giving
readers nine amazing adventures that will capture your imagination and help a worthy
charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the
way you look at your pet!

10% of profits from the first month go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs
raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to
improve quality of life and restore independence.

A MATE FOR MATRIX: CYBORG PROTECTION UNIT

By S.E. Smith (New York
Times/USA TODAY Bestselling Author)

Matrix Roma is a member of the elite Zion military Cyborg Protection Unit. Matrix gets
more than he bargains for when his cyborg partner, a hybrid Wolfhound named K-Nine,
goes missing and ends up finding a mate for Matrix in the middle of a deadly mission
on an unknown planet called Earth.

STRAY

By Susan Grant
(New York Times/USA Today Bestselling, and RITA Award Winning Author)

Interplanetary Marine Lt. Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named
Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the
odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Capt. Carlynn Riga. The
tough war hero learns what it means to surrender — his heart. Lukas’s struggles with
PTSD threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than
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when Carlynn goes missing on a mission. Can a scarred marine and his unlikely canine
partner find Carlynn and bring her home, or will he lose everything he’s finally found
worth fighting for?

SPARK OF ATTRACTION

By Cara Bristol (USA
TODAY Bestselling Author)

Memory: intact. Cognitive function: enhanced. Emotion: erased. After becoming a
cyborg, Captain Dante Stone didn’t think he’d ever feel again, until a traumatized
young woman and a ball of synthetic fur named Sparky helped him to love.

STAR CRUISE: STOWAWAY

By Veronica
Scott

Cargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her
alien sidekick, Midorri, alert him to the presence of a stowaway. He has no idea of the
dangerous complications to come – nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman
whose life he now holds in his hands. Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become
more interesting – and deadly.

THE REAL DRAGON

By Pauline Baird Jones
Emma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse. Her dad is marrying his boss,
her dragon suddenly came back talking and typing, and it’s her fault the Earth, or at
least ten square miles of Texas, is going to be destroyed. That’s what happens when
you forget something very, very important. Luckily for her, she’s got the love of her
life that she can’t remember and her dragon by her side. Who needs to worry when
you’re having a day like this?

STARDOG

By Laurie A.
Green

Navigator Taro Shall has a mission no one wants – find a way to eradicate snakes on a
starship. He never expects to find the answer to his problem in a charming street
vendor named Adini. His already unusual mission becomes more complicated when he
suddenly acquires an adorable StarDog that soon sweeps him and Adini into the maw
of a brewing insurrection.

SPIKE

By Alexis Glynn
Latner

On Tinsel Town Live, I will ask them to tell me all about this incredible project.
Let me know of any questions you might have for these stellar authors. Here are a few things I plan to ask them:
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How did the idea of pets in space come to you and how did the project evolve?
What is so special about companion animals?
What is science fiction romance?
What made you choose to benefit a charity that helps our military/Veterans?
Tell us about Hero Dogs! (http://www.hero-dogs.org)
mobymidorriI am also excited to learn about the sketches of the pets by Nyssa Juneau, she was the independent artist for the sketches for each story, and get the background on the cover artist and why the anthology is dedicated to him and his own dog. https://www.facebook.com/vikkasb?fref=ts
We will talk about this and so much more when we meet the authors of Pets in Space, Veronica Scott and Pauline Baird Jones on a special episode of Tinsel Town Live on Monday, November 7th at 6:00 pm Pacific time.
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