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The Legacy Life of Carew Papritz @BlubblrMedia @CarewPapritz

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz

The Legacy Life of Carew Papritz

by Melissa Reyes

January 23, 2018

It doesn’t surprise me that Carew Papritz is a dynamic storyteller who is passionate about his book, The Legacy Letters. What surprises me is how creative and intriguing his journey has been as he has been promoting the book and bringing his message to readers around the world.

Carew and his book are all about firsts and onlys. It’s the “first book in publishing and literary history to win awards in both fiction and non-fiction categories,” he says proudly.

He is the only author who has ever signed books on horseback, on a train, from the top of Mount St. Helen’s – – he even did it while stomping grapes at a vineyard!  Papritz was also the first American author to do a “post Castro” book signing event in Cuba. He is willing to do what it takes to share his inspiring stories, the insightful, introspective, guidance manual for life, the letters to the children, the legacy letters. They are his letters. They were written for all children. Kind, comforting, prophetic, they are only part of the story.

Check out this short preview:

Live Life to the Fullest

The central message of the book is “live life to the fullest,” says Papritz, as he explains how he wrote the book as he went through a major life defining moment. He learned about himself through the writing process and from time to time he realizes he “needs” to read his book for a reminder to go slow. The fatherly advice in the book covers a “hope chest” of timeless values such as integrity, kindness, empathy, politeness, humility, and love.

Some people have found the book uplifting and inspiring, and it has been touted to be a Rorschach Test of sorts, to “see what you need to see at that point in your life.” This is how it got it’s non-fiction status. It has become a life lessons book.

Carew challenged me to open the book at a random page and just read to see what it was like. WOW! Check out page 109. That’s all I have to say. He calls that part of the story “the everything and nothing of money.”

Every hour lived is an hour spent. Spend well the quality of your time. -Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters

Ultimately, Carew’s own legacy is for his own family. His wife and son are the focus of his life. He is mindful of every moment and lives his best life with them. He calls this his Legacy Life.

See the entire Inspiring Adventures interview with Carew Papritz exclusively on Facebook.com/BubblrMedia on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM PST

Check out TheLegacyLetters.com to find out how to get a free Starbucks ecard when you give a 5star review for this Award winning Book by @CarewPapritz !

Watch this video for details:

This isn’t the first time I’ve interviewed Cowboy Carew! Click below on previous posts to see videos and read more about the author and his books.

SEM & SEO a topic for MizMeliz with #GuruChats Wed Nov 22nd 2017

Posted on November 20th, 2017 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Twitter Chat

This week I have been asked to participate in #GuruChats, a bi-monthly event on Twitter for startups, small businesses, digital marketers, graphic designers, web designers and design creatives. I am uber excited to be involved with this amazing organization and I look forward to the chat. I love Twitter chats because they help me to get to know the real people behind the profiles on social media platforms. I a learn, make friends (not just “build relationships”) and I have had the opportunity to express my opinions and share my knowledge and experience with other people around the world in a way that I never thought possible. And you can, too!

Here is the plan for the LogoDesignGuru.com chat:

Once your business website is up and running, the real challenges and opportunities start. You want to target and convert customers, while be in the good books of search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing as well. So how do you do this? In this #GuruChats we’ve invited Elena Terentyeva to give us the lowdown on how small businesses and startups can use SEO and SEM to optimize their online presence, boost their reach and garner customers through traffic.  

Elena Terentyeva is Product Marketing Manager at SEMRush, an SEM/SEO company. She also has extensive experience in public relations, content, finance and broadcast journalism.

Join us on #GuruChats to discuss “My SEM, My SEO, My Business”, scheduled on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 11:00 AM EST (8AM PST/3PM GMT).

Some of the topics they will be discussing are:

  • search engine optimization and marketing
  • keywords
  • outsourcing
  • algorithm updates

 

If this is your first time on a Twitter chat here are some guidelines you might find useful:

1. You may use Twitter.com to follow our chat by using the hashtag #GuruChats in the search bar or you can use Tweetdeck, Tweetchat or any other Twitter aggregators to simultaneously interact with participants and follow the chat, again searching for #GuruChats.

2. Since people will be following the chat even way after the scheduled hour, be sure to include the hashtag #GuruChats when you comment or answer a question or interact with tweeters.

3. Twitter restricts users by the number of characters you can use in each tweet. This means you’ll have to condense your idea or thoughts within a 140-280 characters limit. A smart way to go about this is pre-draft your answers or use visual aids, such as an image.

4. On the day of the chat be sure to log in 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time to get ready and be prepared for any glitches.

5.Your host at #GuruChats will start off by launching questions one by one specific to the topic in this order Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. You may answer the questions as they are posted or schedule your answers according to the time they’re posted. Mark your answers as A1, A2, A3 etc. to correspond to the respective question numbers so people will know which question you’re answering to.

6. Feel free to interact with other participants, give tips, ask questions, answer questions or any kind of knowledge you feel like sharing during the chat. Be sure to add #GuruChats with your every tweet.

7. Best tip: Be yourself and have fun!

Looking forward to see you there!

The #GuruChats Team & Miz Meliz

@MizMeliz

Check out the chat live and join in the conversation, or check back here to see my answers along with a longer discussion and my thoughts on SEM and SEO and how I use this in my strategy for MizMeliz.com as well as all my business online when I share my answers next week in a new blog post.

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.

Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz Recap Sept 2 with @ChristineBarger @aiaddysonzhang @chevd80 @MizMelizLA

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show

I’m back! As they say in Hollywood, I am back in full swing. Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz is on every Saturday night and we started a new season of episodes over the three day weekend. My guests were Ai Zhang and Cheval John, who I met through Madalyn Sklar on Twitter and the amazing Puppet Girl – Christine Barger, who I met at the Live.Me birthday party earlier this year. It was an amazing show! Cheval lives in Houston and he joined us live from the streets of the downtown area. He gave his report on the state of the human condition in the area from his personal perspective. We talked about ways we can use social media and the power of influence to help people in need. Ai talked about social media influence as well and how her work as a college professor has changed her outlook on the global community. Christine shared her experiences as an actress in Hollywood and how she and her puppet friends have used entertainment to lift the spirits of the victims of recent tragedies as well as to raise funds to help them. It was a wonderful show and I enjoyed getting to know my new friends. I hope you enjoy watching this episode and take the time to connect with each of them as well!

Join me next week on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on September 9th at BubblrMedia on Facebook Live – my guests will be Professor Nez and Cathy Wassell. Coming soon…The Tweeting Goddess, Samantha Kelly and my co-host Cindy Harrsion will be back! I hope to see you at the Bubblr!

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.

Inspiring Adventures featuring @ConnectHerMedia CEO Laura Filipowicz and CMO Carolyn West @BubblrMedia

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 by & filed under BubblrMedia, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Interview, Workshops and Webinars

Interview with Laura Filipowicz and Carolyn West – ConnectHER Media: Discovering the value that relationship marketing holds for women in business.

Laura Filipowicz, Founder of ConnectHer Media greeting attendees at ConnectHer Conference, August 2016

Intention

When we meet up with Melissa Reyes on her show, Inspiring Adventures on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. PST LIVE on Facebook.com/BubblrMedia we’d like to discuss our upcoming ConnectHER Media Conference in Las Vegas, August 4 – 6. This will be our 6th annual women’s business conference and our first 3-day event outside of Southern California.

We are both passionate about helping other women succeed. We like providing networking and educational opportunities for entrepreneurs.

We both are motivated by our daughters. We want to show them that being a great parent and strong businesswomen aren’t mutually exclusive.

Laura Filipowicz, CEO ConnectHer Media

“Our core philosophy is based on relationship marketing. Whether your business is well established or if you are just starting out, this is a great place to meet fellow MOMpreneurs as well as, women entrepreneurs. It is a place you can gain ideas, contacts, and develop business relationships. Our company thrives on providing your business with visibility among it’s readers. It also provides you with a platform to communicate with professionals through Networking Socials, Exclusive Innovative Events and the MUST attend – Annual Women in Business Conference. All areas of our company is designed to assist in delivering value to your business. We welcome professionals from all business industries.” ~Laura Filipowicz, ConnectHer Media

Carolyn West, CMO ConnectHer Media

Connection

To learn more about the conference, it’s sponsors and speakers take a look at the awesome website here: http://connectherconference.com

Check out the community on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/connecthermedia/

Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConnectHERMedia

Inspiration

Two years ago, when I was first invited to attend ConnectHer15, I was so impressed. I sat at a table near the back of the room. I thought to myself, “Wow, these speakers are great!” I had just finished my book and I was fairly confident that I wanted to be a leader in this community.

I signed up as soon as I could to be a speaker the following year. I was selected to present at a round table discussion at ConnectHer16 which was bigger and better than the year before. Again, I sat at a table surrounded by women I have gotten to know through the years, thoroughly inspired. I loved leading a round table (I did the presentation on using video to promote your business three times that day!) At the end of the day I walked up to the gorgeous stage, I sat on the plush purple sofa, surrounded by pink balloons and I imagined myself being on that stage. I took a few selfies up there.

I believe that when you envision it, you can make it happen. I am excited about being on a panel about video at ConnectHer 2017! I am just starting to wonder, who and what will inspire me there for the next step in my journey?

Laura Filipowicz @LauraFilipowicz and me!

Carolyn West @CarolynRWest and Me!

 

Embrace Yourself for Inspiring Adventures featuring @tarynbrumfitt on @BubblrMedia #IHaveEmbraced

Posted on May 21st, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Interview

I just watched the documentary EMBRACE by Taryn Brumfitt, as I have been meaning to do for weeks as I prepare to interview Taryn on my show, Inspiring Adventures.

I knew it would be emotional since I have struggled with body image issues my whole life. #IHaveEmbraced ~ Melissa Reyes

I had no idea how deeply this would affect me.

Taryn discusses all kinds, every kind, of body image issue one can imagine in her film. The results are the same. We are beautiful. We are unique. It is up to us to change the way we judge each other and how we judge ourselves.

Please see the film.

Embrace is on Netflix now:

On May 30th at 6 pm Pacific Time, I have the great honor to meet Taryn and introduce her to you!

 

Here is the trailer – but I must say, this isn’t just a story of what happened to this one woman – it is about every woman.

Everyone needs to see this film.

 

The live interview will be held live on Facebook.com/BubblrMedia and in the private group, A Year in Bloom.

I hope to see you there and I welcome your questions and comments. Please post them either here, or on Facebook, and please know that I will do my very best to get to as many as possible during the interview.

Thank you!

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 30th for Inspiring Adventures!

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

A Year in Bloom’s Daily Affirmation Card Deck and Guide Book by Melissa Reyes is available for pre-order NOW!
All orders will be filled as soon as production minimums are met.

 


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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

Let’s Get Blooming!

Posted on March 16th, 2017 by & filed under A Year in Bloom, Everything Miz Meliz, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching

Special offer!

Now through May 25th

Three one on one private coaching sessions with Melissa Reyes, the bloom boosting motivational coach for A Year in Bloom, a unique online personal development experience that focuses on growth and clarity.

Schedule your three sessions with Melissa in 3 EASY STEPS:

1.  Join A Year in Bloom on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/groups/ayearinbloom or email me at Mizmeliz @ yahoo .com

2.  Send a message to Melissa that you are interested in the sessions.

3.  Schedule a date and time.

It’s that easy! On the first session we will discuss the details such as length of the sessions and frequency as well as payment.

In most cases, sessions are online via Private Zoom or Skype and take about 30 minutes. One time per week makes the most sense, however we will work together to come up with a schedule based on your needs.  I am available most evenings and weekends. I also do phone and in person coaching.

Ask me about group and spa sessions! 

If your organization is ready for a Bloom Boosting Retreat, A Year in Bloom can be modified for any size group to experience new growth, be ready to thrive, and bloom – be your healthiest, happiest, and best self every single day!

Empathy

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by & filed under 365 Day Challenge, A Year in Bloom, Everything Miz Meliz

Empathy

For my 365 Day Challenge, I am posting my word or theme for the day, week, and month on Instagram and other social media…periodically. If you want to see it every single day, please join my Facebook group, A Year in Bloom:

A Year in Bloom is a place to share inspiration, grow, thrive, and bloom, to be our healthiest, happiest, and best – every single day.

Words for January

What is YOUR word for 2017?

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