Miz Meliz

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!

Happy Birthday to Me! Live.Me Actually @OPStandoff @sofiedossi @streamLiveme @BubblrMedia

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by & filed under Blog Venture, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show, Live Performances

Sometimes the stars align and I am in the right place at the right time! There may be hope for me yet, perhaps I won’t ALWAYS be A Day Late and a Dollar Short! In fact, life has been pretty good lately and it seems I have been doing a lot of cool things. I don’t believe in luck. I also believe my stars have always been lined up just right. The fact is, I am ready for this. It is my year to rock this – My Year in Bloom! I am my happiest, healthiest, and best self – so that means I get to do the things I love doing!

I present to you one of those things. Celebrations. 

Happy Birthday Live.Me!

LOS ANGELESMay 3, 2017  — Live.me, the live broadcasting app, celebrated it’s one year anniversary with an award celebration in a swanky Bel-Air mansion on Saturday April 29th in Los Angeles. Hundreds of Live.me broadcasters were in attendance at the invite-only event which also included appearances by recording artist Kesha, FaZe Banks, FaZe Nikans, RiceGum, Macy KateDiego Navarette(Diegosaurs), Nick BeanSam and Rosa PottorffAndrew Fontenot, and dozens of other social media stars.

“Good News!”

The highlight of the event for me was seeing this great Los Angeles band, Ocean Park Standoff. The lead singers may seem familiar to you because they have been in the headlines in recent years and are now in the hottest new band making their rounds on TV shows. They performed on NBCs Live Today  on February 22nd and on May 2nd on CBS’ Late Late Show with James Corden. Soon they will be on my show! I interviewed them for Bubblr Media and will show you the video exclusively on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz!

photo copyright Melissa Reyes for MizMeliz.com April 29 2017

Ocean Park Standoff Perform at the Live.Me Birthday Bash

Ocean Park Standoff, the latest need-to-know LA pop rock band led by Ethan ThompsonSamantha Ronson, and Pete Nappi, performed a handful of songs live, including the hit single “Good News.

Touring this summer with a few of my favorite bands, Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups, Ocean Park Standoff is taking flight! Super stardom is in the works as the band’s new EP is being released this week. It will definitely be my favorite music to take me into the summer months!!

Ethan Thompson looked so familiar to me and I realized when I met him that it was from watching him on American Idol in 2014. He sang his original songs on Idol and has always been known for writing songs with a positive message. (Yeah, my kind of guy!)  DJ/Singer-songwriter Samantha Ronson is a well-known musician on the Hollywood scene known for her video and music talent along with her brother Mark Ronson.  Pete Nappi, the band’s producer and drummer is best known as a writer, producer, composer and artist who specializes in pop writing/production and film scoring. (Is that all?)

Read more about the band in this awesome interview: on PaperMag

On Target!

Contortionist and America’s Got Talent finalist Sofi Dossi performed a routine which included shooting a bow and arrow using only her feet.  @sofiedossi

photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Sofie Dossi’s breathtaking performance at the Live.Me Birthday Party

I was floored by the amazing performance by Sofie Dossi! She is self taught! Can you believe that? Well, you wouldn’t believe it if you saw what she did on that stage! I will show you the video on my show so be sure to check it out on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on BubbrMedia! 

Live.me has celebrated many successes in its first year, including becoming the highest grossing live broadcasting app in the US, recognized a handful of broadcasters for achieving various milestones throughout the year. The list of winners includes:

  • Queen of Hearts Award: SavageWinter – 1337 [Most hearts received in a single broadcast with 3,977,141 hearts]
  • Rainmaker Award: Ice King [Sent the most gifts with 44.2M coins]
  • Lit Marathon Award: Gharet Starke [Longest consecutive stream at 154 hours]
  • Class Act Award: TurnUpKing [The highest Broadcaster Class Level/Experience]
  • Time Well Spent Award: Ashcatash [Broadcasted the most hours with 1,675.6]
  • Social Butterfly Award: Collins Key [Most shares in a single broadcast with 9,879 shares]
  • Tubefilter Chart Topper Award: TheRealKatherinRojas [Has appeared highest the most weeks on the Tubefilter rankings and ranked highest]
  • Diamonds Are Forever AwardKristina Plisko [Has received the most diamonds with 44.1 diamonds]
  • Follow Me AwardRoman Atwood [Most followers with 5.53M fans]
  • Live.me Star Award: SammieFreakingFirth [Person cumulatively appearing highest across all 3 in-app charts (diamonds, gifter, trending)]
photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Khudor Annous announcing the awards and introducing the Live.Me super stars!

“A year ago, it was hard to imagine Live.me would break through in the way it has, but it’s a testament to our strong community of live broadcasters and how much the live video format has been embraced by all types of creators,” said Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing & Partnerships for Live.me. “We’ve got some exciting surprises in store for this next year and big plans to continue to reshape the future of mobile broadcasting.”

The party included sponsors Heineken and Hint Water, and music by DJ William Lifestyle, co-founder of the charity HashtagLunchbag. To recap the first year of activities and broadcasters, a brand new video was debuted and can be seen on Live.me‘s YouTube page:

About Live.me 
Live.me is the fastest and highest grossing live broadcasting platform in the U.S. The app has been downloaded by more than 21 million people, including creators of all formats and interests, to connect with others and earn virtual goods that can be exchanged for prizes, rewards, and cash. More than 200,000 hours of live video are broadcast daily on Live.me.

 
Shout out and a Special Thanks to my friends Kristy Gillentine @KrisGillentine  and Chris Strub @ChrisStrub   for introducing me to Live.Me and to Andrea Slaydon of Drive West Communications for providing all the information I needed to make this blog post awesome! Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, all opinions are my own, and I was sent an invitation to attend the party as a guest. For more details on why I post articles like this here on my blog, please read my full Disclosure. Thanks!

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!
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