This is about having the courage in life to be authentic and create sustainability. What does it mean to have courage? To be truly courageous? How can I step out of my comfort zone and make a difference in my life? Can I make a difference in the lives of others? I want to take… Continue reading Embrace Your Courage and Be a Traveler
San Francisco, Here I Come! “Adventure is out there, it’s heading our way So grab your scarf and goggles, let’s fly! I’ve mapped out our journey, we’re up here to stay. A sunset is our home. A moonbeam we will own. My Spirit of Adventure is you!”~Michael Giacchino I was excited about my road trip… Continue reading Surrender to Your Inner “Cowboy” #BlogVenture
In order to express myself, I must first accept myself. One of my biggest fears about expressing myself and sharing my creativity and talents has always been the fear of being laughed at or dismissed. I have so many defense mechanisms in place to avoid being laughed at and ridiculed. I don’t want to place… Continue reading Whatever You Do – Don’t Laugh! Being a Total Rock Star Isn’t Easy!
When asked about her best moment in 2012 artist Liz Crain says, “Finally being able to refuse commissioned work I don’t want to take on without feeling cheesy, awkward, apologetic or wrong. Doing so with ease and a smile, even a soft joke that leaves the requester still on my team. I learned this comes… Continue reading Give Yourself a Break! It’s OK to Say “No, Thank You.”
Thanksgiving. It was really great! I enjoyed having the family meal at my home. I loved cooking food from scratch for my kids, my husband, my brother and my sister-in-law. I worked hard. I spent too much money. It was relaxing and mostly stress-free. After the meal, football, games, and naps, we went to see the film… Continue reading Spaghetti and Marshmallows: Post Thanksgiving Blues
Thanksgiving Planning Checklist: decide on the menu clean the house buy the groceries make something memorable plan a game don’t throw out the traditions with the dish water! Decide on the Menu That’s easy! It’s Thanksgiving! We will have turkey for sure! With all the trimmings. We must have the lime jello with cottage cheese and… Continue reading Miz Meliz’ Checklist for the Thanksgiving Feast
Spontaneity at it’s Finest Thanks to my “Grandpa Tiīn” and my cousin Gene, Lito and I and the boys had a wonderful dinner at Downtown Disney’s Jazz Kitchen. The food was really good. The service was exceptional. The drinks (chosen by my “little” cousin who Is still 12 in my mind who had not been… Continue reading A Visit to Downtown Disney Thanks to Grandpa Gene!
Here we are in Week 3 of Vitality Month with Chronically Distracted’s Happiness Project! (I am getting caught up with the prompts.) What’s Up? Am I feeling vivacious? Yes, actually, I am! Full of vim and vigor? Absolutely! I have been feeling lively and enthusiastic lately. The energetic spirit has hold of me. I have noticed myself… Continue reading What’s Up? Nothing Much! A conversation with myself about progress
The Location We are lucky to have some good restaurants in Northridge and most of them are near or at the Northridge Fashion Center. This week marks the opening of a wonderful chain restaurant at the mall. It is located where the Cost Plus World Market has been for the past several years. I was saddened… Continue reading The Yard House
I Survived My Bloggy Bootcamp! I have been to conferences and networking events before, but nothing quite like this. Calling upon my past experiences and from what I gathered from my Facebook blogging group’s advice (seasoned bootcampers like Carolyn West/This Talk Aint Cheap told me some stories) I planned ahead. I am glad I did! I got… Continue reading My Bloggy Bootcamp – Survival Guide