For those Oprah fans out there ... have you been watching her Lifeclass Classes? I have been faithfully taping them each day and have ten episodes to watch. I started watching the very first one this morning. It is all about The False Power of Ego. Let me just say, with just watching ten minutes of the first show, I was hooked.
Other episodes that have already aired ... and you can catch them on OWN are:
Letting Go of Anger
You Become What You Believe (can't wait to watch this one)
The Truth Will Set You Free
Joy Rising (Car Giveaway)
Who You Were Meant to Be
When You Know Better
You're Responsible for Your Life
Joy Rising (Flashmob)
Your Life Speaks to You in a Whisper
Holding on to the Past
When People Show You Who They are, Believe Them
You can also go here to learn more. There is also Daily Life Work, Daily Questions, and much more.
A few years back, I created a bucket list (a list of things I want to do before I die). Well, there is a giveaway going on over at the Just Ask website, so I decided to participate.
This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Askoffers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to TodaysMama.com to get the details.
The grand prizes are:
A family vacation of a lifetime to Universal Orlando Resort
A Las Olas Surf Camp Safari
Ski Lessons and Stay at Park City Mountain Resort
So, here is my list (today) in no particular order:
take my family to Disney World
learn to play the piano
go to Atlantic City with my grandmother
see Celine Dion in concert
plan a BIG family reunion
have a house with my own scrapbook room
go to the Bahamas
learn sign language
make National VP level in Arbonne
see a game at the new Yankee Stadium
pay off debt
get my bachelor's degree
go back to Italy, but stay longer this time
build our dream house
Have you created a bucket list? What is on your list?
I was sad to hear the passing of Steve Jobs. I LOVE Apple products. Steve had many great quotes, and today I'm going to share with you my favorites.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Do you like quotes, what are some of your favorites?
Since I haven't done a random post in a long time, and I saw a post on a friend's blog, I thought today would be a perfect day to do one. I may have done one like this before (some of the questions look familiar), and if so, it will be fun to look back and see how my answers differ from then to now.
This is an ABC random quiz.
Age - 37
Bed Size - Queen
Chore that I hate - washing floors
Dogs - had dogs growing up, but none at the moment
Essential start to my day - cup of tea
Favorite color - these days it is orange (I think it's because of the season.)
Gold or silver - I like both, but wear mostly silver.
Height - 5' 4" (at least the last time I checked)
Instruments you play - I played the flute in grammar school, but nothing since then.
Job title - Executive Assistant and owner of my own Vegan Health/Wellness Company
Kids - Nicholas (7.5) and Rebecca (20 months)
Live - in New Jersey (in the country)
Nick Name - don't really have any now
Overnight hospital stays - I stayed overnight in the hospital after giving birth to my two kids and also had an overnight stay in October 2009 when I had kidney stones (while pregnant).
Pet peeves - people that don't use their blinkers; people that don't say thank you if you hold the door open for them
Quote from a movie - Always let your conscience be your guide. - Pinocchio
Right or left handed - right-handed
Siblings - one brother - two years younger than me
Tea or coffee - tea
Underwear - yes, I wear underwear (lol)
Vegetables you hate - cooked spinach (I do like spinach salad though)
What makes you run late - trying to make my hair look presentable
X Rays - just on teeth
Yummy food that you make - chicken parm
Zoo Animal - tiger
Thanks for stopping by ... let me know if you play along.
Are you looking for holiday products for yourself, your friends, your family and you want to purchase products that will BENEFIT them. You should see the 2011 Arbonne holiday line.
This year's line is gorgeous and the smells are "scent"sational.
There is the Vanilla Amber Gift Set.
Our classic blend mingles warm vanilla with rich, romantic amber and plays top notes of dewberry, lemon and orange. For a full-body immersion in this delicate scent, this set includes Body Wash, Body Lotion, Sugar Scrub and Shimmer Powder.
(you can also purchase the items separately)
The Pampermint Gift Set.
Wrap your feet in holiday cheer with the joyful tingle of peppermint and oh-so-soft comfort of plushy socks. Set includes FootWork Foot Scrub (Net wt. 12 oz.), SoleMate Foot Cream (Net wt. 9 oz.) and Signature Socks in a holiday gift box.
The Art of Red Lipstick (limited edition).
Get our show-stopping Strawberry Lipstick in a signature limited-edition Arbonne Cosmetics case. This festive, full color red glides on easily, intensely conditions and hydrates lips, and is sure to steal the scene with each glamorous smile. 0.12 oz. (0.12 fl. oz.).
And so many other beautiful products to choose from.
This week's This is Me Challenge is all about CARS. The prompt I was given was - What kind of cars have I owned and which were my favorite/least favorite?
Well, to tell you the truth, in all of my 20 years of driving, I have only owned three cars. I know, that must be hard to believe, but it is the truth. My very first car was a Hyundai Excel (hatchback). It was sky blue and I really liked this car (maybe because it was my first car). This car got me through a blizzard while driving to NJ to West Virginia back in 1991. It was a scary trip, but I felt safe in this little car of mine.
My second car was a Geo Tracker (convertible). This too was also blue, but more of a metallic blue. I LOVED this car. This car was fun to drive around it. I remember the days driving around with the convertible top off and the windows down and blasting/singing to the music in my car.
When I got married in 2001, my husband did not think the Tracker was very safe to drive, so he graciously gave me his 1998 Chevy Blazer (cherry red). I am still driving it to this day. It has gotten me through some tough situations, but it has also given me many problems.
I would LOVE a new car right now, but we can't afford anything at the moment. I wouldn't mind driving a mini-van one day (yes, I am admitting to that).
Since I am an independent consultant with Arbonne International, at the Regional VP level, the company gives you money to drive a white Mercedes for FREE. My goal is to one day reach that level and drive one of those white Mercedes. If I had the option to pick one out today, this is the one that I would pick. Wouldn't you like to drive one too ... join my team and we can enjoy the way to the up of the company together.
And, a few years back, I created a layout about the cars that I have driven. I thought I'd share it with you.
(materials used - cardstock - Bazzill; letters/embellishments - AC Thickers; patterned paper - unknown)