Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Magic of a PetCo Santa

The title of this blog is well...
A bit sarcastic.
Hennessy is my fur kid so every year since our first together in 2006 we have gone to see Santa wherever he is taking holiday photos with dogs. She's never been overly fond of the big red furry man, but she is always a good sport for me. And in thinking about it yesterday it amused me to think  when I have her do things with me like photos with Santa, the LA Kings Ice Crew, selfies, etc - those things just do not matter to her. It really is something to contemplate - the example and life lessons from Hennessy are significant - and she is never wrong!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

My Husband's Birthday

The above pictures are from my husband's birthday on Friday! We spent the morning having breakfast with dear friends, went for a hike in the afternoon, and I made his favorite meal for dinner. When I reflect on the insanity and unpredictability of the world and life, I am reminded of just how important it is to spend days like we did on Friday - celebrating my awesome generous caring funny husband. The amount of future catch up, people pestering me for answers on work stuff, cleaning up the house, etc isn't what is valuable... it is the time spent with those you love! Happy Birthday Jim!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Streak Ended

Boo! Skipped Zumba tonight to cheer on my LA Kings but we lost and our winning streak ended. I know it is the beginning of the season and not realistic that we'd win every single game all season long - but a girl can dream! We got Ottawa up tomorrow. And it is going to be another triple digit day in the Lemon. Do I skip Zumba again? Go Kings Go!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

What Matters Most

This past year has been challenging for many. And in the daily upsets, grips, changes, and upheaval - the one thing that is my personal constant is my family (shown above in pumpkin form): me, Jim, and Hennessy. Grateful for love; thoughtfulness; playful times. And in that there is peace (or at least the light of it) when things are blah.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 LA Kings 5K

The Annual LA Kings 5K (and this year also a 10K) to me is like the pre-beginning of the hockey season every year. This year's race took place on September 9. It benefits the Hydrocephalus Association. For the past 4 years my husband, dog, and I have participated. Hennessy gets her picture taken with the ice crew every year.

And I see how many Kings players I can get tongued tied talking to (though this year I got more tongue tied talking to Jeff Carter's wife then I did him since I really admire her work in animal rescue).

My husband runs the race (and always does incredibly); Hennessy and I walk (and always lag along enjoying the morning).

Tomorrow is officially opening night of the new hockey season. I am nervous. So many changes in the organization this year from coaches to players. I'll be watching! I may be yelling at times. I'll be cheering.... Go Kings Go!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Times Are Changing...

As a Cancer Sun Sign... I don't do well with changes.
One of my long time Full Management Speaker/Author clients has decided to “semi retire” so he has decided to cut his hours due to less work he’ll be accepting from now on.
Therefore, I have an opening for a full management client starting October 1. I am VERY picky about these rare openings as it really does have to be a good match for optimal success. Also due to the fact that full management work takes more time than I am compensated for (due to my own insane diligence and work ethic) I need to start working more intelligently with my time as it is beginning to affect many areas of my life negatively.
For that reason, some of this time I have becoming available will also be spent on increased consulting clients and teaching more essential oils classes. 
I am staying positive that I can make this work. 
I can start to improve the areas of my life that need improvement. 
Start living that OolaLife.
The fog from the above photo will lift.
If any of you know a speaker, author, entrepreneur, athlete, or other public figure / celebrity who could use my management and / or preferably consulting services I would greatly APPRECIATE the referral. Also if anyone is interested in hosting an essential oils class, I would LOVE to teach more and more classes. I can teach 101 basic oil classes (like the one I did this past Saturday), classes about oils for pets, oils for babies / children, using oils for a toxic free home, and much more! These classes do not have to be done in person; if we live in different locations, let’s schedule a fun virtual one!
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"Value Yourself to Master Yourself"

Lots of thoughts today.
I cried at Target. Things have been stressful today. This month. Last month. This year.
I am still working on Elena Brower's YogaGlo classes for Self Care for Women. Great timing on that.
Recently Elena's brilliance has brought me reminders such as "value yourself to master yourself" and she taught me what substantiate means.
I have also learned I need to look at how my time is spent. Having people ask me to resend client bios and head shots, clients asking me to resend radio show details, following up on things I have asked people for numerous times... not the best use of my time. My what feels like limited time lately.
The dog in that picture above - my Hennessy... I am so grateful for her in my life. She is love, she is fun, she is smiles, she is everything in one cute package!
Another quick lesson from today - you never know the impact you might have on others. After crying at Target, my husband asks me if I want to grab a snack at Starbucks. Well there is a Starbucks inside Target and one the same shopping center; I said it didn't matter that one of the ones right where we were would be fine but he decided let's go to our usual hangout one. Well that was the perfect choice. One of the baristas who I feel makes the most magical beverage who I haven't seen in a while was working. Since she started another job she only works every once in a while so it was a rarity to see her there today... and she made my hot chocolate. She was a bright light in my day - and all she was - was awesome authentic self.
Let's all look at how to value ourselves in order to master ourselves and remember that just being ourselves we can bring brightness and blessings into the days of others... sometimes without even realizing it.