Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FoodMatters TV

FoodMatters TV is amazing! About two weeks ago, I received an email in my inbox about FREE documentaries that they are showing through the first two weeks of November. I signed up but did not watch the first week. Last night I went to the website and instead of watching the free movies, I decided to sign up for the site on a monthly basis. There are a good number of documentaries to choose from, exercise videos, recipies to make; umong other things.

James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch are an amazing  couple who have helped to revolutionized the new health industry and make people aware of the benefits of changing to and maintina a healthy life. When James decided it was time to help his father get healthier because the traditional medicine route was not working, the couple invested their life savings into making the documentary FoodMatters. A documentary that was not only ana amazing success, but spawned an empire of amazing other documentaries, cookbooks etc.

In this day and age, we as a society in the U.S. especially eat whatever. Our food is laden with chemicals, and other additives. We are becoming sicker and sicker as a nation. We are doing a great diservice to our children by not only feeding them healthier foods, but not teaching them what it means to live a healthy life. The, website is definitely worth checking out. Not only can you learn something new, but maybe you can help change your life or someone else's.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Know, I Know...Excuses No More

So, I always promise myself that I am going to write more, especially in this space. Here where I love to document what is going on in life or my thoughts in general. Does it ever happen?...not like I would like it too.  Or as often as I would like.

Honestly, I can find every excuse in the book as to why I don't have time, or why I can't make the time. I am a great procrastinor and will put things off easily. I have never been disciplined in life as it takes to accomplish what it is that I am passionate about doing. The craziest and  funniest thing though, is that when I actually sit down and write, I realize what I have been missing out on and how much I love to put words on paper.

Excuses come easily to most of us. We are always too tired, or have too much going on. Our kids activities, or the time spent in the car getting from point A to Point B, drain us of our energy. We crash and burn and then we stop focusing on what our passions are and end up just cycling through life on a day-to-day basis without much joy or determination to live the life we truly want to live or that we were meant to. Excuses are a way for us to procrastinate. Sometimes excuses are the way in which we can live up to our fears and accomplish nothing.

I am always in awe of the people in the world, who are complete go-getters, who can do something with such ease and accomplish so much. Even when I am in that mode, it seems som much harder for me, or that it doesn't come so easily as it does for others. So, I try to follow those who are successful to create the success that I myself would love to have. I try to let go of the excuses. I am beginning to fill my reading list and audio list with motivational and learning materials.

This morning when I was waking up and getting ready to go to work, for another day, doing something that is not my true passion. I realized that the excuses have to stop. That I need to find a way or a metod to get them out of my life. That I need to put aside any fears that I may have and plan out how I will brake down each task, to accomplsh my goals!

By breaking down my goals into a specific daily schedule, I know that not only will I get things I want accomplished, but I will finally move myself forward and begin to see the results I desire. It won't happen over night, but I will be closer to living the life of my dreams.

So, I will spend the weekend, discovering what it is I truly need to do to see significant change and map out a way to get there.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Goodbye Summer, Back to Reality!

Well, the summer went by fast and I can't believe that school has started. It seem just like yesterday I was putting my daughter on the bus for sleep away camp.

My daughter started 5th grade yesterday, the last year of elementary school! A part of me is super happy, but at the same time, my little girl is growing up fast!

So now, with the summer finished,  it is time for me to find a moment or two to focus on myself again. In the last month, I have made it a mission to finally get in the best shape ever, so I joined Cross Fit North Atlanta. Last Monday I went there to try a trial class. It was super fun, definitely challenging and a very new way of exercising, but I loved it. I can see it becoming "my thing". Today, second day later, I am so sore I can barely move. So, Monday next week will be my first full week of Cross Fit. I am going to show up and get moving at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning! That is my concentration for myself in the exercise department.

There are many other things I am working on as well. It is my goal to be working form home by the time my daughter is ready to start school again in the fall of 2015. I have spent and am getting ready to really go full force into making this dream a true reality. I have wasted to much time and let fear and doubt dictate for too long. I am not different than anyone else in the world who is making a full-time income working from home. So, why not me too. I have decided to concentrate truly on my passions, one major talent I believe I have, (of which I will not divulge too much information about now), but that I can combine with other passions I am working on, that can help propel and help me be successful in accomplishing my goals. I will be out and about scouring for items to sell, creating newsletter, opening new shops, and building a portfolio of real estate properties.

I intend to also get back into reading hardcore for the rest of the year, not only as pleasure, but also as a means of learning and growing. There will also be lots of dabbling in my number one passion...writing. Not sure why, I always veer away from it and do not stay as consistent as I should with my writing, but none the less, I need to take charge and make changes in that realm of my life. Honestly, sometimes, I feel as if I have wasted a lot of time and talent in that arena of my life for years. Question to self: Is the time you have spent hating what you do (work) worth, the blank pages you have not filled?
Answer to self: Hell no!

I think as always, it is a matter of reflection and then doing. I need to carve out the time to pursue these things, no matter what life throws at me. Life can get in the way, but it seems to me that, that becomes an excuse for fear to stop someone form moving forward.

So, look for me to be in this space for a while, as I navigate and try to form a different life for myself. A true life. One full of where and what I want to be. Dictated only by me and not someone else.

Sadly, the summer is almost truly behind us, But, that does not mean we can't live everyday with the freedom that summer seems to bring vs. the rest of the seasons.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nerdy Auction Girl's Etsy Shop Now Open

So, I am a long time eBay seller. Recently though, I have decided to start branching out and selling my great vintage finds while thrifting and through estate sales on Etsy and eBay! I will begin to slowly transfer all my vintage finds and exclusively sell them one Etsy!

I love to thrift and scout and scour to find deals to resell. I am going to start to post my stuff on my new blog Nerdy Auction Girl that I am in the process of working on. It is here that I will document my picking, and discoveries of great finds and all my adventures that unfold.

I am super excited to embark on this venture. When the Nerdy Girl Auction site is up and operational, I will be posting a link from this site.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I Have A New Crush~Jason Silva

Picture via Concrete

So today, I found a new crush! 

There is nothing more appealing than a brilliant, funny. kind hearted and intellectual man. Jason is a game changer, go-getter, idea changer and world changer. There is none other than Mr.Jason Silva. His studies of philosophy and film in college helped him to create a really cool Youtube channel, Shots of Awe. If you love film and philosophy you must subscribe. He does philosophical shorts that are super thought provoking. 

He also recently did an interview with Marie Forleo, the amazing creator of B-School and Marie T.V.. Can I say not only was it a brilliant interview, but he is an all around guy with a great sense of the world. This has to be one of the best interviews yet on Marie T.V. 

I am in awe of what this man is as a whole package, and he is the whole package. His love of learning, growing and wanting to achieve his dreams and live his passion is undeniably sexy. 

I came across another interview with him at I Am That Girl  and he solidified what a man he truly is through connection with his family.

He seems really down to earth and motivated to help others realize how important it is to be you and live the life that you passion for. 

So check out his Youtube Channel, Sots of Awe. This is eye candy at its best! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Flywheel Class

It has been ages since I have done a spinning class. Or what a spinning class used to represent. Tonight I spent 45 minutes of my life in my personal heaven. Flywheel is the "new spinning class" craze. It is a small stadium seating spin class, with lots of awesome music and super "sculpted" instructors.

Granted, I was really nervous about taking a spin class after not having done so in eons. I really worried about if I would be able to keep up and survive without puking or passing out.  If anyone has a clue about spinning, they know how intense and challenging it can be. Sure instructors are quick to tell the newbies, that you can go your own pace, but once the music starts and the vibe in the room starts to permeate, it's on! No one can stop you from challenging yourself and in a sneaky kind of way they want you to challenge yourself against others. Flywheel makes that even easier because they have a competition board. They post the stats as class is in session to motivate you to beat others. Is it a good idea? Well, that is debatable to say the least, but the fact is even if you choose not to participate by having your name on the "Torq Board", you still strive to see if you can match up or at least surpass the score that is closest to yours.

In the end, I had a super amazing workout, and was surprised by my overall achievement. Especially for a "newbie". They track all your stats and email them to you. They also have a Flywheel app that you can use to track stats or book a class. One must reserve a slot in the class. It was mind boggling at first how quick classes fill up or that some even have a waitlist.

Ok, after taking the class, I get it it now, you have to schedule your time around getting your "Flywheel" on.

I had an amazing experience, and I am sadly to say addicted enough, that I am booking a class for this upcoming Saturday (7:30 a.m). Though it is a little on the pricey side. If in the future I can look as hot as I did in my 20's, it will be worth every penny!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Welcome Back..."Get Unstuck"

So it's been almost an entire year since I have posted anything on my blog. Dunno, honestly...why I am so darn lazy to post. Well, it's also because I am not so sure what to write about. Is it fear? Perhaps? This is suppose to be an online journal. Journal to me means deep and open thoughts. At least that is what my written one has been for me in all of my years. So I guess I freeze when it comes to writing online and being open to the world with my innermost thoughts.

But despite, tonight, I had the urge to create, to write. Ebb and flow. I am stuck! It's not the first time. It's just another time. But this time. I am ready to get unstuck. The other day I Googled unstuck and came across this:

Les Brown's "Getting Unstuck". What a great motivational speaker and what a great video to watch when you feel stuck. To be honest, I know I have been stuck for a while. Did I truly admit it? Not really. I have had so many dreams and desires for my life that I have not pursued. I assume it has been more out of fear. But, I have finally come to the realization as I approach 45, that it is now or never. As Les says " I refuse to live an unlived life."
I have started to really focus on me and what is really important for my future. I am in the process of getting "unstuck" and truly following my dreams. I am getting over my fear of expression in blogging and plan to write my journey down. All I know at the moment is that I need to go forward and live my life the way that suits me and no one else.

Would love you to join me on my journey!