So far this year has started out amazing! Several book projects are in the works, including an International Cookbook, Brand Building and Marketing Books, Travel Tip Guidebooks- online download format, Build My Brand in USA Business Box Series, and so many more.
There is the re-branding of all of my business websites such as:
Now that summer is over, and Fall is officially here I am reminded of a party tradition we started a couple of years ago. Having a group of friends over for a “pizza party”. We set up a couple of 6 foot tables in our backyard to accommodate 15-20 guests, provide the pizza dough from a local pizzeria, flour, various vegetables chopped, meats, and cheeses. Local pizza restaurants usually sell pizza sauce, all to need are some fresh herbs chopped into it and voila, you have your own personalized sensational pizza sauce! For the table décor I usually use a red and green plastic table cloths on the bottom and then red checkered cloth tablecloths on top. In my party pantry I have saved empty chianti bottles, olive oil tins, unique vases and small terracotta pots into which I add fresh herbs for a traditional feel. The chianti bottles make great candle holders, and the vases make wonderful containers to put Italian breadsticks in! You can get as creative as you want. We use the our granite island countertop to allow the guests to roll out and create their individual pizzas. Guest usually bring wine, salads and small bites! It is amazing to see how much fun making pizza with friends and sharing stories is! Enjoy and share!
Why do people meditate? For me personally meditation allows for a peaceful time of reflection. I used to believe that in order to meditate the “right” way, you had to be in a special place, a zone, have candles lit– you get the idea. Just recently I have learned a few simple tips that have truly helped me to elevate my meditation results and provide me with greater harmony. I am so excited to share them with my blog community:
1. Simple silence is the best. The meditation music is a distraction.
2. When possible be outdoors, nothing beats taking in nature, breathing fresh air and enjoying the elements.
3.Turn off technology.
4. As you start your meditation, focus on something you are truly grateful for.
5. Don’t worry about the length of your mediation time. It can vary day to day, it’s just important to breathe deeply and take in the moment.
Start your day each morning, even before your feet hit the ground with practicing the “art of gratitude”. In fact that is the title of the first book in a series on gratitude I am launching.
“The Art of Gratitude Building a Life of Harmony and Balance”.
There are countless things in life we take for granted without truly taking the time to instill practicing gratitude. If you start recognizing everything you are grateful for, gratitude truly becomes as habit.