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Here is this week’s 8 Good Things. This newsletter is my year-long weekly gift containing everything from articles to books to quotes to videos that are meant to be helpful, inspirational, aspirational, informational, and just fun to read! Make sure to scroll all the way down to see our upcoming expeditions, programs, and nonprofit causes we support!
1) Bet You Didn’t Know: Thanksgiving. Guess what was not served at the first T-day celebration? When did it really become a national holiday? Who pardoned the first turkey? Find out more.
4) 14 Make-ahead Side Dishes For Thanksgiving, So You Don’t Have To Stress. Number one is creamy ‘make-ahead’ mashed potatoes. Though the kale & Brussels sprouts salad with lemon, parmesan and lemon Dijon vinaigrette sounds delicious!
6) Thanksgiving Playlist: 24 songs to celebrate with. My favorite is at the top of the list, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving played by George Winston. And of course, James Brown Doing the Mashed Potatoes!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy
In partnership with Great Plains Conservation’s Wild Studio
Photographic Safari and Mindfulness Workshops
Kenya, March 3rd – 8th, 2018
Botswana, Inquire About 2017 Dates | March 21st – March 28th, 2018
Great Plains Conservation’s Wild Studio was started by award-winning National Geographic filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert. Whether you are a pro or an amateur, you will have the extraordinary experience of photographing lions, leopards, elephants, and buffalo. Best part is that there will always be a veteran wildlife photographer there to give you tips on getting great shots. Leave with an amazing portfolio of your wildlife adventure. Africa has long been my favorite place in the world, and I look forward to sharing it with you. Please join the Wild Studio Team and me on a uniquely curated safari that will tap into your true inner-photographer.
Greek Islands, May 25th – June 2nd, 2018 |Memorial Day Weekend If you romanticize sailing and hiking the islands in the Aegean, then come along with me. Explore, meditate, do restorative yoga, energizing breathwork, eat great food, dance. Find your inner Zorba. Opa!
Happiness: The Art of Life Balance (Beta) I am committed to helping those who sit in the overwhelm, continually feeling out of time, and always stressed. As a longtime TV producer, I have been there many times over and have spent the last eleven years studying what to do about it. My promise is to get you out of the crazy and into the happy. To do that, I have put together a program that can fit into anyone’s schedule and can be joined anytime. For a complimentary consultation, please contact me.
Personalized Teaching Offering sessions in Mind-Body Centering (includes Restorative Yoga), Mindfulness Meditation, Primordial Sound Meditation, and Prayer of the Heart Meditation. Available in-person or on Skype.
Operation Puerto Rico Holiday Gift-Lift | In partnership with Spirit Airlines
Giving a shout out on behalf of my friend, Lara Richardson, and the Operation PR Care-Lift Team. They are raising funds to purchase gifts, toys, books and holiday items for the people of Puerto Rico. Also, will be throwing a children’s holiday party in Aguadilla. Please donate.
Camino de Santiago Fundraiser | UCLA Neurosurgery
Last September, I did a sojourn along the Camino de Santiago. I did the last 100kms of the French Way as a fundraiser in support of UCLA Neurosurgery and the groundbreaking research they are doing.
Whether you can donate $10 or $100, it all counts. All funds are distributed through the Network For Good and the UCLA Foundation.