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Happy, Healthy and Hot
Los Angeles, CA
Committed to being happy, healthy and hot and inspiring others to be that as well.
Interests: Integration of mind, body, spirit, transformation, spirituality, conversations that inspire and contribute to others, ongoing growth and development, film, theater, music, yoga, meditation.
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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." - Edith Lovejoy Pierce Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2012. A new year is an reflect, to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
It's hard to believe that Christmas is less then 3 weeks away I never decorate my apartment or put up a tree. My justification being that I'm never around for the holidays, I'm in Pittsburgh with my family. Christmas will be waiting for me Dad has decorated the tree... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I read an article in the Huffington Post at the beginning of the month on the impact of gratitude on our health. According to the article - And gratitude, it turns out, makes you happier and healthier. If you invest in a way of seeing the world that is mean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I started practicing Kundalini Yoga about three weeks ago. What spoke to me about Kundalini over other Yoga disciplines is that it's intention is to raise sensory awareness through breathing and specific poses to raise consciousness and connect to the Divine. The movements, breathing and meditation, activates the nervous system... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Today marks my one year anniversary of my move to LA from Chicago. In many ways this past year has flown by in the blink of an eye. I remember with vivid detail spending my last night in Chicago with my friends Beth and Alex, as the movers had already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I am a doggie aunt to my friend's greyhound, Jake and am currently dog-sitting through the weekend. Jake is an alluring, beautiful, peaceful creature and attracts people to him like a magnet. He is a gentle, friendly soul and will also simply walk himself up to people and forge a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
A personal testimonial on the importance of diet, exercise, mental focus and a spiritual center in obtaining and maintaining optimum health. I've had high cholesterol for years and a few doctors have wanted me to go on medication to treat it. I have firmly stood against it, being a firm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
It's day 27 of my experiment and the lesson for me over the last week has been to embrace my humanity. I've noticed that one of the pitfalls for me in my spiritual growth and development is that while I have access to many tools to transform my relationship to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Well, I'm almost halfway through my experiment of feasting and fasting for positive change. The last three weeks have been full of unexpected twists. My company had yet another corporate reorganization (this was about the 3rd one in a year and perhaps the 6th or 7th since I joined the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
It's day four of my Fasting and Feasting to incorporate positive changes. Here's some notes from the exploration. Happy I've taken on completing things not to just check them off my to do list but to also to be able to move things forward and clear the way for new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. In the Catholic tradition, Lent is a time of sacrifice for Jesus and preparing the believer for Holy Week through sacrifice, self-denial and repentance. Throughout history the number 40 is thought of as the sacred time that it takes to make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
In times of challenge and tragedy it is our nature to ask Why? Why me? Why did this happen? We are seeking to make sense of things that often don't make sense to us or seeking an answer to a question that is often unanswerable. Asking Why? leads us down... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
It's not often that I'm at a loss for words. Language and communication are my life. I'm a communications strategist by profession, an eloquent public speaker and an insightful coach. The art of conversation inspires me, I am a firm believer that anything can be resolved through communication, and I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Surrender has always had a negative meaning to me. It meant giving up, failing, being weak, losing the fight. However as I invent my life here in LA and pursue my own spirital path, I keep hearing this word over and over again. So much, that it has warranted me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
A Spiritual life does not have to be a significant one. It is in those moments of joy and laughter that we raise our own vibrational energy and shine a light on those around us. Let your light shine today! Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Thanks Yvette! So glad you are getting something out of the blog. That is my intention! Hope you are well.
Today marks a few milestones for me. It's my birthday, it's my first birthday in LA and it was a year ago today that I reached my goal weight for weight loss. I have also maintained my goal weight for a year. Hitting my weight loss milestone last January was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I love new beginnings, so this marks one of my favorite times of the year. The new year is a chance to start fresh. It's a blank slate to springboard into new ideas, and to re-new some forgotten ones. A few years ago, I stopped making new years resolutions because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
What defines home? We've heard a lot about people losing their homes over the last year due to the mortgage crisis. Songs have been written about it. There is even a restaurant in LA called Home. Out of curiosity, I thought I'd look up the definition of home: What I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Today marks five weeks since I made the leap from Chicago to Los Angeles and it seems like a lifetime ago. I left Chicago, sad to leave the wonderful community of friends that I had made over the years, but excited for the adventure of what inventing life in LA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I've spent close to a year preparing for and inventing a new future that, in four days, will be fulfilled - living in LA. As a one chapter in my life is ending and a new one is beginning, there is a question I have been asking myself over the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
Traveling lighter is something I started to do about a year ago. It started mentally by letting go of old thoughts patterns, beliefs and Ideals that were no longer serving me or holding me back and expending my thinking to allow new patterns to form and new ideas to emerge.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I didn't realize the degree that I am organized around "knowing" and "certainty" until my trip to LA a few weeks ago to search for an apartment. So much about my life has become routine, certain, familiar. I have certain habits and patterns. I have my morning routine. I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
My friend Michael and I were doing yoga one evening and our teacher introduced Never Give Up, Always Let Go, as the as the mantra for that night's class and it resonated with me so deeply. It has encompassed my life and my journey over the last several months. About... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot
I love coffee and have had a pretty torrid love affair with it for years, sometimes having long separations and then passionate moments of sheer ecstasy. Most recently, coffee has been my friend, something to start my day with, a ritual of sorts. I love the feel of a mug... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Happy, Healthy and Hot