A few months ago, my Mom called me with some fascinating news; in partnership with Calyx Concierge, she was invited to showcase her artwork in Manhattan! My Mom, Vallerie, is a custom mandala artist and makes the most breathtaking pieces. We were very excited and my Mom asked me if I would come and handle the business end so she could focus on creating - I was in! A mother-daughter trip to NYC?? Pinch me now!Read More
If you clicked on this post, chances are you may be going through or thinking about a significant change in your life. Let’s face it; change is scary af. The fear of the unknown can be wildly overwhelming. ESP for us crazy Type A’s who crave certainty (heyyy). But did you know that our brains actually prefer predictable negative consequences over uncertain outcomes? Our minds want certainty and avoid uncertainty.Read More
On Episode 040, Freddie & Alyssa discuss tips for staying active, a special save the date announcement, summer travel plans & why progress equals happiness.Read More
On Episode 039, Freddie & Alyssa sit down and spice things up by answering your questions while eating increasingly spicier hot wings on a special edition ‘Hot Ones’ episode.Read More
Aside from the juggernaut apps of today, (Uber, Postmates, Instagram), I wanted to share my 5 favorite apps that I use daily! Some are social media related while others are lifestyle & wellness. Here is a peek at apps I adore & what they do!Read More
On Episode 038, Freddie & Alyssa sit down and discuss how to be more productive and not get stuck in the “C” Activity mentality. They also dive into education for today’s youth and habits of happy people!Read More
But how simple is it, really?
And is it even something we can look for?
Are we able to truly control it?
If you’re anything like me, leading a life filled with joy, laughter & bliss is an absolute must. No matter the situation, I always try to look at the glass as half full (and sometimes, that can be incredibly hard)! However, capturing & holding onto happiness is not something that you will magically “figure out” one day. It is a continuous practice that you must exercise.Read More
Ahh, CBD oil. You’ve probably heard of it or know someone who has tried it. If you haven’t, here is the skinny -
CBD oil (aka hemp oil), is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound that is found naturally in the cannabis plant. CBD is NOT mind altering like marijuana; in other words, CBD will NOT get you high - there is 0% THC. CBD is known to help with inflammation, arthritis, joint pain, stomach cramps, swelling, epilepsy, aches, colds, anxiety, depression, eczema, psoriasis & rashes.Read More
On Episode 037, Freddie goes solo & chats about his favorite topic: money. He shares tips on how to have a good relationship with money & dives into his views on buying pre-owned cars vs. new, leasing cars, mortgages on houses, paying off debt, having multiple streams of income & the invaluable lesson he learned from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad.Read More
On Episode 036, we put Freddie in the hot seat where he answers your questions on this special birthday episode! We chat everything from dream guests to have on the podcast to bucket lists, advice Freddie would give to himself at 16, what inspired him to pursue acting, plans on having children, favorite failures, what Disney character he would be and oh, so much more!Read More
Picture this: The day is Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. I am getting ready for the Draper James x M.Gemi Collection Launch. I grab my photo for Instagram and prep my stories to celebrate and share this fabulous limited line.
I open up my Instagram only to be greeted by a “cannot load” message - no matter how many times I hit refresh. I go to my Insta stories and try uploading - no dice. I then pull up my feed and try uploading a photo - zip, zilch, nada.Read More
It is no secret that I am obsessed with routines. If you have read The Pivot Principle or seen past blogs such as The Truth About Morning Routines, I go into great detail on my specific morning routine and why having one is so powerful & beneficial. But what about bedtime routines? Do they work? Heck yes, they do.Read More
On Episode 035, we sit down and discuss our 23andMe experience and results, searching for blood relatives, processing HBO’s documentary After Neverland, and our thoughts & predictions on The Bachelor.Read More
On Episode 034, we sit down and discuss our weekend takeaways after both attending services separately in both Ohio and Florida for close loved ones who recently passed. We also dive into spirit orbs, mediums, thoughts on paranormal activity and 11:11, plus updates on upcoming projects and a new way to stay up to date with us!Read More
Five months ago, I had the privilege and honor of interviewing WWII B-29 Bombardier/Navigator, Businessman, Family Man & my Grandfather, Ken Taylor on a blog titled Life According to My 95-Year-Old Gramps. He shared great wisdom, witty stories & true perspective on living an extraordinary life filled with a positive mindset & wonderful values.
On December 21st, 2018, our beloved Gramps passed away. As devastating as that day was for so many, we were all incredibly grateful for our time with this truly magnetic individual. His Celebration of Life was set for February 23, 2019, at The American Legion in Lady Lake, Florida.Read More
On Episode 033, we sit down on Facebook Live and share details about our upcoming Book Tour, our favorite life tips, movie reviews and a possible hotline for listeners to call into!Read More
Sometimes the smallest changes in your life can make ALL the difference. With our ever busy schedules and lifestyles, easy to implement tips can be wildly helpful. I’ve collected 5 tips that have made my life a heck of a lot easier! I present to you:
5 RANDOM, YET LIFE CHANGING TIPSRead More
On Episode 032, we sit down with the knowledgeable & skilled, Sania Khiljee! Sania is a Social Media Expert & Coach who has grown her business page Losers to Legends to 1.4 million followers & has been a contributor to Entrepreneur.com! On this ep, Sania shares tips/tricks and growth hacks for personal and business branding as well as why your business needs an e-mail list. No matter if you are just starting on social media or an expert, this episode is a must listen.Read More
REAL TALK: Reflecting on past years of celebrating Valentine’s Day, no matter my relationship status, one thing always remains the same: my favorite way to celebrate this holiday is with ROMANTIC COMEDIES! Sometimes going out can be stressful. Restaurants are packed, the menus are all preset and the setting can feel very contrived. While I do love celebrating love, sometimes there is no better Valentine’s Day than a date at home with your loved one, favorite rom-com, home cooked meal & delicious wine. #yespleaseRead More
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I feel so many of us never know what to get the lovely ladies in our lives (whether that be our significant other, daughter, mom or even a Galentine!) What is something she would adore? What is something she would benefit from using? How do I find something timeless that she will truly appreciate? No worries, my sweet friends, I gotchu covered.Read More