Wednesday, August 26, 2009
What is your favorite room in the house?
Growing up, we spent more time in the kitchen than any other room. Maybe it was because of the delicious smells wafting through the air from whatever was cooking for dinner that night or the fresh coffee always brewing in the coffeemaker. Whatever the reason, that’s still my favorite spot. I love hanging out in a kitchen.
In my new house, the kitchens’ a little small; not too small to host my husband, two dogs and one of our five kids, though. Someone’s usually sitting on the edge of the counter, chatting away, trying to figure out what the heck we are putting on their plates.
With summer here, it’s challenging to cook a hot meal. Really, who wants to? Why not try something new and different? We are. There’s a great website at Regeneration Raw. You’ll find tips and recipes for a few quick choices. The best part is, they educate you on the benefits of eating raw, natural foods. They are hosting a showing of Food Matters at the Royal Oak Music Theater this Thursday, August 27. Click here for more details. Also check out Raw Glow. You’ll find a whole list of recipes, like raw apple pie and celery avocado stuffing.
In my kitchen, we're cooking healthier and loving it. We're having a lot of fun trying new spices and vegetables. The scents are a lot different from when I was growing up, for sure, that's okay! I still get that cozy, connected feeling and it's pretty darn blissful!
The Bliss Lady
Friday, August 21, 2009
Since my youth I have pitched in where needed; donated time and money to an endless list of causes. I can remember my first "March of Dimes" walk on Belle Isle and the Ronald McDonald fund raising kit for backyard parties. (OK, so that one gets a little foggy). Someone help me out here....LOLOL
Back in the early spring, I sat down for breakfast with Judy Davids. We cried together about the state of the economy and the many, many families I had seen at the homeless shelter. That evening, Judy met a man named Roy Watson. Roy is as humble of a man as I will ever know. (Next to my father, of course). Roy heads up a small little non-profit with a biggggg heart, South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless Welcome Inn. What Roy and his group do is the epitome of that quote. They don't just feed "homeless men, women, and children". They help them by offering them resources to rebuild their lives: computer access, social work, food, showers, laundry, transportation, just to name a few.
Judy Davids and I have formed a company, EarthAngelsRelief, to assist organizations like Roy's. This week, (August 21 through August 27) we have arranged for MooseJaw to offer a 20% discount on the purchase of a new backpack, at their Michigan Stores, to anyone that donates a used backpack. What Crepe is also offering a 20% discount off an entree when a back pack is donated. Read more...
It's time for most of our kids to go back to school! Take that old backpack and head up to MoosJaw. According to them, it's the nicest thing they've ever done. When you read about the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless Welcome Inn, you'll see why!
The Bliss Lady
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Did you ever have a graveyard or haunted house experience?
Yesterday, during lunch with my friend, Annette Keeble, I shared a YouNeek experience my husband and I recently had. While in Georgia, we visited the Marietta National Cemetery, where over 10,132
Union Soldiers are buried, as well as those from the various "wars" our country has been involved in. For many, visiting a cemetery is an emotional, fearful experience. Not for us.
Jeff and I have visited many across the country. We love the history attached to each location. This particular visit we talked about the thousands of lives touched by the men and women buried there. As we were leaving, a woman came by to take pictures for her grandson. As it turned out, she had an incredible story. Apparently, Her great grand father is the only Confederate soldier buried in the Union cemetery he worked at after the war. He was the grounds keeper for more than 30 years there. Not only that, she is friends with one of my favorite people, former President Jimmy Carter.
The visit also inspired my husband to do a little research on my own father. While we were walking the grounds, I shared some details with Jeff regarding my fathers capture at The Battle of the Bulge during WWII. He was in a POW camp for several months. Thanks to the internet, Jeff was able to retrieve data and photo's of the camp he was in.
Next time you drive by a cemetery, release your fear and embrace the spirit of the thousands of people that went before you. Take a walk and read the head stones. There's a YouNEEK story behind each one. Without those that served our country, we would not have the freedoms we have today. No matter how things look, they always get better!
The Bliss Lady
Friday, August 14, 2009
What great fun we are having taping YouNeekTv.com. More importantly are the amazing people we are meeting, at our studio and out on the streets! We taped at Leon & Lulu's in Downtown Clawson. That place is one of the coolest stores I've ever been in. Who could ask for more: coffee and shopping? Now, If Mary Liz would offer to get a vegetarian pizza, I'd never leave!!!! (Especially since my husband just so happens to be our camera guy!)
Here's a little teaser -today we spoke with Annette Keeble. Annette is fast becoming an expert on the Michigan Movie Industry. She also has a tremendously giving heart and has donated much time, money,and love to charitable causes. Along the way, she has met some really cool celebrities; like Paul Newman.
Speaking of charity, Sarah Rewold from MooseJaw was there, too. Ok, my other favorite store!!!! Sarah was on hand to talk about the nicest thing Moosejaw has ever done....a backpack campaingn for Earth Angels Relief and the South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless. In case you haven't heard, MooseJaw, along with What Crepe, is offering a 20% discount on backpack purchases or entrees at What Crepe, when you bring a new or gently used backpack to their Michigan locations.... You'll have to watch the next episode of Youneektv.com to hear all about their YouNeek Youniverses!
You can also check EarthAngelsRelief.org for more details! In fact, I really hope you do! We need the spike in stats.
Check the lineup for our guests. Lisa Marie of Metro Chick Radio is our host. She always said she'd never do TV...
Thank goodness Judy and I are so convincing! You look fabulous dahling.....
Cheers to you all - The Bliss Lady!!
Chief Visionary Officer
"When the power of love over comes the love of power the world will know peace!" Jimi Hendrix
Thursday, August 6, 2009
What's a BLISSNESS PLAN? It's the who, what, where, when, why and how you will create more bliss in your YOUniverse!
Most everyone in business has a plan. You read it, review it, and revise it on a regular basis, at least you should. You need to have a BLISSNESS PLAN!!! How can you possibly build the life of your dreams without one?
"The BLISSNESS PLAN includes a 12 month guide for mapping your blissful life; one easy step each day of the month. Bliss comes easy when you have a plan!"
Need help with planning? Pick up The Blisstory Journal with 365 questions on your past, present and future. The Blisstory Journal is the question and answer guide for your BLISSNESS PLAN. (It makes a great gift, too. It’s never too early to shop for the Holidays!)
Here's to your bliss.....The Bliss Lady!
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