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Royal Family Announcement: BABY BOY!!!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in F.F. Blog | 0 comments

 to the world  Charlotte!!!

Congratulations The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine to their baby boy -George!!! 

Photo by AFP/GETTY

 

Email from Oprah

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in F.F. Blog | 0 comments

 

 

I’m posting this email message from Oprah that I recieve once a month.  This is for my dear views who miss her words of wisdom. Enjoy!  ( All Right Reserved to Oprah and her world )


Hello friends of Summer,

I haven’t written lately because my technically challenged self could not access this email account.
So many barriers were put in place to protect the account, I ended up barring myself from access.

So here we go… Last week was at Allen Conference, with all the movers and shapers of our world. Met some fascinating people like Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Dynamo woman. So exciting to see women crack that glass ceiling and burst through it.
Came home inspired to work harder and do better.

Started out the week taking swimming lessons. Moving beyond my amateur doggy paddle. Learned the breast stroke today.

Over a year ago I pulled a picture from O mag of a woman gliding through water. It was such a striking image of Freedom and possibility I put it on my vision board (which I’ve still not completed). Today when I finished my swimming lesson I passed the vision board lying on the table where it’s been since 2009. I had an aha moment. I had just become that woman, gliding through the water!

For years I’ve been a challenged swimmer, afraid of the water and fighting it. Today I learned to move with the flow.

This I’ve known forever is the great metaphor of life. “Move with the flow”. Don’t fight the current.
Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don’t try to carry it.

Sometimes we just have to be reminded. A swim lesson did it for me.

I’ve brought the metaphor to life as I try to evolve OWN into it’s full potential. Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, presidents of Harpo today will bring their unique partnering leadership into alignment with the network.

In all things you must have alignment for “flow” to occur.

This I’ve known forever, but couldn’t make it happen, because we were all so focused on ending The Oprah Show.

So as of today… Harpo Team and OWN team become ONE.

Our intention is to use the cable platform and the internet platform and the mobile platform to create messages that fill you up and bring you to new levels of awareness about yourself, ourselves, and our world; our potential…

It’s an incredible challenge ahead trying to figure out what kind of shows and programming will resonate with you, inspire you, bring a little piece of light into your already crowded existence. But I feel called to do it, and will be relying on your feedback, emails and tweets and message boards to let me know what you think.

We’re gearing up for October, The Oprah Show team of producers will be producing the Rosie show in Chicago at Harpo studios.

I’ll be in L.A working on “Next Chapter”.

I’m also taking The Oprah Show library of 4560 shows and redesigning them into the 100 best lessons I’ve learned about everything that can help you live a better life. Those will start airing Oct. 10. Same day as Rosie.

At my core I’m a teacher, masquerading as a talk show host.
And now I’ll have a nightly class on OWN.

But for now, I’m enjoying every breath of Summer.
I hope you all are appreciating the warm sun and blue sky where ever you are.

Everyday I wake up grateful. For the smallest things and big things:

Health. Living in the U.S.A. Freedom. Democracy.
Promise and Potential. Growth.
And tiny pleasures like bathing my dogs or picking vegetables.

I have a garden, and every Thursday we harvest our veggies. I grew up in Mississippi, too young to appreciate what it means to pull beans from the vine. Then I just thought it was work, now I get a little thrill from every onion and corn stalk. Yes I’m growing CORN in my back yard. And beets and lots of basil.

I cook for Stedman, but have a limited repertoire.

Next I think I may want to take one of those Tuscany cooking courses.

Will let you know how it goes.

The Best of Life to you,
Oprah Winfrey

Lack confidence in front of a group? Fake it!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in F.F. Blog | 0 comments

 

When I was in my early 20s, I decided to try my hand as a public high school teacher. I secured a substitute teaching permit and got on the sub list for two districts in Orange County. I owned a nice suit and some high heels, I thought I would be a natural at teaching, and my youngest brother was still in high school, so I figured I had my finger on the pulse of what the kids were up to. I was going to be the hippest, most effective sub ever!

On my first day in the classroom, I wore my suit and my heels. I showed up early. I was ready to go! And then, as I entered my empty classroom and began preparing for the day ahead of me, I froze. Suddenly, I realized that I had not actually received any training for this position, that I remembered clearly how high school students treated substitute teachers, that I barely looked old enough to be out of high school myself, and that THIS WAS MY FIRST DAY. If they figured out any of that, they would eat me alive.

I remember standing in the dark classroom, looking at all the menacing empty seats that might soon hold my executioners… and I decided to fake it.

One of the most valuable things I’d learned in high school myself was how to effectively convince my teachers that I’d done more of my homework than I actually had. I knew how to think on my feet. I also knew that in the high school setting, students are conditioned to expect certain things– if I met their expectations, they wouldn’t have any reason to doubt my qualifications to lead their classes. I just needed to employ all of this knowledge now, and I would definitely survive the day!

As the first class trickled in, I greeted the students with as much confidence as I could muster, and I chanted the following mantra in my head: “I have done this a million times. I am very experienced. I am the boss of these students, and they accept me as such.”

And of course, it worked beautifully. The students accepted what I suggested: that I was an experienced sub who knew what she was doing, and that they were obliged to listen to me in their teacher’s absence.

The lesson I learned that day has proven to be invaluable in my professional life since. Every time I have ever had to give a presentation, lead a training, teach a class, or assume any role of authority, I remember that day in front of the (potentially) hostile mob of high schoolers. If I can convince the people I am addressing that I know what I’m doing (and I usually do), even if I have to fake the confidence that goes with expertise, everything always goes smoothly.

So my advice to any nervous public speakers is: fake it! Remember that the people you’re addressing assume at the outset that you belong on stage, that you know what you’re talking about, and that you deserve their attention. If you can maintain the facade of a person who also believes those things, you should be fine!

– Leona Laurie, Marketing Consultant & Social Media Trainer

RA me all week long!

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in F.F. Blog, Featured Category | 0 comments

Ra Yoga schedule

Wow. What. An.  Amazing. Workout!  Put your misconceptions and judgments aside please because last night I tried something I’ve never ever tried before: hot yoga.  I decided to try it after attending a grand opening for Ra Yoga Studio in Costa Mesa.  My boyfriend heard about the opening through the grapevine so we went to check it out.  Fantastic place, wonderful setup, extremely nice people!  Since they had just opened, they were offering one free week of classes for newcomers.  Yippee!  So last night, I skipped my traditional spin class at the gym and decided to try it.

Ra Yoga Shoe Rack

 

When you first walk into the room it’s a little intimidating since it’s so warm in there and a little uncomfortable.  However, the mood quickly changed when Jenny began the class.  Concentrating on your breath and letting the movements “flow like the ocean” (Jenny’s words)    seem more effortless in the heated room.  We went through the poses and stretched and sweated.  And sweated.  And sweated.  Sometime during the middle of class I was sweating so intensely I thought there couldn’t be much left….but the longer it went on the stronger I felt and the harder I pushed myself to keep going.   Jenny talks you through the poses, some I had never done in the yoga classes at the gym (just not the same).

Funny thing how the body and mind work together!

Although the sweating made me slip and slide a little on my yoga mat, afterwards I felt refreshed and clean.  I was more relaxed than I’ve ever been before and I got a great night’s sleep that night as well.

I seriously cannot wait to take another class; I was encouraged by Jenny to enjoy myself and take different instructors and different classes.

Oh don’t you worry; I’m definitely coming back.

 

Forget the battle with boyfriend about hot pink heels; I think this time my mind, body and soul are worth every single Top Ramen noodle we eat next week.

Peace Love and Harmony to you all.

 

Ra Yoga 3077 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (888) 499-0372

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Pink Vixen

Boots vs Pink

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in F.F. Blog, Featured Category | 2 comments

Am I crazy for wanting something so bad I want to run into the store and declare victory?  Hot pink patent peep toes with a 5” cork heel!  Crazy?  I think not!!

Like me, most women are probably in the same clunky shoes we wore last year with no options.  (see my boots below)

Boots vs Pink

 

Plus, these ones are pink, not the “always practical” black.  Boo black!  These shoes make me wanna dance around in a cute spring dress and dye Easter eggs while sipping a grapefruit Cosmo.

Thoughts in head: “Buy them!  Who cares if you can’t afford groceries next week?  Summer’s coming and Top Ramen sounds good right about now!”

Say to boyfriend:  “Babe, aren’t these shoes so cute?  They would look soooo good on me.”

Boyfriend:  “You know you can’t buy those right now; we’re saving money.”

Thoughts in head: “He doesn’t understand.  Men need shoes to cover their feet.  Women need them to feel beautiful and fun.”

Every other day I might seem like the most practical person out there.  I drive a Camry, I don’t buy designer clothes, and my gym clothes are hella faded.  I deserve this!  Right?

Saving money just seems so impractical when things like this just fall out of the blue and capture your attention.  I want these shoes because I will feel flirty and fun in them, carefree, and all the other girls will be envious of my pink sexy feet.  Muahahahahaha (evil laugh)

Cry with me ladies!

-Pink Vixen