Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
This is something that once you learn about it, you simply cannot ignore. Its a major discussion about the treatment of the animals that are at these "farms" as well as what they are ingesting that is passed on to us. Its not just about the humane treatment of animals, but the environmental effects of the mass production of animals. We need to know what we are putting into our bodies, this is two birds with one stone people! I am personally making the commitment to purchase from those farms that promote free range and humane treatment, Whole Foods is a great source to start!
Most recently, California passed Proposition 2 : The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, a major victory in this battle of educating the public and demanding better quality of life. How many people were horrified by the video the HSUS released showing the abuse of cattle using the back hoe - it seems that people are finally being given access the reality of our current situation. We cannot trust that our food is delivered to us from a friendly farmer in overalls. So do your best to support those farms are trying to do it right!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So body, this weekend, I'm going to get you a massage.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
That may sound pessimistic, but its not, I love my life, even if its not exactly how I imagined. The fact that we are pushed and pulled from our course with life's surprises should be a constant reminder that we cannot choose our exact path, we can only aim, work towards it and hope for the best. So these are my targets:
1. Travel, travel, and more travel. I forget sometimes how much I love the adventure of something totally new. I believe in using your passport at least once a year! I can't wait for our Caribbean getaway!
2. Create my own business (of some kind) - whether full time, whether on the side, I just want to be my own boss for at least some fraction of my life. Below is a hint into my new career, I guess that's a pretty big hint.
3. Ride Horses....in any capactiy, just ride. Being with such large and graceful animals has an incredible impact on my mental health.
4. Keep checking off and continue to add to my "While in California, I must...." list. There are still many items on this list. Up next: attend a taping of the Late Show with Conan O'Brian, hit up the Reagan Library and have dinner at the Getty.
4. Stress less. Live more in the moment.
As a goal oriented person, it is easier for me to get where I am going if I have created some stepping stones. Some are vague, some are specific - but I better get to it, not a moment to waste :)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.
“How long it took you to catch them?” The American asked.
“Only a little while.” The Mexican replied.
“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The American then asked.
“I have enough to support my family’s immediate needs.” The Mexican said.
“But,” The American then asked, “What do you do with the rest of your time?”
The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, senor.”
The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds you buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats.”
“Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the consumers, eventually opening your own can factory. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.”
The Mexican fisherman asked, “But senor, how long will this all take?”
To which the American replied, “15-20 years.”
“But what then, senor?”
The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”
“Millions, senor? Then what?”
The American said slowly, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos…”
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
And of course, plenty of Christmas Shopping, am I the only one who likes the mall during the holidays? Christmas music and decorations, lovin it! So here is to my official kick-off, I plan on sharing my many attempts at Holiday Cheer!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So I took the plunge. I chose adventure over routine and freedom of choice over fear of regret.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We don't always know or recognize the exact moment that our life has changed forever. Moving to LA was one of mine.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I'm daydreaming already...