Available Today Only- LIVE HAPPY

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Every day,
not even more than that, every moment
we have a choice.
Where we are now and where we will be tomorrow
is a result of the choices we have made
and the ones we will make today.
We cannot go back and change
the choices that have brought us to this moment,
to this situation in our life,
BUT . . . .
we can learn from them.

Many people lament their choices
and continue to make the same choices over and over again.
But the world every moment is offering a special
the deal of the century
but it is only available today, in this moment.

We can choose right now
Leave behind every other thought,
leave behind every other hurt,
leave behind the belief that you can’t

When you choose to LIVE HAPPY,
everything in life changes
and life itself celebrates your decision.
When things go wrong, instead of feeling bad,
This is my lesson, the one that I am learning.
Too much time, I have spent lamenting and sad.
Life is here for us to find happiness.
Take advantage of this incredible deal


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We just brought home a #beautiful, #loving, #sweet, #incredibly smart 8 week old puppy.  His name is #hashtag :).  Needless to say, we are completely enamored with him.   #instantly melted the hearts of everyone in our family.  He is full of puppy energy, teething on everything and telling us when he needs something, eating ferociously and doing an amazing job at house training (only 2 small accidents).  he plays all the time he is not sleeping and learning new things.  for #, everything here is new and he explores it all.

i couldn’t help but see the life lessons he is already teaching me.

1. explore everything.  # is amazing.  there is nothing that he does not see, and he interacts with everything he does see.  he plays with everything and everyone.  imagine this type of energy in business.  what would happen if  everyone we met, we interacted with, not in the way of business, but in the way of shear enjoyment.  do you think you might get some more business?  i sure do.

2. sink your teeth into anything you can.  when we take # outside, he sinks his teeth into everything.  doesn’t matter what it is, he plays with leaves, branches of a tree, in ground sprinklers, flowers, benches, hands, pant legs, statues, bushes, you name it, if he sees it, he bites into it.  i wonder if i were to look at every possibility, every opportunity that enters me wheelhouse, if more would come and business might grow?

3. run and play and then rest. i am amazed at how hard #plays and then how immediately #sleeps.  a gentle lesson to me, to play hard, work hard but also to rest and relax.  i so often miss this part.

4. fear is crippling, but only until you conquer it.  #was scared of steps. he would not go up or down.  suddenly, with the help of some treats, #went up stairs.  first one, then two then all of them.  now he goes up all the time on his own.  but going down steps is a lot harder for him.  he has made it down 2 steps, but then turns around.   the thought of going down all of the steps is too scary now.  he can do it, because he has gone down 2 steps, but fear takes over and turns him around.  all i can say is i relate to this a lot.  fear cripples me in some aspects of my business and personal life too.

5. stop actions that are harmful, reinforce actions that you want. #is so smart, he learns so quickly, but it is partially because of the training we are giving him.  when he jumps on the wall of his play pen, we say in a forceful tone “DON’T” then in a more gentle tone “down” then when he is down we say “good down hashtag, #gooddown”.  we reinforce the action we want, not dwell on punishing the action we don’t want.  i wonder as business people how much we do this?  i wonder how much we do it in our relationships, or in raising our kids?  it is so easy to just say don’t but never to reinforce the good action.

6. #purelove.  if you do not have a puppy, stop reading this right now and go out and get one. #lol, #gives us so much love, that all we want to do is love him back.  it is just his nature to love and everyone who meets him, wants to hold him and love him.  he has sure taught me a lesson about giving love completely.

7. #hasnofavorites.  he loves everyone without condition.  a stranger walks into the house, #loveshim, one of the kids is playing with him and the other one takes him, #loveshim, the person who feeds him and the one that cleans up after him, #lovesthem.  #loveseveryone.  i know i need to learn this lesson.

8. #forgets the past and lives in the present.  if someone scolds him, a moment later he is just as kind to them as the one who did not scold him.   #carries no memories. how free this must feel.   i wouldn’t know.  not yet at least.

9. #adaptable.  he left everything he knew, his mom, his dad, his home, his brothers and sisters and came with strangers to their home.  never once did he say this isn’t fair.  never once did he complain.  never once did he feel abandoned.  instead, he made the best of it, created a new family around him. loved and trusted everyone and became completely happy immediately.  the way of happiness is adaptability. as buddha said,  suffering comes from wanting things to be different.  happiness comes from accepting what is.

10. #no expectations.  i have no idea what lesson #10 will be or the thousands more that will come after that, but like hashtag, i will keep my eyes open, sink my teeth into everything, play hard and then take care of myself and rest, realize how crippling fear is, reinforce good behaviors, be pure love, have no favorites, become adaptable and no have expectations.  i bet this will help me in more ways than i could ever know.

#goodlessons 🙂


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in these one minute moments, i share with you my reflections, raw and unedited.  often, i  still need a shave and a brush of my hair.  i record purposely from a place of vulnerability.  the whole idea is to share not my perfection, but my imperfection.  it is my hope that in seeing me, you will say to yourself, i can do that too.  so often we wait to do something until the moment is perfect.  i have found perfect moments, they do exist.  but, to my joy, these perfect moments are only the present moment in which we live.

i encourage you today to do something imperfectly and share it with the world.  love imperfectly, work imperfectly, take risks and feel beautiful in your vulnerability.  and maybe, just maybe, you will  inspire another to be themselves, authentic and real, and beautifully imperfect.  we are amazing jus the way we are.  in fact, we are perfect!

here is the link to my one minute moments on you’ve.  enjoy and let me know what you think 🙂



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It always surprises me when I see how a person presents themselves, how they dress, the style of their clothes, the manner in which they move and then how they present their business. Their is often a big disconnect. We are holistic in all that we do and when one thing is out of sync, the whole picture is distorted I often ask when I brand a person or a company would you ever present your person the way you present your business. Many times the answer is no. A perfect case in point is East….

East presents herself as a gorgeous stylish woman. She is hip and very current with trends. She is a naturopath and works with people in new modalities. when she came to me, i did not feel like her product was a reflection of who she is. You decide for yourself, this is what it looked like.


It was cute but lacked the sophistication and refinement that she herself had and we think this is why sales into the spa industry were small. Here is what we have done so far:


This is the look and feel we felt she and her product deserved. We gave her a new logo, a new bottle and a new identity. The product is the same fabulous product it has always been, but it completely different.
Soon she will have a new website as well.

How would it feel to like the way you look and be proud to show who you are to others. This is what we do,at DBL. It is why we call what we do, A Branding Experience.