Medicine of Love

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Medicine can encompass so many meanings…like a pill, or a career path. For me it has brought forth the most beautiful journey of love; enriching my love for people, healing and touching lives. Blossoming my love for travel…from the U.S., to the quaint island of Bonaire. To the culturally vibrant Kenya…and guiding me straight into the arms of the love of my life.

It didn’t ever promise me a cure…but evolution and an opportunity for learning… from the examination room to living a life I’m proud to call mine.

Geny Augustine Chasse M.D.

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Before You Social Media

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  1. Plan ahead and schedule posts on Facebook. Choose a theme for your business page for the month/week and post accordingly. Creating and scheduling ahead for your business page will save time and worry. Add 1-2 hours of social media planning to your schedule once a week and enjoy the freedom that knowing your posts are on schedule can give you. Time is the most valuable asset you have, learn to manage your social media time and take notice of the time you have back. 
  2. Be creative. This is the perfect time to bring in your staff, business coaches and your social media marketing team. Get creative with your message and ensure your posts have a relatable intention set in place. Ask your team to come up with ideas and suggestions that your audience would enjoy engaging with. Now add the ideas to your plan from step one. 
  3. Tag your pictures with locations and the people in them. Be sure to add your business logo to your images. Every image is a chance to brand your business and connect the audience back to your business. And once the image is shared, guess what…. Your business logo goes too. Welcome the shares and the extra impressions. 
  4. Above all else “Have Fun“. Your social media can be a fun project that adds value and personality to your already fabulous brand. Allow for mistakes and engage with others like you would in person. Social media is a wonderful platform for meeting and inviting new guests to your business page. Think of social media as your living room and take great care of the people that enter your space. Thank them often and ask questions that increase interest and curiosity. Customer service online began the moment you learn the words “social media”. It is here to stay, so have purpose and be conscious of the words you release out into the world. 

    Bonus tip – still confused and have more questions about what to do next. Schedule a “90 minute Sparks Session” with the Elen Sparks Agency. Get all you answers and develop a social media plan of action you can feel confident and proud of. www.ElenSparksAgency.com 480.440.5557

Entrepreneur Money Club – EMC

Monthly Entrepreneur Money Club – EMC 
Gather every second Tuesday of the month starting
January 10th 4:30PM-6:00PM at GWIN Wine and Beer in Scottsdale AZ 
Let’s meet monthly with the intention to develop connections worth growing. The life of an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, together we can inspire, motivate one another and connect for the maximum success possible. Bring your best challenges, enjoy a glass of wine and leave empowered with the encouragement only other entrepreneurs can offer.
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Cheers to Success!
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Giving, Laughing and Pajamas

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-7-55-26-amHoliday Hullabaloo – A Time for Giving, Laughing and Pajamas!

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angel

Women — we know nights out with girlfriends and those we call Soul Sisters are often times the evenings that turn our day around, change our week and sometimes save our lives and help us stay sane – especially if it’s around the holidays.

What would be more comfortable and soul-lifting than shopping, eating and sipping your favorite cocktail — in your pajamas – with your best gal pals, while helping your holiday season be stress-free? (Okay, maybe you are one of those women who feel super cozy in high heels – if so, wear your stilettos and those fancy pajamas you love so much — double comfort, it’s your night!).

Whether you wear heels with your PJ’s or not – come on down to the Holiday Hullabaloo at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho. on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00PM and don’t forget to bring your girlfriend(s)!

For $30 you can enjoy a White Elephant Gift Exchange, delicious food, signature cocktails and of course, holiday shopping to make this time of the year as easy on you as possible – all while you and your favorite gals in your life stroll around in comfy, cozy pajamas.

And because we know you love giving as much as we do – a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC).

Time is flying and so are the tickets, so grab them now at: www.elensparksagency.com

Huge Decision

swak-my-lydiaThank you so much Tisha Marie Pelletier and Elisa Lane for adding me to this inspirational group of ladies. I wanted to take a moment and tell you about me. I was born and raised in New Rochelle NY. A very nice upper middle class suburb of NYC. At the age of 25 not sure what I wanted to do in life after a few different colleges and majors I came to AZ on vacation found a job as a Soux chef at the Holidome in Phx and stayed. Things got rough and in 2003 I found myself widowed and homeless with my middle son who was 2 years old at the time. I made a huge decision and with a little bit of help from a specific religious organization I went back to school for medical administration. I also found a spiritual program to help build me spiritually and free me from the bondage of self.
Right out of school I landed a position as a Sr surgery coordinator for a urology group in the east valley. Been there ever since. I also continue to raise my son who is now 15 and a football player at Skyline HS. I since have met the man of my dreams and had another son who is now 7 and is a mathamagician.
I was approached recently by a colleague to start selling makeup and skincare products. At first I was hesitant and thought nah that’s my thing. But then I thought oh wow what a way to meet more empowering women. So I started 💋S.W.A.K💋. And so far so good.
I am happier than I have been in years and I am having more fun than I have had in years. We fight less at home and the kids want to clean their rooms because I ask them nicely. Maybe. Lol
I am so looking forward to meeting more of you at the Holiday Hullabaloo and hearing your journey to freedom.

S.W.A.K
Lydia Morgan-Harrington

Holiday Hullabaloo in PJ’s

screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-10-52-53-amLet’s Get Ready to Hullabaloo!
Wear your holiday PJ best at the Holiday Hullabaloo Thurs, December 1st at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho. All guests will enjoy opportunities to meet new faces in a super relaxed, fun, cozy environment, and nosh on hors d’ oeuvres, signature cocktails, do a little bit of holiday shopping, participate in a White Elephant Gift Exchange and enter our holiday PJ contest to win a prize.
All women are welcome to attend so bring your friends and celebrate a stress-free holiday season with us! Tickets are $30 all-inclusive and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.
Event hosted by
Tisha Marie Enterprises
Elen Sparks Agency &
Claxxy Women Club
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Tackle, Learn and Feed

Letting go of Drama and making room for Dreams. Have you ever had a dream so loud it wakes you up and inspires you to tackle the day with purpose? Today was that day for me. While looking forward to my youngest son’s senior year of High School Football, I was encouraged to dream about a way to bring community, love and happiness back into the world. As I sense the feeling of excitement I can also feel the fear of rejection. Sure I’ve planned and organized similar projects in the past but with my son now involved my heart becomes part of the game. I quickly realize what’s at stake if I don’t move forward. You must be wondering what I’m up to by now.

I call it Tackle, Learn and Feed, a program dedicated to connecting football moms and the educational community to better serve and feed the underprivileged by teaming up with local food banks in the area. The mission is simple, huddle football moms and the players from local schools and tackle the needs of the nearby food banks. Resulting in players who care. No Drama just Dream. Making a world worth living and plays worth making.

Show Them

I love the quote: “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” by Ernest Hemingway

Taryl Hansen owner and illustrator for Frame the Message Ink, has something to show you. She has over 25 years working in elementary and adult education and is now traveling the world while working to help people better understand and retain information. Forget the days of sitting in the crowd while doing your best to understand concepts and ideas that are being thrown at you from the stage. Now you have the opportunity to interact and engage with the message. Taryl creates a “visual masterpiece in action” while the speaker facilitator runs the meeting, conference, workshop and or planning session.

Taryl’s unique talent and skill will be available for all to see September 2016 at Tedx Fountain Hills. You will also be able to experience the art of restoring credit while Taryl works along side speaker and creator of the Color My Credit method Alisa Glutz on
October 1st for the first annual Color My Credit Expo at the Tempe Improv, for more information and tickets Click Here

In the meantime, watch for Frame the Message Ink videos and images coming soon on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

What I’ve learned from Pokemon Go

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After some hesitation, I downloaded the app. Here’s my takeaway.
1. Anything can be market research, if done properly.
2. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Try new things and only speak from experience.
3. Games that encourage movement and travel increase my happiness.
4. Embracing change can be challenging and helps me grow.
5. Winning isn’t always the goal, playing is.
Think less and play more, you might find joy in the process. Or not. It’s up to you.

Time In Time Out

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How do you decide it’s time for a time out? Working in your business without time to recharge has shown to decrease creativity, enthusiasm and productivity. Are you taking a time out in order to produce more effective results? Or is the fear of missing something keeping you in?
While growing a small business has it’s needs and requirements around the clock, the fear of a time out can sometimes feel like fireworks gone wrong. This “I can’t take time off”mentality can burn anyone out and leave you taking unscheduled time off for illness before you know it. This week while discussing the need to nurture oneself, I came to the realization that it is time for a time out. And what better time for self care then on the 4th of July weekend. Although I must say  I am challenged by the idea of letting go and allowing others to watch over things, I know the time out will do me some good and create more freedom in my life. I’m now in time out.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.