How to be a Good Friend-Kindness Challenge


Today I wanted to talk about something important to me and that is Friendship and what makes a good friend. By luck, it ties into my 2017 Goals/Promises that I made to myself. If you want to hear me talk in detail about Friendship and Goals make sure you check out my YouTube Video. I hope this video inspires you to take my Kindness Challenge and incorporate some type of kindness goals into your daily routine and see if your life and outlook doesn’t change for the better. Let me know in the comments if you are going to try a little more kindness in your life. I would love to hear from you. Please give me a “Thumbs Up” if you like this video and don’t forget to subscribe. Keep reading here for my list of what I think makes a good friend and what my 2017 Goals are.

Here are my ideas on How to be a Good Friend; I’m reading a great book Stiletto Network by Pamela Reyckman and she talks about how women need to support and uplift other women in the workforce and in daily life. She also covers how it is our responsibility to help and support other women to succeed in their goals and dreams. This has always been a philosophy of mine and has been an important part of my work, in coaching, styling designing and being a friend. I want to see others succeed and if I can do something to help that then that is an accomplishment for me as well as the person striving for self-improvement. Here is the list of 5 qualities I find important in being a good friend.

  1. Never lose yourself in a friendship.
  2. A friendship should be reciprocal.
  3. A good friendship stands the test of time.
  4. Real friends don’t gossip about their friends.
  5. Be confident in who you are; celebrate other friends good fortune. Be kind!

I originally posted a video in January that caught my viewers up on what had been going on with me and then went through my goals/promises for 2017. I think it might have been a bit too much information and many people missed the goal part; which I thought was really motivating. In that video, I am going to go through my Goals/Promises for 2017 and I totally changed it up and decided to do something new and exciting. It is an experiment that my whole family is going to join in on. If it works I think it will be life-changing. We would love to have you join us.

What I have decided to do is cut the video in half and re-post the goal part with some updates on our progress. I am also going to add some of my thoughts and feelings about being a good friend, mentor and kind person. This leads directly to the goals our family is trying to implement this year and the promises that we are keeping for ourselves. Here are what we are trying to do this year 2017 Goals/Promises:

  1. Surround my life with kindness.
  2. Forgive my transgressors.
  3. Be Frustrated, not angry and then let it go.
  4. Walk away from negativity.
  5. Positive Mental Attitude.

I am going to leave a link to both of the videos so that you can check out the first have of the Catch-up video if you want to find out some of the things that are going on in my life right now. If not I would go straight to the second video and get a full picture of our goals and some of my ideas on friendship and kindness. It is my hope that this website and my YouTube channel is a place of kindness, growth and safe exchange of ideas. I don’t want anyone to feel that they cannot share a part of them self for fear of being shamed or ridiculed; including myself. Believe me there is nothing you can say that I have probably not heard straight to my face before, so if your goal is to hurt me the written word on a blog will come far from doing it; I’m a lot tougher than that and lived through a lot worse; don’t waste your time.

To see details, check out the link to both of my video: Catch-Up & 2017 Goals/Promises My newest video with the updated goals only and friendship addition is here: How to be a Good Friend-Kindness Challenge

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Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Embellish Life Reboot

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Lifestyle, Fashion, Home and Beauty; welcome to Embellish Life Reboot. I’m back!!! And ready to go…

I am, super excited to present the updated Embellish Life after my summer slowdown and rejuvenation. I’m still working hard on getting my body and health back on track and I’m a strong 50% on my way and very encouraged. This progress has given me a new found energy and focus to share with you my vision for Embellish Life and to continue to uplift and support women. I am in my second half of my life and I have not let a predetermined number or age dictate what I do, wear, accomplish or try and I would like to encourage anyone who watches me to reach beyond their limits and Embellish their Life too.

This Channel is for all women, of all ages, places, backgrounds, and stages. It is my opinion, that women should support each other and share their knowledge as a collective group, lifting up one another as we try to rise to the next goal or achievement, encouraging and helping women just starting out either in business or life so that they can soar far beyond our wildest dreams, because it is the ones that succeed that will be our champions and future. This is my dream for Embellish Life, a place you can come and receive that support, friendship, information and inspiration. A place that might make your life a little easier so you can go out in the world and take it by storm. A place that could help you feel a little more confident in you and give you that extra push to apply for the dream job or ask for the raise. A place where you know you’re not alone because others have felt that, done that, or had that happen to them too. A place where you can learn to make or do something that you never had the talent to do and check off something fun on your Bucket List! Bottom Line; a place you can come and know you are safe and you have friends!

I encourage you to visit my YouTube Channel, Embellish Life on YouTube , and also continue to explore the Embellish Life Blog site for some great posts and interesting features. Embellish Life Blog has been operational for quite a few years now so many of the blog post are covering issues, DIY’s, events and topics occurring before the YouTube Channel was even an idea. Exploring the website will give you a deeper understanding of the beginning of Embellish Life, some contextual reference, a lot of fun photos, and an insight into many of my videos that will allow you to feel like an “inner circle” friend.

To see details check out the link to my video: Embellish Life Reboot
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Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying and of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

My Big Move- CA vs. FL

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Moving from California to Florida was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I am no stranger to making a big move with my family. We move from Southern California to Northern California; where we lived for about 5 years and we also made an expat move to Switzerland for about 2 years when the boys were younger. So that was actually a double move if you want to count the big move back. For some reason moving from the West Coast, that I knew all my life to the East Coast was a much bigger deal than I had anticipated; and I am relatively easy going when it comes to environmental changes, making friends and setting up house in a new area.

Want to find out more about the differences I found between CA vs. FL? How the big move affected me? How any big change can be tackled; even if they are thrown at you one after another? Find out what my crazy first year was like in FL and how I lived to tell about it; all while I unpack my last shoe box, ONE YEAR LATER! You can see it all on my YouTube video! Don’t forget to check out my links below to see the other places that you can find me.

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How I Work From Home

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I created a video that covered how I worked from home and all the home based businesses that I created over the years. I always had an entrepreneur spirit even as a teen model and young adult with my own personal shopping and closet organizing business. When I was in college I had my first clothing line and designed a small line of sports wear. By the time my oldest son Drake was 10 months old we decided that staying home with him made the most financial sense for our family and I started Bright Beginnings, a home based day care. When he was about 2.5yrs Bright Beginnings became a custom wreath business where I made birth announcements and hooded baby towel sets. I sold them at fairs and online. As the Internet started to take on a bigger presence I also started another business as a personal shopper for mothers, shopping for toys and collectables.

During this time I was also noticing an increasing tension among the online community of working vs at home moms (or parents). I found it very counter productive. I wanted to do something to defuse the tension and start a dialog going that would benefit everyone and eventually help the people we all wanted to protect and that was the children. So I started a non-profit called HIPP- Home Income Producing Parents. We had a huge web presence for about 6 years and I was very proud of that. Many people had advised me that I should have made the business for profit but that was not what I was about and many of the people that needed my help had the extra cash anyway so it kind of defeated the purpose to take what little money they had to help them. That didn’t leave me feeling warm and fuzzy, so non-profit it was.

I had many Home Based Businesses; a lot of them revolved around supporting women, fashion, style, beauty and cosmetics. If you want to find out more about the many home based businesses I have had you will have to check out my video on Embellish Life at YouTube.

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It’s All About The Face

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I just finished a great video about all my technical cosmetic and beauty experience and how I used that in the professional arena and in my personal life. If you want to know more about that and a little bit more about me check out my video on my YouTube Channel on Embellish Life. I talk about being a makeup artist, going to cosmetology school, getting my degree at UCSD in Psychology, working for Nordstrom as a manager in cosmetics for La Prairie, living in Switzerland, and how Embellish started. You don’t want to miss this video… Go check it out and get the inside scoop on all my fun beauty background.

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Fashion in My Life

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If you want to know more about my fashion experience check out my YouTube site. I have just finished a new video about why I’m making videos and where I have learned all I know about fashion and style. You can see the video, Embellish Life-All About Style and find out all you ever wanted to know about me and my fashion experience. A few jobs I didn’t mention in my video, totally forgot and I didn’t want it to go on forever… I didn’t mention working as a Manager and Buyer at a designer leather boutique in La Jolla, CA called Extravaganza and I was a stylist, fashion merchandiser at JigSaw a contemporary clothing boutique also in La Jolla, CA. I actually worked at JigSaw twice once just before I moved to Beverly Hills, CA and after I came home due to my car accident. Tip: Try never to burn bridges… You never know when you might need something from someone again. Even if it is not a job, I believe that life is spiral; hopefully in a upward movement, and always spinning and circling back around. Keep as many doors open and windows cracked, you never know when you might want to go back through to get to the other side. 🙂

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What is Embellish Life

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Now that I have moved a lot of my post onto video at YouTube I thought it would be helpful to run through why I started Embellish Life what my goals and ambitions are for the blog, videos and Embellish Life in general… Although, Embellish Life started over 10 years ago my entire life has been dedicated to supporting and inspiring people (mainly women) to reach beyond their expectations and become the very best person they have dreamed of being… I love nurturing peoples goals and dreams and I also love to help people search and strive for realistic goals so everyone can feel the joy of accomplishment. It is my belief that when you strive for the obtainable your will find the extraordinary; keeping your mind and heart open to all possibilities leaves everyone exposed to experience life in it’s fullest. If you want to see more check out my video, What is Embellish Life?

Please join me on my new venture on YouTube while I dump my knowledge onto video in hopes to teach and inspire everyone to face their fears, strive for their dreams and accomplish the possible… Because Everything in Life is Better When You Embellish!

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