21 results for 'Stephanie Michele'
In the fall of last year, I tried to combine advocating awareness to a social epidemic that I am passionate about with my actual consulting work. At the heart of both is a promotion of relationship building and social awareness. So in a tongue in cheek way meant to inspire conversation, I named the joint project/business SocialBling. Considering how our culture only seems to want to talk about material things (bling) I thought I would promote relationships as an over-indulgent luxury. Everyone told me it was ridiculous ambitious. They were right, but I don’t have a fear of being wrong... (more)
In one week's time, my new 5% increased rent was due, my dog had emergency surgery and I was pulled over and issued a ticket for not coming to a complete stop. Add this to continuously rising gas prices and now all my thoughts are on how quickly things add up and finances shift. I found myself wondering if small cost increases can add up against me how could I create something where small increases are helping me?
In the land of skepticism sometime timing is the difference in seeing an opportunity for what it is worth instead of making excuses why not to try it. So when my friend sent... (more)
The following paragraph is posted on the University of Southern Californiaâ€™s website: â€œSpecial note to Employers: Recently the National Association of Colleges and Employers reported that a significant percentage of employers are using social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace to screen potential candidates. The USC Career Planning & Placement Center strongly discourages this process. As an employer participating in on-campus events, we expect you will provide a clear explanation of your selection process to potential candidates. If you consider the content of a Facebook or MySpace... (more)
At the beginning of this month I started a new job. Taking advantage of this reason to pursue newness in other areas of my life, I turned in my Blackberry to my old employer and purchased a Samsung Blackjack through Cingular. I was so excited about this purchase. The phone is a camera, camcorder, and PDA and MP3 player. It is able to do wireless syncs to my contacts and calendar on my laptop. I can receive emails from both my work and personal accounts on the phone. I can access the internet. The phone is incredibly light and thin. It is useful tool for an on-the-go lifestyle. For the first... (more)
Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing, hearing and feeling Damien Rice in concert at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. This concert will forever rank in my top five concert-going experiences. If the opportunity comes your way, I highly recommend checking out Damien Rice and his band in person not just for his amazing integrity in his craft but for the chance to find some peace in whatever makes you sad. I have to admit my love for Damienâ€™s music may be intensified by the manner and timing of which it was introduced to me. Every time I hear his voice or Lisaâ€™s, (female vocalist... (more)
Last week the Los Angeles archdiocese, the nationâ€™s largest Roman Catholic district of churches announced it had agreed to pay $60 million to settle 45 lawsuits alleging sex abuse by priests. This is the second largest Catholic sex scandal payout in California, behind the Diocese of Orangeâ€™s 2004 agreement to pay $100 million to settle 90 abuse claims. It is estimated that allegations of sexual abuse has cost the U.S. Roman Catholic Church at least $1.5 billion since the time abuse scandals became public knowledge. Equal to my concern for the victims, are the answers to these questions; where... (more)
The following dishes were served to me: "A Taste to Reconsider"- Before Meal Sake "My Friends Want You to Know My Net Worth" - Gravy "I am More Fun When I am Drunkâ" - Dessert If you live in Los Angeles and have no plans to visit your family out of state for the holidays you have two choices; complete isolation or put yourself out there to see what the city has to offer. I choose the later for Thanksgiving.
I asked my friends and co-workers what their plans were and received five invites. I attended two and teetered on a third. I had great time. I met new people. I ate, drank and... (more)
Today on CNN.com a writer asks the question, is Dane Cook the funniest man in America? The author of the article then proceeds to give all the reasons why Dane Cook is a terrible comedian. He accuses Dane of plagiarism and being a marketing genius not a comic genius. Regardless if you think Dane Cook is funny or not you may find this article funny. A jaded and jealous ex-lover could not have written a better piece. I can't tell you how many times I have been in discussions with both men trying to figure out how to win a woman's attention and women trying to determine what they want in man, where... (more)
Yesterday the publicist of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe announced the coupleâ€™s separation. Witherspoon, 30, and Phillippe, 32, have two children, 7-year-old Ava and 3-year-old Deacon. Without knowing much about either one of them personally, on the surface this looked like a relationship that had a chance. Reese and Ryan could not have been a more attractive couple and they seemed to have figured out how to balance their careers with their home life. When Reese was working, Ryan was not, they alternated taking projects so they could be there to support each other. Reese said, "Marriage... (more)
"Find your soul mate here"; "Take this for instant pleasure"; "Live hot action"
Claims like these should come with a disclaimer. As entertaining as it is sometimes to hear the long list of side effects associated with taking a prescription drug, it makes you realize there is a certain amount of risk involved in just about everything we do. If risk is unavoidable, why are we in such a hurry to find someone, figure them out and then determine if they are "the one" or not? Love and relationships are not pre-packaged material items we can buy to serve our immediate needs and wants. Treating... (more)