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New Mantra!

I have been working with a spiritual psychologist, Diane Porchia, who is helping me heal old, deep-seeded wounds. She gave me the following mantras to help me re-program my thoughts/life. It helped me tremendously! I think it will help you, too.

Here are the instructions: Print the mantra out, put it on your bathroom mirror and read it several times a day, then, write it out word-for-word at night. Do this for 32 days. Keep a journal during this process. You will be surprised at how much it will help! Please see it below!

I forgive myself for judging myself as having to prove my self-worth to others. And in my new awareness I know I am a genuinely loving, kind and generous person to all beings while also honoring what is best for me.

I forgive myself for judging myself as guilty & responsible for others and in my new awareness I know I am responsible for making self-loving, self-nurturing & Self-honoring choices for my own health & happiness.

Kathy Wakile’s Recipes

Heart-Shaped Pizza recipe:

Pizza Dough
Makes 1 large pie or 2 smaller personal pies

  • 1 package of dry active yeast
  • 1 Cup of lukewarm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/4 Cups all purpose flour

Directions: In a large bowl sprinkle yeast over water and let stand until yeast softens – about 5 mins or so. Then stir in salt & olive oil. Add 2 cups of the flour mix to blend with stand mixer or heavy duty wooden spoon until dough is elastic about 5 mins. Add in 3/4 cup more and continue to mix to a soft dough.Turn dough out onto a a floured work surface and knead dough to incorporate the remaining flour.

Continue to knead dough until smooth & springy.Place in a grease bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap and then a clean dish cloth. Let dough stand in a dark warm spot until dough is doubled in size – at least an hour – When dough has doubled in size, turn put onto floured surface.Punch out dough with lightly floured hands and stretch out dough. Shape into heart and cut away at edges if need be to achieve heart shape.

Place stretched out dough into lightly oiled pizza pan then cover with dish cloth and save in warm place in the kitchen allow dough to rest & “proof” again.Which means rise & become spongy. Pre heat oven to 400 -450 F depending on your oven When dough has proofed a bit more. Top with your favorite marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sliced Italian long hot peppers.

Dust with a little parmigiano reggiano cheese – brush crust edge with a bit of olive oil & bake pizza u til dough is golden and cheese has melted
When done dust with more Parmesan cheese & drizzle with olive oil.

Serve & enjoy

Check Out Gotham Chopra’s TV Show ‘Religion Of Sports’












From executive producers Tom Brady, Gotham Chopra, and Michael Strahan, Religion of Sports takes viewers on a weekly global journey celebrating the transcendent power of sports.

You can watch his TV documentary series, ‘Religion Of Sports’ Wednesday’s at 8pm on the Audience network.



Carson Kressley’s Gift Guide For The Man In Your Life

Propel Cloud Rider 2.4 Ghz Quadrocopter with Camera

Price: Sells at Marshalls for $79.99 compared to $99.99 elsewhere.

This a fun man toy, even grown-up guys still like to have toys and I think this one’s really cool especially for doing aerial photographs of your house or when you go skiing or vacations at the beach.









Pappy van winkle bourbon 

Prices range from $119 – $2,111.95


The pappy van winkle bourbon is just so delicious, again it’s kind of a gourmet liquor that people don’t generally buy for themselves because it’s a little extravagant but it makes for a wonderful gift if someone is a bit of a mixologist or a bourbon fan.











Birch box men’s 


3 months $30, 6 months $60, 12 months $110

For the birch box are in this day and age of metrosexuals guys who still need a little bit of an update. Our shaving cream and razors moisturizers etc. are still a little daunting for guys to go out and buy for themselves. Having them arrive in a birch box makes it fun and easy and they can discover new products in the privacy of their own man caves.








23 and me dna kit


Priced normally at $99 but currently on their website it is at $79

I like the 23 and me DNA kit because it’s just so interesting. I’ve seen the commercials and I think it just would be really cool if one of my big over arching Feemster holiday gift giving is to give people things they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves. So nonessential items like a DNA testing kit fits into that category.









Cooking classes at sur la table


Online cooking classes at $9.95

In-Store cooking classes vary from $59 – $79 depending on the class

Cooking classes benefit not only the recipient but they give to her as well, how smart is that? Again I think a lot of guys really love to watch the Food Network and love cooking but don’t really take the time to explore that, so doing a class is a great way to ignite that fire.






Extra items: 

Ralph Lauren Cashmere cable knit sweater 


Priced: $98.50 but currently on sale for $69.99









Saks fifth Avenue:

Priced: $225 but currently on sale for $157.50











Louis Vitton Book


Price: $37

Gifts That Give by Maria Menounos

We have shared many awesome gift guides with you, but today, I want to share my top gifts that give!


Wags & Walks – Sponsor a Dog: $500.00 gets them fixed, shots, a cozy bed and healthy treats, or Sponsor a kennel at the adoption center for $250.00-that will save a dog’s life or just donate any amount on the site:





Kibera School – Sponsor a student: $100/month, $1,200/year or just donate on the website: OR – you can buy hand-made jewelry, headbands and other products that directly support women in Kibera & Mathare Kenya who make them!







DSWT – Foster an elephant: $50.00 a year. You can do this at:






Money: Master The Game by Tony Robins FREE at

*Just pay shipping and handling*

Allure Beauty Gift Guide


YSL Tatouage Couture ($36):






Ouai Ouaisted Essentials Kit ($32) (Dry Shampoo foam, wave spray, full size memory mist, rose gold barette):


Chanel La Crème Main ($50):





Incausa Bath and Meditation Soap and Incense Se





Moonlit Skincare Cloud 9 Silk Pillowcase ($49):




And an Exclusive  6th item, just for our website:

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Liquid Detergent ($45):




AJ’s Tech Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Tech Gift Ideas from Soho’s CEO – AJ Jolivette

The Usual Suspects:

Of course, there are always the usual suspects for gifts, that I always mention.

  • Bluetooth speakers
  • High-End Headphones
  • 8K Televisions now
  • Digital Cameras
  • Tablet computers
  • Drones of all sorts
  • 3D Printers
  • Media devices, like the Apple TV, Roku and Fire Stick
  • DNA home testing systems
  • AI Systems
  • Actual Robot Assistants and Cooks
  • Biohacking and Neuro Hacking products

For the General Population:

Life Straw

LifeStraw is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. The straw-style filter design lets you turn up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water. Everyone needs to spend more time outside, in my opinion, but being prepared for emergencies is also important.  At only $19.95 this is a bargain purchase of a great gift for anyone.


Raden A22 Carry

Well, many people travel for the holidays, so making it easier to travel, I think is a good plan. This luggage is designed with the new world in mind. The handle has a built-in scale, so you will know ahead of time how much your stuff weighs.  It is designed to fit on any plane, and has an app companion that lets you know when you’re close to it via Bluetooth. It has a 7,800mAh battery with a 2.1amp output to charge your phone up-to 4 times, and the battery is removable.  Coming in at $295 retail, there are lots of coupons available getting you up to 20% off right now.


TrackR GPS locator

I’m a pretty big fan of the GPS tracking devices to keep track of your stuff, no matter where you might leave them, and this new super small GPS tracker unit by TrackR is great for that. I like it best, because you can just change the battery easily instead of replacing the entire unit like some of its competitor devices. The unit is about the size of a quarter, and you can use it to not only find your things, such as keys, bags and other items, but you can use it to find your phone as well.  You can pick up a pack of 8 of these for only $69 on Amazon right now.  Get yours, I got mine. Merry Christmas to me.


Apple Watch version 3

The Apple Watch version 3 is honestly one of the most amazing upgrades Apple has every put out for one of its products.  The new 3rd Gen watch is amazing. It comes with the option of to a full cellular phone inside the watch. And on top of that, it simply uses the exact same number of your existing iPhone*. It’s faster, waterproof, and has some exiting new band options.  The Apple Watch starts at $329 and goes up with functionality. Other fitness watches are also great, and you can find Fitbit and the Lintelek, start as low as $40, and offer great fitness tracking as well.


The DJI Mavic Pro

Making the list, literally 2 years in a row, is the DJI Mavic Pro.  This Drone continues to dominate the field, with it’s amazing flight time, ease of use, insanely long range, and huge support base, it’s still the best drone to buy right now in my opinion.

Flight time on this one is about 25 minutes, which is pretty standard these days, however it is foldable and portable, and comes with a ton of new sensors.  It can avoid obstacles and fly over 40MPH. You can get these now from pretty much anywhere, even Costco, at very good prices. Usually a little bit below $900.


VIOME – Gut intelligence

NOTE: Taken from their website: I was quite surprised to learn that over 80% of the DNA in our body doesn’t belong to us. New knowledge about DNA, the human Genome for gene therapy and guy intelligence, is going to change the face of medicine in my opinion. Learning more about yourself and what makes up who you are, can only benefit you in the long run. This is of course, my personal opinion, but I stand by it 100%. This kit is $50 off on the Viome website right now, at $349.


Muse Brain Sensing Headband

Last, but not least, my actual personal favorite, is the Muse Brain Sensing Headband. Meditation is considered one of those “mystic practices” mostly used by monks and hippies. (no offense intended to either of those groups). However, the military, sports and corporate worlds are taking brain training VERY seriously. Almost every top athletic field you love, now incorporates some form of brain training, trying to find what they call “flow”, or the “switch”. It makes no sense for the rest of the world to be left behind, when access to this type of advanced training and technology is readily available to anyone.  The Muse headband’s ability to provide active real-time feedback to the state of your brain is only the tip of the iceberg. Since, just like the Apple iPhone, the Muse system allows other developers to freely utilize their technology to find bigger more world industry disruptive uses for the system. Thus, beyond the fact that brain training or neural hacking is already mainstream, and if you’re not involved already, you’re behind, but if you want to improve your mind and body, this is an amazing place to start, and an important step towards that goal.  Prices now is about $200 with online coupons, Retail: $249

Gifts For Her by Rachel Zalis

1) Helena Quinn Floral Kimono –  $140





2) Pop & Suki Monogrammed Zip Pouches + Make-up Cases –  $75/$95



3)Rebecca Minkoff Power Tassel Keychain – $50





4) Kikki.K Journals – $18.95-$34.95



5) Casamigos Gift Box With Shot Glasses – $35-$60





Become A Social Media Boss!

Tips From Jen Powell on How to build A Social Following
1) Post everyday
2) Be Authentic
3) Not too many hashtags- looks trashy
4) Photos do not have to be professionally taken, but all pictures must be aesthetically pleasing
5) Make sure your overall aesthetic is in the “same world”
6) Do insta stories!

Once you have a following (at least 5-10K), you can begin to develop brand relationships by:
1) Reaching out to brands directly (via DM or Email) and ask if you can post for a repost or for a trade of clothing
a. Should be a brand you already use and post about

Once you’ve proven conversion & have a decent following (at least 10k), you can start to monetize by reaching out and partnering with companies such as:
1) Scorecard
2) Instabrand
3) RewardStyle
4) LikeToKnowIt

Glio Support Groups

Hi Friends,

Please find the list below of groups that our guest today, Melinda Gulick, recommends for Glio patients:

1)GBM Community:
2)GBM Surviving and Winning:
3) Surviving Glioblastoma:
4) Gray Matters Foundation:
5) Brain Tumor Talk: