• Social Media Overload = Frustration, Anxiety, and Depression?

    I begin to think about the simple times…

    It brings me back to where I was raised. I grew up in the projects in the Bronx. Edenwald, to be exact. Unfortunately, it gets a bad reputation. But it shouldn’t. I remember loyalty, community (no matter the color) and fun.

    There was no internet or social media. For low-income families such as mine, we had the opportunity to go the housing authority to get free cheese…it was delicious! Ahhh, when do we forget the simple times?

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  • Masterclass: Finding Peace In A Digital World

    Does social media just make you feel exhausted? Do you work as an entrepreneur, marketer, or influencer and find yourself online all day and night? Is social media envy turning you into a comparison junky?

    It’s all so loud and overwhelming!

    Welcome to the digital world.

    Join me and the talented Suki Eleuterio for a Master Class on Social Media Overload: Finding Peace in a Digital World.

    In this 60 minute class learn how to:

    • Create healthy boundaries for engaging on social media
    • Use real tools to find mindfulness, stillness, and inner peace
    • Be creative on social media without burning out
    • Recognize signs of the digital world affecting your behavior
    • The actual science and statistics on how social media affects your brain
    • Mindful activities to begin and end your day

    To register for this masterclass, please click on the link.

    I want to help. How can you be more mindful in this ever-changing digital world?

     

  • Success

    Last week I spent an eye-opening, amazing experience at the Alt Summit in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. I put it out in the universe to be a speaker in an upcoming creative conference. It was granted.

    I had the great pleasure of speaking in the Diversity in the Creative World panel. As diversity is most important in any work environment, I hope this topic gains more discussion at future Alt Summits. Session attendees had great questions in targeting specific multi-cultural markets. Pitching the right brand with substantial tools can easily get you in the door of the Hispanic, African-American markets. Brands are smart to work with diverse bloggers. It promotes tolerance, acceptance, and overall good business.

    Although I attended two days out of the four-day conference, I was quite impressed with the summit. With hundreds of bloggers from all over the U.S., one word came to mind.

    Entrepreneurship.

    From jewelry makers to website designers, everyone was set to launch their business. I don’t blame them. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? My only wish is that we all manifest that dream including myself.

     

    View of the mountain with a poem displayed.

     

    Salt Lake City and its people were incredible. I’m a nature addict so driving into the mountains was my one wish and so glad it came true. My hope is that everyone’s intention of making it happen as an entrepreneur is manifested….soon. For more #altsummit images, please head over to my Instagram page.

  • Free Downloadable Press Release Template

    If you or your client have a newsworthy event coming up, this would be a good time to create a standard press release. As I prepare for my upcoming appearance the Alt Design Summit, I want to be able to give you a free downloadable press release template for your event. Life has been crazy busy. See for yourself on Instagram.

    Please keep in mind that press releases or media releases, as sometimes they are called, are different in every communications environment. Some require lots of “fluff” in their releases to spice up the event. However, the way I was trained was to keep the fluff out and keep all facts in. Keep it simple and to the point. Your media will thank you for it.

    ¡De verdad!

    The press is always on a deadline and the last thing they need is a three-page press release which could’ve been created in a well-though out one-page release. It will also behoove you to have access to the AP Style handbook. Your language has to follow the AP guidelines which are a particular writing style used by journalists. Including images or video will only enhance your news release. Living in the digital age, an image can give more of a visual to your standardized text. Have a second or third pair of eyes to give it one last look-over. Click here to download your free template.

     

    Photo credit: Death To The Stock Photo