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  1. Our Political Lunch Discussions

    Thu 18 May 2017
    By Cruz

    I work long, hard hours and even a few on the weekend, so I usually try to relax a little by going out for lunch. Me and a group from work go to laugh and chat to break up the monotony of the work day. It's a lot of fun, and without it, I'd probably be pretty miserable and depressed. It also helps to keep my mind focused and sharp, because most of my work time is spent on a computer in an office with no one to talk to. Our favorite topic seems to be politics, especially women in politics, and what's going wrong with certain things.

     

     

    At least twice a week we will go to an Indian restaurant for lunch, and although it's one of my favorite foods, it's very oily. I could choose to get something less oily, but it's just so darn good and I can't help myself! However, it does my skin no favors and can sometimes cause a nice breakout of acne. That's usually when I try to suggest another restaurant.

     

    When I start getting acne, I usually go to see my girl at Kimberly K Skincare  to get a facial. She does such a great job and works with my schedule, knowing I'm busy and may not be able to give her enough of a notice. It's easily the best day spa La Jolla has to offer.  Sometimes, if she's busy, someone else can do it, but I like talking with my girl the most. She already knows my situation, so it's easier.

     

     

    If I'm not able to get in for a treatment, I try to just do my own facial at home on the weekend, or use some treated pads. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but when I go in for treatment, it always seems to do the trick. I guess I should just schedule an appointment with her, since I know this will happen again. I refuse to stop eating my favorite Indian foods!

  2. Elizabeth Warren: A Personal Hero

    Mon 15 May 2017
    By Cruz

    I think it's time to take a vacation to see my family, who live on the east coast. I haven't seen them in a year, so it's definitely time. I've just been so busy with different avenues of income, that I barely have time to clear my head at the beach once a week. I definitely need to get out more!

     

    One of the things I do is make videos, and although it's mostly for fun, it makes me a decent amount of side income every month. I've been doing it for years, so I kind of built up a fan base that allows me to see more profits. It's nice to make the extra money, but it's also great to connect with people and talk to them about various subjects and to also get their opinions.

     

    My videos are mostly about politics, specifically female politicians (I LOVE Elizabeth Warren, a personal hero) and leaders around the world. But I also talk about what's happening in this current administration, as well as a number of other topics that may or may not be political. It just depends on either what I see on the news that morning, or what I've been thinking about, or even historical discussions. Anything goes, really! I am working on a video to create a post on here soon after a collaboration.

     

     

    So when I make these LiveCast videos, I always go to a STUDIO C, a local sound studio in San Diego where I can have complete privacy and no one can interrupt me. At home I've got a bird that likes to make noises, and a talkative boyfriend who's always playing video games loudly. That makes it a less than ideal spot to shoot my videos from.

     

    I decided to head over to the studio to make a few videos before I left for 2 weeks, so that they could be uploaded automatically at a certain time. This allows me to focus on my other ventures, although this time it's purely for vacation. I'm sure I will think of a hundred topics while I'm there because my brain never stops, but at least it will feel great to see my loved ones!

  3. The Top Ten Best Female Athletes In The World

    Tue 28 February 2017
    By Cruz

    In a world dominated mostly by men's sports, great female athletes might get overlooked. The truth is, they could compete anytime with their male counterparts, and are almost just as strong. Whether it's tennis, soccer, basketball, kayaking, skiing, or snowboarding, these are some pretty tough ladies! Below are 10 of the best female athletes in the world.

     

    1. Serena Williams

    Serena Jameka Williams is a tennis player who has set some great records in the sport. She was born in Michigan on September 26, 1981 and has taken part in numerous tennis tournaments with remarkable performances. This beautiful athlete took part in a major tennis tournament for the first time in 1999. Williams is not only a famous tennis player, but she is also one of the best paid female athletes, earning 28.9 million dollars per year.

    2. Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova is a tennis player and beautiful model. In her career, she has had 557 wins and 133 losses, and is currently ranked as the second best tennis player in the world. Sharapova is a Russian beauty who is known for her tough shots on the tennis field. She is one of the richest female athletes in the world.

    3. Sydney Laroux

    Sydney is a female soccer player and a member of the U.S Women's Soccer Team. She has won an Olympic gold medal and plays the position of a striker. The Seattle Reign FC is her current team and they play in the National Women’s Soccer League.

    4. Ana Ivanovic

    Ana Ivanovic is one of the best female tennis players who has won single titles that includes one Grand Slam title. She is from Serbia, and apart from playing tennis, she is very popular in the fashion industry, known for her great figure and beauty.

    5. Adriene Levknecht

    Levknecht is a 28 year old female kayaker from Greenville, SC who is considered one of the best female kayakers (see the best kayaks of 2017). She's known for racing fast, overcoming great waves, and winning several competitions held at the Green Race. She has won the Green Race Championship seven times, and has proven that she is the best in the south east. Levknecht won the Lord of the Fork competition, and was number three is the Little White Salmon race. In 2015, she took part in the ICF Freestyle World Championships held on the Ottawa River in August, finishing in the top ten. Check out inflatable kayak reviews if you want to experience Adriene's sport for yourself.

    6. Sorana Christea

    In 2017, Sorana Christea was ranked among the top ten highest paid female athletes. She is a tennis player from Romania and is ranked at the top of some of the international tennis lists. Christea is known for her charm in the tennis field and a strong grasp on the racket.

    7. Sania Mirza

    Mirza is a tennis player from India, and has been nominated as the most beautiful female sports person. She has won several events in tennis, especially in the double category. Mirza is one of the best paid female athletes, and she has made lots of money through advertisements and endorsements on Indian Television.

    8. Elena Delle Donne

    Elena Delle Donne is a 26 year old basketball player who is currently the most valuable player in the WNBA. She is one of the best female basketball players in the world and is rivaling Maya Moore for the position of best female basketball player. Elena is 6 feet 5 inches and possesses unique skills that enable her to play in multiple positions on the court.

    9. Hope Solo

    Hope is considered the greatest female goalkeeper of all time, and she is a goalie for the U.S Women's National Team. She has won two Olympic gold medals, and the highly prized Golden Glove in the FIFA Women’s World Cup held in 2015. She was awarded the trophy for conceding only three goals in the entire tournament.

    10. Lindsey Vonn

    Lindsey Vonn is considered the best female skier of all time. She is 31 years old and has won the World Cup race for the 76th time in February 2016, setting the best record of all time.

  4. The Most Powerful Women In The World

    Thu 15 December 2016
    By Cruz

    This video shows you the most powerful women in the world, whether they choose to do good with their money, status, connections or are just very influential over time. The get the job done and are stronger than we can ever know.

  5. Can Sports Help Build Self-Esteem For Young Girls?

    Mon 05 December 2016
    By Cruz

    Self esteem often comes into play in our daily interactions especially to young girls going through adolescence and other phases of their lives.  There are a few activities that boost self esteem, including sports of all types!  Below are just a handful of sports and activities that can grow any young woman's self-esteem and have her confidence blooming.  Who knows, she might be the next president of the US!

    1. KARATE

    Karate is one disciplinary activity/sport that requires tremendous focus and discipline!  It definitely boosts confidence and involves as much mental activity as it does physical.

    Karate teaches students to be disciplined: discipline is a key factor when it comes to self esteem as once a young girl learns that they can achieve great things through little efforts then they are able to discipline themselves and as such get their esteem boosted. Commitment also goes with discipline and once a student learns the art of being committed they are able to go up the karate belts hence boosting esteem.

    Karate also helps in weight loss and control. Childhood obesity has contributed a lot in girls having a low self esteem as the larger kids are often viewed as lesser beings, while the slimmer ones are considered to be too thin for anyone’s liking and this damages their esteem. Karate workouts involve natural and muscle development as the young karate kids are often in constant practice and movement. Hence this intense workout keeps the health and weight of the girls in check and as such boosting their esteem. 

    One great example of a UFC female leader that has made it great  is Cris Justino who has a 17-1 record label. 17-1 record! Imagine that!

    2. SURFING

    Ever walked up to a young girl surfing and asked her why she likes to surf?

    Well, the answer she would most likely give you is, “when I surf, I feel like I can do anything”.  What a powerful response!  What tremendous conditioning to carry through the mind! When one is out there surfing, they tend to let go of their inhibitions, worries, hindrances and other ill feelings that may lower their esteem. 

    Serena Brooke ranked as the World's second surfer is the perfect example to all those young ladies out there as she has proved to the world she can do it; coming in as the only female that has always come up top five in the first years of her journey into surfing. When one is out there they feel like they could do anything because of the adrenaline rush and as such this goes a long way in boosting their self esteem.  Include any and all water sports to this!  Kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, what have you.  One cool spot to check out latest news on such activities is Killer Kayaks for a budgeted but safe inflatable kayak and more.

    3. BASKETBALL

    Basketball is another sport that boosts self esteem and confidence.Lisa Leslie and Laura Jackson can clearly conquer with the above statement as evidenced by the great strides they have taken in the basketball courts. When a player (young girl) is out there before the beginning of a match they are encouraged to be positive and think positively. Positive thoughts are good for esteem boosting. 

    As they play also, they tend to inspire other younger girls and that feeling that there is someone that looks up to them also goes along way. Finally, basketball involves team work. Team work requires that everyone in the team looks at the other as being equal and not better than herself and, as such, once a girl feels equal, their esteem is boosted.  Check out a WNBA game with your daughter, sister, aunt-heck, even the men in your life!  Guaranteed everyone will walk away impressed.

     

     

  6. A Shocking Turn Of Events: Hillary Clinton, NOT the Next POTUS!

    Fri 25 November 2016
    By Cruz

    Only with sadness and disappointment we can report that Trump is the next US President Elect, not Hillary Clinton.  However, we have never seen another presidential candidate who is as graceful and amazing as Hillary Clinton has been with this run.

    Here is her heartbreaking yet patriotic concession speech.  Let us not give up hope!

    Be proud, Hillary supporters! Gear up for the next few years.

    Tagged as : female US president

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