I support my sister at her super fun runway event. #geauxpink #YouNight

CONGRATULATIONS LISA and friends, this show has sold out. To watch it online, click up on your menu, and add this page as a bookmark on your computer so you can find it easily.

General Entry Ticket $125 SOLD OUT
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VIP Packages Starting at $275 SOLD OUT

This is my real life sister’s event and brainchild. Watch video.

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Next Show, Saturday July 27, 2019 in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center. #geauxpink

You night is a runway event hosted, created, and ran by my real life sister Lisa along with the support of many people who love her as well as those who have just met her.

It is a spectacular, fun, laughter filled runway show that gets beautiful people together who have been given a positive cancer diagnosis to walk the catwalk as models and amazing inspirational role models.

These exceptional women are literally flooded with love and gifts as their friends and family show their support by attending and cheering them on. Also, the community gets involved by supporting these amazing people, including the men, called the Knights.

Get it? You Knights?

This will probably be a sold out event so book your tickets early. If you need tickets let us know.


Lisa, Celeste and company
Lisa, Celeste and company

As a little sister would — I like to follow my sister either in person or in this case online. My real life sister has been up to her amazing self again by having just completed a successful runway fashion show in order to increase breast cancer awareness.

Today, I’m sharing a letter that my sister Lisa received from one of the participants.

Have you added your mascara to your bag! Don’t forget it is important.

 

Geaux Lisa!

 

46 Ways to be a Better Person

Hello you.

Here’s a quick list that will get your started on having a nicer day now. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

1. Take a deep breath now, hold it as long as you can. Count to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, release, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and now another.

2. OK, two more deep breaths. Relax.

3. Focus on an object then close your eyes and take another two deep breaths, in through your nose out through your mouth.

4. Meditate. Concentrate on your third eye and just be peaceful. You can stop reading this! It’s okay!

5. Slow down. Try moving slowly.

6. Start each day as Gandhi did: Be the change you want to see.

7. Look for ways to help others.

It almost always seems impossible until it's done. ♡
It almost always seems impossible until it’s done.x♡o

8. Treat yourself great.

9. Be your own friend.

10. Go to the mirror and make funny faces.

11. Make yourself and/or a friend a nice cup of tea or coffee.

12. Take a long walk without music or distractions.

13. Clean. Go left to right, it works.

14. Be young in your heart.

15. Hug a tree.

16. Jump on one leg. Now the other. Do this in your mind’s eye. Or for real.

17. Spin like a child with your eyes closed. Do this in your mind’s eye. Or for real.

18. Hug someone. Even yourself.

19. Next time you see someone on facebook that’s down, send that person a prayer. Maybe send a link or a support message.  How about a phone call?

20. Write.

21. Be inspirational.

22. Forgive yourself.

23. Push yourself to be a little bit better.

24. Count to ten before reacting, or better yet, just let it slide.

25. Pet an animal.

26. Turn off the tv.

27. Sell something.

28. Give something away to charity.

29. Treat yourself to a something special.

30. Take a nice long relaxing bath or shower.

31. Cook.

32. Organize.

33. Make a list of three things you don’t want to do then do them.

34. Eat well. How does a salad sound for your next meal? A big one!

35. Exercise.

36. Take a risk with love.

37. Write a message to someone saying thank you for being there.

38. Enjoy this moment.

39. Listen to affirmations.

40. Shine the light that God has given you.

41. Tell someone you love them.

42. No matter what your age, dream — even big if you’d like.

43. Remember a moment when you were blissful. Hold on to it.

44. Accept yourself for exactly who you are.

45. Send a REAL letter in the mail.

46. Give yourself a little break.

Thanks for reading and have a great day. I believe in you. I do.

In the comment section, I’d like to know what you can hear, smell and feel in this exact moment. What is around you? I can hear boys playing, the washing machine spinning and a distant car passing.

 

An overactive imagination

Dunk.

Hello, good day.

One of the benefits of being a blogger is that you get to think of new blog topics as you go about your day.

I didn’t know that when I published my first blog post that I was opening a box as far as creativity goes.

There you go.

I pray a lot that God gives me the right words to convey my thoughts to the people who read my blog,

God bless you who ever you are and where ever you are.

The message gets transmitted over the internet webs through the magic of electricity, wifi, engineering, programming, computers, technology, all sliced up into little tiny bits and then it magically re appears in your inbox and on your screens on the other side of the world.

The pretty picture that someone took at in the remote parts of the world are here for us to enjoy. Of course, people are going to be criticized for walking and bumping into poles with their phones, there is just too much to consume.

At the same time, writing is fun.

My overly creative imagination listens to masters who remind me that I have the ability to do this.

One tells the story of when he and his twin were adopted by an aunt at a young age and she promised to never separate them. He tells the story of when he was looking for his first job and he asked the man if he needed some help and was sent away.

He tells the story better than I do so please let him tell his story and I shall tell mine.

My story started in a small town.

My friends and I would hang out after school. When I was younger I found enormous satisfaction in taking the full sink of dishes and making the sink shine. Maybe that is how a carpenter works when they build furniture.

Yesterday, during my reading I came across a list of the 100 bloggers to watch this year. I had read and heard about three of them. The writer had put in some time to make the list but I couldn’t get through the entire reading in one sitting because it just seemed too big and too much information to me — though it is a good reference!

I would have liked it to have been shorter. Everyone seems to be a marketer who gets synthesized into labels and as most creatives agree, they like to stay away from labels.

These interweb folk insist you need things like a funnel, a niche, a label, to be expert. Some writers are down to earth and those are the ones I adore. You can tell because they will live stream in their pajamas with their hair wet.

I think about blogging goals and selling goals.. I am a writer. I did make my course, and people who have taken it love it and appreciate it but I don’t like to sell. I am not sure if artists like being salespeople. The fun part of art is in the making, at least for me.

although I do love when someone buys one of my paintings!

It is the selling of the book or the painting or the song that the marketing folk step in and take over.

I like to think that all people are writers, singers, artists and so on.

What happens is that as a life long dedicated learner, the journalist in me takes over and remembers her lessons on  price, product, place and positioning from her ad days.

I think that one of goals of any marketer are to increase reach. That is why, when I started blogging, I got caught up in the numbers of how many people I was reaching.

That is where overwhelm steps in and you will read about the effect of too much information.

Here is my second attempt to break it down for you. lol.

If you are going to talk to people, then just do that. Just talk to them. If you want to get your message out to more people then use what you have available.

If you want to get fancy, then study and model how experts do it and then try your best to do how they have written and sold without stealing.

I’ll give you an example. Once my friend saw a painting of mine and asked me to paint one for him. I took out a painting I absolutely loved and inspired me and looked at it and tried to copy a master. Of course, the painting didn’t look anything like the original because my hand is very different, every color was different, the subject was different, the brush strokes were heavier but in the end I loved the painting. I feel the original was my teacher for that painting.

I am not reinventing the wheel.

Does it feel like I am just talking about nothing, and blathering on?

The cat is making snoring sounds while I sleep. Not snoring more like erm ha chica mm sounds deep in her sleep. A new day has dawned full of hope, wonder, joy and anticipation of good things to come and for that I am truly thankful.

I appreciate it that you chose to follow my blog and read my missives. I wish you well today and every day.

My best to you and yours.

 

Twitter Facebook Faceoff ► Which one do you prefer? #ff @jbuliesblog

Buy the ticket, take the ride. ॐ

 

Hello!

I’m thinking about my friends clicking in here from all over the world. How awesome is the world wide web? Shout out to the www.

Hello World Wide Web.

Today I’m talking about twitter and how hard it is to understand as least for someone like me.

I’ve had some great great comments on my facebook page. Facebook rules by the way. Twitter, well, it’s new all new to me.

Go facebook, go!

I got comments about how to use twitter since it’s such an enigma for me. David Letterman figured it out by getting a laptop and one of his techies to turn on his twitter page so he can update it during the show.

If David Letterman can use twitter, certainly I can do it too. Right?
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Absolutely NOTHING to write about

Hello friends of the interwebs, how are you today?

I am writing from the table of my living room. Where are you? Are you looking at your phone, your computer, or by chance your real life?

cropped-daisy-png.jpgHas the internet become part of our life completely now? Information overload! There are so many opinions floating about the space. Everyone has an opionion and this one is mine.

I started writing when I was about seven. It was when I got a crayon in my hand. I would start by writing my name. In retrospect I think I was dislexic because I would switch the j to have the bottom part go to the right and not the left. I did that actually for quite a while.

The first true letter I wrote was when my neighbor and best friend left to spend the summer with her dad. We had stamps and we had addresses so we could write each other. I think I was about nine.

I took out some stationery that I had received for a birthday present and started writing. Funny thing about that letter is that the paper was made in a way that in folded many times, like eight times into a small postal size envelope. I didn’t have enough words to fill in all of the paper so I just signed my name really big along the last five pages.

Love, Julie

Then I remember something I wanted to write so I wrote it super small at the bottom. I think I wrote something like come home soon.

My writing improved during my year abroad. I had a friend of mine who had joined the peace corps and was sent on a mission somewhere. She and I had addresses and new lives, on two new continents, so we filled eachother in on the differences.

She lived where it was super hot so I especially loved seeing the sweat marks running down her pen strokes. Those were the days, my friend! We thought they’d never end. We’d sing and dance for ever and a day. We had a life to live, we’d fight and never lose, those were the days, oh, yes, those were the days.

In those days, we didn’t have the internet. I lived without a phone too for a year when I was 22. If we needed to make a phone call, we walked downtown, found the central post office, waiting in line and made our phone call. I would call my mom and talk for about five minutes and it would cost about $20. I would leave that phone booth both exhillerated and empty with longing to talk more.

How spoiled we are now! How lucky we are to be able to call and see our loved ones. What is even better is to see them in real life!

How to increase blog traffic — 10 tips and tricks from jbulie’s blog.

Even the what you can't imagine is possible.

If you want your blog or website to succeed — love doing it.

Easy.

I’m sharing with you what I’ve been doing over here to attract visitors and increase blog traffic.

Don’t believe the people who say they get a million visitors a day — or even thousands. They are like kids in a candy shop, typing in numbers. Learn from doing first hand, and ask a blogger friend.

Here are the steps you can take to make your site grow.

1. Get to know your readers. Share.

Spend a lot of time looking at your stats feature and try to understand where your readers are coming from. A lot of my readers have become friends. Thanks guys. A lot are new, welcome. I’ve also found having a stats counter installed helps.

I’ve learned that they come from all over the world and different backgrounds and ages.

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From Pauline to Helen Gurley Brown: She is an unsung, deliciously sybaritic, and downright cheeky feminist heroine. She will be sorely and dearly missed.

2. Participate in comments and conversations.

One of the best ways of inviting visitors to your site participate in conversations in the comment sections of blogs you like reading. Ever since I started my blog, I’ve learned a great deal in the comments section of articles.

3. Write good content.

My highest ranked day was when I wrote a piece about motivation and being a better person.

4. Write from the heart.

Talk as if you were speaking to a few good friends. Write about what you care about people are going to be supportive.

5. Make it a goal.

I have also made it a goal to have a lot of visitors so in my free time I read as many articles I can on the subject.

6. Use your real voice.

When I write I like to picture I’m either standing infront of my peers and explaining things simply. Or, I try to imagine I’m writing my sister or mom and telling them how simple it is to make your business grow.

Wishing you flowers today.

7. Enjoy

You guys might have noticed how much I love to play around with my readers. I enjoy writing. I write to share, to learn and to enrich the lives of the people around me.

8. Add extra value, then go the extra mile.

Using the principles explained by Napolean Hill, the more you give, the more you receive. It’s so easy to get great feedback — just give of yourself.

You are one person writing, right? Well, there are lots of people reading so the ratio is just immense. Give of yourself and you get back so much from some many people. I strive to constantly go the extra mile and provide excellent quality in all my endeavors.


9. Be inspiring.

You can be inspiring, funny wonderful, full of life. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then I do. I know you got this. You can do it!

We all have the ability to push ourselves to learn and make our lives better. You can do it. I believe in you.

10. Pay it forward.

Without my visitors, I’d just be here talking to my cat, luckily, she’s a good listener.

xo

julie

 

6 reasons my blog readers rock. ❒ ~ check ✔

Yes. You.

Welcome back visitors for yet another pot of freshly brewed hot blog copy, using homegrown partially recycled pure grounds. Whatever that means.

Blog copy. Try saying that ten times fast.

I wanted to start off by saying I’ve had a few readers who have been such loyal blog followers leaving comments, hitting the facebook ‘like’ button, encouraging me.

I thank you for being my constant inspiration. Believe it or not, some of you wonderful readers have sent me long inspiring letters AND super cool REAL presents. That’s just too cool.

Now my readers are going to ask What does blog copy mean? Then they are going to ask me what fresh brewed has to do with blog copy. I’ll have to send them to an expert because I have no idea.ha ha

I’m digging myself quickly into a hole on this post. I can feel it spiraling down.  I still have friends who don’t know what blog means.

Note to self.  Should I start calling it an online journal?

❀ I know you are there. I can see you and it makes me happy and sad all at the same time.
❀ It’s okay to take a break. ❀

1. I love my readers. Some of them I have known for ages and others are new. They continue to inspire me to write.

They tell me nice things like you never know Julie, maybe you will make someone’s lives better. They say things like they love to read my blog. I don’t know if that counts though because it was probably my mom. 😉

2. I love writing. To me writing gets my thoughts on the page and out of my head. Yesterday while shopping with my kids I sat down and wrote a list of 15 things I had to do. I felt overwhelmed and getting my list on the page made me feel like I could accomplish it. I’m just taking baby steps one at a time. Stay with me folks.

3. The more I give the more I receive. My friendships have been growing steadily and so is my reader base. I feel like I have never learned so much about life, love, laughter and people as I have in the last couple of months since sharing my life with others.

I had a lot of fears to overcome. I think we all get used to talking to our inner circle of friends or to ourselves we think that if we wrote it for all the world to see we would be drastically made fun of.

4. My learning curve is out of control. The minute I hit the publish button on my first blog entry most of you know I couldn’t sleep. I thought, Oh great, delete, delete, delete. My husband is currently worried about me because it has been almost all consuming.

I just read. I want to know what makes a blog successful so I just click away. Luckily I’ve been super peaceful and smiling.

I'll forgive you. ´¯`»¸¸.·☆
It’s a new day and new dawn and I’m feeling good.´¯`»¸¸.·☆

I’m not so certain that spending more time online is a good thing though.

I have always sustained that a to be happy in life you have to find a balance of work and pleasure.

I’ll give you an example. Say you are successful. I ask you how you are spending your days. Are you spending them alone or with other people? What percentage of your time are you dedicating to your family, to your work, to entertainment?

How much of your time are you dedicating towards being a good person, toward helping others? How much of your time are you dedicating toward making yourself a better person?

As my best friend says it’s the doing that makes the difference. In writing and sharing, I’m a do-er not a be-er. Note to self: don’t forget to hyphenated the word be-er.

This chick is so cool. She's thinking about you. ❀
I can see you. Just tell me everything is going to be okay. It will! ´¯`»¸¸.·☆

5. People are curious. I think one of the reasons people are reading this now is because they want to know what my life is like. I think I should write more about that. I’ll tell you. I spend a lot of time with my family, cleaning, cooking, writing, drawing,  a lot of time with my friends – as much as possible and the major part of my time taking care of life.

6. I push myself to succeed. I strive for excellence. I strive for peace. I model good behavior. I strive to be a better person. I’m crazy scared that I’m going to bomb in front of all of my peers so I’m doing all I can do to make this great.

I know it’s not. But like I tell my kids, I’m not a great mom, I’m not even a good mom, but I do try. I make it a goal. I know they know that. Making it a goal shows you care. I tell them I love them every day so many times. They know the story because I tell it to them every night before they go to bed.

I tell them I love them more than the moon, more than the stars, and more than all of the oceans.

Tell people you love that you love them. I don’t think you can ever say that enough. Be the change you want to see. Be inspiring. You think you don’t know how? I’ll give you a start. Smile at someone you don’t know. Live your life with passion. Pursue excellence. Take care of yourselves.

Let’s eat Grandma! or Let’s eat, Grandma! Punctuation saves lives.

Why not?

tumblr_n8ax1mKPhG1r4dhkuo1_500Hi guys and welcome back. Thanks for dropping in.

Do you often check your stats?

I was humbled when doing my internet research and came across blogs that have a reported reader base of 300,000. I was so excited about my first 1,800. I went into the kitchen and told my husband. He was lovely and supportive. He said Julie, give it a chance, you have only just started.

He’s absolutely right.

I am reminded to thank God for my many blessings.

I spend a lot of time figuring out the basics, how to choose a picture, how to get my categories and my archives visible.

There’s a lot of behind the scenes work going on that I don’t know if my reader is aware of.

Here’s a little appreciation going to the behind the scenes workers at this blog. Someone needs a little love and a hug today.

Some people added me to their lists of blogs they like to read — this brought new visitors. Thank you. It is a nice friendly surprise — sort of like a present you didn’t expect.

More Readers Comments.

Be young. Go ahead do something impossible. Could anything be more sweet?

Most comments are super supportive and positive. Thank you! A guy left a comment saying anyone anyone writes their biography in the third person is a dork.

I deleted it. I reserve that right for people I truly love like my sister, my husband and my best friend who call me Mutt, Monkey, Jules™, JulieBulie™ and JB™.

Each Word You Say Represents Who You Are

Often when my friends use questionable language. I sometimes give them a tiny note, a wink and a smile.

You can do it!
Give.

They say, It’s not my fault!

I told the sweet and smart people I’m going to buy you a shirt and write It’s not my fault on it for the amount of times I’ve heard that.

I love that they have added me to their facebook accounts and include me in their lives. Hi guys! 🙂

They gave me a couple of toys to play with at school: a spinner top, a stand up figurine as big as my index finger and a poofy top pen.

Smiles. Silliness. Wonder.

Everything is going to be okay. Really!

Life is Participation.

I walked into class and some of my students noticed I got a new hair cut. They gave me compliments. I think were sincere. Although at the moment my hair is getting really long.

I’ve learned so many things from people and living lately. I would say the number one thing I have learned is how to be a nicer person.

I mean it. I surround myself by lovely people and I thank you for being here right now in this minute reading these words. Hi! Welcome.

I’m Still Smiling.

I received a ton of stuff from my loved ones. Thank you so much. They continue to spoil me. I don’t know what I have done to deserve such wonderful treatment but I try to be humble and thankful.

My kids got a lot of clothes, toys and candy. I get love.

We talk about health, not smoking and going the extra mile – and flossing, how knowledge will make you a better people. We talk about how making decisions now effect the rest of our lives.

Miro. Ha!

I feel privileged to be a writer and a teacher to talk to them and to you too. I’m also enjoying every beautiful minute of this glorious day.

Thank you.

I know I got through to my class because they got real quiet and started listening, eyes transfixed.

We talked about health we talked at length about existentialism, fatalism and Christianity and dreams. They get it. Kids are smart. They are our future.

As always, I hope this finds you well, happy, lucky and in love. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and visit. Have a great day.

 by Julie Angelos

Be inspirational. Be inspired. Note to self: Try. And smile. Everything is going to be all right.

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Hello hello!  Julie here, and my entire team has been buzzing with excitement…

We opened the doors to the CYOSP Program this morning…

And the phone, live chat, and Facebook messages have been coming in super fast!

People are rushing to get one of the remaining BONUS 1-on-1 “CYOSC” calls… before they’re GONE.

The first 10 slots with me were grabbed almost instantly…

However, there are still spots available to get a bonus 30 minute 1-on-1 call with my “New”, “Basic”, or “Expert” advisors.

Spots are filling up quickly.

So if you’re thinking about joining the Create Program…

Now is the time to grab your “one-on-one” spot so we can review your strategy and get you moving forward quickly.

==> Go grab a spot before they’re gone!

All the best!

Julie

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10 Insider Tips To Start Your Day Off Right

1) Put your best foot forward.

Regardless of how many mistakes you have made in the past, today is a new day. Just by making a decision now, you can make your dreams come true by believing in yourself.

Think of the adage of the train who said I think I can I think I can.

Before you know it, you can overcome obstacles.

2) Overcoming obstacles.

How do I overcome obastacles? It is all about the way you view them. There is always a good side to every story. When a door closes a window opens. What could be good? Opportunity. The world is your oyster. There are infinite possibilities. Look at your obstacles as stepping stones to your future.

3) The world is your oyster.

God gave us this wonderful life so we could live it to it’s fullest. Now is your opportunity to live life to its fullest, love and learn.

4) Make attainable goals.

Simplicity

Out with the lists of stopping smoking, losing weight and getting rid of old habits. In with the lists of positive choices. Choose a healthy lifestyle that includes rest, relaxation, good food, exercise, abundance, lots of water and happiness. Make your goals to be state driven.

That means desiring what you have.

Set yourself up to play a winning game.

5) Have state driven goals.

It’s not the money that makes us happy, it’s what that money can buy. Let’s just jump over this hurdle and stop wanting more money. Start to have happiness in the terms of joy, love and peace of mind. You have all that you need in this moment.

6) Be the change you desire in the world.

Instead of complaining about what is wrong, start finding what is right and then start acting how you want to be. Decide to avoid any self negative talk. Your mind can hear you and it might just believe what it hears.

7) Model good behavior

So your not perfect, neither am I. But I do try. I set myself out to be the best I can be. At times I don’t know what good behavior is like so I find someone who I think is doing it right and I try to do it just like them.

*8) Be sensible my dear child

Get a good night’s sleep, drink lots of water, do some exercise, eat well and hug someone.

One thing I’ve learned is to moderate behavior. Make good choices because you think they are sensible, not based on desire or feeding immediate impulses. Be thankful for what you have.

9) Go green.

Go green.

Start talking about recycling and then do it. Start dividing your trash into paper, plastics, glass and organic waste and then deposit them in the appropriate bins.

10) Laugh

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Dedicate some time of your day to things that make you happy, like love, family and friends.

Remember, live life with passion as if it were your last and first day. Live life as you were looking through the eyes of a child. All things are possible through God.