|Posted on August 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM|
Rosie and I are excited to be the new operators of Red Mango in Stony Brook. We have been asked by the corporate office to showcase our talents and launch some new creative ideas for the other franchisees to model. We plan to bring a new marketing spin on the franchise with live web-tv food broadcasts on the internet, community/local charity fundraisers (proceeds go back to the charity 100%), local business networking events, open mic-night, psychic nights, comedy night, (all free of charge for the space). In addition, we have a full line of fresh vegetable and fruit juices, cafe sandwiches and smoothies along with the common yogurt goodies that the franchise offers. Stop in and see us at 2350 Rte 347 (Nesconset Hwy) Stony Brook, NY
|Posted on June 27, 2016 at 3:25 PM|
Cedar Knolls joined the Eastern NY Wine Fest this past weekend to launch their new Westhampton Building Project. The homes start at $650,000 and are energy efficient, produce less waste for the environment and are on 1 acre lots. They're on a private cul-de-sac in Westhampton School District. Go to the beach...and enjoy a Cedar Knolls Home. 631.251.1518
|Posted on February 5, 2016 at 7:05 PM|
There is no greater achievement than overcoming great challenges. It's always difficult, but we need problems, difficulty....we need adversity.
Adversity is Life.
Many people use the quote by German Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzche "what does not kill me, makes me stronger" to bolster resilience in the face of adversity. I've been dealing with my own traumatic events this past year, which have caused me severe PTSD, so I have decided to research the scientific effects of adversity and determine if Mr. Nietzche's words actually have some merit.
Adversity is overwhelming and it really can be anything...not just trauma, like I have experienced. It is self-doubt and self-pity. Immense pressure. Losing a loved one, losing your health, your job, your freedom....your liberties.
Adversity is inevitable.
Adversity is whatever you allow it to be. You can allow adversity to overwhelm you and you can surrender.
Or you can get to work.
Traumatic experiences of adversity such as assault, misuse and abuse of litigation and the criminal justice system or loss of a loved one, divorce, missing your children, all can be extremely damaging. But when healing from these things, you can use them to help develop resilience. The aphorism by Nietzche may seem like common sense but is not supported by scientific research. Certainly a miserable life is bad for you but I believe it's what you make of that life that makes you live a better life.
Serious events, like missing/death of a child or parent, being physically attacked, experiencing abuse, or being forcibly separated from your family, can cause psychological problems. But according to the research I have done, these events can actually be healthy. Yes, crazy but I can attest to it.
According to what I have learned, the people with the best outcomes were those who had experienced some negative events in their lives.
Another study that I found stated that people with physical pain were able to get around better if they had experienced some serious adversity, whereas those who had no challenges at all, were more impaired in life.
It seems that people who have been through traumatic experiences have had the opportunity to develop their coping mechanisms more acutely and are able to handle extreme circumstances. Personally, I found this to be true...and when people hear my story, they can't understand how I am so happy and actually thriving.
My negative life experiences have strengthened me, making me better able to manage subsequent difficulties. The stressful events that have occurred in my life have forced me to develop stronger social networks as they have also taught me how to get help from others when necessary. I was never good at asking for help...but now, the people who are willing to help me is overwhelming. For me, the network of people is what helps any challenges of adversity.
I have learned that just because something bad has happened to me, doesn’t mean I am damaged...it means that I am stronger, wiser and closer to others. I can relate to many things...I can teach how people can help themselves and not feel sorry...and not suffer.
How have I endured?
I started taking small steps and the longer I endured, the more I endured, the stronger I became. The more I dealt with adversity, calmly, concisely and carefully, the better I felt and the better my chances became of overcoming anything that came to me.
I started to ask myself why and how I could be so resilient....
I found that I am not weak...I actually cannot believe my own strength and perseverance. I started earning great respect within the community. I started getting calls from others to help them. I now see that adversity is what weeds out the weak.
Adversity has helped me to examine my life in an honest manner. It has been the spotlight that has enabled me to see my weaknesses...as well as my strengths. I've learned I am the strongest person I have ever known. I don't know another soul that has endured the challenges that have been put in front of me and I have become so powerful.
I tell others that once they know and understand their own weaknesses they can begin to change and overcome ANYTHING!
My own challenges is what forced me to change. I was so sweet, soft spoken and afraid to take on challenges...I avoided them. No more. Never again will I be a prisoner to anything. The ME that has endured the adversity is a stronger version than the ME before.
Remember: there is no growth without adversity.
Embrace it and you will survive it....you will become so powerful, there will be NO knocking you down...no matter what. You will reach success and grow into a better human being and you will see adversity as a necessary evil. Now, everytime something happens, I am no longer shaking. I smurk...I tell myself, "BRING IT ON...I love this." Because I know what's at the end. The lesson, the growth and the ultimate experience.
Diamonds are made from coal that undergoes extreme pressure.
This is how adversity makes you.
|Posted on February 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM|
Sucha a great day at the office when great people stop in to say hi! Thanks to Lydiane, Dr. Richard & John Dowling for all their awesomeness!
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It was wonderful to attend the inauguration of Nassau County DA, Madeline Singas with friends
|Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:35 AM|
If you love Long Island Like I do, then you will love this article. Click the link to read the 61 reasons Long Island is Actually the Best Thing About New York!
|Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM|
With all the Domestic Violence we have been seeing in the news, it feels really great knowing there is an organization here on Long Island, that can help those suffering from Anger issues. Family & children's Association is offering Intensive Anger Management Courses. If you or someone you know has problems with Anger, please do not be afraid to get the help necessary.
|Posted on June 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM|
Realty Connect turned to Smithtown-based Blu Chip Marketing to create a social media campaign that capitalized on this demand for an Internet presence while advertising a human response. It was a challenge well understood by Blu Chip Marketing founder Karin Caro, a self-made businesswoman who launched her marketing startup just four years ago and has also moved quickly to the head of Long Island’s class.
Read my full LIBN Article at the Link below...
|Posted on May 8, 2014 at 1:40 PM|
What do you think it feels like to have lunch with a best selling author, scientist, doctor and success coach? Read all about it in this article by Brittany BluChip on the legendary Steve Maraboli.
Learn all about the man who has inspired millions of people around the world, then stay tuned for his very own show coming to TheDailyBlu.
Dr. Steve Maraboli has inspired BLU….and we are sure he will do the same for YOU
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Just filmed another episode of Realty Connects Long Island on www.thedailyblu.com!
Check it out!
|Posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM|
When you are ready for your Spring Makeover, Stop by and see my friends at The Tru Salon! Their Master Stylists and Colorists will give you just the look you want for Spring!
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The snow storm is on it's way! To all my Long Island Friends, please be safe! Stay home and enjoy the snow day with your family!
1. Sleep....haha I think we all know thats not possible with children, but it's wishful thinking
2. Make cookies or cook with the kids.
3. Clean and organize your house
4. Shop online. I love www.litrends.com!
5. Play a good old fashioned board game with the kids, or do some arts and crafts.
7. Build a snowman, an igloo or have a snowball fight.
8. Movie marathon!! or watch some of our shows on www.thedailyblu.com
9. Build an indoor blanket fort for the kids
10. Unfriend Facebook friends who live in warmer weather.... LOL or better yet, plan that long awaited, vacation you deserve!
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