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Go Green, Choose Green!

Green is the new black!!! Awareness about the current state of our environment, of our sole blue planet, is now gradually making progress. In fact yesterday, September 22, hundreds of thousands gathered in New York for the international day of protest on climate change.  Another way of supporting environmental causes such as this one is by choosing to go green and embracing a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  In order to go green, you have to make a conscious effort to always choose green – it involves knowing and learning what greening really means.  It goes beyond the color or a small tag saying ‘eco-friendly.’  To go green you have to prepare yourself to a process that will involve work and effort on your part.

Go Green, Stay Green!

You can gradually ease into green living one step at a time – you don’t have to go green all the way in an instant - as mentioned above, it is a process not a status.  Realistically speaking, green living takes patience and dedication more than the average whim to jump into the bandwagon.  Sure, being green sounds cool, and it is actually cool!  But drinking your coffee from a mug that says ‘green living’ or sporting a bag that says ‘recycled’ doesn’t make you green– again, green is not a status, it’s a process.

These could be a good start though, call it your first step into the process.  It means somehow you are aware, you know green and open to the prospect of choosing green.  You embrace the fact that we are ultimately responsible for this blue planet.  That our actions or non-actions today will determine the state of the environment that we’re living behind for the future generation.

Make the conscious effort now to educate and bring awareness to yourself. Know the impact of your actions, your lifestyle, and habits to the environment. It may sound easy to pull out the ignorance card and take defense for not knowing – but with so many information now available in just a few clicks over the internet, it’s getting harder and harder to get away with it.  It’s time that we take responsibility for our actions (or non-actions).

For instance, know the products you’re using – be a conscious consumer, know the real cost of what you are buying.  There are options, you don’t have to settle for what’s cheap or on sale or in fashion.  Make a conscious effort to conserve energy consumption – little acts when put together can go a long way, for example, unplugging appliances when not in use.  Learn to live simply, remember that less is more.  You’ll be surprised to know that you can survive with far too less of what you have today.

Go Green!

For a bluer planet, simply go green!

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Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Click below and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

That decision spawned an idea that’s kind of turned into this bizarre phenomenon called the 'Fight the Forces of Evil' tool-kit.

It wound up having a strange effect on the majority of the people I showed it to:

- It made them want it.

- And it made the people they showed it to want it too.

People from all walks of life have found themselves unable to resist the power of the 2 'Mesmer Effect' questions that are part of this simple system. These are the 2 questions you have to ask if you want someone to buy from you without ever feeling like they’re being sold to. It’s the secret to the art “selling without selling”.

They found themselves wanting to be part of a company that has a purpose, where they can also potentially earn more than anywhere else. And they began passing it on, and the people they passed it on to also pass it on. All that passing on gets products into the hands of business owners and regular people who really need them. And the coolest part is, along the way, all that passing it on has help many people earn more than they have anywhere else.

Click below to know more!

Watch my video challenges HERE!

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Art for Sale but Who’s Buying?

We may differ in our opinions as to what makes good art - some focus on the internal logic, on the agreement, on the relevance, or simply on one’s taste.  Every artwork safe to say is good art to someone, somewhere – now, all you need to do is find these people who are interested in art for sale.

People are naturally drawn into art, in some ways or another.  One may not be the type who passes time in art galleries, art festivals, art museums and other art functions but is all the same an avid art fan.  Perhaps they find these avenues too fancy, or maybe they don’t have the time – nonetheless, these people are interested in art for sale just the same.

These are the very people you want to spend a little extra time reaching out to.  For an art for sale to actually sell, you have to provide the means for them to find you easily and conveniently without taking too much of their time.  They may not know it yet, but they want an art piece perhaps in their home or in their office or for gifts, and it’s up to you to target and grab that tiny window of interest by presenting the options right before their very eyes.

Art for Sale, How to Actually Sell

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – almost everyone is almost online all the time!  We always turn to the internet if we need something – looking for trip ideas, Google it, looking for recipes, Google it, don’t know how to, Google it!  I’m not saying it’s a good idea to Google just about anything, but it does prove the fact that you’ll find a good number of people online – searching or simply browsing.  So, that’s where you need to be – art for sale…online!

Online art marketing is quite easy – basically because most are free.  For one, there are the social media sites – Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.  Keeping an account on one or two (or as many as you want) will help you stay current – and staying current in these fast changing internet world is important.  If people don’t see you, they don’t know – if they don’t see you often, they forget.  So to keep your presence always seen and felt you have to keep up with these social media sites.

There are also websites whose main function is to help artists sell their artworks online, like for instance fineartamerica.com.   Some of these websites does not even charge you for any cost or membership fees, only a percentage of your sold artworks.   This is also a good idea and a good place to start.  Just make sure that you study which websites you want to become a member of before actually signing up.  Keep in mind as well that since the website is actually intended for artists – you’re basically in a pool full of competitors alike.

Starting a blog is one of the best ways to actually sell an art for sale.  Why?  With blogging, you keep a constant presence on the web – you can easily update your readers/fans/clients/potential clients as to what you are up to.  This keeps the connection.  The deal does not end when you make the sale; you develop relationships that open the door for opportunities of future sales. 

Art for Sale Through Blogging

Blogging may sound daunting at first, but speaking from experience, with the right blogging platform it can be the best move you can ever make to market your artworks online.  More on that on my future posts, for now, trust that through blogging you can effectively target your market and sell any art for sale.

Connect with me at about.me/lisabnetwork

Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Click below and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

That decision spawned an idea that’s kind of turned into this bizarre phenomenon called the 'Fight the Forces of Evil' tool-kit.
It wound up having a strange effect on the majority of the people I showed it to:
- It made them want it.
- And it made the people they showed it to want it too.

People from all walks of life have found themselves unable to resist the power of the 2 'Mesmer Effect' questions that are part of this simple system. These are the 2 questions you have to ask if you want someone to buy from you without ever feeling like they’re being sold to. It’s the secret to the art “selling without selling”.

They found themselves wanting to be part of a company that has a purpose, where they can also potentially earn more than anywhere else. And they began passing it on, and the people they passed it on to also pass it on. All that passing on gets products into the hands of business owners and regular people who really need them. And the coolest part is, along the way, all that passing it on has help many people earn more than they have anywhere else.

Click below to know more!

Watch my video challenges HERE!

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Association

This challenge involves dumping ice cold water over the head of the individual who’s been challenge is intended to raise awareness for ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, hence the name  ALS ice bucket challenge.  The person nominated must complete the challenge within 24 hours of being nominated or donate $100 dollars to ALS Association.  And in the light of supporting a worthy cause while spreading fun at the same time, most people choose to donate and still perform the ice bucket challenge.  This fund raising project surely reached a phenomenal impact to the public in general – where people from all walks of life including famous personalities are doing the ice bucket challenge.

ALS is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” it is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  As it progresses and the motor neuron dies, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is also lost. This may eventually leave the patient totally paralyzed during the later stages of the disease. 

The ALS Association is bringing hope to those people affected by the disease by leading the way in global research and providing assistance - through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, and fostering government partnerships. The Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS and with the attention that the fund raising project is getting right now, there is a big hope that more and more people will be educated about ALS.  For more about ALS and the ALS Association you can visit their official website on www.alsa.org.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted!

You have probably saw tons of people doing the ice bucket challenge – from ordinary people to famous personalities!  And yours truly has been challenged by my superwoman friend Carla Kohlhase.  So this supermom rises to the occasion and took to my daughter Eloise and son Tristan to help me with the ice bucket challenge!

I then nominate my superwomen friends, Layla Black, Candice Mata Box and Terri Nicholson – everybody was a good sport and obliged themselves to do the Ice Bucket Challenge! FUN!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Simply Contagious

What a great way to spread awareness, right?! Ice Bucket Challenge became a great tool in creating awareness about a disease that probably not a lot of people are familiar with.  As the popularity of this fun challenge continues to spread so is the awareness about ALS.

As of August 25, The ALS Association has received 79.7 million dollars in donations, from July 29 to August 25. That’s way more than the $2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. These donations came from existing donors and 1.7 million new donors to The Association.  That’s a very promising development, I’m positive that before the fun died out we’ll be able to reach and educate as many people as possible with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

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Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Click below and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

That decision spawned an idea that’s kind of turned into this bizarre phenomenon called the 'Fight the Forces of Evil' tool-kit.

It wound up having a strange effect on the majority of the people I showed it to:
- It made them want it.
- And it made the people they showed it to want it too.

People from all walks of life have found themselves unable to resist the power of the 2 'Mesmer Effect' questions that are part of this simple system. These are the 2 questions you have to ask if you want someone to buy from you without ever feeling like they’re being sold to. It’s the secret to the art “selling without selling”.

They found themselves wanting to be part of a company that has a purpose, where they can also potentially earn more than anywhere else. And they began passing it on, and the people they passed it on to also pass it on. All that passing on gets products into the hands of business owners and regular people who really need them. And the coolest part is, along the way, all that passing it on has help many people earn more than they have anywhere else.

Click below to know more!

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California Earthquake Magnitude 6

The California earthquake felt Sunday measures 6.0 on the Richter scale, the strongest in the last 25 years.  It leaves a number of houses on fire, several establishment destroyed or damaged including a number of historical buildings.  This California earthquake definitely shakes the people in the area badly hit.  People are taken aback because of the strength of the quake.  In times of calamities, like this California earthquake, it matters that people are aware of basic training on what to do to help themselves and their neighbors as well.

California Earthquake and the Certified SF NERT

It really pays to be a certified SF NERT especially in times like this.  NERT stands for Neighborhood Emergency Response Team and to become a certified NERT you need to undergo a training program given by the San Francisco Fire Department

It was actually an earthquake that leads San Franciscan to come up with the idea of NERT.  It becomes clearer more than ever that knowledge on basic training to provide emergency assistance for themselves, their family and their neighbors as well is extremely important.  Rescue responders of course always try their best to be at the scene the soonest they can but every second counts in case of emergencies and can even mean life and death for those involve.

A typical SF NERT volunteer is not one type, he is anyone who is active and involved in the community–or wants to be.  These NERT teams are best formed in neighborhoods through a partnership with existing community groups like the Neighborhood Watch program, Rotary Club, business group, faith based group or homeowners association. 

California earthquake: It Pays to Be Prepared

Check out my previous posts about NERT and learn more about San Francisco Fire Department's disaster preparedness training program.  NERT network is build by neighbors, team members and co-workers and teams up with the San Francisco Fire Department in cases of emergencies like the very recent California earthquake.

 

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Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Click below and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

That decision spawned an idea that’s kind of turned into this bizarre phenomenon called the 'Fight the Forces of Evil' tool-kit.

It wound up having a strange effect on the majority of the people I showed it to:
- It made them want it.
- And it made the people they showed it to want it too.

People from all walks of life have found themselves unable to resist the power of the 2 'Mesmer Effect' questions that are part of this simple system. These are the 2 questions you have to ask if you want someone to buy from you without ever feeling like they’re being sold to. It’s the secret to the art “selling without selling”.

They found themselves wanting to be part of a company that has a purpose, where they can also potentially earn more than anywhere else. And they began passing it on, and the people they passed it on to also pass it on. All that passing on gets products into the hands of business owners and regular people who really need them. And the coolest part is, along the way, all that passing it on has help many people earn more than they have anywhere else.

Click below to know more!

Watch my video challenges HERE:

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Juicing for Health

Juicing is definitely good for your health and an excellent way to lose weight safely.  You can actually have it before meals – like juices that include vegetables that require more calories to digest than they contain (like carrots, cabbage and broccoli) because it will help curb your appetite and speed up the weight loss process. Juicing also ensures that you get enough vegetables and fruits in your diet because let’s face it; most of our meals are generally carb and calorie laden.  With juicing, you can get all the nutrients that you need in a few gulps.

Juicing Tips

If you want to be successful at juicing in order to maintain a healthier lifestyle, then be sure to keep your juicing machine on your counter or in sight all the time. If you keep a certain area designated as the "juicing area," then you will be more likely to use it as it is intended.

Reuse the pulp from your vegetable juices to cut down on waste. You can use vegetable pulp as a base for soups and stews, to add flavor and texture. In addition, the pulp can be used as the base for compost, which you can then use in your garden to grow even more fresh vegetables.

Make sure and remove the greens from items like carrots and rhubarb. They can contain harmful chemicals that become toxic when juiced. Make sure to research all of your fruits, veggies and other items before juicing them so that you are aware of any important do's and don'ts before starting.

The best time to fire up your juicer is a half hour before any meal. Drink the fresh juice on an empty stomach. Drinking juice on an empty stomach is helpful to absorb the most nutrients quickly and effectively. Fruit juices should be consumed in the mornings because digestive energy is the lowest in the mornings.

Certain juices are very potent, so contact your pediatrician before juicing for children especially the young ones. Some fruits can cause diarrhea in large doses, for example, so while they just keep you regular they could instead keep your child regularly in the bathroom! If you can't get to the doctor any time soon, stick to juice that is typically sold with kids in mind, like apple and orange.

Juicing Your Way to Fitness!

If you want to be more health conscious, you do healthier things. Whether eating or drinking, there are several ways that you could make meals wiser and healthier, and juicing is one such way. Drinking juice is one of the best ways to get the nutrients and enzymes your body needs. So do you buy bottled juice or make your own juice? Start now the habit of juicing!

 

Lisa Burnham is an artist-ecoactivist-entrepreneur mom to two wonderful kids and wife to a surfer!  She teaches art for 25 years to children of all ages, has an art education and speaks Spanish, pretty well, too!  This mom loves traveling, gardening and anything green!  She lives in San Francisco, California just a block away from the ocean.  And she has a pitbull named Irie.

Lisa is living the life - enjoying freedom and embracing a more meaningful life while creating a sustainable business that keeps her mobile and free!  Connect with her and start your own journey towards the realization of your dream life!

Connect with me at about.me/lisabnetwork

“A simple system that anybody can follow to potentially make more money than they ever have before.”

That decision spawned an idea that’s kind of turned into this bizarre phenomenon called the 'Fight the Forces of Evil' tool-kit.

It wound up having a strange effect on the majority of the people I showed it to:
- It made them want it.
- And it made the people they showed it to want it too.

People from all walks of life have found themselves unable to resist the power of the 2 'Mesmer Effect' questions that are part of this simple system. These are the 2 questions you have to ask if you want someone to buy from you without ever feeling like they’re being sold to. It’s the secret to the art “selling without selling”.

They found themselves wanting to be part of a company that has a purpose, where they can also potentially earn more than anywhere else. And they began passing it on, and the people they passed it on to also pass it on. All that passing on gets products into the hands of business owners and regular people who really need them. And the coolest part is, along the way, all that passing it on has help many people earn more than they have anywhere else.

Click below to know more!

Watch my video challenges HERE!

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