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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Connect With Nature


Nine Meals Away from Anarchy - As oil prices peak and we approach the end of the age of cheap food, now is the time for city-dwellers to reclaim urban areas for agriculture. Go to a farm nearby for ideas on what to grow in your own backyard. Be sure to check with each farm to see what is in season. Bring your family or friends and have a fun day at a farm.

Underwood Family Farms is a 40-acre working farm in Moorpark, California. They grow fresh vegetables and fruits and sell them at Underwood farm store and certified farmers markets throughout Southern California. 

The Moorpark location offers year round U-pick seasonal fruits and veggies. Admission to the Farm Center, including the u-pick area, is $3.00 Monday through Friday and $5.00 on the weekends. 

Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the farm and to the Pick Your Own fields. The Farm Center is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm 7 days a week March - November and on weekends in December. Most picked items are priced by the pound.

If you don't want to pick your own you can buy them from the farm produce stand. The farm asks you to bring your own clippers for pick-your-own crops and dress for farming. There is also a small petting zoo where you can up close to farm animals or ride a pony.

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Ingrid Cheng

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Be Focused

I was lost and found myself through a regular yoga practice. I learned to be more focused on what is good for me and believe in my dreams. I really want to make a difference in someone's life. As a teacher, I need to be 100% committed, focused, not making excuses if I want to lead by example. Yet there are so many distractions in my life that I feel like I am taking one step forward and two steps back. Without an understanding of yoga philosophy, I would be down on myself or discouraged. However, I know that the road to enlightenment is full of stumbling blocks. Being worried or stressed out would be my old response, but I can deal with challenges with calmness most of the time because of yoga. I am still learning and struggling to be the change I wish to see in the world, to detach from my old patterns (being scattered) and follow new ones (being focused) that lead to fulfillment.

1. Make time for myself - Practice yoga or meditation each morning before I do anything else like checking my email or updating my blog.

2. Keep a journal - Write down what's blocking me from my dreams. So much stuff comes up when I'm writing (familiar fears, old hurts, negative thoughts) that I don't want to deal with. However, I must bring light on them and face them down or they'll continue to haunt me.

3. Be accountable - Find a person who is committed to personal growth and ask him/ her to be my accountability partner. That means we call each other every day to ask if we are on track, what steps we're taking to achieve our dreams or goals.

I believe in my dreams. I deserve to be a published author. I am looking for an accountability partner. Tell me why you'd be a good partner for me.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Learn & Earn

What if you could get some great coaching from two great coaches? Have two top level coaches answer your specific questions about growing your business? Set aside an hour on Monday, November 28, just to learn from two at the top?

Action + Belief = Commitment

Be committed to your business and personal growth. Take time to learn from the best. Stressed out by the economy or the upcoming holidays? Worried about how to earn more money, get more clients, etc? Then join this call!

Eric Lofholm's clients have added millions of dollars in sales. Berny Dohrmann is the Founder and CEO Space, the world's oldest and largest business development club.

Join Eric and Berny for a Q&A session to discover how you can achieve higher levels of success in your business. "Learn, Earn and Return - Membership of a lifetime."

To register, go to learning from the best 

"In the end, the extent of our own success will be measured by the accomplishments we have helped create in others." -- Greg Reid

Join the 11/30 Meeting in Beverly Hills Country Club. Tell Chimene Holmes I referred you

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Ingrid Cheng

Author of Dream: Creating a Better World

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stressed Out?


Come to the Free Pampering and Networking Event on Monday 11/28:
Bring your business cards. Be prepared to tell others what you do in 30 seconds and what you are looking for. I will hand out note cards so others can write down how they may be able to help you. Get pampered and more leads in one night - you deserve it. RSVP by 11/27 for details and to save your spot. Space is limited. Max 10 people.

-Healthy Salad (red cabbage, green cabbage, cucumber, carrot, celery, apple, mango, orange, lemon) We use olive oil on the salad. 

-Vegetarian Lasagna (tomato sauce, pasta, mushroom, spinach, carrot, zucchini, garlic, onion) 

-Chicken (crispy golden brown without oil)

-Mixed vegetables (peas, corn, carrot is typically what we use)

-Healthy Cake (without oil or water)

Thanks to Elizabeth Augustine of
Bonne Sante~Saladmaster
See why I love Brentwood! 

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Singapore Trip


I'm excited about LOHAS Asia's first-ever LOHAS Asia Forum, which will be held from 28 February to 1 March 2012 in Singapore. You won't want to miss this exciting line-up of world-class speakers, creative discussions and unparalleled networking opportunities with hundreds of other LOHAS businesses and individuals from throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

I believe in and support LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability)

Early Bird registration is now open at a heavily discounted rate of just S$200 for the three-day Forum (regular price = S$400). For more information, including a day-by-day schedule, please visit

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi.

Join Small Business SaturdayRemember to Shop SmallSM on Small Business Saturday®, November 26th, to get your one-time $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more with your registered Card at a small business. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Many Thanks

My Meetup Members

See why I love Brentwood! 
November 27 is the last day of my Meetup. Check out these Holistic meetups:

Social Media for Good Causes: Kuyam We're running a campaign for @AmDiabetesAssn LA this month. Like our FB page and we donate 10c:

Pure Protein will donate $1 to the National MS Society (up to $200,000!) for every 'Like' they get on Facebook. Follow the link to 'Like' their page today!

Other: Capture Your Dreams Network Meeting:
3 Master Keys to Making Big Money Now teleclass

You can "prosper" in finances, in health, in love and relationships, in creativity and spiritually.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishful Wednesday

The Best Thing About Thanksgiving is going on a virtual book tour of Australia! I want to share my Flickr photos with you.

Traveling solo can be fun. If you're single and don't feel confident to travel alone, join a local tour in that country! I did and had a blast. I love to travel! I was in Sydney for about 3 days, but tagged on a trip to the beautiful Blue Mountains to see The Three Sisters. I also went to Bondi Beach and joined a scuba diving tour. Then, I took a bus to Brisbane and joined a 3-day tour of Fraser Island. Beware of sand flies because I got bitten even with insect repellent and had scars for a while. I wanted to go to Cairns to visit The Great Barrier Reef, but didn't have enough time or money.

My Dream Trips:

Cairns - The Great Barrier Reef
Laos and Cambodia
Yoga Retreat near Yosemite
Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur, California

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Increase Traffic

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You're invited to an informative mixer with people brainstorming ideas on how to collaborate to create win-win on 11/30 Wed at Beverly Hills Country Club 7-10 pm. Do drop by if you can.


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