March 18, 2015

Team Cinderella or Team Belle? ... Princess Rap Battle

This absolutely MADE MY DAY!!  This is a no-brainer for me. I am TEAM BELLE! 

February 13, 2015

Tell your Representatives to stand up for GMO labeling!

Tell your Representatives to stand up for GMO labeling!

Dial 202-224-3121 to be connected to your Members of Congress. [Link Here]

This is something I am passionate about. Having a BASIC human right. I want to know what I'm eating.

If I know and I still choose to eat something processed or with GMO's ... that is MY right. But I want to have a choice. And I don't appreciate being left in the DARK!

Is this starting to feel a little like Soylent Green to anyone else? 

Dear Congressman Womack,
I am writing to you because I strongly want to know what is in the food I buy and feed my family. That is why I support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Unfortunately, some Members of Congress want to keep me in the dark by preempting state labeling laws and preventing the FDA from ever requiring labeling. 

That is why I urge you to oppose the “DARK Act,” an industry-backed bill to block GMO labeling introduced last year by Representatives Mike Pompeo and G.K. Butterfield.

Instead, I am asking you to support mandatory labeling legislation introduced by Representative Peter DeFazio and Senators Barbara Boxer and Richard Blumenthal that would give all consumers the right to know what is in their food.

Give us a choice. This is a basic human right, to know what is going into our food. If I know and still choose to eat GMO or processed foods - at least I KNOW and can exercise that choice. 

All the Best,

Elizabeth Goodwin-Brown

February 6, 2015

BEST Birthday Card ... EVER!

A few years back, a group I worked with made me a huge hand-made birthday card saying Happy 21st. 

Inside it reads: "Our Favorite" Phrases missed in the absence of ELIZABETH:

Psssssst ... - Bryan {I was always wanting to get Bryan's attention, Lucky him, ha!}

Mmmmhhh Kay ... - Peter 

Whatcha whatcha whatcha want - Luke {My reply to Luke when he wanted something}

5 dolla make me holla - Austen {I speak in lyrics - don't take it literal}

Dishes are done - Lauren {Anytime I completed a task!} 

Rogers - Kevan 

BAM! - Joe {Another moment of completing something or just being excited about something}

I have a question - Morning meeting. {What?! I wanted answers!!! NOBODY wanted to ask questions ... 1) Because they didn't give a crap. or 2) Revert to #1)

Bucky Brown Downtown - Paige & Shivani (Bucky has always been apart of my work life. He's my best fur-friend & I liked to say this because it reminded me of Downtown Julie Brown) 

Why can't we do this? - Kevan (Yep, I am like a toddler. I want to know WHY we can't do something. I need answers folks. You tell me I can't, I want to know WHY ... it's just how my brain works}

Then they copied a photo of Marley & me from the Jingle Bell Run & put a quote from Marley asking "Can I have four beers?" ... a quote from a HILARIOUS Will Ferrell video.

Finding this the day before another birthday ... was a fun surprise! 

January 9, 2015

The only way to "find out if it will work out" ... is to do it!

The only way to "find out if it will work out" ... is to do it!  

This came as a perfect little email delivery on an imperfect day. Don't you just love it when things are serendipitous? 

I will keep today's post short and sweet. But I want to remind all of you reading this, that sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. And if it doesn't work out? Well, that's just apart of life. But how will you REALLY KNOW unless you try? 

Everything about my move to Arkansas sounded crazy, literally every part of it. But I felt compelled and drawn that this was the right move for me and my family. I had to push past A LOT of critics (friends) and my own fear of "what if it won't work"? 

But as I pushed on, kept moving forward ... it all started to fall into place. 

I've also learned this little lesson. Sometimes, even though our friends may love us, their advice may be apart  of their own fears - so be careful in getting advice on important life decisions. Take it with a grain of salt and live intuitively. You know when something is right and something is not right. Go on & live YOUR life boldly & fiercely. 

I want to thank all of my friends and family for their love and support!  

All the Best,

January 1, 2015

Let the New Year Begin ... Emptying Myself

I came across this quote during my meditation a month back and it immediately struck a cord. Have you ever heard, seen,  or read something that was like being reunited with a long lost friend? This was like being reacquainted to the core of my soul. And I know it is a huge part in my new journey. Here is to the emptiness of everything. 

"The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything." ~Buddha