Thank You

13 06 2012

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for allowing me to write this blog. I want to thank you for supporting my dreams. I started this blog at the beginning of 2009, not knowing where it would take me. Where did it take me you ask? Why to the moon dear soul. But seriously, I quit a corporate job that was sucking my soul and took a leap of faith towards a freelance writing gig that was more in line with my values, gifts, and dreams. Little did I know that would propel me into the exciting world of social media.

ImageI now spend my days helping business owners, who want to change the world, while finding and expressing their true voice on social media. I thank God for the opportunity to serve in a way that fills my heart with such joy. Together we can make a difference.
Never give up on a dream. Reach for the stars. Keep blogging, keep writing, keep listening to your inner guide. Be true to yourself. Be good to the world and the world will be good to you. Live a life in balance.

Namaste,

Amber Lee Scott (Mrs. Scott)

Social Media Specialist

True U Voice

http://trueuvoice.com/

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Using Hardships to Get What You Want

17 04 2010

When we encounter hardships in our lives, it is easy to get discouraged. We ask questions like, “why me?” And make statements like, ” I never get what I want.” Instead, try asking, “how can I use this circumstance to propel me forward?” Make statements like, “Everything that happens is exactly how it should be at this moment. I will use this experience to get what I want.”

In fact, stress and charged emotion can accomplish miraculous tasks and overcome the worst of fears. We are living in an amazing time of both hardship and renewal of both loss and faith. I challenge you to rise to the occasion. Use the loss of a job as a springboard into the career you always wanted. Use the loss of a house as a fresh start where new opportunities exist. Use the loss of a loved one as a reminder to live each day to the fullest, because you never know which day will be your last.

I know that times are tough for many of us right now. It is only a reminder that we are all one. We are all living in the same world, using the same resources, created by the same God. Our struggles unite us. We are not alone in this world, we are all one. Namaste.

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snow flake” – M.B. Ray





Feeling Blessed: A BIG thank you

26 03 2010

Has it really  been a whole month since my last blog update? What a busy little beaver I have been lately! Please give me this moment to thank everyone who reads this blog, who comments on my facebook page, who makes me laugh on Twitter, and who encourages me to keep following my dream of Doing What I Love. It is proof that one small gesture can make a difference in the life of an individual. Be good to each other and yourselves. Have a wonderful weekend. Namaste.





Translate Your Blog (or Website) Into Music

25 02 2010

Codex is a cool new tool that allows a person to “play” a URL. An algorithm uses the body of the website to define a key style, synth style, and drum beat. I tried it out for my blog and really like it. Not surprisingly, my drum beat and key style are upbeat. The synth style is an organ (which I love). Take me to church baby. The music helps me reaffirm that I am staying true to the mission of this blog, to uplift, to nourish, and to DO WHAT YOU LOVE. Just too fun not to share. Click on the link to get started. I hope everyone is having a great day!

Namaste.

If this website played music, what would it sound like?





Guest Bloggers Coming Your Way Very Soon!

7 01 2010

Mrs. Scott is happy to announce that some very talented, sincere, and awesome friends have agreed to do some guest blogging gigs right here! I am so happy to have them aboard the Life in Balance- Do What You Love train! Stay tuned….the first one is scheduled to hit tonight! I will give you a sneak peak.

It seems that confessions are replacing baseball as our national past-time. Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer, Jim McGreevy, John Edwards, Mark Sanford and far too many others are clogging up the airwaves with their heartfelt, public confessions, loyal wives often at their sides, promising penitence and reform.

Ok, that is enough. Be sure to tune in. Same Mrs. Scott channel, same Mrs. Scott….well you get the picture.

Namaste!





Update to Project Do What You Love: Busy Busy Busy

9 11 2009

I feel like I have never been busier. My toddler and Project Do What You Love are keeping me on my toes. Things can get stressful but at least my work is gratifying. I am raising my own child and making strides toward my goals. Here are some updates on what I have been doing lately.

True U Voice- Where your vision and values become your voice: I have settled on a name for my business, am working up a website, and have a vendor show to attend tomorrow. At first, I will be working out of my home, helping small businesses market through social media, blogs, websites, and networking.

Since May, I have been the Editor for the Paradise Community Association. I publish a monthly newsletter and keep the blog and Facebook group up to date. In addition, I manage the Facebook and Twitter account for the Daily Grind of Upper Chesapeake.  Most recently, I have been consulting a holistic practitioner  in the art of marketing oneself via social media. I am thankful for all these opportunities to sharpen my skills, and figure out where my talents and passions align.

Heed.com– contributing writer: This blog started with the dream of writing again. I have written 3 articles

Daily Grind : Unwind

Daily Grind : Unwind

to date. I am honored to be apart of an organization dedicated to expressing the multi-ethnic perspective of a current generation, with a spiritual and clean-edge message. Check out some of my articles here.

Finally, I want to thank everyone for their continued support. You can count on me to be honest and down to earth. If you have not yet, check me out on Facebook and Twitter. Much Joy and Love to You! Namaste.





I Want to Get Away….I Want to Fly Away

30 10 2009

As I write this, my 21-month old is crying and banging on the door of her bedroom. You see, she has mastered the art of climbing (or falling) out of her crib. I mean how long can she really cry?

Yes, I am having one of those days, or weeks, or even months where I just want to walk out the front door and not worry about a screaming kid, dirty dishes, an article deadline, a shrinking bank account, and a sore back and neck. (Happy hour anyone?)

When I am having days like these, I take a few deep breaths and try one (or many) of the following happiness helpers:

  1. I inject silence and calm into my day whenever possible, especially during nap time.
  2. I close my eyes, breath in and out, and picture a place I like to be. For me, I usually picture being on top of a mountain with the warm wind blowing, the fluffy white clouds floating by, and no one around for miles. (Guess what, this is a form of meditation–and you thought it was just for monks and hippies.)
  3. I take a shower or bath.
  4. I do Thai Chi, Qi Gong, or Yoga to stretch and relax my mind and muscles.
  5. I take a walk. (In fact, I put the little one in the stroller and we both get fresh air).
  6. I count my blessings. Being grateful is a wonderful way to spark a happier mood. Thank God and the universe for providing you food, shelter, and life.
  7. I repeat positive affirmations. The mind can be an enemy or an ally. Tell yourself you are wonderful and today is a great day. Hey, it can’t hurt, right?
  8. I connect with my friends and family. I call my mom, I update my Facebook status, I write this blog, and soon enough I am feeling a little better.

Life is tough. Times are tough. But we have a choice. We can continue to curse the day or even the life we live, or we can choose to be grateful for what we do have and make this one of our best days.

Wait……what is that I hear? Silence. Sweet sweet silence. See, my happiness helpers are working already. Have your best day! Namaste.

Mountain of Happiess

Take a cue from the Hawaiians and just " Hang Loose"








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