Being Marge: October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Daniel Pearl World Music Days

On Sunday, October 30th, my husband and I decided to attend the Daniel Pearl Music Days Peace Through Music Concert at our church, the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, in Wilmington, NC. We had no idea what to expect, but we felt a need to align ourselves with something entertaining and peaceful. We are so glad we made the decision to attend such a meaningful event!

After Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was killed by extremists in 2002, his family and friends formed the Daniel Pearl Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications. Since the formation of the foundation, the Daniel Pearl World Music Days has grown to include the participation of more than 13,900 performances in 140 countries.

At our local event, we were entertained by a variety of talented musicians, including The Julia Walker Jewell Jazz Quartet, the Alliance Dance Company, violinists from Suzuki Talent Education of Wilmington, Dr. Clark Spencer, viola soloist, Marva Robinson, a soprano who nearly blew through the basilica's roof with her amazing vocals, and Massive Grass, a bluegrass band like no other.

In addition, we were mesmerized by the silk vocals of the B'Nai Isreal Kava Notes.

And last, but not least, the youthful Snow Production Gospel Choir punctuated the event's theme, with a rousing rendition of We Are the World, by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

Thanks to all these dedicated musicians, we left the event simply wanting to continue the ripple effect of what we experienced. We share a common humanity and music truly is our universal language.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Review of The Compound Effect

What this book is about, with all the unnecessary noise, fat, and fluff removed, is what really matters. What really works? What half-dozen basics, when focused on and mastered, constitute the operating system that can take you to any goal you desire and help you live the life you were meant to live? This book contains those fundamentals; they comprise the operating system called the Compound Effect.”  From The Compound Effect

Our Modern Day Napolean Hill

Darren Hardy, the modern day Napolean Hill and in-your-face success coach, has distilled the most important success principles you’ll ever need in his success operating manual, The Compound Effect. Seriously, if you absorb and practice the strategies laid out in this book, you can accelerate yourself toward your goals.

I have to admit that I was somewhat intimidated by Darren Hardy when I first met him through his coaching videos, in his books, and at an onstage event. I thought he was all head and no heart. It was only after I realized, that after interviewing nearly all the most famous and successful people on the planet as Publisher of Success Magazine, Darren has unmatched credentials as a success coach.

Once I started to really listen to Darren’s coaching and apply his training to my own life, I knew for sure that he had my best interests at heart. I feel extremely grateful that I overcame my skepticism to the point where I start each day with DarrenDaily Coaching videos ( and recommend them to all my family members and friends.

Success is the Sum of Its Parts
In true Darren Hardy fashion, The Compound Effect breaks the whole picture of success into the parts you must both master and integrate. When you read The Compound Effect, you’ll learn about Choices, Behaviors, Habits, Momentum, Influences, and Acceleration. 

Momentum (the Big Mo, as Darren like to call it) happens when you’ve established disciplines in your life to stay focused on the right choices, behaviors, and habits that will take you to your goals.

The bigger your goals, the more important it is to establish tight disciplines for yourself. This is where a lot of people fall down. This is where Darren Hardy stands above almost everyone else. His own successful life is a true testament to how his personal disciplines help him achieve his goals year after year with increasing momentum. That’s the success zone he wants to share.

I use The Compound Effect to train new distributors in my network marketing business. It has been extremely well received by those with and without small business experience. Darren’s clear writing style and practical action steps and supplemental resources give people confidence to go for their goals. Darren strips away the veil and makes his readers feel that success is within reach if they apply Darren’s clear formula.

This book is for you if you want productivity coaching from today’s master. It's in my five-star category for sure!

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

31 Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes - FREE cookbook

Why We Started to Eat Quinoa – Our Story
We had never heard of quinoa three years ago. When my husband, Bruce, and I started as Team Beachbody Coaches in early 2011, and as we began experiencing positive results from exercise and better nutrition, we wanted to learn more. We also found ourselves talking with other people about good nutrition and a friend recommended we try quinoa.

As sometimes happens in our family, Bruce was the experimenter who tried quinoa at first, but I soon became a fan as well. Now quinoa is one of our staples and is part of either the main dish or a side dish at least a couple times a week.

So What’s the Big Deal About Quinoa?
Quinoa is indeed a very big deal, so much so that the United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. Quinoa seeds are among just a few vegetarian protein sources that include the full range of essential amino acids in the correct proportion humans need in their diet. It’s also low-calorie, a good source of fiber, gluten free, inexpensive, easy to store, easy to prepare, and, because it doesn’t have a strong flavor of its own, it can be mixed with many other ingredients for satisfying breakfasts, salads, and main courses.

The cultivation of quinoa originated in the mountain regions of South America, where the bulk of the world’s quinoa crops are still grown.

 To learn more about quinoa and get your free cookbook, just click on this link:

 31 Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes

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