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Adopt A Doberman in San Diego

Doberman-Adopt a Dog San DiegoAdopt A Doberman in San Diego

My name is ROCKY. I’m a neutered BLACK/BROWN DOBERMAN PINSCHER. My age is 1 YEAR 1 MONTH. My weight is 63.6 lbs. I’m in the Southern Region shelter. My ID number is A1811949 My neck-tag number is S264 My kennel number is S022

SAN DIEGO South Shelter- SAN DIEGO 5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902 619-767-2675 #sandiego #doberman#shelter #rescuemeplease


Information from San Diego Animal Shelter. Only one year old!


Tulum, Mexico: Machel Shull shares inside secrets on traveling to Tulum, Mexico

SPIRITUAL tops Hot New Releases in Paperback on Amazon

SPIRITUAL tops Hot New Releases in Paperback on Amazon

Bestselling Author from San Diego,

Machel Shull, Author

Machel Shull, Author

CA releases third book:

SPIRITUAL 10 Suggestions for Living a Happier Life ©

Release Date- March 22, 2018 Platform- Amazon- Paperback Book release

Author Machel Shull -San Diego, California

CONTACTPublicity Books   Website-

For Immediate Release: SPIRITUAL 10 Suggestions for Living a Happier Life hits top #20 in paperback Hot SPIRITUAL book-Available in paperback today on Amazon. Hot New Release in "Inspirational and Spirituality."New Releases in Amazon, by Bestselling, Author Machel Shull only one day after its publication date.  

Genre-Nonfiction Book Categories:  Religion & Spirituality > Worship & Devotion > Inspirational

Strapline-Ten suggestions that will alleviate anxiety and negative thinking, while helping the reader tap into a wellspring of daily happiness.

Read SPIRITUAL 10 Suggestions for Living a Happier Life, by Machel Shull, bestselling author of women’s wellness book, MIDDLE AGE BEAUTY and memoir self-care book, LIVE LOVE SOUL. Machel Shull’s first book gained worldwide media coverage for promoting natural aging verses unnatural, and singled out a five billion dollar Botox industry that preys on aging insecurities of both men and women. Her second book, LIVE LOVE SOUL received rave reviews, especially from The Midwest Reviews, calling Machel’s book, ‘a must read self-help book in 2016,’ from the small publishing self-help shelf.

SPIRITUAL pulls the reader right into the focus by suggesting memorizing Biblical scripture as a means of combatting negative thinking and anxiety. Based on 20 years of practicing these steps, Machel shares her heartfelt thoughts generously with the readers—from overcoming losing loved ones from death, to starting over again and other unforeseen hurdles, inspiring them to reach up for the next rung on the ladder of life even during painful times. SPIRITUAL weaves in inspirational quotes with exercises so the reader can mitigate troubling feelings. However, reader must take daily action with these suggestions to experience a boost positivity and happiness.

Inspired by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking and Florence Scovel Shinn’s The Game of Life and How to Play It, SPIRITUAL is the contemporary companion to these former books. Uplifting and sure-footed, this is the book Baby boomers to the Millennials will enjoy reading and share with their loved ones, too.

SPIRITUAL book-Available in paperback today on Amazon. Hot New Release in "Inspirational and Spirituality."

SPIRITUAL book-Available in paperback today on Amazon. Hot New Release in “Inspirational and Spirituality.”

 SPIRITUAL hits AMAZON Hot New Releases in Paperback

On March 23rd, SPIRITUAL, 10 Suggestions for Living a Happier Life” hit the top Hot New  releases on Amazon in Inspiration and Spirituality, in less than 24 hours of its relase in paperback. Ms. Shull, stated “Seeing my book appear next to one of my favorite Chrisitan writers-Max Luxado-added such joy to the publishing release of this book,” shared Mrs. Shull.“I am excited to release my first religious/spiritual book, tying in my love for memorizing Biblical scripture as an active weapon against anxiety and the cycle of negative thinking patterns. My hope is that this method will also inspire others to find more daily peace in the mind, heart and soul.”

Machel is also a marketing executive in San Diego and is currently taking her 200-hour yoga certification in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Her next book, HARD KNOCKS How to Win at Life, will be published in the summer of 2018. She has been a writing contributor to MIND BODY GREEN, SIVANA EAST and previously wrote her own newspaper column in San Diego for five years before writing inspirational books encouraging wellbeing and happiness.

What others are saying about her books:Inspirational books- Machel Shull. Books to motivate you to find more joy, self-love and happiness.

“Turbulence in the world, personal catastrophe, responsibilities of work and family, and the feeling of being lost or stretched too thin can threaten our relationship with “self” and cloud our spiritual vision. In this lovely, inspirational guide, Machel Shull shares her blueprint to a place where balance, peace, and joy are waiting.”- Five Star Review for LIVE LOVE SOUL on Amazon

‘Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in tone, content, organization and presentation, “Live Love Soul” is certain to be an enduringly popular addition for community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that “Live Love Soul” is also available in a Kindle edition ($10.69).”-MIDWEST REVIEWS

PR: Publicity Books  You may also contact the author at her

Twitter: Instagram: Machel_Shull

Adopt a Pet

Chihuahua Cutie Pie Ready to love you! -San Diego

Chihuahua Cutie Pie Ready to love you! (link on shelter website of listing)

Look at this cutie. I adopted a chihuahua mix in 2016 from Oceanside Humane Society and we just love our little Fibi gal. Easy to care for, lots of love and lots of cuddles. 

I don’t have a name yet
so you can name me.

I’m a female BLACK/TAN
My age is 7 YEARS.
My weight is 10.4 lbs.
I’m in the Southern Region shelter.

My ID number is A1831638
My necktag number is S139
My kennel number is S155

This information is directly from

North Shelter
2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
619-767-2675. Call to inquire about this little Chihuahua Cutie 


College Admissions, Motherhood and New Beginnings

College Admissions, Motherhood and New Beginnings

 My teenage son, Jackson Tuck has received three really incredible offers from colleges  admissions notification time:
I am just a one mom/child gal, so I hope it’s okay to brag a teeny bit about Jackson. He is still waiting on another seven colleges until he knows for sure which college it will be. I just realized each college he has been accepted to is near a body of water!

I love Boston. I love the Midwest (where I am originally from) and I

Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts.

Madison-Wisconsin University for Engineering

love Santa Barbara.

Of course, the ‘mom side of me’ is just thrilled that he has landed one In-State. But Santa Barbara is about 3.5 hours away from San Diego, so not right down the street and definitely not including gridlock in LA.
What can I tell you?
If this happens to be the only three, no matter what happens next, I am so proud of his choices in applying to colleges and how many amazing world class colleges he selected.
In order to reach our dreams, we must first set the bar high. We must not be afraid of rejection. If you don’t ask, knock on that door, it will never open. These three have opened for Jackson so far! He is thrilled about all three for very different reasons. So it’s hard to say which one it will be right now until he figures it out, too. 
Jackson and I took an East Coast college trip last summer. We jammed out eight tours in three days in NYC, RI to Boston. One of the last colleges we saw there was Northeastern. This is that descriptive sentence where I tell you, we were exhausted, tired and hungry and we couldn’t find any parking in Boston at the end of our last day. 
The area was hard to park in and the one parking lot had just closed. We had pulled out to leave, but I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll just ask this guy if we can park here for under thirty minutes…’
“Excuse me, we just got here and this is our only chance to see Northeastern…do you mind if we park here for a bit?
We are in from out of town on college tours.”
The parking attendant hesitated, but then said with a big smile,
“Sure! I bet you will love the campus.”
Maybe we would’ve found a spot on the street that late dusk evening on our last night in Boston, maybe not. We will never know.
Jackson and I were elated to pull in the parking garage and explore Northeastern University campus together.
We both just loved it.
At this moment in time, life is a mystery. The mystery of not knowing and trying unforeseen opportunities is what makes our journey so much fun.
I love him so much and being his mom. I am lucky because all of my early choices for him are now showing the seeds of fruition over time.
Remaining in San Diego worked out well for me, too. I have enjoyed the best 18 years of my life. I began again and found my own groove in writing, newspapers, magazines pr stories to marketing and writing nonfiction inspirational books.
I also met Robin eleven years ago, my husband and Jackson’s most amazing step dad.
And now, we are nearing that last stretch. Where college begins for at the end of the summer a new life begins for myself.
My soul found deep roots in motherhood.
Now, as we are on the final stretch, I look forward to being that mom of a college son that is off on his own pursuing his dreams…Life goes on if we are so lucky to be able to keep on living.
I look forward to new beginnings. 
(This is my affirmation at least I keep telling myself!)
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Know when to Say When

Know when to Say When

With the college application process behind me for my son, Jackson, I am looking back over the last year and seeing that I did still check a few off the writer’s list:
  • Writer's Retreat Haven in Ashland, VA.

    At Politic’s and Prose Writer’s Retreat Cottage in Ashland, VA – Spring 2017

    Finished fourth book (1ST DRAFT- HARD KNOCKS -oh joy, edits await.)

  • Journal writing * meditation writing/with yoga
  • Writer’s Retreat Cottage in Ashland, Virginia; featured in the Washington Post. Click on link for where you can book for yourself.

    New book proposal (new treatments written out)

  • -New projects in the work; online related

I feel so refreshed though from taking a major break from goal hitting. I love racking in the goals, making the goals, planning the goals and redefining goals…to where now I see, that

the best thing I did for my soul was just to breathe in and out, and observe life for a bit. Think, retreat, and be a full time mom again with my son (I do other things and such like help my husband, and manage marketing part time for a company in San Diego).

In 2017, I took a year retreat on reflection regarding Motherhood, friendships, writing and inner soul work. Luckily, I had these lovelies with me and fabulous books to read with my coffee with cream and cinnamon. Know when to ‘when to say, when.’

Then, when I least expected it, I won a fabulous yoga retreat to Lake Louise that helped my unravel my un-anchored feelings of motherhood.

I had no idea that Motherhood had become such a deeply cast anchor within my soul. To feel as if that was unraveling, was such a quick onslaught of heavy emotions weighing my heart down. I needed to retreat more within to figure my hear out. Now here in 2018, I am on countdown to graduation. Exuberant new feelings are bubbling up, and spilling forth. New goals are back on the map. Edits are under way. Secret book ‘unexpected book challenge’ almost done.-Updating blog and meeting my 5 sun salutation daily. This year have never felt more exciting. After almost 18 years of placing motherhood before me, I just realized that I am finding my way back to me. At the age of 46, life is marching on and I am thrilled to find my writer’s voice again and that unstoppable feeling within my heart.

Hang out with lovely people. If those around you are constantly dimming your light, you might begin to feel a shade bit darker, too.

Lake Louise Wellness Retreat. The best retreat to discover new beginnings for yourself.

That last paragraph fits in because last year I took a retreat of sorts from relationships. And, it was such a blessing to come up smiling from within my own inner well.

When the world begins to pull us down, or more specifically direct circumstances that undermine our soul and self worth, make sure you know ‘when to say when,’ just like in the coffee shop.

Too much cream and it ruins the perfect cup. 




My Grandmother introduced me to Norman Vincent Peale. From his books to spiritual pamphlets, his teaching on Biblical teachings shined a light of hope and courage into the direct path of my future. First of all, thank you Grandma Lula in Heaven. I will be forever grateful. Those little pamphlets from Guideposts helped keep my mind centered on’right thinking,’ and becoming a more loving human being.

I am writing this post because I have Norman Vincent Peale’s back. I am here to spread to the rest of the world don’t believe the garbage on other sites that he was a false prophet of God. What?

So sad to see someone try so hard to smear the beauty of Christ’s real teachings by defaming NVP’s reputation. In the business of Christianity and following NORMAN VINCENT PEALE- TRUE PROPHETChrist, in today’s day and age it’s a shame that those that carry Christ’s banner are found online with negative words.

I am posting this post to you because if you found this post, you looked up Norman Vincent Peale and you are investigating his background or who he was…

I never met Norman Vincent Peale, but I can tell you who he was to me:

  • Norman Vincent Peale’s message of faith, love and enthusiasm for living added insurmountable hope to my life during my mid-twenties. NVP promotes studying Biblical scripture + memorizing passages each day to infuse light and hope into your daily schedule.
  • Norman Vincent Peale taught that having great hope for living and feeling excited about life was exactly what Christ wanted us to do. Not just make it by to get to heave in the end. He had a broader spectrum in his thinking that was more welcoming to others and encouraging some that would never look at a Bible to believe in one.
  • Norman Vincent Peale believed that YOU are stronger than any circumstance that threatens to defeat you. Then NVP would use scripture and stories to back up his meaning behind his advice.
  • NVP was the first real Guru of sorts walking in America. Way before Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Marianne Williamson, Course in Miracles, Norman Vincent Peale helped the average person during bleaker times to Believe in themselves. And, would you believe it, enjoy life, too, while you are at it.

Those are only a few to rattle off today in the New Year of 2018. I have been meaning to write this post for sometime. Norman Vincent Peale’s message about Christ CHANGED my life forever. So if you are out there in a place that feels all alone and are needing guidance from a spiritual source, turn to Norman Vincent Peale. I have listed his website below.

Rock on Norman. I’ve got your back. Norman Vincent Peale was a true prophet of Christ/God and I am here to set that record straight.


“Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and his wife Ruth Stafford Peale cofounded Guideposts in 1945. They envisioned an organization that would help people from all walks of life achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential. The Peale legacy continues powerfully today in our vision for the future — to offer people products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift.

Dr. Peale authored the landmark bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking in 1952. Though so much in life has changed since then, the principles of living a faith-based life are just as relevant today as ever. We’re pleased to offer Dr. Peale’s writings, free of charge, in our ebooks section. is committed to connecting people in the digital realm through the power of prayer and a common belief that through faith and the triumph of the human spirit you can overcome obstacles and live an extraordinary life.”– About us Guideposts




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Motherhood & Graduation

As my son approaches his senior graduation in six months, 2017 became the year to reflect and remember. Some say don’t look back,  but we must, if we are to learn from the past and understand how our daily choices and thoughts leads us to right where we are right now.


I never knew that a big part of my identity was rooted in motherhood. I had thought that I had my own ‘intense sense of purpose’ besides being my son’s mom.

However, I happened to be wrong.

You might think this realization brought on the inner-side of me that wants to reflect more, but just the opposite. I showered my heart and soul with more love.

After looking back over the last 18 years, I see much sacrifice and devotion. I made choices that didn’t always make sense to others, but they did to my mother’s instinct.With this year ending and the new year beginning and my son graduating in 2018, I am grateful to my younger ‘mom self’ that rooted her purpose in motherhood. While other my other titles, ‘wife,’ ‘writer,’ ‘marketing executive,’ ‘yogini’ all are fabulous, too, becoming a mother was just what I was born to do.

I have that now with my family of three-my husband, who has made Jackson the center of his own world and raised him like his own son and Jackson, my soon-to-be-18-year-old-that’s-off-to-college.

They say ‘It goes fast.

That expression doesn’t exactly capture the truth. You think when you are a young mom  with the days stretched for hours and beyond, that motherhood will continue on forever.

And, motherhood does…in different chapters.

I recently won a yoga retreat to my favorite place in the world, Lake Louise, Canada at the Fairmont Chateau. The retreat helped me define my feelings of motherhood and redirect my thoughts to higher ground. In Yoga, Zen—non-attachment is key. Of course, easier said than done. And, I have written in one of my books, LIVE LOVE SOUL that I find “Non-Attachment” to be a find a balance of truth, love and reality. This is true for motherhood, too. While, I was at my retreat I came up with an affirmation that has given me much solace and reprieve from that aching ’empty nester’ feeling:

*”There are no losses in motherhood. Only new beginnings.”

After returning home, my buoyant step has returned. My shoulders are back. My eyebrows are relaxed, and once again, all is well in the world.

I see now how mothers all over the world (and including fathers) must suffer from this feeling–a loss-that we feel when our children grow up and leave home.

Now the future is his to create and make. We still have a few months ahead of us before graduation. He is wrapping up his college applications. I am proud of him no matter what college he ends up choosing. I am just excited he had the courage to reach for the moon.

Turn away from the doom-gloomers, the naysayers, those that say it can’t be done and go for your dreams ANYWAY. We don’t always achieve every dream, but isn’t that the point? Living, dreaming, trying, carving out the best possible life you possibly can? With each step a new door can open. With each goal, a new dream can be achieved.

Jackson has a few favorites in California. I am not sure which one it will be. I am just thrilled he has the courage to dream big and explore his own future.

When we have the courage to say YES to life, amazing things can happen. Doors unexpectedly open. Opportunities knock on our door. Never let the safety net of home keep you back. Fly to new heights.

So now I am here at the end of 2017, looking back. I am proud of myself as his mom. I put aside my own feelings and allowed his to become first, just what my parents did for me, too. The sand does keep going down the hourglass. Chapters change. Life remains…if we are so lucky enough to keep on living.

Motherhood changes but the mothering remains.

*Some would argue that this affirmation is not true. It depends on how you define your own version of motherhood. For me, this affirmation has worked wonders! 


SPOTLIGHT-Author Interview with Alberto Hernando from Catolonia, Spain

Life has changed so much over the last few years and I have tried to keep up with the times. One of the most exciting things as a writer and yoga lover is connecting with others online that share similar passions. I have had gotten to interact and correspond with so many lovely individuals. I feel inspired by their story and life and story as well.

One such person is author Alberto Hernando from Catalonia, Spain.  He is passionate and inspiring as a person and as a writer. I am excited to share an interview with him on my blog here. I have also included links below so you can check out more of his personal world, too.

His novel, HOLO The Adventures of Ainos De Belle was just translated into English this year. Here is our interview:

What inspired you to write this novel and how do you find time to write?


Well, Machel  I strongly believe that it was kind of miracle. I started writing three years ago, take a note that I am 43, and it was during my first fifteen pages, that I realised that the story might be a trilogy and I had always dreamt of being a writer some day.

I was given the push by the person to whom I dedicated the first book in the saga HOLO THE NOVEL. She ignited a spark that became a latent heat, part of a fire that I apparently carried inside without even knowing it.

More than who, what. Look, imagine a situation where you’re having drinks with friends… something one of them said triggered my inspiration. From there, from that one sentence, I was able to create this character and this first story. When I designed the first strokes of the personality of Àinos De Belle, I realized that everyone could somehow identify with her. Many of us, in one way or another, on occasion, have thought about how our lives would be if they were different than the ones we are living.

Now I write fiction novels and fiction is fiction. And by that I mean that, sometimes, you do not need any special inspiration when you are writing fiction. The only thing that you have to do it is create a character and think about what you want to do with he or she.

In terms of style, fantasy literature offers a wide range of possibilities that other genres don’t, and I feel very comfortable within the genre. I’ve got a great imagination that helps me to be visionary and because of this I couldn’t start out with another type of genre.

In this case HOLO THE ADVENTURES OF AINOS DE BELLE tells the story of a woman who discovers that she has the power to turn people into holograms, which makes them lose any connection they had with people in the real world. Àinos decides to take an emotional leave from her familiar and social environment and make a new life for herself without creating any apparent consequences.

Time to write? Sigh! Excellent question, Machel… If you really want to do something you can always find time. However, my family and specially my wife do not say the same… I am joking, of course they are actually very happy for me… it is not easy although everyone knows that writers do their job while everyone else is sleeping.


You are active on social media and seem to be a professional at networking and creating events to promote your books. What advice would you give other writers to becoming more plugged in to the benefits of social media and networking?

 Before I became a published author I was not really active on social media. Believe me! It´s hard to say (haha) I wasn’t on Facebook. As a result of the way I designed the website it was necessary to connect it to other social networks and you know how it works… It was the beginning of a chain reaction, you should be available online if you want to find people and if you want people to be able to find your books. Currently it’s an easy way to manage opportunities. Clearly, social media networks are essential for further development of an article, product or promotion event. Nowadays, you don’t need be an internet master because the essential settings are easy and at the tips of your fingers. Uploading pictures and videos is not difficult and there are a lot of templates to create your own web. That’s why I strongly recommend that everyone who want to say or write something should be present on the net. All of us can be a part of the global communication. For example, I love your web Machel… and why wouldn’t I share your webpage with other people that I know? So this is one of the reasons why I created a page inside my web to post websites from my friends, colleagues or collaborators. It is like a small social net…in my particular point of view, life improves when we share things, places, feelings… It is a bit poetic, but I believe in that.

Regarding book launch events, I love them… they are like a family party, at least from my point of view. The fact that you introduce people to something that has come from your heart – tell me: what can be better than this? So the common thread here is the enthusiasm over something I have achieved… and that is marvelous. And I usually, during this kind of events I get rid of my ego, because I feel that the majority of book launch events are created to fatten the author’s ego but I personally prefer to offer a gift to the audience, a special present, something to carry inside their minds for a long time. During my first book launch event the main issue to address was to encourage people to fulfill their goals… nothing related to the book but actually related to my life… and something I wanted to share with them.

By contrast, during the second book launch event the gift was the Country music from USA, which in this case is already related to the second book, at least in some of the pages. So there was a band who played Hank Williams covers throughout the event. So you can link here some parts of the things that we are talking about.

Spotlight on Author Alberto Hernando, from Spain.


Were you ‘over-the-moon’ when you found out your book was being translated into another language? That’s very exciting.

It was awesome and it felt practically like when my publisher invested on me the first time and told me he wanted to publish my novel. That day I walked for 4 hours through Barcelona’s outskirts so I could take in the the good news. You know… having the novel translated to English meant that I could get worldwide readers and that my dream of being present on “the big screen” (Hollywood) could become a reality. Who knows!! beautiful Machel.

One of the most amazing experiences of HOLO. THE ADVENTURES OF AINOS DE BELLE has been meeting Gemma Cuatrecasas. She’s the one who translated the story… it was like a joke: a writer from the Basque Country, a translator from Catalonia and a reviser from Scotland… we are, definitely independent people.

Working with Gemma has been a rewarding mission. Sure we will repeat the experience with the other books in the saga. Even my publisher wants to try other languages such as German or French. We will see.

Are you writing your second book right now? How do you inspire yourself to write and stay committed to finishing the book when life can be so busy?

I think I have thought about the second story more than when I was writing the first book. I mean… the story has given me plenty to think about it. Because I began the story when I had finished writing the first book. After that I just had to write, seriously maybe it was like a brain game or a smart brain game. I had to write when people sleep, again (ha, ha). I would say that the worst thing was that I had a deadline to send the draft to my publisher company… it was a bit stressful.

Anything you would like to share as last words to inspire and connect with your fans and readers?

I would say… people must love. “To love” is one of the most important verbs in life.

We live in an age where many people use hypocrisy, lies, and brute force… I think you can struggle with these bad things. Others have a kind of infectious goodness; qualities such as a passion for life, excitement about doing things and devotion to the good side of humanity. All of us can offer the best version of ourselves to other people. Do this every day and your life will change so much for the better all around.

Let’s be friends! Follow the social media of holothenovel and enjoy the story of holograms. This has only been the beginning.




As a self-help writer and essayist, one of my favorite genres to read is the self-help (spiritual) section in the bookstore. I remember when I found my first self-help book that hit home, I became hooked to reading more. As a previous model and actress during the 90’s, trust me, these books helped me  discover more peace in the jungle concrete of La-La Land. So when I received a call from a great friend that an author/actor from Los Angeles would be coming to San Diego, I was thrilled. Why? Because SPIRITUAL GANGSTA has the chance to infuse someone’s soul with new perception they hadn’t discovered on their own.  This book could be the grounding element for a reader out there ‘searching for their own truth.’ This book, SPIRITUAL GANGSTA looks like a definite win.  If you miss this book signing chance, here is a link to order book here, too: Order book now. 

For me personally, reading books like Bailey Chase has written have become like a beacon of light when I needed it the most. What were a few of my books that helped me?

  • A Return to Love by Marrianne Williamson
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  • Mental Fitness by Michiko Jane Rolek.

SAN DIEGO – BAILEY CHASE’S book signing details (happening at the family owned bookstore in the


United States):

Warwick’s is hosting author Bailey Chase on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:30pm to discuss and sign his new book Spiritual Gangsta. Bailey Chase is a highly-acclaimed actor who starred in Saving Grace, Longmire, As the World Turns, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the soon to be released remake of Twin Peaks and 24: Legacy on Fox. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1995 with a BA in Psychology. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick’s for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. Please call the Warwick’s Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Spiritual Gangsta is part memoir and part self-help book ensconced in a search for the truth. Bailey not only pulls from his 20 plus years of experience navigating the waters of Hollywood as a professional actor but shares heartfelt stories about his spiritual journey across the globe to finally settling down and becoming a new father to twins and a toddler.

Bailey will teach you how to rise above our self-defeating emotions and see things for how they truly are. He also shares some very spectacular personal failures and how he has used them to increase the level of happiness and meaning in his life.

Bailey Chase is a highly-acclaimed actor who starred in Saving Grace, Longmire, As the World Turns, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the soon to be released remake of Twin Peaks and 24: Legacy on Fox. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1995 with a BA in Psychology.

Bailey was compelled to write Spiritual Gangsta because he was tired of seeing others suffer from common, fixable frustrations and how disenfranchised our society has become. He not only shares the gems he has learned from studying psychology, meditation, parenthood, acting and sports but explains how you can find the truth in any situation and make that human connection as well.


Event date:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 7:30pm
Event address:
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
information from Warrick’s books signing events.

Morning Routine Suggestions for a Better Day Every Day

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The 15-Minute Morning Routine That Keeps Me From Hitting The Snooze Button

Mornings are often a challenge. The alarm goes off. You roll over and hit the snooze button. The tendency for most of us, including myself, is to then take those extra 15 minutes of “snooze time” for exactly that—more sleep. But what if instead of closing your eyes to avoid that early morning hour, you spent those extra 15 minutes on yourself?

When you don’t create time for yourself, your attitude and your overall sense of well-being suffers. You inner light dims. Your daily schedule begins to feel like a chore, and that snooze button seems like the obvious choice.

I used to struggle with early mornings too. As a busy working mom, I always felt one step behind. I was constantly rushing out the door, trying to make it to school and work on time. But I discovered a few years ago that if I went to sleep a little earlier at night and took those extra 15 minutes of snoozing and applied it to my morning routine instead, my day improved immensely.

Here’s how I conquered my snooze blues by using those 15 minutes for three key morning moments:

The first 5 minutes: Connect with your body

When you first wake up in the morning, take some time to stretch. When your feet hit the floor beside your bed, stretch your hands upward and greet the morning by acknowledging your body first. If you can, just take that moment to fully stretch up with your hands above your head and take a deep breath in. Then release with a nice long breath out as you reach down for your toes. Take another nice deep breath in and release it out as you rise and place your hands on your hips.

What does this do for us? This one little moment gives our inner self an awareness of “being inside our body” by being fully present in those two stretches. Instead of hopping out of bed and going on the run, I’ve now started the day with a simple stretch that connects my body to my mind and myself. I am setting a slower pace and taking a moment just for me.

I then continue this feeling for a few more minutes, while I make my coffee downstairs. I open all of my curtains to let the light into my kitchen. I take a moment to just connect to my breath as I listen to the sound of my coffee brewing, which warms my soul instantly. No rushing. Just relaxing and being with just myself in the early morning hours.

The next 5 minutes: Focus on affirmations

Get ready for your morning hug. Greet yourself and say, “Hey, I like you; you matter.” I take this time to create positive moments of love and affirmations for myself. I take my arms and squeeze them tightly around myself. I squeeze gently and say, “I am excited about today! Life is beautiful. I will have a great day!”

In the beginning, I used to say this in the mirror in my bathroom. That really helped to develop the habit. Then, once it became a natural part of my morning, I started taking these five minutes downstairs with my coffee in hand. Before the rush, before the grind, I could reflect on my morning time and how lovely it felt just to be quiet and centered. The kind words and extra time of reflection were mine and mine alone.

The final 5 minutes: Tidy your space

Before taking a shower and getting dressed, I spend a little time tidying my home. I make my bed, fluff pillows, or even just clean up my coffee area. I found that these simple actions send a signal to my inner self that says, “Hey, I care about you, so let’s keep the house tidy.” This time may seem like a task, but trust me, it feels like a little gift when you come home later to a clean room and fluffed pillows on the couch.

After you start incorporating practices like this early in your day, you actually start enjoying your mornings. So forget the snooze button. Take that secret gift of time for a better day and a happier you!