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Life's Necessities & Luxuries Podcast
15 minutes | 12 days ago
#72 Happy National Crayon Day
Greetings Lifers, Today's National Crayon Day so I thought it would be appropriate to ask which is your favorite color crayon? Did you play with crayon's as a child? I loved coloring in books for many years as a kid, did you? I want you to be child-like today and have some fun. Take out your kid's box of crayons, or some colored pencils, pens and go to town. Doodle, draw, sketch. Do something fun and feel like a kid again. I'd love to see what you did so DM me over on Instagram @DawnMariesFashionFinds. Have fun and stay creative. Love, Dawn-Marie
16 minutes | 25 days ago
#71 Makeup En-Counters of a Third Kind
Hello Beautiful Lifers, Have you ever gone shopping for makeup whether at a department store counter, or, at a CVS, only to go home, try it on and think to yourself "what was I thinking?". Makeup colors can be very tricky, as a professional makeup artist, I've been studying color and in particular, makeup colors and which looks best on which skin tone. But, one thing, I found is that all makeup is NOT created equal. Nor, are the treatment products. Today I will cover how to find the right colors for your skin's temperature and how to find your skin's temperature now. So, what do you do when you went to the store and purchased all these goodies? Well, the first thing I want you to do BEFORE you go to the counter to purchase your goodies is to ask them their return policy for makeup. Most places you can return open makeup products as long as you let them know you have opened and tried the product. This will be sure that it doesn't end up back in the aisle. I had a friend who never took anything back to the store to return items. It made me crazy. To think she wasted hundreds of dollars and left it for them to have. She'd never wear the clothes she bought that she didn't like, or, any makeup or skincare (even expensive perfumes). These all can be returned. Again, just double check with the store's policies and you'll know. Whatever you do, do not use the samples that they put out on the counters. There are a gazillion of bacteria that get into them. Purchase the item and if you don't like it, be sure to return it. I also cover some ways on how to beat S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) (yes, it's a real thing) and make your winter feel less dreary. So grab your favorite pair of ear buds, your favorite beverage and pop on over. I'll see you inside. Cheers, Dawn-Marie Let's Stay in Touch: IG: @DawnMariesFashionFinds P.S. Want more beauty and skincare tips? Pick up a copy of the 151 Secrets book today: 151 Secrets Book
20 minutes | 3 months ago
#70 Are You Feeling Sleepy? Don't Miss Out On Your ZZZ's
Happy New Year my Lifers! I hope you had a great New Year's Eve. Aren't you excited about having a new beginning? Last year was a train wreck and we've learned so much from it. Hopefully 2021 will get us back up and running like before the Pandemic and we can reclaim our lives. The other day was #National Sleep-In Day and I thought about how sometimes I get hit with insomnia and it's not so easy to sleep at all for that fact. I did some research and you'll be surprised to hear that most folks don't get a good night sleep. I've been dealing with insomnia for decades now. I am listing below some of the products I refer to in this episode that I use to keep me from staying awake all night long. (Please note that if your purchase any of these products, I will receive a small commission). Satin Eye Mask Satin Pillow Cases Gel Eye Depuffer/Sleep Mask Lavendar Pillow Spray Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets Feather Bed Topper Black Out Curtains Sound Therapy CMT Oil Having a good night's sleep is imperative to good health. We need our Z's to keep up with all of the stress we have in our daily lives, stay on our A-Game and give the ones we love the energy they need to feel loved. So, check out today's episode and start getting some good rest. Sweet Dreams, Dawn-Marie XO P.S. If you're looking for some more easy ways to add more positive changes in your daily life, check out the 151 Secrets book. It's the only book you'll need this year to see some incredible changes into your life! P.S.S. are you looking to update your wardrobe or your look? Check out The Let's Shop in Your Closet At Home Styling Academy
24 minutes | 5 months ago
#69 - When is Enough - Enough? Time to Take Back Your Life For Yourself!!
Happy New Year my Lifers! I hope you are ready to kick-off a new year and reach your desires and goals. Do you find that you take on more than you want? Do you say to yourself that you "never have time to decompress and relax?" I get it, sometimes it's hard for us to say "NO". It's taken me years to learn how to put up some boundaries, but, I have to say, once I did, it made such a big difference in my life (for the better). I want this for you as well. Check out today's episode and I will cover a few ways on how you can get started. See you inside. Cheers, Dawn-Marie XO Let's Stay in Touch: Looking for a new style? Want to unclutter your closet? Bored with your clothes? Check out the Let's Shop in Your Closet, the Styling Academy in your home: www.LetsShopinYourCloset.com Looking to make some important changes in your up coming year? Look no more, this book will help you get there and quickly too! Don't delay, get a copy today and grab hold of your destiny. www.151secrets.com STAY IN TOUCH IG: @DAWNMARIESFASHIONFINDS
25 minutes | 5 months ago
#68 7- Ways to Add More Time & Peace To Your Week
Have you noticed that even with COVID-19 going on, life is still pretty chaotic? Just because we're not out and about like the good old days, life still seems to be frantic and crazy. Why is this? Today's episode I cover 7 ways you can add some extra peace in your life, and, in the process, gain some more time for yourself this week. It's time to take back some time for you to do what you like to do. Instead of working all week on tasks, batch them and see if you get more time. Hope these tips will help. Stay safe and stay peaceful. Love, Dawn-Marie XO P.S. Want more ways to save time and get more peace in your life and home? Find them in the 151 Secrets book. If you haven't picked up your audio book version, check it out here: 151 Secrets
25 minutes | 8 months ago
#67 Stay Calm This Fall - Get Organized & Keep The Peace!
Hello my Lifers, I hope you are doing great! As the last week of summer rolls out and as Fall rolls in, are you ready to find ways to relax during this glorious time of the year? One of the most exciting times for me as a kid was to getting ready to go back to school. I loved picking out school supplies and a new fall wardrobe. I always felt that the Fall time was my New Year. Do you feel this way too? One thing I noticed over the years is that if I don't stay organized I can't seem to be at peace. Can you relate? Today's episode I share a few ways to get organized so that you can have more time to have fun whether for yourself and, or, with your family. Here's to a safe and beautiful Fall. May you turnover a new "leaf" and have many new memories to come. Cheers, Dawn-Marie PS If you want your FREE TICKET to the Tampa Jam It's Time to Pivot Online Virtual Summit. Click here Stay in touch: Twitter: @lifesnnl Facebook: DawnMarieMutell IG: DawnMariesFashionFinds P.S. If you're looking for a fun read that might inspire you to make some changes, get a new look, lose some weight, re-ignite your romantic relationship, or just learn how to save some time, pick up a copy of the 151 Musically Inspired Secrets to Master This Thing Called Life!
16 minutes | 9 months ago
#66 - Quick Ways To Enjoy The Last Days of Summer!
I hope you all are doing great and are enjoying your summer. Today's episode covers a few quick ways we can enjoy those last gorgeous days of one of the most fun seasons - SUMMER TIME!!! If you haven't been able to do some of the things you enjoy during this season because you've been too busy, then, it's definitely time to set aside at least a couple of days to get outside, get some fresh air (maybe even sink your toes in the sand). Spend time having fun with friends and family (socially distancing, of course) and enjoy your life to its fullest. Here's to enjoying those last glorious days of summer and a wonderful Fall ahead. Stay safe and healthy, With Love, Dawn-Marie XO P.S. if you're looking for a great summer read, pick up a copy of the 151 Secrets Audio Book IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds FB: Dawn-Marie Mutell
27 minutes | 9 months ago
#65 11 Ways to Feel More Alive!
Greetings My Lifers, Do you feel like things have been weighing you down lately? Well, I think we are all in this weird place right now with everything going on, it's hard to feel alive and excited. Today's show I will cover 11 quick ways that you can add some vibrancy to your day and make you feel alive and happier. Grab your earbuds and take a quick listen. I hope they will help lift your spirits and begin to take the wheel and drive yourself to your happy place. See you inside. With Much Love, Dawn-Marie XO P.S. If you haven't signed up for the 6-Day Find The Perfect Swimsuit Challenge, click here to sign up (it's not too late, even though it started June 21st). This challenge will help you find your perfect swimsuit for your body type, meet some amazing women, and have fun this summer. Hope to see you there. Let's Stay in Touch: IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds FB: DawnMarie Mutell
21 minutes | 10 months ago
#64 How To Keep Your Love Life Alive with Melody Brooke
Hello, my Lifers, I'm so excited about today's show. Our guest, Melody Brooke, author of "Oh Wow, This Changes Everything" is a professional marriage and family counselor who has over 30 years of relationship counseling experience. She's here with us today to talk about relationships, intimacy, and how we can get closer to our love and keep it from falling apart. In today's show we speak about: How to keep from flying off the handle when our love does one of those pesky things that can get under our skin and get us fired up. How we can add some more va-va-voom in the bedroom by learning how to communicate with your partner and let them know exactly what you want and desire when making love. and so much more. So grab your coffee, cocktail, or green juice and let's go for a relationship ride to partnering bliss. Learn more about Melody Here's to keeping your love life burning bright try this fun game Truth or Dare The Sexy Game of Naughty Choices. With Much Love, Dawn-Marie XO P.S. if you haven't signed up for the upcoming Find the Perfect Swimsuit 6-Day Challenge, sign up here --the fun begins on June 21st. And, if you want some more tips on how to keep your love life alive, check out Part III -What's Love Got To Do With It, Tell Me Now section of the 151 Musically Inspired Secrets book pick up your copy now for only $1.
50 minutes | a year ago
#63 Get Rid of Anxiety in Less Than 3 Minutes with Ashley James
With everything going on right now we are in a state of chaos and upheaval we have never witnessed before. It's difficult when we don't know what to expect next. We definitely have had a lot of unwanted stress thrown upon us, yet, we need to stay clear and focused during these times more than ever before. I'm sure some of you out there might be going through some extra unwanted emotions, anxiety, fear, but, as you know, these emotions are poison to our well being. So, how can we take a hold of them and knock them out of our minds altogether? Well, one of the ways is through using NLP. What is NLP you may ask? NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It is a pseudoscientific approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States, in the 1970s. It's something I've been studying for over 20 years now. I first learned about it through Tony Robbins in his books and then onto John Assaraf where they teach us how to "retrain our brain". As with anything else, we can actually teach ourselves how to do this (with daily practice). So, with that said, would you like to learn how to: Reduce some of the anxiety and angst that might be nagging at you today? Reverse disease and bring your body into good health? Our guest for the day is Ashley James, she is an NLP expert and holistic health coach. She's here today to talk to us about how we can immediately lower our anxiety and reverse disease (who wouldn't want that right?). So come on over and take a listen to today's show and she will teach you how. Here's to happiness, good health, and a more tranquil day! All My Love, Dawn-Marie XO Let's Stay in Touch: FB: Dawn-Marie Mutell IG: @DawnMariesFashionFinds 151 Secrets Book
27 minutes | a year ago
#62 What's Next on The Horizon? Live on Purpose!
I'm sorry I have been MIA for the past several weeks. I was finishing up the last touches of the book and I'm thrilled to say, it's finally done!!! Woot, woot, where's the champagne??? Since this pandemic has struck, I keep thinking about what's around the corner for us. Are you thinking about new ways that you can reinvent yourself and your career? Today's episode is here to help you think about just that. I hope you will be able to find alternative ways to help you and your family through these rough times. It isn't easy and I'm sure you're feeling its effects. But, if you get proactive and start now to think about what you might be able to do for your future, you will rise up out of the ashes. I love you and I pray for you and your families to stay safe, healthy, and prosperous. If you're still trying to figure out ways you can begin to create a part-time or full-time business, or, that side hustle you've been wanting to try out, pick up a copy of the 151 Secrets book, I'm currently selling it for $1 so that I can raise some funds for a couple of charities. This book will help you get clear on what you can do to create a new life, new business, and career, and lead you on the path less traveled. I hope you pick up a copy. Just go to 151secrets.com plus you'll also get 4 free bonuses 1) a website that houses 151 fun and entertaining music videos and original song samples from Amazon Music that inspired the secrets titles, 2) a shopping guide with some of my favorite products, books, and programs off of Amazon, 3)a free downloadable journal to answer the 151 secrets action steps and, 4) a private FaceBook community where we can all help each other out and have our questions answered and meet like-minded folks. Please stay safe. All my love, Dawn-Marie XO
5 minutes | a year ago
#61 Need Answers?
Greetings my Lifers, Today's episode is a short reminder that when things are bogging us down we should not walk with our heads down, but, rather walk with our heads up and from time-to-time take a look up into the sky for answers to some of our biggest, burning questions. After I took a fall into a sinkhole back in 1998, I was forever walking through the streets of NYC looking down at the ground as I traveled from block to block. I wanted to make sure I didn't hit any cracks, bumps or God forbid, fall into another hole. Then one day I was a book from one of my mentor coaches and I heard him say, "lookup". And, I immediately felt like he was speaking directly to me. When I would walk through the streets of the city, I began looking up and it became a game for me. I was amazed at when I'd say to myself "look up" and I did, I'd see something beautiful. I'd take long strolls on the beach and look up, each time I did, I'd see a thing of beauty, whether it was a dragonfly, a beautiful bird, stars in the evening sky or a beautiful moon, sunrise or sunset or a rainbow. All of which made my heart sing. If you have a lot on your mind today (which most of us do), when you're out on your daily walk, take this advice and begin to look up into the sky for some answers to those burning questions of yours. Not only may you see something of beauty, but you will also realize that we are the smaller sum on a larger scale. Stay safe, happy and healthy. All My Love, Dawn-Marie P.S. If you're looking for something to do, I have some courses up - one of which is free just go to: starpowerstudio.thinkific.com
12 minutes | a year ago
#60 Are You Craving Sugar?
We are what we eat, that's what they say right? But, do you believe it? One of the things I found that helped keep me calm and in a better mood is to get moving more and eat better. We need to find ways to keep our stressors down and to find alternate ways of reducing stress or ways to balance our body, mind, and spirit which I believe is key to us living happier lives. Today's episode is about a couple of quick ways to help preserve them. Do you crave sugar? Who doesn't love sugar? It's one of those things we couldn't get enough of a kid - do you agree? Candy, candy, and more candy (that was our motto). We couldn't get enough of it, and, our poor parents had to deal with us on a sugar high bouncing off the walls for hours on end after we consumed our candy bar delights. As time goes by, we learn how bad sugar is for us. For a number of years now I've been trying to quit sugar. I haven't been able to quit it altogether, but I'm trying to become more diligent about the amount of it I consume. Although, I must confess, last night I was pretty bad. My beau and I consumed way too many Haagen Daz ice cream bars. They were on sale and we thought, "Why not?" We deserve a treat yes? But, then, we did it, we ate them and they were, of course, delicious but then my guilt took over. I thought to myself "why did I just let myself do this?", "I've been so good, and now I just ruined it all" has this ever happened to you? We beat ourselves up when we don't do the right thing. But, one of the things I've learned is that we shouldn't make ourselves unhappy or upset when we make a mistake. It's OK to make them just as long as we can course-correct, which is what I'm doing today. This book by JJ Virgin has helped me in the sugar craving section. I hope you'll pick up a copy if you have issues battling sugar as I do. She's pretty freakin' amazing. JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks and you may also like: I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook by Sarah Wilson. Here's to much health and happiness (and less sugar in our day) as we go about our days battling the sugar impact. With much love always, Dawn-Marie XO PS If you haven't already reserved your copy of the 151 Secrets book, be sure to go to: www.lifesnecessitiesandluxuries.com/book Let's Stay in Touch: IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds FB: Dawn-Marie Mutell
17 minutes | a year ago
#59 Do You Celebrate Your Wins?
We always talk about the importance of setting goals and the importance of writing them down and having them on our to-do lists, but, just as important, do you acknowledge them when you reach the goal? A few years ago, I learned the importance of not only setting our goals but, also keeping a separate journal where you can actually acknowledge those achievements on the important things we set out to do for ourselves, whether it was a personal or a business thing. Do you keep an acknowledgment journal? A place where you can capture all of those amazing things that happen to you along your journey? Keeping a journal or notebook that is solely dedicated to this purpose is crucial. Today's episode is about the importance of doing just that. If you're already doing this, my hat's off to you, and if you aren't, then, its time to get started. You've accomplished a lot of things in your time, now let's start celebrating. Here's to more amazing things along your journey. With Love, Dawn-Marie XO PS Let's stay in touch: IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds FB: dawnmariemutell
12 minutes | a year ago
#58 It's Never Too Late To Finish What You Start?
When I was younger I had a problem with not finishing what I began. If it didn't hold my attention I'd drop it and move onto the next exciting, shiny thing. Has this ever happened to you? As I got a bit older and wiser, I learned that this wasn't a good thing. And, the more books I read on self-improvement and personal empowerment, they'd all have a similar perspective on this topic. I decided I would take a stab at it. I picked one thing and began from start to finish. Once I did this, I found it easier to keep on moving onto the next thing, and then the next. Before I knew it, I was reaching my goals that much more quickly and effectively. Today's episode is a quick reminder of just that. Is there a bunch of unfinished projects laying around the house? Things you said you want to do, but, never got the information or the tools that you needed to get the job done? Don't let this steal your happiness any longer. Pick one or two of those projects, dust them off and get back on track until they're completed. It's also important to pick a date as to when you will finish them. Once you have completed them you will feel a keen sense of accomplishment and in turn, will help you move onto more of things you set out to do that you'll be able to finish successfully. I wish you the best of luck (I know you got this) and I'll meet you at the finish line. With Much Love, Dawn-Marie XO Let's stay in touch: IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds or @dawnmariemutell FB: dawnmarie mutell
43 minutes | a year ago
#57 Lift Your Mind, Body & Spirit With Heather Kennedy
Do you feel that you're overworked, over-stressed and that your mind is scattered all over the place? Do you feel achy and your joints hurt? Or, more importantly, you just don't have the energy like you used to or you feel like your pants are getting a bit tighter? If you've answered "yes" to any of the above, then, you may want to take a quick listen to today's show. Our guest, Heather Kennedy is a Core Integrated Alignment Yoga Instructor. With her many years of experience, she can teach you how to de-stress, align your body and calm down the mind with her foundational movement classes. Heather and I met when I was at the Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision Tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we had seats next to each other (which was amazing). As the day progressed, I learned more about what Heather does and wanted her to share the information with you, my Lifers, so she's here with us today to share some wisdom on the practice of Yoga and how it can immediately begin to shift your mind, body and spirit. You can check out a class of hers if you're in the Orlando area (visiting Disney World anytime soon?). Learn more about Heather and stay in touch with her. Heather's email is: YogawithHeatherKennedy@gmail.com You can access more information about classes here: Park Side Yoga & Fitness Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness If you're unable to get to Heather's studio and want to try some Yoga at home, here are some of my favorite yoga instructional videos and equipment: Flexibility Yoga for Beginners Ali MacGraw: Yoga, Mind & Body Yoga Over 50 Yoga Mats & Carrier: Yoga Mat Yoga Mat Carrier Here's to a happy body, healthy mind and tranquil life. Namaste, Dawn-Marie XO Stay in touch: IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds FB: Dawn-Marie Mutell PS- please note that the links attached are an affiliate link, meaning, I will get a small fee if you make a purchase
9 minutes | a year ago
#56 What Are Your Intentions for 2020?
Don't you just love the feeling of a fresh start? Well, that's what ringing in a new year means to all of us. Its a time for a reflection. A time for us to gather our thoughts and make some new decisions that we can use to make our upcoming year a better, bigger, and, bolder one. I was at the Oprah 2020 Vision Tour in Ft. Lauderdale last weekend, and, boy, oh boy was I totally pumped up after that. It was so much fun, and very inspirational. One of the topics that Oprah discussed was the importance of setting intentions. I've heard this said in different books, seminars and conferences I've heard before, but, for some reason it was even more inspirational this time around. I usually try to set my intentions several times throughout the year (at least once every quarter or so). And, since we're off to a new decade, I thought I would share it with you. Today's episode is about setting your intentions, it's a quick reminder on the importance of setting them not only for your personal life, but, for your families as well as for your business so that you will have your best year yet! Let's make this decade a necessary and luxurious one. With much love, Dawn-Marie XO PS If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy of the 151 Musically Inspired Secrets to Master This Thing Called Life Stay in touch: IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds FB: dawnmariemutell
8 minutes | a year ago
#55 Keep Your Romantic Life Alive - Send Them Notes of Affection
When was the last time you did something special for your loved one without it being their birthday, anniversary or special occasion? In honor of love, I am sharing two secrets from my upcoming book: 151 Musically Inspired Secrets to Master this Thing Called Life as they both have to do with keeping the romance alive and well. Don't be afraid to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Let them know by giving them little trinkets of affection that will be sure to let them know how much you love them and how much they mean to you. So take a quick listen to today's episode and enjoy. Here’s to much love and happiness. Love, Dawn-Marie
21 minutes | a year ago
#54 - 4 Things That Can Steal Your Happiness & How To Avoid Them!
Do you feel that everyday is challenge? You take on more than you can, have too many things to do on your to-do lists? Never feel like you're getting anything done? Have no fear, you're not alone. We all have way too many things on our plates today. In today's episode I cover 4 of the things that seem to steal our happiness and can quickly put us into a bad mood and how you can avoid some of them. Please remember your time and your life is just as important as anyone else's and you need to stay grounded if you want to be able to achieve the goals and desires you have for you and your family. Take a quick listen to today's episode. I hope they will help you remain peace during the turmoil and chaos of the day. Stay grounded my lifers, you got this! If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy of my upcoming book: 151 Musically Inspired Secrets to Master this Thing Called Life do it today, it's also a great holiday gift for someone you love and knows they're looking to build and maintain a fun-filled, live on purpose, healthy and fabulous life. Here's to much love and happiness, Dawn-Marie Stay in touch: Twitter: @lifesnnl IG: @dawnmariesfashionfinds
8 minutes | 2 years ago
#53 It's Fight Procrastination Day - Let's Freakin' Beat It
Are you one for procrastinating? It was one of my bad character traits until I finally tried to get a grip on it. If you're one for procrastinating, today may be the excuse you need to kick yourself in the pants and get moving on something you've been holding off on doing. Maybe you're looking to get physically fit and begin working out again or maybe it's as simple as cleaning out the basement or the garage. Even though it may not be that simple, you can simply begin by taking the first step and setting your timer for an hour and start on the project. Since today is #fightprocrastinationday, take it to heart and begin working on something that can help change your life for the better and get it off your plate. Let me know how it goes. Leave me a comment. And, if you want more inspiration, grab a copy of the 151 Musically Inspired Secrets to Master This Thing Called life here: Pre-Order Book
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