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Why go to Mykonos? The Greek Party Island!

Little Venice ! Great restaurants, clubs and nightlife! My spot every night!

Mykonos

Ahhh… Mykonos, the “party island”.  And I do mean party! But Mykonos is also known for its fabulous beaches as it’s less cliffy than Santorini.  The shopping is amazing from Designer shops like Louis Vuitton and Chanel to locals selling their wares.  There’s even a Sephora! But there is definitely a lot more to this fabulous island in Greece. What is fun about Mykonos is that there is a lot more hustle and bustle, particularly in Mykonos Town, like Old Port and Little Venice. The beaches here have soft, golden sand, but can be very crowded in July and August. And beware of the cost of chaise lounge rentals ranging from $30.00 to $80.00 USD to rent a chair!

The Windmills in Mykonos Town! Absolutely fabulous to see!

Fabulous hotel with stunning views of Aegean Sea!

It’s easier to get around Mykonos because most of the attractions are all closer to each other, such as the old port and the popular beaches. Public buses are the best way to get around costing approximate $2.00 to any destination. The buses area very nice like charter buses so they are very comfortable.  You can rent scooter and atvs if you are adventurous. I have to say that a lot of hotels near Mykonos town are situated high and require walking once the bus drops you off as buses cannot go up the narrow road leading to your fabulous hotel. I recommend taxis if you are not fit, older or too drunk or tired to walk the hill. Continue reading

Cheaper and Quicker Travel!

Going to the airport? Do you dread the lines at the airport?  TSA pre-check is the answer for you! I just love it!!!  For a non-refundable $85 fee (payable by money order, credit card, or a certified check) you can enroll in TSA PreCheck for five years. 

 

TSA PreCheck is the expedited screening program at airports that allows low-risk passengers to use a fast-tracked security line. In order to apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident. The application process includes an in-person interview and background check.

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Circumstances Beyond Your Control

Being happy is easy when life is going well; but what about when circumstances spin out of control and bad things happen one right after another. We all have times when we feel that we just can’t get out from under the storm clouds. How do people stay happy during the tough times? It’s a learned behavior that takes practice and passion for what doing what you love! You really should really read my blog on the terrific benefits of simply being happy! https://kc.milliondollarbranding.com/enjoy-your-life-change-your-point-of-view/#more-12070  

It’s been said time and time again that when the going gets tough, the tough get going, but some people don’t find that at all easy to do. Positive attitudes can help, but knowing that there is a higher power that controls the chess pieces of our lives lets us know that this hard time is only a bump in the road and will soon pass.

Have faith that it will be better. In the meantime, continue living your life.  Don’t stop working on your passion and goals just because you are being tested. Time is still moving and your best life is ahead of you! Stay focused. Take Control of your Life!  Check out https://kc.milliondollarbranding.com/whos-the-boss-10-ways-to-start-taking-control-of-your-life/

Do what you love simultaneously with your “adventure”. Notice I did not say ordeal!   Knowing it won’t last is key! This deep acceptance of faith is called joy; and hard times simply can’t compete with pure joy. We may not understand why bad things happen to good people, but we know that they do and always will. Bad things happen to bad people too, just as good things happen to good people. It’s just the way it is. It’s the manner in which we deal with the life’s obstacles that define who we are- how we present to the world. Continue reading

Enjoy Your Life: Be an Optimist- Change Your Views

“Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.”

Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts–

If you’ve placed second in a writing contest, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to join again? Optimists jump for joy!

In life, you are always filled with choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and have  a challenging and fulfilling life.

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Kecia’s Easter Inspiration – Recipe, Tablescapes and More!

Spring is in the air and Easter is around the corner , so let’s  change up our tablescapes! The more tables you have the better! Spring is the season that is long expected by everyone. So now that spring seems to finally be here, how about bringing spring into your home? Allow the feeling of warmth and rebirth to flow through your sanctuary.

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What  better way than to change up our tablescapes throughout the home. Your kitchen, diningroom and foyer tables are there waiting to be decorated for the new season! So let’s look at some ideas I just love!

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Make use of your chandeliers and hang Easter eggs and green foliage to really make a statement!Continue reading

What Innovation Can Do to Your Life -A Must Read!

 

Innovation–The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay.

It’s a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don’t. The power of innovation. If you’ve ever marveled at somebody’s creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten were not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth is, everybody has potential.

You know how long it took to learn to ride a bike or drive or to never commit the same mistake again? It’s the same with innovation. It takes a bit of practice and a lot of time before this mind function comes easily when called. This article will teach you a few tips on how to bring innovation into your life.

Don’t listen to what other people say. Follow the beat of your own drum. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring cacophony to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, don’t waste your time and effort trying to make people understand. They won’t. And the help you will probably get comes in the form of negative feedback. If all those geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be Continue reading

Tired of Putting Things Off? – Put an End to Procrastination

I’ve been planning to produce another video series about healthy lifestyles while just “Kickin’ it with Kecia”.  I must first admit though, that by nature, I am not a procrastinator. For reasons beyond my control, the project was pushed off due to my filmmaker’s  procrastination or simple lack of professionalism.  Clearly, he’s fired and my efforts have to go to vetting other filmmakers which I dread.  I keep putting it off.  I am super busy with my kids and other work and personal  obligations. But SO WHAT!!!!

Best-selling author John Grisham wrote his first novel while working full-time as an attorney; he was as busy as the rest of us, but he found a way to accomplish his dream. How did he do it? He beat procrastination by forcing himself to get up earlier every morning so he could work on his book before he went to work.

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Win the War Against Procrastination – The Battle Begins in Your Mind

With 2018 here, many of us have new year resolutions. I bet half of you did not follow through!  Procrastination is an enemy!   Have you been to gym? Did you start  saving more money? Did you book the  trip of a lifetime? Did u start your healthy  eating?  did you start your blog? your book? your  new business?

Mark Twain had something to say about almost any topic you can imagine. On the subject of how to avoid procrastination, Twain said, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Everyone can enjoy the humor in Twain’s comment. But for many of us, Twain’s insight on the danger of procrastination is painfully true.Continue reading

Tis the Season For Chic and Glamorous Decor – Happy Holidays!

Decorating for the Christmas holidays can be a daunting task but the results of my labor are worth the joy on my children’s faces when they see the results!  Decorating your home can be fun if you just think outside the box! Since Christmas is right around the corner, check out these ideas sure to delight and spark more of the Holiday spirit! Wreaths, garland, trees and ribbons, ornaments and lights! Oh my!

Don’t let stress over Christmas decorating make you lose the Christmas spirit.  Check out these chic  and stylish ideas!

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