|This Thursday's Class Intensive|
The Hanford Sentinel did a write up on the 2 hour intensive class I'm doing this Thursday at West Hills College in Lemoore.
I'm particularly excited about this event. It's the first time I've condensed all the information from the Savvy Class Series (10 hours of material) into a single workshop. Invensive is an appropriate word... and fun! It's going to be a lot of fun.
There are seats still available if you live in the Central Valley of California and would like to join the session. To read the Hanford Sentinel article for additional details about Thursday's event, visit: Living "The Savvy Life".
The event is sponsored by Soroptomist International of Hanford.
|Life Lessons from Dad|
I'm blessed to have a dad that is not only a role model for me as to how to live and enjoy life - but who is also someone I love to hang out with!
One of the greatest lessons I learned from him is perseverance. Dad has the rare experience of having lost his thumb while team roping. Actually, losing fingers while roping isn't necessarily rare. What makes his situation unique is that he's lost three thumbs.
Yes, that's right... three.
The second time he lost a thumb the doctors were able to sew it back on. A few years later, he lost that one too.
Most people would have given up a sport that took such a physical toll. Not my dad. His passion for the sport kept him going.
Many times during the two years I spent submitting the manuscript for Living The Savvy Life I thought of him. As I received rejection letter after rejection letter, 36 total, I thought about how he literally, kept getting back in the saddle. I believed in my book and its message, but I also love working on the material. It's my passion. So I kept sending query letters until I finally received an offer.
I learned from my dad to live life with passion! Don't worry about falling down. Just keep getting up and enjoy the journey!
My dad and I at this year's Chowchilla Stampede.
|Your Inner French Girl|
By Melissa Tosetti
Before Mireille Guiliano published French Women Don't Get Fat, I stumbled on a book called Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl, by Debra Ollivier.
I read it cover to cover over the course of a weekend and continue to refer back to it every few months. In that book I discovered that The Savvy Life and the French lifestyle have much in common including:
Like the French lifestyle, Savvy Living isn't about doing without. It's about picking and choosing what you bring into your life vs. mindlessly consuming. This control over your financial life brings joi de vivre.
|Saving on Pet Care|
By Melissa Tosetti
During a Bridging The Gap Coaching session I did last last week, my client was looking for ways to cut back on her expenses. One area she really felt the pain was in pet care. She owns a large dog and lives in an apartment. Five days a week her dog goes to “day care”. I give her credit for wanting a pet and taking such good care of him, but unfortunately, it is costing her over $700 per month.