Surviving Death by Leslie Kean Review

Surviving Death by Leslie Kean

I really enjoyed reading this book by Leslie Kean. I’ve read so many books on life after death, but this book looks more at solid evidence and scientific facts. I found a lot of what Kean talked about very fascinating, as the subject of past lives has always interested me. Kean really investigates and dives into each after life subject, including mediumship, past lives, near death experiences & after death communication. This was a fascinating and complex book to read, but it was well written and I enjoyed reading other’s experiences and Kean’s discoveries into life after death.

I received this free book complementary from Blogging For Books.

How To Be Truly Happy

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

I received this book, complimentary from Blogging For Books. I love the message in this book. Emily Esfahani is a talented writer with a very deep understanding and knowledge of the meaning of life and how we can be truly happy. Esfahani shares real life experiences with the reader, and lets us know that to truly find the meaning of life and be happy is to realize that a fulfilled life comes from finding inner peace and tapping into yourself to find your passions and purpose to help yourself and others live the best life possible. I really enjoyed reading this book and now can better understand how to create a better life for myself.

Everything You Need to Know

Everything You Need To Have by Gerald Kite

I really enjoyed reading this book, that I received complimentary from Blogging For Books. The author is very detailed in explaining everything needed to get your life in order. He talks about using a pendulum, which is a free weight that swings back and forth from a pivot. To find true rest means to learn how to clear your mind and focus on your own thoughts, to not let the chaos in. The author gives the reader ten very detailed steps in how to find natural rhythms, deal with your emotions in a different perspective and experience true happiness in your life.

Eat Beautiful:Look & Feel Your Best

Eat Beautiful: Food and Recipes to Nourish Your Skin From the Inside Out by Wendy Rowe

I really enjoyed receiving this book for free, complementary of Blogging For Books. This book gives recipes for skin health and informs you which foods are the best for your body and can nourish your skin. This recipe book is a must have for those who look for holistic approaches to eating healthy and taking care of themselves. I definitely plan on using some of the recipes of this book. I really like how the book looks as well.

2016 Year Review

Well, it is another new year. Welcome 2017…may you be much better to me this year, compared to last year. I expect a lot of changes this year, the main one being my health: making lifestyle changes to drop the unnecessary weight, feel better about myself and look better. I know I have it in me.

 

2016 was a tough, but manageable year for me. There were a lot of ups & downs, heartaches, heartbreaks, changes and a major accomplishment. I actually graduated from Eagle Gate and obtained my Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design! I am beyond thankful to the 3 ladies who came to support me and see me graduate — Monica, Salisha & Bri. The week of my graduation, I was dealing with a very rough breakup and had no will to live, let alone the urge to attend my own graduation. I wasn’t eating anything and was about ready to give up on life. If it wasn’t for these amazing ladies in my life, and another great friend, then I don’t know where I would be today. Seriously. Anyways, back to my yearly review…

I moved in with Bri in late January of 2016, in order to find myself. Not only did I attempt to find myself, I found my way to creating an online dating profile on Plenty of Fish (POF). I met a few different guys, but still felt empty inside. I was hanging out with my ex, Vince, but felt like I was just floating by day to day with no end goal or urge to change. I loved living with Bri, except for when the bathroom was occupied (which was MOST of the time). My brother, Brian, flew in to visit me and his Utah friends around my birthday in June. I felt special and excited that Brian would be spending my 30th birthday with me, yay! We went to Wise Guy’s comedy club and saw Ardin Myren (she was played on MadTV). It was really fun. Just one week later, enter in Angello. He decided to message me through Facebook. He and I kinda dated back in 2009, but things didn’t work out. So we start talking and end up going out on July 4th. We hit it off all over again. It was like we picked up right where we’d left off. Add in my busy schedule with his busy work schedule, dealing with a recent divorce and 3 kiddos and it made for what would be later on defined as a rocky relationship. After about 3 months of being together, Angello started to come around less and blamed it on his work schedule and kids. So in the end, I was forced to initiate the breakup and end things. His excuse? He didn’t want anymore kids. In my opinion, I think he freaked out about being in a serious relationship and used the whole kids thing to his advantage. If someone truly loves you, they’d compromise at least having 1 child with you. Do I blame him? A little bit, but not by much. He is the one who came back into my life, who pursued me for a second time and led me on. Was he ready for a serious relationship? No way. Needless to say, I am dealing with personal rejection issues and trying to learn to love, accept and respect myself again. That breakup hurt me pretty badly. I will always wish Angello well, and I dearly hope he takes care of himself and finds true happiness. I will always love him.

Skip ahead to Christmas and I am hanging out with one of my exes again…and he is literally jumping over backwards to prove he wants to be with me again. He treats me nice, is respectful, honest, open and is the listening ear I need when I’m feeling down. He even lets me spend Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Year’s with him. I don’t know what will become of it, but we will see. Oh, I also got to go home for Jacob’s mission farewell to see him before he left for Peru in October, it was a nice much needed visit. I also became a God Mother to baby Zayvien (Salisha’s baby boy) in early July! There’s more to say, but it’s personal so I shall write it in my journal.

Thank you for reading my 2016 year end review. Here’s a few of my favorite things from this past year, along with my new year’s resolutions and goals:

 

Favorite Things:

1. Google Play Music — I buy my favorite songs/albums and can listen to them ANYWHERE or ANYTIME, as they are downloaded on my phone.

2. Starbucks Cool Lime Refresher

3. Spotify

4. My Betsy Johnson camera necklace

5. Driving — it relaxes me and clears my mind

 

New Year’s Resolutions:

1. Travel more

2. Lose weight

3. Accept myself

4. Save money

5. Quit EFS by June — I am SO done with this company. I feel underappreciated and it is just time for a new job.

Happy New year to all of you!!!

David Bowie Creative Genius

I really liked receiving my free book, complementary of Blogging For Books. I chose this particular book, because I am a creative and artistic individual. I have a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design for goodness sakes!

 

I really enjoyed coloring in this David Bowie book. It let me be artistic and relaxed me when I had a lot on my mind. I like to keep my hands busy. I did, however, have to buy a nice 60 piece stencil set but it was worth it.

 

I recommend this artistic and creative book to those who enjoy love to color, keep their hands busy and be creative. Again, I received this book complementary for free from Blogging For Books. I recommend this book reviewing website to all those books lovers out there!

Interesting Shows

The Warrens

So, this last weekend I went with a friend to see The Conjuring 2. I mist say it was one of the scariest movies I’ve seen in a long time. I won’t give too much away, but it got me interested in the Warrens. Ed and Lorraine Warren were American paranormal investigators, mostly known for performing exorcisms and helping those who were being haunted or attacked by unseen forces. Ed Warren was a demonologist and Lorraine Warren is a trance medium. I think it’s very interesting how they were given gifts to help others, even though I wouldn’t want a gift like that. Their website is: http://www.warrens.net. I went and watched some YouTube videos about them, and their influence on investigating the Amityville Horror in New York, in the 1970’s. There are six parts to watch about that whole mess, and it’s very interesting to watch. I honestly think the man who murdered his whole family was influenced by a dark force.

11.22.63

I had the stomach flu a few weeks ago, and while I was re-cooperating from it I decided to watch the series 11.22.63. It was a very good show and very eye-opening. I like to watch shows that take you back to that time era, and to see how different it was back then. It was also very interesting to see how time travel could change the outcome of future events. Plus, James Franco is a great actor and not to mention, pretty hot. I suggest watching this show, as it’s definitely worth your time if you like time travel, Stephen King, the 1960’s and James Franco.

Overview of 2015

Well, today is the last day of 2015. It’s been quite a year, that’s for sure. I thought I’d write a post about things that happened this year and make some lists of my favorite things from this past year (to read later on!).

 

Here’s a few things that happened in my life this year:

  • Started school at Eagle Gate College in the Graphic Design/Visual Media program
  • I was promoted at my job in June and now I’m an Account Manager
  • I moved 3 different times…
  • Maintained a good GPA in school, and I’m on the Dean’s List
  • I’ve lost a total of 20 lbs (and plan to lose more in 2016!)
  • My family visited me in July
  • I was able to fly home for Christmas
  • A huge deer hit my car and no one was injured, including the deer
  • I made a few new friends!
  • I went to one concert to see Lighter Shade of Brown, an 80s hip hop group

 

Now, here’s a few other lists for 2015…

25 Top Favorite Songs from 2015

  1. Car Radio — Twenty One Pilots
  2. Hey Everybody! — 5 Seconds of Summer
  3. Wicked Games — The Weeknd
  4. Where Are U Now — Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Beiber
  5. Clearest Blue — CHVRCHES
  6. Same Old Love — Selena Gomez
  7. Mr. President — Pia Mia
  8. WTF (Where They From) — Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams
  9. Stressed Out — Twenty One Pilots
  10. Doubt — Twenty One Pilots
  11. Remedy — Adele
  12. 8th Avenue Serenade — Green Day (older song)
  13. L.A.Love (la la) Remix — Fergie, YG
  14. FourFiveSeconds — Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney
  15. All Hands On Deck Remix — Tinashe, Iggy Azalea
  16. You Know You Like It — DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge
  17. I Want You To Know — Zedd, Selena Gomez
  18. Thinking Out Loud — Ed Sheeran
  19. I’m Not The Only One — Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky
  20. Hard To Explain — The Strokes (older song)
  21. Cool — Gwen Stefani (older song)
  22. The Ghosts of Beverly Drive — Death Cab For Cutie
  23. Lost Stars — Adam Levine
  24. More Time — Needtobreath (older song)
  25. I Just Needed You To Know — Mae

 

Favorites List

  • Color: Pink, purple, magenta
  • TV Show: The Walking Dead, The Goldberg’s, Mad Men
  • Movie: Inside Out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Madea movies
  • Food: Salad, baby carrots, steamed asparagus, meatloaf
  • Drink: Green Apple Gatorade, Diet Coke w/ Lime, Starbucks Peppermint Mocha
  • Band/Artist: Too many to choose from! Adele, Twenty One Pilots, etc.
  • Album: Adele–25, Twenty One Pilots–Blurry Face, Maroon 5–V
  • Phone App: Instagram, Spotify, Pixlr, Block Puzzle, Behance
  • Restaurant: Cafe Rio, Taco Bell & Jimmy John’s
  • Holiday: My birthday & Christmas
  • Store: Target, Maurices & Ulta

 

Here’s a few more of my FAVORITE things:

  • French Vanilla Lattes
  • Editing photos
  • when my kittens purr
  • Blasting my music in my car
  • Tanning
  • Manicures
  • Laughing
  • Pumpkin Spice everything
  • Thrill of a suspenseful movie
  • First few minutes after my head hits the pillow
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Love letters (SO much better than texts!)
  • Family traditions
  • Discovering a new artist or band
  • Long drives
  • Taking photos
  • Shopping (when I have extra money!)
  • Dancing
  • Wearing new shoes or clothes to work
  • Sunshine
  • Walks at the duck pond (Beus Pond)
  • Organizing
  • Listening to music while I clean
  • Watching interesting videos on YouTube
  • Getting my homework finished early
  • Playing with my cats (especially with a laser haha)

 

Well…there’s some stuff about me and this past year. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and enjoys their 2016! I have a few resolutions, which include losing more weight and traveling more. 

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It’s A Wonderful Life

I can’t believe this year is almost over. It’s been a crazy year, that’s for sure. I get to fly home for Christmas this year and spend it with my family in California. Well, my sister and her family won’t be there. The last time I saw them was 4 years ago, for Thanksgiving 2011. I really wish my sister and I had a better relationship. As the years go by, I feel like we grow farther and farther apart. I try to call her and keep in touch, but I feel she doesn’t want to have a close relationship with me. I’m sure she’s just super busy, but I miss her and I’d love to visit her and the kids. I’ve never even met Ian, who is 3 now. I guess I need to Skype with them more. I’ll try and plan a trip out to visit them this year.

Well, as far as school goes I’m getting good grades still (mostly A’s!!) and I really like learning about Graphic Design, Visual Media and Photography. I want to start my own little photography business, but I need practice doing photo shoots and taking pictures. I also need a really nice camera. I plan to get myself a really nice one this next year, probably with my tax return. I love capturing happy moments and bringing out the life in my photos. I like bringing out the colors and making the pictures pop. I know I’m good at editing pictures, but I just need more practice in actually taking pictures.

With everything going on in the world right now, I feel like the end of times is drawing closer and closer. I feel like our president, Obama, isn’t doing a very good job and doesn’t have our best interests in mind or at heart. It seems as if he’s siding with ISIL/ISIS (same exact thing to me), and he’s pushing to bring them into the US. I do not agree with that, because we have NO idea who is apart of the ISIS group or radical Islam. Now, with that being said, I have nothing against Muslims, but I think they should take the necessary steps to gain US citizenship as everyone else does. That just isn’t fair to US citizens or those who worked their butt off to get citizenship here. It feels as though president Obama is more against the US and it’s citizens than anything else right now. I wish I could post some YouTube videos on here, to prove what he’s said about us. I’ll just quote some of the things he and others have said:

  1. “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” — Barack Obama (Quoted from his book, The Audacity of Hope)
  2. “Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. At first they were too worried about the press too tough on them with debates. Not they’re worried about 3-year old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me.” –Barack Obama (Quoted from his Press Release in Nov 2015)
  3. “The President says we’re scared of widows and orphans. With all due respect to him, what I’m really afraid of is a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans.” — Congressman Trey Goudy
  4. “But what I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people.” –Barack Obama (Quoted from his Press Release in Nov 2015)

Statutory Authority of the President to keep anyone out: 8USC 1182

“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

These are just a few quotes about Muslims, ISIS and the current president. Which also includes the above mentioned Statutory Authority under section 1182. This proves a point, in that Obama has no interest in keeping us safe from radical Islamic’s. I am referring to those he is planning on bringing into our country ILLEGALLY. Those already here and who have citizenship belong here. I also say “the current president” instead of “our President”, because I have NO respect for Barack Obama. He has no respect for the United States nor it’s citizens. He slanders us and only cares about other countries. He has no interest in protecting the US and it’s citizens. He thinks he can bend rules and not follow our Constitution. I hope he gets impeached and someone punishes him for all the damage he’s caused. I cannot wait until he is out of office. I’m not sure who I’m going to vote for next, but whoever gets it has to better fit as OUR President compared to this fool.

Other than that, I’ll leave you on a happy note with my top favorite songs:

  • 23 – Jimmy Eat World
  • The Freshman – The Verve Pipe
  • Sunday Morning – No Doubt
  • Shadow Stabbing – Cake
  • Undone (The Sweater Song) – Weezer
  • Cool – Gwen Stefani
  • I Miss You – Blink 182
  • Back 2 Good – Matchbox Twenty
  • Ocean Breathes Salty – Modest Mouse
  • Fancy – Iggy Azalea
  • Slow Motion – Third Eye Blind
  • Motorcycle Driveby – Third Eye Blind
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Invented – Jimmy Eat World
  • Car Radio – Twenty One Pilots
  • Thin Line – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Shiver – Coldplay
  • Hard To Explain – The Strokes
  • 8th Avenue Serenade – Green Day
  • Runaway – Kanye West
  • Won’t Stop – OneRepublic
  • When It Rains – Paramore
  • Fergalicious – Fergie & will.i.am
  • Hero/Heroine – Boys Like Girls
  • Sympathy – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Look What You’ve Done – Jet
  • Dead Flowers – Miranda Lambert
  • 1979 – The Smashing Pumpkins

Fear Factory in SLC

Well, this past weekend I went to the Fear Factory in SLC…apparently it’s considered haunted, as workers died there in the past. There’s an episode about it on “Ghost Adventures”. Here’s my experience:

I went with some friends on Saturday night, there were 8 of us. We had VIP passes, that we got from Costco. We took the front runner to SLC and hopped on a “zombie bus” at the Gateway in downtown SLC. The bus ride was quite fun, and they had “Thriller” by Michael Jackson playing on the speakers as we drove to the factory. When we got there, I started taking some pictures cause I thought it’d be cool to post online later and the building looked pretty creepy. We went to wait in the VIP line, and it took us about an hour to get in.

We started our walk, and the first door we went to walk through, an actor slid out from the right side of us, on the floor and made a growling noise and then another noise, like the one you hear on that movie “The Grudge”. I couldn’t tell if it was mechanical prop making the noises or an actual human being. It was covered in some mossy looking material.  I screamed so loud when that happened, cause it really scared me.  I didn’t want to walk by it, and when I did, it made a high-pitch screaming noise. Scary! I ran past it as fast as I could. After we got past it, there was a camera set up and a few employees had us take a group picture. Then the walk-through really began. What I remember, is a ton of stairs..up and down. I power-walked or ran most of the time. There was an area where an actor greeted us and asked us, “who is brave enough to head down the stairs first?”. I pointed to someone in our group…Like I was walking down there first! The actor pointed at me and said “I choose you to go first”. I pushed one of the guys in our group in front of me, and we started walking down a narrow steep staircase. Little did I know we were heading into the basement, which is supposedly an open portal to hell…

When we got to the bottom of the staircase, I wanted to get out of there. Most of the actors were playing insane people who were screaming at us and they made it look like you were literally walking through hell. At one point, two actors started following us and one of them whispered to the other one and pointed at me. Then the one closest to me pointed at me and said, “Tiffany? Are you Tiffany!?”. I ignored him and kept walking. I kept thinking, “How did they know my name?”. When we got out of the basement and started back up to another staircase, I felt a little relieved.

There were a ton of stairs and a black twisty slide we had to go down and I hated it. It was pitch black and I screamed the whole way down…it didn’t matter if I had my eyes open, it was so dark, I felt like something could reach out and grab me. We continued through the rest of the factory and I couldn’t wait to be done.

We were waiting for the zombie bus for 30 mins and realized it wasn’t coming, so we called a taxi to get us to the front runner station ASAP. We made it in time, thankfully.

They gave us wristbands to go back for free…I gave mine to someone else. I will not be going back there ever again. It really freaked me out and the fact that they knew my name in the factory basement, really scared me. How they knew my name, I’ll never know…what is your opinion? Do you think there were demons down there that knew my name? There were so many of us in the group, and no one really said my name aloud…my ticket didn’t have my name on it either. Also, even if it did, how would they know how to pick me out and know that I’m Tiffany, with SO many people walking through that night? It baffles me and I don’t like that it happened.

Moral of this post? If you know a building is haunted and has a possible portal, don’t go. I will never go again. That is all I have to say about it.