Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. -Albus Dumbledore
It is finally here! I have been waiting for JK Rowling to continue the series that had filled and shaped my childhood. The continuation of this story grows with the characters and also us as readers.
Harry Potter is back!
This book came out when I was in fifth grade. I remember, back in Sheboygan, WI, having my parents drop me off at the Walden Bookstore. There, I had met some friends from school and we were picking out the next book for our “book club”. We were walking to the register when it had caught my eye. What was this? A boy on a broomstick!
When I read the back of the book, it had created excitement and wonder. I begged for us to read this one instead of the utter crap we probably picked out. And so I traveled home with a book that would forever change my life!:)
Now, my fellow wizard mate is back!
The eighth Harry Potter story is finally out. Though it is not a novel, it is a rehearsal script for an actual play that has opened in the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. It has been said that a regular script will be released later this year. *Squeel*
The book has upset, confused and disappointed many people. It is just a small part of a whole experience that Rowling is envisioning. Even though it does not feel connected with the glorious story that Rowling created within the last seven books, it does, however, provide an interesting sight into what adventures Harry and his mates will unravel in the future.
Honestly, I cannot wait to finish my copy. It is intriguing to see how much I truly missed this story.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Terrorism, our country turning on itself, and violence is everywhere we turn. Yet, it is empowering to see that we are still able to be dreamers, wishers, and adventure seekers (pun-intended) through the pages of our favorite books.
If you have yet to get a copy of this book, wait for no further click on one of the links below:) ACCIO POTTER!
Strong Is The New Sexy
It is easy to consume fat burners, supplemental shakes, or even starve ourselves. Fast and unhealthy weight loss is a growing obsession these days. Society bombards us with unrealistic body goals on social media, we are part of judgments focused on physical appearance, and we are pressured to be a size zero every time we look in the mirror.
This is all harmful. I felt this pressure even in fifth grade, more so as I got into high school and it even happens now. There was a point of time I became bulimic to try to change my image faster. It wasn’t until I had food allergies and leaky gut syndrome tearing me up that I realized I can’t do those “quick fixes” and “fast result” weight loss. It isn’t even about weight loss. It is all about gaining health.
I am still trying to heal my relationship with food.
Being a female myself, I know that it is difficult to think positively of ourselves. One thing I have observed for myself is having positive thoughts and feeling good about myself made me feel more confident and much easier to be around.
You are gorgeous! and totally amazing!
Number One: Shoot for no more than 1-2lbs of weight loss per week
It may be upsetting. I know we want instant gratification, especially if there is 50 to 60lbs you want to lose, yet shedding 1-2 per week is going to get you to your goal and help you to stay there. Let’s break it down for ya… One pound is basically 3500 calories. If you lose one pound per week, that means you’ve eaten 3500 fewer calories that week or essentially burned an extra 3500 calories, or a combination!
Two: Weigh yourself no more than once a week.
I have tested this before and noticed that I can weigh myself in the morning and by lunch time I am usually 2-3 lbs heavier! WTF! This can be caused by sodium intake, water loss, dehydration and even hormones. I am aware of this yet there is something about seeing those damn numbers go up and down that my mood takes an emotional roller coaster. This can create a lot of inner turmoil and sabotage your progress. So Quit it! Pick one day a week and time to do your weighing sessions. This will be more reliable.
Another thing to remember is usually the scale starts to go up due to building muscle.Just don’t jump on the scale at all.
Three: Consider taking your body measurements and a photo.
This is way more accurate then a scale. It could take weeks for the scale to reflect your work. Fat cells are decreasing in size while your muscle cells are growing and getting more dense causing the scale to be higher. If you take your before hip thigh waist and arm measurements as well as your body fat percentage you will more than likely see results on a weekly basis.
Four: Beware of the things that can hinder your success.
We know what we are suppose to avoid. Stress is probably the biggest culprit though. Being stressed about your weight is one of the top reasons we slow down our progress. I know it is difficult. Look into some relaxing techniques such as hypnotherapy, meditation, yoga, or even essential oils. Practicing these techniques will help calm your nerves and promote balanced and long-term weight loss!
Also, rapid weight loss is a weight loss killer. It is not healthy to loose 3-4 lbs a week. It lowers your metabolism significantly and PERMANENTLY! Your nutrition becomes depleted which causes energy crashes and cravings, yet also means your weight will be quick to find you again and increasingly more difficult to lose the next time.
With a well-paced approach to weight loss is the first step in developing a healthy relationship with your body. Now that you have the building blocks, we must shift our attention to increasing our self-love and positive self talk!
Want extra guidance to reach your weight loss goals? My weight management hypnotherapy programs are exactly what you need to find success! Message me and I can get you set up after a quick interview so I can find what will best support you!
TOP GEEKY MOVIES FOR 2016
By Jenna Clark
Alright, 2015 is over… Thank heavens!
Not only can we start fresh and new within our own lives, yet the movie directors and producers can try to entertain us with the most glorious films of the year!
Let’s begin with the most obvious. It has been all over facebook, websites, and tons of geeky magazines. That’s correct! Batman vs Superman
Superman and Batman have had many movies that have had ups and downs. Yet never have they been seen on the big screen simultaneously. This film will be the very first to feature both and the very first to feature The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Women. If this ends up working this will be the first, for me, that DC has a decent movie. It could be the beginning of many Justice League movies to come as well!
In other news, I am excited about this DC movie, Suicide Squad!!! There has been a lot of info released and rumors in regards to this bad boy. Some info that we have seen is wonderful yet a lot of rumors are circling… Yet, the trailer out right now is beautifully put together. It makes me excited to see what the movie has in store for the Task Force X! We are ready for August 5th, 2016 to come already!
Good Luck to you DC!
Now with that out of the way let us get into the real badasses of 2016.
I cannot wait! Recently, through the trailers during Star Wars TFA, there was a trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Holy Shit! This was non stop adrenaline and quite beautifully shot. It will be the newest Avengers movie to hit. Unfortunately, it will be a bittersweet movie for most. Especially myself. Why?
“Well, glad you asked.”
To begin, this is to go along with the comic books, the Avengers become divided into two opposing factions and after extensive collateral damage prompts the politicians to pass an act regulating superhuman activity. The last Avengers movie we felt a bit of the tension to set up for this movie. Hold on until May 6, 2016
Which brings me to another trailer during Star Wars TFA, X-Men: Apocalypse. I feel bad for saying this yet maybe just a couple weeks ago I had watched X-Men: Days of future past for the first time. Though seeing this trailer was powerful! The story focuses on the return of the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse. This guy is a complete badass.
Disillusioned with the modern world, he recruits a team of powerful mutants to destructively clear humanity from the world… Did we mention he can control any mutant? We will find out May 27, 2016!
The Marvel Universe continues!
Gambit. This is one that I have recently found out about and was not aware of its making. I was looking up Channing Tatum on imdb.com and noticed that he, of all people, will be staring in Gambit. So I researched some more. Obviously, Gambit is an old childhood love in X-Men. Who doesn’t love his explosive card tricks, the use of kinetic energy, and Cajun accent? Well through my attempts I could not find much information on this movie. All I can tell you is that it will be out October 7, 2016. Sorry Geeks and Gals…
To Doctor Strange. I have many friends in love with this comic, again published by Marvel. Bringing this sexy character down is none other than Benedict Cumberbatch! He is going to be having a huge year coming up and we are all excited to see him playing the role of this enchanting Doctor. The general plot here is that Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident. This ruins his career but sets him on a journey of healing. We do love those. Nov 4, 2016
Last but not least within the Marvel epicness is my one and only movie I am so excited to be seeing!
That is correct Deadpool! I am looking forward to this masterpiece. Not only is Deadpool an interesting character to say the least. They decided to ask Ryan Reynolds to play this uncanny questionable superhero. It is one of the most highly anticipated movies for this year. Wade Wilson is diagnosed with a butt load of cancer. In order to give him a chance to live he is experimented on and in return is hunting down the man who nearly destroyed his life. It still incorporates the dark humor that you comic lovers yearn for! Feb. 12, 2016
Truly this will be another outstanding year for Marvel and all of the followers!
Turning our attention to one I will be interested in seeing. It took a while but World of Warcraft finally is transformed into a movie! This video game is a family staple… No, I am kidding though it is quite well known. There are books as well and it is set in none other than Azeroth. The plot will focus on the origin of the story. This was where the orcs and humans have their first encounter. The trailer was well done and the Orcs look epic to say the least. We will be looking forward to this film on June 10, 2016.
Zoolander 2 Just a completely ridiculous movie from the trailer and obviously from what we remember from the first movie! Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald are back! They are now recruited by Interpol to infiltrate the new world of high fashion. In the trailer, they have some great cameos too. Unfortunately, it comes out Feb 12, 2016, so I will be seeing Deadpool!
Lastly, we come to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars TFA was the first of many to start gracing our big screens. Very similar to what they have done with The Avengers.
Rogue One is the first film in the Star Wars Anthology, a collection of stand-alone stories set in the universe. The story is set in between events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. From what it sounds like a bunch of rebel fighters team up to take down some plans for a horrible creation, the Death Star! This one will not disappoint and cannot wait for it to come out Dec 16, 2016.
I know that there are and will be so many more classics coming our way though this is the beginning line up of my geeky 2016!
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FALLOT SHELTER- TRIBUTE TO V536 & V245
By Jenna Clark
Check out my Vault!
Build the Perfect Vault, Keep your Dwellers happy in Fallout Shelter!
Good grief! Talk about third ones a charm! Have you ever wanted to have full control and domination over a colony undergroud? Well in Fallout Shelter, you can have just that. Unfortunately, there is more skill needed to be had in this game to make it go smoothly.
Onto the first Vault I created, Vault 536, this was a complete mess! I expanded way to quickly and in no time all of my dwellers were suicidal and my shelter was slowly dwindling. At this moment i realized that I am the Vault leader, which in return, pretty much means I am God. So…
Delete Vault 536 and create Vault 245!
Woo hoo! Success!
“No…No… He wasn’t ready!”
Taking my time, I begin slowly following the prompts. I quickly loose caps from expanding, though resources at this time were plentiful. Then BOOM! Now, I’m low in food… what? I throw every chick in the diner screaming….
“get in the kitchen women make me a sandwich ”
Obviously, they weren’t having my sexist remarks because food was then down to nothing. Ugh! Work with me dwellers! I tried two days to figure out what to do to save yet another Vault. That is when brilliant idea number 2 came rushing into my head as I was pulling into the parking lot of Burger21.
Fantasizing of their sweet potato fries. Duh!
Through devouring my cheesy burger, no onions on a gluten free bun and sweet potato fries dipped in toasted marshmallow sauce, I began the EPITOME of Vaults! I built rooms, placed dwellers and collected lunchboxes with such precision! This is the Vault of Vaults!
Taking a look back, in my previous games I was so concerned of the dwellers outside. Yet, now I just realize my Vault is the one people cross the wastelands to be in and we dont accept ANY #DNB! (Thank you @rondarousey)
I have not expanded. I am collecting resources, caps, and making sure baby making is successful so that the Vault isn’t run by a bunch of morons!
All in all, my loss of two Vaults is my gain for the domination of lands.
That being said, I do not feel as bad for the total destruction and masses being lost. They martyred to create and shape the future! They are heros! They will not be forgotten!
Thank you Vault 536 and Vault 245. It is because of you and your bravery that Vault 666 now has a chance!