Friday, July 13, 2012

FunZen Girls Jump Back In!

Grace and I at Pic at Nick!
Jill Matthews and her daughter Ellie and son Liam
Bringing our A Game of Appreciation, Authenticity, & Army of Angels Support 

Jill, Missy (little sister) and Stevie Wonder
Finally it's here, 1 year later a new blog (scroll below) by Grace in her voice of a mindful teen, born to lead from her heart with art in smart... I took a year long spiritual sabbatical to write a couple of books with my daughter, Grace, about teaching kids of all ages FunZen and parents to be Mindful. The real magic was reconnecting with my birthday girl  7/13 Jill Matthews who is also my awesome student, friend and my first Dreams of a Child Jewelry customer when she was a child star in the industry 25 years ago. Her mother Karen is an earth angel who has kept all of us in touch. I actually met Jill and Missy when Jill was about 7 years old, she had just done a Japanese commercial with Stevie Wonder promoting his song; "I just called to say I love you." Jill has helped me to re-ignite my true purpose and passion to share the practical magic of mindfulness with ARTitude. Consider the word Art implies discipline (practice) and Science indicates the study of something.

Without further ado Grace is going to kick off her first entry with her short, sweet and savory words about how FunZen has helped her shift from a worrier to a warrior to handle being in the industry, get through 8 years of homeschooling. Now, Grace goes to CHAMPS Highschool of Performing & Media Arts. 

This is only the beginning of sharing what works for us and hopefully will inspire more of you to join us and jump in to the spirited perspective of my latest quotelicious sweet tweet❥
"The world is mud-licious and puddle-wonderful." e.e.cummings 

May these whimsical yet wise words zencourage you to empower and help yourself through the good, bad, beautiful, and ugly moments that threaten to ruin our days. However, in the words of angel warrior, best-selling author, Sue Patton Thoele of "The Mindful Woman", " A few mindful moments can make a world of difference." 

Here's a ShoutOUT to some of the awesome people that have helped or inspired us to stay on pointe. Remember Ohana means family in Hawaiian, where no one is forgotten or left behind, in pure love we are One human family. I've also included some valuable resources (websites) to share a few of the illuminating people that have helped shape our lives. 

ShoutOUTS to our Army of Angels:

We are honored to know the Beautiful, Brilliant and Blessed Family Lyric, Zephyr, Robby and Karla DeVito Benson ;

Angel of Wisdom Warriors:

LeeAnne Taylor My angelic spiritual mentor; 
Destiny Diva, Michelle Casto 
Celebrity Trainer & BFF's Dion & Melinda Jackson  
Nature's Angel Mariel Hemingway
Jenuine Ward

Enlightened Leaders straight from the heart: 

Wendy Winks (our rock star angel)
Valencia Ray M.D.  
Mallika Chopra
Julie Shanti 
Anne Merrem BFF brilliant lifelong friend ;)

Be on your A Game with the Best of the Best:
Julie Stevens, Grace's fave studio teacher, Vocal and Acting coaching:  
Lynnanne Zager awesome VoiceOver Coaching
Miss Linda DeFilipo, Grace's amazing manager,

Grace discovered Andy Puddicombe, our favorite meditation guru who makes becoming mindful and getting some Headspace a curiously delightful experience;

Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer) Thanks for asking me in person what I teach? and I said FunZen, that was a game changer moment that has stayed with me.
Click Here to order my Clear Your Mind Manual "Mental Fitness" Foreword by Leonard Cohen, endorsed by Louise Hay, Dan Millman, Iyanla Vanzant, Penny Peirce, Michael Beckwith, O.C. Smith, Richard Carlson and many more...

In Gratitude w/Love and Hugs ❤
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Michiko (lil mama) and Grace
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I teach kids FunZen and parents to be Mindful.


  1. Love what y'all are up to, I need resources to guide me and my kids in the biz as they say. I hear about mindfulness to reduce stress and will give it a go and finally take that yoga class. Thanks FunZen Girls