Our skin tells a lot about us even if we're doing everything we can to make it look it's best. From lack of hydration, to overexposure to sun, to tiny, evil, blackheads! Our skin say's a lot!
My skin enemy?
On my journey to 30, I decided my gifts to myself would all promote self-care. it dawned on me that my skin was struggggllllinnnng. As someone who's face is seen quite a bit, this wasn't good!
The good folks at ArtNaturals put together a power packed trio and I had to see for myself if it would help with my number one skin problem. Watch my review below!
I am straight up rejoicing because I am SO proud of my #SlayTheMicprogram! I went from offering only one package, to offering multiple packages, to signing up my first international client in NEW ZEALAND! It has become obvious to me that:
I never even thought of offering my program to small businesses and organizations until I started receiving referrals from current client's who told their employers about what they were doing.
Wow, look at how the Universe works!
It was clearly a sigh that I had to take the program to another level and well.... Ta-da!
Watch the promo video below!
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No joke. I bawled my eyes out.
I couldn't figure out why I felt so emotional and at first I struggled to make sense of it. I tried at least 3 times to write a blog explaining how I felt and I realized that I wasn't being true to my emotions. Whenever something is heavy on my chest, I express myself better in video. And so this morning while in my pj's, I jumped on InstaStories and went live.
I tried keeping it short, but if you know me, that's hard! Anyhoot, indulge me for a minute or two and tell me what you think/how you feel about reaching another decade.
Watch my video below:
In 16 days, I'll be 30.
I'm actually extremely excited because it's motivating me to look at my lifestyle and see where I need to improve - and it's beyond obvious I'm slacking in the self care department.
I recently discovered ArtNaturals and I'm so happy I did because I was going broke buying 3 essential oils from Sage. At first it was their prices that drew me in (this set is $20 on Amazon!) but as I tested out their products, their quality won me over.
As many of you know, I'm always on the go which interfers sometimes with my health and wellness. The beautiful people over at ArtNaturals had the perfect product for me to try that would help me bring my love for essential oils everywhere I go! From the classroom to the stage, I'm prepared!
Overall, these rollerballs get an A+ for me but watch my review below and see what I loved the most!
Look out for more of my reviews both here and on Insta at @Iamjamgamble, as there's a few products I have my eye on!
At this very moment somewhere around the world, someone is squealing with delight because they just got engaged.
Maybe you're one of those people who just said, "OMG! YES!" I want your attention.
Before it's really kicked in that you're on your way down the aisle, I bet you've already created your wedding inspiration Pinterest Board, picked out the crew for your bridal party, and already have 5 venue visits lined up.
But what about hiring a MC for your reception? Have you ever thought about that or were you thinking of going with your Uncle or your bestie who, let's be honest, really can't be trusted after a few? Here's why you SHOULDN'T ask one of your guests to be your MC:
While it may be a great honour for them when you ask a friend/family member to MC at your wedding, it will also be a burden for you...and for them.
Your guests want to celebrate you and your big day! If their day job doesn't involve hosting, it will probably be overwhelming for them to coordinate with vendors, catch any problems before they happen, and follow a very tight schedule. I can almost guarantee that you will be watching them closely to ensure everything is running smoothly.
So basically....let your friends/family do their one job: Be-your-guest (insert Beauty and the Beast here)
Allow me to give you 5 solid reasons why you should hire me to lead your reception:
1. CAN WE SAY #RECEPTIONGOALS?
Your guests won’t have THE best time you want them to have without an experienced entertainer who can read the crowd and keep the momentum going. You have a vision for your reception. You want your guests to be talking about it for days and weeks to come.
Believe me when I say, I can make that happen. Completing your reception vision is what I aim to do.
2. I'M EXPERIENCED IN CHANNELING THE FLOW OF EVENTS
I meet with you and your partner to cover the entire event in detail, ensuring that's going to make your reception perfect is covered. I can recommend timelines, suggest ways to enhance the event and provide you with suggestions you may not have heard that can create a unique feel. This organization carries throughout the night because I have a clear indication of how the evening should run and what your expectations are.
3. I BRING YOUR GUESTS TOGETHER
Distant relatives, friends out from out of town, young and old - doesn't matter how they are/aren't connected, I want everyone in that room to feel like they’re family. Through our pre-wedding consultation, I will gather information about who's attending so I know about your guests. Having that vital information helps me ensure that the flow of good vibes, laughter, and connection is flowing from beginning to end.
4. I'M A PRO IN KEEPING YOUR SQUAD IN CHECK
Who will direct your bridal party and family at the ceremony? Who’s going to line them up for introductions? Who’s in charge of making sure the toasts, special dances and dedications go without a hitch? What about reminding them to keep their speeches short, sweet, AND APPROPRIATE?
5. POINT BLANK ... I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING
It's more than just being able to #SlayTheMic. A large part of being a MC involves audience management. Being able to manage a room with 60+ people is not an easy task and given my track record of event hosting and speaking engagements, I’m qualified to take on the job.
I remember the magic I felt on my wedding day and I still can feel how sore my feet were from dancing and cheeks were from smiling so hard. If you hire me, I want to bring that same feeling to you.
Have questions? Want to see if my energy is right for your reception? Let’s schedule a meeting.
Hit the contact tab and let’s plan a date.
Who knew this topic would resonate with so many people? I first shared this message on my InstaStories (@iamjamgamble) and was told that I absolutely needed to share it with others as it will be gone in 24hrs!
Conflict is definitely something we've all gone through once or more in our lives and I'm sure we've experienced the physical side effects. In this short video, I actually thank my negative experiences for their rich and valuable lessons.
If you're someone who needs to talk further, don't hesitate to comment below or contact me through my website as I'm here to help.
When I've been interviewed for articles or have sat on a panel, I am often asked how I manage to do it all.
I find myself stumped because I don't feel like I do it all! I am simply doing what I love...which I guess seems like a lot because they all fall into different categories yet are all connected.
As a young woman growing up, I remember being coaxed by my parents and sometimes teachers to find a job that could provide me with financial security. Back then it had nothing to do with what you loved but more about which could give you better pay, benefits, and a pension. Now that I am older, it finally makes sense why I changed my mind every year in high school about (interior decorator, culinary chef, midwife, and CSI agent...see where my mind was?...) what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wasn't meant to be just one thing! I guess...I was meant to do it all.
In this interview with ON TV, I talk briefly about how I discovered my personal brand and ultimately what that did to help my career soar.
So what about you? Are you someone who believes in the 'power' of personal branding? Are you like me and have multiple passions on the go? I'd love to hear how you juggle it all! Share your answers below and help start a discussion!
If you're in transition and are looking to talk about your personal brand and image, hit the contact tab and let's talk!
*hides face in shame*
It’s been a while since I featured an educator on the blog and I’m so glad Kathleen finally shared her story with us because there was so many points she made that reminded me of my “why” as an educator. There was no fluff in her answers – it was just straight up (just how I like it!) and I couldn’t stop nodding my head when she talked about a difficult situation she faced in the classroom because I know that story oh too well.
Thank you Kathleen for participating and readers, be sure to connect with her too!
Name: Kathleen House
Who are you?
My name is Kathleen House
How long have you been working in the education field?
What school district are you in?
Peel District School Board
What subject/ grade do you teach?
I am an Educational Resource Facilitator
Big thanks to the wonderful women at See, Hear, Love for inviting me on their show to talk about a topic that's near and dear to my heart. Be sure to share your feedback by commenting below!
WATCH: Jam Appears on 100 Huntley Street | How Can We Be More Inclusive In Our Churches and Community?
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Maggie John, one of 100 Huntley Street 's incredible hosts. We spoke briefly and I shared with her my thoughts on disability awareness and inclusion in our churches. Little did I know, Maggie wanted our discussion to continue, and on 100 Huntley Street.
Side note: My Mother was ecstatic when she heard I would be making a guest appearance. She LOVES getting her dose of daily spirituality by watching the many stories of testimony and listening to the band's beautiful music. I made it, Mama!
As an able bodied educator and advocate, I felt an immense amount of pride being apart of this discussion. I am grateful for any opportunity that allows me to educate others about inclusion and acceptance.
Watch the segment below and be sure to share with your circles as it's a message we can all benefit from.
Jam Gamble - Connector of People, Ideas and Energy