Butterscotch Brownies {Paleo, Grain Free} | Leverage Ambition

I had the most velvety butterscotch candy that was silky and smooth with legs for days. This was my first butterscotch candy this fall and I am excited to enjoy more as the days roll out. Butterscotch candy was a real hit with my Scottish grandmother, Peggy. She loved to store butterscotch candies in the…

You Are More Than You Think You Are | Leverage Ambition

The bigger awakening of the pandemic has shown us that we are all more connected then ever before, despite media saying otherwise. Sheila Gillette, a fifth dimensional consciousness expert, shows us how to navigate the sharp shift changes that seem sometimes almost impossible to bear. She notes our shift’s coping and survival skills include understanding…

Autumn Reflection | Leverage Ambition

Autumn is a time of change. A time to reflect and a time to deflect. A time to hurry and a time to rest. The beautiful fall scenes encapture my mind from seasons past. I loved wine tours and live music. I loved pumpkin picking and carving. I loved eating yummy fall treats, like pumpkin…

It’s The First Day of Autumn, Now What? | Leverage Ambition

Colder mornings lead to sleeping in for my family. And I was surprised to see my calendar read – FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE). I knew the leaves were falling for an reason, and there is a reason for EVERY SEASON. This autumn and fall season is all about settling in nice and cozy…

Tired, Took Two Naps Today – I Call It a Double Hitter | Leverage Ambition

There is a difference between healthy productivity and toxic productivity. With toxic productivity, you bust your ass so hard that you dig your own grave then bury yourself and hire the funeral arrangements. Then you’re dead. Then there is healthy productivity, where your personal goals align while honoring your mind, body and soul. I am…

Today’s Trinity of Haiku’s | Leverage Ambition

Haiku 1 Translucent Trees They Dance Encapsulate Protect Waves of Light Commence Haiku 2 Loose Jaws Tall Stance I Pace Move Grab Pull Bend Step Down Moving To The Ground Haiku 3 Traps Back Ankles Throb Slow Move Glide Step Prance Leap Bow Tapping At My Door #leverageambition #leverageambi1 #leverage #ambition #eat #drink #wegotthatyummyyummy #life…

3 Fall Recipes That Keep Me Warm + Fuzzy Inside {Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free} | Leverage Ambition

As the weather gets colder, I crave heavier foods that keep me full, healthy and happy. From warm paleo friendly Starbucks drinks (here are some here) to warm desserts (a microwave and an oven), this cold weather brings me the chills but also gives me some stellar recipes to take care of the chills. Here…

7 Secrets To Happiness at Work | Leverage Ambition

Navigating life’s ups and downs at work can be challenging when there is not a system in place to support these shifts. Like many of us, I have had ups and downs in my career that have had me stunting my growth or adjusting quickly and being able to continue to fly high fast. The…

4 Mistakes I Made In My First Leadership Position, and 4 Lessons To Take With Me As I Grow + Glow | Leverage Ambition

Coming into your first leadership position can be painful, and mistakes will certainly be made. As Frank Sinatra says, That’s Life! The good news is that mistakes are only future lessons that help us build and try harder next time around. As they say, rough seas makes a good sailor! Here four mistakes I made…

3 Ways to Put Your Inner Jackass Whisperer On Hold | Leverage Ambition

I have a terminal case of the Mondays today, my mind is running at 150 MPH, when all I need to do is gently pull the breaks and pause. First things first, I need to ask myself: WHAT IS IMPORTANT, AND IS THIS SOMETHING FOR ME TO HANDLE OR IS THIS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT…

7 Qualities I Can Teach My Kids, While Honoring Their Divine Purpose | Leverage Ambition

The world is a vast and uncertain place. The everchanging nature of the universe (progression) keeps us on our toes and in a constant state of change. Our curiosity seems to outweigh stagnance, which rewards me with riches when paired with both taking the risk and honoring my divine purpose. My parents taught me to…

Fruit Salad Snack | Leverage Ambition

It’s about that time in the day where my lunch soaks in and I get hungry again for something sweet. Fruit salad is the best way to go instead of sugary snacks that give me a temporary high and a poopy low. I just so happened to have some ripe peaches, plums, and apples in…

50 Things I am Grateful For This Month – My September Gratitude List | Leverage Ambition

I am grateful for so many things this September! Here is my gratitude list: My neighborhood My children My children’s friends My Dad My Mom My Grandparents My In-Laws My sisters My brother My higher power My awareness My sobriety My ability to french braid my hair The cold fall weather My home Hot tap…

Lindsay Reads ‘The Game of Life And How It Play It’ By Florence Scovel Shinn | Leverage Ambition

Lindsay Reads is a segment of the Leverage Ambition podcast that reads audio books to help further Leverage Ambition’s mission to simply better the lives of others. We saw success and much interest in Florence Scovel Shinn’s life as an artist, illustrator, and author, that has inspired our community. We decided to read this book…

5 Ways to Let Go + Trust My Higher Power | Leverage Ambition

Today was a tough day and it’s still only 8:26am here in Los Angeles. I was scheduled to meet with a new employee for my business, and she didn’t show up. I woke up extra early to sign on and she just wasn’t on the Zoom call. Then my son woke up cranky and tired….

35 Other Ways to Say WOW + Disarm Narcissists | Leverage Ambition

There are many ways I can stop myself from giving unsolicited advice or negatively gossiping about others. There are other vocabulary terms I can use instead of saying, WOW. Time is not for sale and I care enough about myself to not have to force, fight, fix or figure out anyone else’s problems but my…

10 Magic Tricks To Deal With Difficult People | Leverage Ambition

When I think of magic tricks, the visuals from the old show Arrested Development come to mind: I have my share of difficult people in my life, and the only way to combat them is simple. MAGIC, but then also realizing that the difficult person can sometimes be me. LOL! Here are 10 magic tricks…

5 News Articles That Were Tolerable Today | Leverage Ambition

The news has gone from bad to worse in the last few years, so I tend to tred lightly by blocking all news networks through cutting cable, social media networks, and peacefully living that hermit life. And I’m living the dream. It seems there is still good news here and there though, so I wanted…

17 Soul Stirring Statements To Lighten Up Your Life | Leverage Ambition

SOUL STIRRING STATEMENT – Heavenly Hurt, it gives us – We can find no scar, But internal difference, Where the Meanings, are… Emily Dickinson SOUL STIRRING STATEMENT – Don’t you know that drinking is a slow death? So who’s in a hurry? Robert Benchley’s Response to F. Scott Fitzgerald SOUL STIRRING STATEMENT – Are we…

Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931, Poem – On Children | Leverage Ambition

Lately I have been worried about my children. With the pandemic here and here to stay, there are certain things that I wish or wished I could have given my kids. I forget that they have their own angel protector team, and that I am not their higher power. I have to remind myself to…

Sandra Huerta, Flower Power Extraordinaire, at Helms Flowers | Leverage Ambition

If you can imagine it, Helms Flowers can design it. How simple and sweet is that! I’ve always wanted a hippie flower crown, and it turns out it CAN be done. This place is creative mastery at it’s finest, intertwining nature and life, and all wrapped up in paper and a tweed bow. It turns out…

Sukha Gildart, Global Movement Coach, Choreographer, Mentor + emBODYment | Leverage Ambition

Sukha says YES! If you see a very petite, elongated taffy like tree blonde woman walking down Washington in Culver City, it could be the one and only, Sukha Gildart. Formerly known as a coveted Jane Fonda workout background dancer, Kim G the hip-hop choreographer, she also goes with the nomenclature, Kim Arlene G, which…

Freeflowing Haiku’s + Creative Expression in LA Tonight | Leverage Ambition

Is anyone else feeling the global congestion today? I certainly am. Many people that have been in contact with me are emitting a sense of relief and a sense of uncertainty. I am grateful for the uncertainty and try to keep my eyes on the prize. I have been working on reprogramming my body with…

An Hour-by-Hour, Play-by-Play, In The Life of a WFH Mamacita | Leverage Ambition

If anyone is like me, a hot mess and a parent, then read on. I have found that keeping a consistent schedule keeps the family in motion. There is a time to play, a time to work, and a time to rest. We only have a specific amount of minutes in our day, therefore using…

Artwork of the Day: Watercolors, Dots + Strokes

I was inspired by strong emotions today, and wanted to give myself a vibrant burst of color with my new watercolor sets I bought from CVS. The coupon didn’t work, but the artwork does, LOL! Here are some of the watercolor paintings I made this morning, that gave me some calm and peace (especially when…

Holiday Weekend Survival Guide Tactics For Parents | Leverage Ambition

Here we go again, another long holiday weekend for parents to enjoy the kids. I find myself sometimes overdoing it and not setting boundaries, doing anything and everything for the kids to make me feel like a good mom. Sometimes I feel guilty when I don’t have the energy to go to the park first…

My 5 Sports Coaches + The Great Leadership // Life Lessons They Taught Me | Leverage Ambition

Many people from outside the United States don’t understand the value or importance of playing sports when you’re younger. For me, sports wasn’t just sports, it was my life. From cheer leading to gymnastics to lacrosse, I trained my way up to the top and quit at different points. The quitting part was the greatest…

Cold Italian Pasta Salad {Paleo, Grain Free} | Leverage Ambition

If your grandparents were also from the old country {Italy, dur} AND Italian Pasta Salad is your absolute favorite, then you will absolutely love our Italian Pasta Salad. This stellar recipe is paleo and grain free friendly for all those on these specialty diets. My grandfather was specifically living in Northern Italy, in a little…

16 Things I Don’t Give a #$%@ About | Leverage Ambition

NFTs or Gamestop Gender Reveals TikTok Reality Shows Celebrities or Influencers Twitter Politics IPOs Weather outside of my zip code KPOP Sports Anime Makeup Alcohol Snapchat Apps #leverageambition #leverageambi1 #leverage #ambition #eat #drink #wegotthatyummyyummy #life #family #winning #winningagain #videogames #gamingsuckers #twitch #amazon #youtube #etsy #netflix #instagram #twitter #movies #entertainment #latest #newreleases #shop #talktous #beyou #begreat…

6 Ways To Better Hit Our Sales Targets | Leverage Ambition

Every quarter comes a clean slate for salespeople. Your former quarter ends and you either end over or under quota. Many end up not hitting their quota, either due to unreasonable or unrealistic goals set by management OR ineffective leadership that does not help the soldier readjust. I have been on both sides of the…

Artwork of the Week: 4 Seagulls and a Sun

#leverageambition #leverageambi1 #leverage #ambition #eat #drink #wegotthatyummyyummy #life #family #winning #winningagain #videogames #gamingsuckers #twitch #amazon #youtube #etsy #netflix #instagram #twitter #movies #entertainment #latest #newreleases #shop #talktous #beyou #begreat #beyoubegreat A Part of Waterview Marketing Leverage Ambition participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through…

Nothing Is Certain, Anything Is Possible | Leverage Ambition

When nothing is certain, anything is possible. This statement is incredibly triggering, yet freeing at the same time. I heard this in a meeting recently and it completely blew my mind. Could it really be that simple? The answer is oh boy, yes, yes it can. The reality is nothing is certain, therefore everything is…

My Weekly Gratitude List | Leverage Ambition

To prevent me from gossiping or selfishly complaining about first world problems (that continue to waste my time and energy), I have decided to pull together a list of things I am grateful for each week. There are many things I am grateful for, some are big, some are small. I find that I remember…

Get Creatively Inspired + Consciously Full at Venice’s Own, Verbena Marketplace | Leverage Ambition

Those of you that know me, and know me well, know VERY WELL that I absolutely HATE going to the grocery store. The crowds, the lines, the rude peeps, yada, yada, yada, you know the drill. It’s absolute torture and anxiety provoking for me, but luckily I have a bold and brave partner in crime…