Nov 21, 2016

Kickstart Monday: How to Embrace the Silent Power of a Smile

Those toothpaste commercials were right...

Way back in the day, when I worked for the City of Manchester I noticed that if I smiled at people they yelled at me a lot less and started smiling back at me.

Just so we're straight, people would come in off the street and start yelling about things that neither the city nor I had any control over, this was not a personal response to me or a reflection on my (superior) customer service skills.

"Breathe, breathe again, smile and relax"
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The results from the smile test were so compelling It inspired me to write a poem called SMILE and start using the simple act of smiling as a way to relax, diffuse unpleasant situations and boost my own day.

In this week's podcast, I am going to share the hows and whys of embracing the silent power of a smile.

While my own experience with this powerful tool (a smile could never be a weapon) is purely anecdotal, there is clinical scientific data that supports the idea that a smile can make you and the people around you feel good. If you're interested in learning more about the science and psychology of smiles please visit:

Remember, a smile can help you improve your mood, help you relax, and influence the people around you so they are more calm and relaxed. As Thich Nhat Hanh says, "breathe, breathe again, smile and relax." It really is that simple.

Black Friday Ad Deadline

Don't forget that the deadline to submit your FREE Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday ads has been extended to Tuesday, November 22nd. For more more information about this promotion please visit "Promote Your Holiday Specials for FREE on Queen City Buzz." If you have any questions you can reach me at Please use Black Friday as the subject on the subject line.


Nov 15, 2016

Episode 16: Ideal Health - The Best Choice for Healthy Weight Loss


Stop the Madness!

Is your weight causing health problems like diabetes or hypertension?

Are you tired of being sick and tired?

Whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 100, this month's guest, Stephanie Edwards from Ideal Health, LLC, can help.

Edwards is a nutritionist and a weight loss coach who has helped dozens of people not only lose weight but keep the weight off.

  • quickly lose 2 - 5 pounds a week
  • learn how to read labels & plan meals
  • understand how your body processes food so you can make better choices
  • enjoy a healthy lifestyle!

The Ideal Health program is a scientifically proven, easy-to-manage weight loss plan and maintenance system. No gimmicks, no magic pills, and no requirement to buy expensive supplements for the rest of your life.

This program will help you adopt a healthy lifestyle, eating real food so that you lose weight and keep it off forever.

If you're on the fence about trying another weight loss plan, check out the podcast to learn more about Stephanie Edwards and Ideal Health. Depending on your weight loss goal, you can be half-way there by New Years, and you won't have to skip Thanksgiving Dinner.

To reserve your spot for the FREE weekly introduction workshop please call 603-206-5846.

For more information about Ideal Health, you can find them on the web at