W Insight #1 - True Beauty Comes From Within

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Healthy Holidays!

Getting ready to leave for Christmas celebrations, but wanted to tell ya'll... 

(P.S. Will be uploading more blog posts this week). 

W Awareness #8 - James Alexander Bond :: The Other Fellow

The Other Fellow is a documentary movie about real men named James Bond, filmed during the release of Skyfall. Find out what it's like to be James Bond and live in the shadow of 007. There have been many people affected by having the same name as someone famous or someone who has committed a crime etc. By no choice, your name can become a burden on your life. 

Who: James Alexander Bond 

Where: Home is NYC, NY. I live in Hell's Kitchen. I'm on Facebook, JAlexBond@aol.com and my web site is nycDirector.com, but right now and probably the rest of December the web site is 'under re-construction'. New Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/JamesAlexanderBond

What: I am a freelance director. I direct plays for a living, mostly Shakespeare, also other classics, musicals, new works and straight plays. When not directing, I teach. I tell every cast and class "Yes, my name is James Bond. You get one joke. One. Don't waste it today. Save it for when you have something worthy."  This usually keeps most of them from making a joke and the mania of it dies down. Others spend every waking moment thinking of the perfect 007 joke. Some ignore me and feel the need to make an 007 joke every day -- those actors are not very bright because I am not likely to use them again. There are also actors I have worked with many times who proudly tell me they have never made a joke. Others ask me if, since we have done three shows together, have they banked three jokes. You would think by now I would know how to answer that.

When: I was born a few years after the films began. But a sequel was a new concept, who knew they would make the same film every other year for the rest of my life? Yes, my parents were aware of the films, but James was an old name on both sides of the family and Ian Fleming was not a factor in naming me. My four siblings are older. From their friends I heard 007 jokes before I could even write my name. For the first few years of school, my contemporaries took no notice, but their parents did. Somewhere around 5th grade it started. In 7th grade I switched to a larger school and was inundated.  "For Your Eyes Only" had just come out. It was everywhere, TV ads, all the movie theatres, the song took over the radio. The unwanted attention comes in waves but has never fully died down since. Before everyone has quite finished with focusing on film (once a film leaves theatres, I still hear about it for about a year and a half), hype for the next one begins. In '81 anything I was shown by anybody was "For your eyes only". In '83 I had to strike the word "Never" from my vocabulary because anytime I said it someone cut me off mid sentence to say "Never Say Never again". Those two films came out Thirty years ago, and I still get both of those responses on a regular basis. In '83 Octopussy came out -- you don't want to know what I endured on that one, but with 13 year old boys for peers -- it was not pretty. At best comments on my name are boring. Usually they are extremely tedious. I only recall laughing once at a James Bond joke in my entire life. 

Why: (Why you decided to be in the film) Part of what has been so annoying about the bombardment of not-funny James Bond attention over the last 40 years is that none of it has anything to do with me. People expect me to be thrilled with them and their responses to my name and somehow identify with the Ian Fleming character, which I don't. I make a  point of distancing myself.  At least with this film I have a chance to reclaim my name ... For once James Bond will be more about James Alexander Bond than 007. 

Since Skyfall, which makes me feel like Chicken Little for the daily "falling sky" comments I hear, I have begun a campaign to get people to support the best Ian Fleming novel turn flick. If anyone quotes 007 to me I respond by singing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to them.  So, I close with  ... "Near, far, in our motor car Oh what a happy time we'll spend. Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Our fine four fendered friend. Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Our fine four fendered friend."

Photos of James directing Godspell, which he was doing when Matthew Bowyer interviewed him for the documentary.

W says WOW!

I am very excited to announce that I received an email to say - 

"Congratulations – someone in your community has taken the time to draw attention to your efforts during 2012 and wants to make sure you are recognized.

You have been nominated for the Best in Show: Blog Award in this year's WEGO Health Activist Awards!"

So, I am asking if ya'll can please endorse my nomination via the above badge (or the badge on the right side of the blog!) It would mean so much to me. 

If you haven't already - Take the time to go & nominate someone! 

There are 16 award categories and there's no limit to the number of people you can nominate with the quick form. You may even want to nominate my Blog or my W for Wellbeing Facebook Page for a different category. 

Go to: http://info.wegohealth.com/health-activist-awards-2012/ 

Nominations are open through December 31st, 2012, after which judging will begin.

Thank you goes out to the person who has nominated me - I am so excited & happy to know that they thought my blog was worthy of nominating! It means a lot to me to receive this, considering I wasn't sure if my Blog was good enough to even continue with.

WWW Warrior #8 - Melissa Ambrosini

Who: Hi, my name is Melissa Ambrosini. I am a truth seeker, super passionate green juice junkie, yogi, organic lifestyle liver, dreamer, and believer. I am on a heartstring mission to empower and inspire. I want to help people break down their barriers, and karate chop their limiting beliefs. I want to inspire them to live the biggest, most radiant life possible.


My current offline location is Sydney, Australia for the summer. It’s heaven! I travel a lot but always love coming home to Bondi. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

My online locations are:


Come play with me!

What: I believe we create our life, moment by moment. I believe we are the producer, director and the main actor in our life movie. I am a truth seeker! I want to be the most authentic version of myself, in every moment. I live from my heart and choose love over fear in every breath. I love green juice and organic food. I do only what I love, and follow my truth. Self-love is important to me.

Path to Wellness is an online hub for all things: health, wellness, truth, inspiration, real, authenticity, bliss, purpose, passion, and magic. Come join in on the fun!

When: Path to Wellness started a year ago.

Why: Path to Wellness just happened. It wasn’t planned. It just flowed and unfolded so effortlessly. I studied holistic nutrition and life coaching. That was when the seed was first planted. I always knew I wanted to help people.

Now, my blog is my online home. It’s where I go to share my insight, realizations, knowledge, and wisdom. It has been the most beautiful vehicle for me to connect with so many awesome people. I love it! When I am writing, I feel so deeply connected to my readers. I cherish every email and comment I get.

2013 is going to be an awesome year. My team and I have some amazing goodies in store for you guys. So, stay in touch.

Love + happiness to you all


In closing, I want to share my favorite quote of all time by the amazing Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

W for Wellbeing Thoughts: 
Melissa's website is visually appealing & has a vast amount of information that feels like she is speaking to you on a personal level. The energy that comes from her web presence is always so positive.

Etsy makes me HAPPY!

 "Add" W for Wellbeing to your circle on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/people/wforwellbeing :: 

Be sure to keep up with the Etsy Profile as it allows you to easily find all the W for Wellbeing Facebook Page Shares & Pinterest Pins that originate from Etsy. 

Have you pinned it?

"Follow" W for Wellbeing on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/wforwellbeing/ ::  

Be sure to keep up with the Pinterest Page as it allows you to easily re-pin all W for Wellbeing Blog posts & some Facebook Page content. You can follow the Pinterest boards of those who have been featured in the blog. (They are listed in the Pinners I follow). I have also created several Pinterest boards with ideas, information & inspiration for different aspects of your health & wellbeing. Enjoy!

True Colors

I am not perfect, but I live by these words. I was taught to be myself, not a sheep & that speaking lies would always come back to bite me. Some of the best lessons I was taught as a child. :: Do you agree with these words? 

Get to know Welliam!

Who: Welliam the W for Wellbeing Ambassador

Where: I reside in a healthy, relaxing, beautiful part of South Eastern Australia, but I like to travel. My relatives live in the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa. I particularly would like to be in Texas, U.S.A. where I can see my furry friends. (They are not native to Australia).


What: I am a Squirrel belonging to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. I think I am pretty cute though, not like other rodents!
I cannot digest cellulose, so must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats. My diet consists primarily of a wide variety of plants, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi and green vegetation. Some of these are super foods for humans. 

Just so you know, raw or roasted peanuts & sunflower seeds are deficient in several essential nutrients and are not suitable for squirrels. This type of deficiency has been found to cause metabolic bone disease, a somewhat common ailment found in malnourished squirrels.

When: I came to W for Wellbeing in November 2012.

Why: I am very social, inquisitive and persistent. I like to store things, so I am helping you to store knowledge for future reference. I am  behind the scenes of the blog & will randomly share my wellbeing photographs.


I wish ya'll a healthy & happy Christmas with your families & friends. Hope 2013 brings positive thoughts & actions your way.

I went searching to see what my Furry Relatives are up to online:

  • The Squirrel Lovers Club - an international club of dedicated squirrel enthusiasts.
  • Squirrel-Rehab.org - includes advice and links for helping orphaned baby squirrels.
  • Hector the Squirrel's Webpage - a British-based web page that includes articles (supposedly) written by, for, and about squirrels.
  • Sugar Bush Squirrel - Sugar Bush is a working model (claimed to be the world's most-photographed squirrel), who was rescued as an orphaned baby Eastern Gray Squirrel and raised by her human family, who live in Boca Raton, Florida. The web page includes thousands of photographs of Sugar Bush wearing a very large assortment of clothing from her enormous wardrobe collection.
  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel - more than just a collection of video clips of Twiggy's performances on waterskis, there are articles dedicated to wildlife, water safety, and games for children, as well as the list of Twiggy's upcoming performances.