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Is your heart telling you to eat healthy?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One Fact…One Tip…One Recipe
for healthy living and so much more


25 % of Americans believe their diet is extremely or very healthful and 21% report that their diet is not at all healthful.

click here for the full report


Be proactive about your diet and plan to cook one meal a week.


Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds crushed
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 piece of fresh ginger about 2 inches cut into strips
2 garlic cloves minced
1 small hot chile finely chopped with or without seeds depending on your taste
1 can of whole plum tomatoes hoarsely chopped
3 1/2 cups of vegetable broth
1 sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
lime wedges for serving
cilantro for serving


heat oil in a medium sauce pan over medium to high heat. Add cumin, coriander and mustard seeds. Cook shaking pan often until seeds are fragrant and begin to pop about 30 seconds. Add turmeric, ginger, garlic and chile; cook, stirring , 1 minute

Stir in tomatoes, broth and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. bring to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sweet potato is tender about 10 minutes. Serve immediately with lime wedges and cilantro if desired.

this is taken from the cookbook Power Foods

Let me know if you try this one, it is easy.

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Five Tip Tuesday

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This series is coming to a close in two weeks. By that time you will have twenty tips give or take one or two that I repeat because they are so important  to your over all success of looking and feeling great. My focus on health this month is in response to the scary data that says that we are still heavier, as stressed and overwhelmed as we have been. All the technology that should be making our lives easier is making many of us more stressed and less healthy. For all of the work we do and don’t do and all of the money we are making it is not making us healthier or happier from what I can tell just from the thoroughly unscientific polling I have done with friends and family.

What is it going to take for you to wake up and really get that you are the person in charge of you. If you don’t make health changes your life is not going to be as full as it could be if you were healthy. You may say, that there is plenty of medicine for anything that I might have and we all know that is true. If you can get away with less medicine do it.

5 Tip Tuesday

1. Get on a good skin care routine

2. Keep your hair in a stylish cut that is fresh and doesn’t weigh you down

3. Find a group to exercise with like Girltrek or Black Girls Run

4. Substitute white rice with brown rice

5. Cook one new food recipe a month for your and a friend


One Jazzy Life is all about speaking to ourselves and taking strategic actions that build the confidence we need in ourselves to communicate our unique value to the world and connect with others regarding future opportunities.

Everyone can make small tweaks that equal lasting changes in health.

Cheers to Living One Jazzy Life

Janice Saunders, MBA

Certified Professional Life Coach

Your Speaking Skills Mentor


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5 Tips Tuesday, Speak to Yourself About Good Health

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I created 5 Tip Tuesday because Women are usually Tired, Overworked and Stressed.

5 Tip Tuesday. Take one, none, some or all and work them in your unique way to achieve the life you desire. It is important to talk to yourself about what good health means to you. Some health measures are universal like blood pressure, cholesterol levels and weight however good health may have other meanings to you personally.

For me good health means ease of mobility, daily exercise and feeding myself with delicious food. What does it mean for you. Last week included my favorite tip, which was plan your meals for the week and include time to shop for the food and prepare them. This proactive planning of what I eat is one of the strategies I use to maintain my weight.

Begin the conversation with yourself each morning before you get out of bed and begin your busy day about how come it is important for you to be healthy all day long. My conversation begins with being around to see my son do great things and being able to fully participate in his active lifestyle. Plus I want to be healthy for me so I experience all the goodness there is in my personal romantic relationships and  be able to pour myself into professional pursuits that I enjoy.

1. Begin each day with how come good health is important to you

2. Go to bed a half hour earlier each night this week

3. Accept the fact there will be days you will not do anything healthy

4. Cut out fried food this week

5. Take some snacks to work

Black women are the only group of people that as our educational level increases our health gets worse. I know you want good health. Begin the conversation with yourself about why it matters to you. Good health is a key to confidence and the more confident you are the easier it is for you to communicate with other and connect for the opportunities you desire.

Cheers to living One Jazzy Life

Janice Saunders, MBA

Certified Professional Life Coach New York University

Your Speaking Skills Mentor

The most important conversation to have is the one you have with yourself 








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New for 2015 Five Health Tips Every Tuesday

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As part of the Show Up Strong Series, You all have said to me that health is really important to you. Each of you knows that I could not agree with you more and starting early to develop  healthy lifestyle habits  is probably one of the most important things you can do to boost your confidence. So begin the conversation with yourself on these five tips and decide on three to implement for this month.

Five tips to Good Health

1. Walk five more blocks a day each week for the entire month

2. Drink half of the amount of alcoholic beverages you would normally consume each day for the entire month. So if you drink one beer a night, only drink half the beer bottle. You get it.

3. Drink eight ounces more of water a day than you normally would drink. So if you drink no water, just add one glass a day. You get it. If you drink a bottle a day, drink a bottle and a half.

4. Brush your skin with a dry skin brush each day before showering. Watch the video link. The dry skin brush I learned to use many years ago and is my secret weapon to beautiful skin and little cellulite.

5. Plan meals every week and include time to shop for food and prepare the meals during the week.


These five tips are the beginning of your commitment to getting the body and health you desire. If you need to get healthy because you are pre diabetic, overweight or feel some changes will help you look better, Go For It.

email me and let me know how you are doing.

Begin the conversation with yourself about good health and sticking with it today


Your speaking sills mentor





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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

3 Tips to start dreaming and live brilliantly

Conversation with Yourself


Dreams are just that dreams. Have you said this to yourself? Meaning the dream itself  is just a pipe dream that will never come true.  If this is how you are speaking to yourself you have to stop. Wow, that is a tough conversation to listen to everyday. Please turn this tape off. Just going through life and having no confidence that the very activities of your daily life will lead to your desires not being fulfilled is tough. I am teaching three tips to use improved speaking skills to turn this conversation with yourself around. I’ve done it so have others and you could be next.


Join me in letting the dream capture your imagination for long enough that you see what you want your life to be. It is said that the mind creates the picture that your life can become first. Then the picture can be realized through the activities you involve yourself in everyday.


In coaching there is a concept of the wheel of life that looks like a pizza cut into however many slices you need. Each slice reprets an area of your life you can begin to  define a dream of. For example you can make your own pie and fill it with, health, finances, spirituality, or relationships what every you want.

Then…Engage in the 3 Tips to get you dreaming and living brilliantly.

Get comfortable

Whenever you decide to tackle writing down your dreams in all the areas of your life that are important to you, don’t do it in a chair that has a hard bottom unless that works for you.  Don’t do it hungry, tired or angry. Embark on this after you have had some rest, eaten and are going to have some “alone time”. Sit in your favorite place, be it an outdoor café, a room in your house or at work. Call it dream time and let loose.

Put guilt aside

Some of you are going to feel guilty because there are starving kids in Africa and you want to help them but you also want to drive a car that cost enough to feed a village. Suspend the guilt today or whenever you write for that time and just make it ok if you want to own a beach house in Florida and ski house in Colorado. Acknowledge it to yourself and be open to the opportunities.

Don’t worry about what others think

Be on your own with the dream. Take yourself away from what your mother want you to do and be and focus in on what you want at this time. This is extremely affirmming. It say to the subconscious, yes, “I matter”.


I invite you to dream about what you want for whatever areas of the wheel of life you have defined. Writing them down is the first of bold beginnings to move you forward on your journey to living One Jazzy Life.


What is your Dream? Leave a comment below.

Let me know what you’re doing in the comments section.


The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.


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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

Use your voice to set an intention with yourself


Conversation with Yourself  


This is a conversation that begins for me every three months or so around the time when the seasons change as I begin to prepare for the next season.I reflect around my personal and professional desires and how to align them the best way possible so I feel joy in each of those areas.iStock_000024628479XSmall

As I entered the summer season after a long winter and spring I could really feel my desire for an enjoyable summer filled with outing with friends, family, summer concerts and everything in between. My summer was all of that and more.


Each week I set out to explore something new. My son an I went Kayaking in the Hudson River, we hit the water parks and the beach. So my intentions were unfolding. Then I went to see the Classical Black Theater Group preform Romeo and Juliet which lit a fire in my for more live performances that I enjoy so much and I set the intention to do more live performances because of how they fill me. They also give me more to bring into conversations on the job and in my business working with coaching clients.

You can do this as well using the Fall Clarity Festival downloads. Set the intention to be busy doing what will yield your desires. Easier said then done but so worth every bit of the effort.

Beginning fall with clarity of what you would like to get done, how you would like to feel doing it and what all of that means to the alignment of your personal and professional desires can equal so many things. It could equal more money, greater responsibility at work, a pumped up saving plan for vacation and greater closeness with your partner. Having clarity puts your desire at the forefront and creates a basis for each decision you make this season.


Let me know what you’re doing in the comments section.


The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.
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Reduce the Drama in your life using great speaking skills

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conversation Starter of the Week

Reduce the Drama in your life using great speaking skills   

Conversation with Yourself


You know you could eliminate most drama by using these three strategies which I will apply to three different situations.

For example, you are always the one left cooking the entire meal every Thanksgiving. It has gotten to the point where you can’t stand the holiday and you just wish you could be a guest for once at a friends house across country.

Strategy number one is let everyone know in advance that you will be doing something different on that particular day. How is this done in real life? First you list everyone who needs to know. Then you can send include each of them on a group email that explains how much you love spending the holiday with them but this year you have plans to ( what ever you want to do). You should send this letter four or five months in advance. Now you know everyone is not going to be happy with your decision and this may cause some immediate drama for a few but when you thank them for their support and let them know you will see them the following year, it will smooth over.


Example number two.  About three people come in your office every day asking you to help them with a project. Now you are an awesome team player and you may want to get involved in everything because that gives your skills greater visibility and who does not want that. However, you are at work till all hours of the night already and just don’t have time. Strategy number two is use transition phrases that move you towards no easier. How is this done in real life. Begin your answer with YES. “YES, thanks for thinking of me but I may have to catch up with you next time.” YES, let’s brain storm for one minute about who else you could ask and if we come up empty, check back with me around 5:30pm.


Example number three is using the strategy that is loyal and true. State the words “I have another commitment” .This says I value who I spend time with and I don’t bump them off for just anything.


These three strategies can reduce the drama in any area of your world. When you use one, share your success on Facebook.

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.


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Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Policies | 0 comments

Privacy Policy Statement

This is the Web Site of Janice Saunders of One Jazzy Life LLC

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This privacy policy sets out how One Jazzly Life LLC uses and protects any information that you give One Jazzy Life LLC when you use this website.

One Jazzy Life is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The policy  and privacy statements may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What We Collect

For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the domain name and e-mail address of the consumer (where possible).

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address).

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
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What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
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  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How We Use Cookies

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We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.


The refund/exchange/cancellation policy is individualized per each program.

Here is a quick summary of those policies:


All requests for refunds and cancellations for events must be received via email a minimum of 30 days in advance of the event. If request for refund or cancellation is received after that date, but more than 7 days prior to the event, the purchaser will be given full credit of the amount paid for a future event. If it is less than 7 days prior to the event, no refund is given.

Digital Products:
There are no refunds for purchases of digital products. Please let us know if you have any issues downloading your files and we will be happy to help.

Physical Products:
Please let us know if there is a problem with any of the physical products we sell including music CDs, Uplevel Your Life program and more. Depending on the program, the refund policy is different. For CDs, we will replace any CDs that are not received or arrive in unusable or damaged condition. For programs, we typically offer a 30 day money back guarantee except for closeout sales and those will be clearly marked as such.

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We will never ever ever ever ever send you spam. We will never ever ever ever sell your name or email address. We will guard your information with our lives.

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Talking to people you don’t know builds bridges

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conversation Starter of the Week

Talking to people you don’t know builds bridges 

As many of you know I have made my living by selling the benefits of medicine to doctors for more than a quarter of a century. One of the hidden joys of this type of work is that I have learned to have conversations with everyone on just about everything from diabetes, depression, erectile dysfunction and schizophrenia and how each of these can change your life.


This 76-year-old Jewish retired judge from Brooklyn started talking to me about sales and did what all great sales people do, he said that he understood my job in a way because he used to sell legal services. This is a conversation skill I like to call building a bridge between you and the person with whom you are speaking. It is step one to a good conversation.


The he went on to talk about a movie he had seen about medicine sales people, another great conversation skill. He related his life experience to our conversation with humor and sincerity about how much he enjoyed the movie. We laughed about the movie because everyone talks to me about it.


We went on to talk about friendships, romantic relationships and being happy in life. His experience with internet dating down right cracked me up when he talked about turning 70 and having all of his matches drop off.  We laughed about this because women don’t want men over 70 because they think they will make great intimate partners.


He commented that he did not know me from anyone but that I was easy to talk to, had a great sense of humor and was an overall nice person. He told me about his girlfriend who is 61 and that they are like 35 year olds in the bed room. He shared that they are learning Italian and preparing to go to Tuscany for a few years together. In my mind I was thinking 76-year-old men were not having sex anymore, well I was pleasantly surprised to know that I have many more years of good loving that for some reason I thought would end at some weird age because women don’t have sex when they get older. What do I know.


Why is this conversation important to you, well I hope it shares that you can meet new people and hear new perspectives about common experiences that add value to your decision-making processes when you least expect it.


Strike up a conversation with someone new today by building a bridge between you and that person then adding a tidbit from your life experience and watch how the conversation becomes easy and enjoyable.

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.
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Hello world!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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