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Lauren Fix: The Car Coach

Lauren Fix

About Lauren Fix: The Car Coach®

• Seen and heard coast to coast on major TV, print,web and radio.            
• Winning professional race car driver and alpha mom.
• Educational background in engineering and marketing.
• Award winning Automotive and Lifestyle Expert
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Angie R. Lucarini

Angie is a wife, and mother of 5 children. She has written countless articles over the years that have been published in the Niagara Gazette. While I have a BS in Elementary Education, and an MS in Educational Foundations, I have always had a passion for writing.
After teaching for many years, I took time off to raise my children, yet I continued to write. In addition to writing articles, I also authored two books, and was keynote motivational speaker at several women's conferences. Later on, I went on to produce, edit, & co-host my own local television show for two years.

Paula D'Amico


Paula D’Amico is on a mission to bring hope and healing into people's lives.

She is a Wife, Mother, TV-Producer, Lightworker, Life Gardener,

and owner/creator of Blessings by Nature®.



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Paulette Krakowski, Artist

Paulette Krakowski


Paulette Krakowski is an Artist and the Art Gallery owner of  Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca.  The facility offers monthly art exhibits and openings for local artists, a gift shop and art classes. The gallery is working with many local artists, the two local high school art academies as well as raising funds for scholarships and local charities. The gallery has extended holiday hours for the one-of a kind gifts. logo

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Would our Army storm a battlefield without a plan?Nor should you.The holidays are upon us, the fiestas are in full swing. Rather than giving all of the sweets and treats a fast & furious one-way ride into your mouth (well… maybe not for some of us), have a plan. Go in blindly, and you’re done. If getting or remaining fit is your goal, here are a few tips for doing so: Drink plenty of water before each party. Doubling up will leave less room in your stomach for food, and hydrate you at the same time. Next, start off with fruits, vegetables, or salads. Then, when you are well on your way to being comfortably full, enjoy a few of your favorite things. Ring in the New Year feeling Victorious, NOT depleted & defeated.


A friend of mine posed a wonderful question in her blog:  “Did you find happiness in the glitter and under the tinsel?”  The answer would be no.  Although some people do put their hopes in finding their happiness via external factors—in gifts, money, their position, their possessions, or having other’s approval and admiration—that  is not the answer.  Your happiness has been, and always will be right inside yourself.  It is not about external things. Lasting happiness is an inside job.

Have you ever met a person who when asked how he/she is, will always, without hesitation, answer:  “Great!”  That person has the inside track.  In the book The Road to Happiness by Mac Anderson and B.J. Gallagher, this is clearly underscored:

If you can’t find happiness inside yourself, you’ll never find it in the outside world, no matter where you move.  Wherever you go, there you are. You take yourself with you.

What will it take for you to be happy?  As Benjamin Franklin aptly pointed out, “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.  You have to catch up to it yourself.”  This concept is important, because it puts you in charge of your own happiness.  It puts you into the present moment…where is your deep joy right now?  Do you know the happiness inside you? Can you feel it? Choose it? Manifest it?


It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “I think a person is about as happy as he/she makes up their mind to be!”  How’s your happiness quotient?


What makes you happy—from the inside out?  When are you most grateful?  When are you in your element?  What part of giving do you resonate with?  What makes you smile? When are you most in harmony with the world?  What relationships bring you joy?  These are essential clues to consider.


As we enter the New Year, 2017, I invite you to take a look at this inspirational YouTube video link on claiming your happiness.


That way, the next time someone asks you, “How are you?”  You will assuredly answer, “Great!”   Because your happiness is an inside job…and you know how to be happy from the inside out.


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Claire Knowles

Claire Knowles is a retired human resources and labor relations manager,

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