It’s 2016 and sexism still runs rampant in our society. The Olympics is a sporting competition, not a beauty pageant. It’s a show of how athletic and strong someone is and compete with others who are also athletic and strong. They are the best of the best of all the athletes around the world. It’s a time for all countries to take these few days, and stop all war and violence and come together to watch, celebrate and honor the best athletes in the world. It is not, like a Fox guest stated, “the goal of training, working hard and going to the Olympics is to win product endorsements”. These two guests said that the “gals” should put makeup on, a little blush, etc. as no one wants to see their “zits”.

Gabby Douglas, a Gold Medal all around gymnast is condemned for her hair.

Hungarian World Breaker Swimmer Katinka Hosszu’s husband was credited for her outstanding performance by saying “And here’s the man responsible”.

Yes, there are people who help us along our way, whether it is our parents, our coaches, mentors and teachers. However, you can’t make a person have the inner motivation and drive and passion and even make their body perform beyond what they are capable of or willing to do. The person is ultimately the one who decides how much and how far he or she is willing to go. Allow the athlete to give credit to someone if they feel they deserve some credit.

Bronze Medal Winner Corey Cogdell where they didn’t mention her name but focused on her NFL husband (I won’t mention his name).

How about an anchor who after observing a group of female athletes, said “might as well be standing in the middle of the mall”. Has anyone ever said that about male athletes who huddle together?

A male announcer who said the male swimmers height measurements only yet he describes the female swimmer as “statuesque 6’2”.

As an athlete, it is expected that people will look at their bodies, their form, their strength, and skills whatever the specific sport is that they are involved in. There are certain muscles that are involved in each sport that are worked on more than others even though most of them are whole body workouts. It is expected and natural for an athlete to sweat, to have their hair messed up, or some blemishes, scars, scratches, etc. The uniforms are made to make sure they are comfortable and have as little distraction as possible. It’s not a fashion show.

It takes hours and years of practice to perform this good and win. What they wear or don’t wear, whether they have a strand of hair loose, whether they have blemishes, whether they wear makeup or not, is not what makes them an athlete. Hard work, practice, dedication, motivation, focus, high tolerance of pain, sacrifices made, skill, and the desire are the qualities that are important to being an Olympian champion.

I am proud of our Olympian Champions and I applaud all the athletes from every country for representing their country.

Mitzi Reed

Award Winning Author of Awaken to Your Inner Authentic Beauty













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Many people are in need and many people want to make a difference. Some claim that they can’t make a difference without money. Even with no money or a small amount of money, you can make a difference in a big way.

Every event I do, or money I make from my business, I feature a charity or nonprofit or I will request everyone to bring the requested items to donate. Together we can also make a big difference.

It’s not always money that is needed to make a difference. Here are some ways to make a difference with little or no money. You can do as much as you can afford to. Whether it’s your time, $5 or $5,000, each act will make a big difference.

  1. Smile. You’re smile may be the sunshine that someone needs today to make their day.
  2. Listen. Sometimes a person needs someone to sit and listen to them and try to understand where they are and hold space for them.
  3. Go to the dollar store and pick up socks to give to homeless people as you pass them by one the street or street corner.
  4. Buy some bottled water and give to homeless people. Also, packaged cheese/pb and crackers are inexpensive.
  5. Gather from others from your neighborhood, company, organization, etc and donate blankets to the homeless.
  6. Trial size Personal toiletries that you can purchase at the dollar store or the ones you collect from the hotels.
  7. Gather backpacks from others to give to the homeless or to school children. If you want to go a step further, fill them up with snacks, school supplies, etc
  8. Gather coats from the neighborhood, your company, organization, etc and give to the homeless or children.
  9. Donate toys used or new to women’s shelters that have children.
  10. Donate toys for Toys for Tots.
  11. Adopt a family/child during the holiday.
  12. Donate canned goods. Make sure they aren’t expired. Better yet, give the money to the local Salvation Army, etc as they have partnerships with food suppliers that will double, even triple the meals for every dollar you donate.
  13. Be an advocate, have a bill sponsored that will address the community problems.
  14. Volunteer to read to or tutor children or the blind
  15. Grow a garden and share your food with others.
  16. Take your empty water bottles and aluminum cans, put them in a bag and leave just outside a garbage dumpster in the area where homeless people are usually around. They will find them without having to dig through the garbage and have them recycled and will give them a little money.
  17. Show compassion.
  18. Become a hospice volunteer.
  19. Take scraps of wood, metal, etc and build a mini shelter or house for someone. Or join with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
  20. Be an inspiration for others.

Mitzi Reed



ASPIRE Conferences, LLC


Awaken to Your Inner Beauty Series

Sacred Self Care Retreat


April 9, 2016

at the beautiful Mt. Charleston Visitor Center

2525 Kyle Canyon Rd, Mt Charleston, NV 89124

10 am – 3 pm

$50 includes lunch/snacks, massage and an intention candle

Limited to 20 amazing women


Spend a day with us at Mt. Charleston in a fun, relaxing, rejuvenating, nurturing, empowering and supportive environment


  • Savor a healthy lunch and snack
  • Experience a relaxing massage
  • Get your body moving in a gentle, loving way
  • Explore the aromas and uses of essential oils
  • Develop self care practices that keep you feeling truly
  • nourished, cared for and connected


Note: Bring a journal and wear comfortable clothing for movement.  We are also collecting personal care items to put in bags for women in local shelter.


Please send payment to: ASPIRE Conferences, LLC

P.O. Box 50695

Henderson, NV 89016

or email if you want to pay by credit card mitzisreed@gmail.com




MITZI (3)Mitzi Reed is a Nourishing Lifestyle and Sacred Self Care Coach Certified Sacred Self Care Coach Certified Emotional Detox Coach and author of Awaken to Your Inner Authentic Beauty.

Mitzi empowers women to awaken and embrace their authentic inner and outer beauty so they have the confidence to step out in the world.

Designed to help you create beauty from the inside out. Mitzi will take you on an inward journey that will awaken the inner beauty within you so that you can feel and look confident, successful, sexy and beautiful just as you are!

She will offer you tips on how to build your self-esteem and confidence, healthy ways of living, and how to awaken and let your inner beauty shine.


Simple SmileMarquetta Goodwin is the founder of International Girlfriend. Her journey from a homeless child, to working in the corporate world, and becoming a world-traveled mentor for free spirited women who’ve lost their spark gives her a unique perspective that inspires everyone she meets to create their own magic, take bold action and know they can live the life they desire.

Marquetta will be taking us on a journey and sharing with us her unique ways of using essential oils to enhance and manifest your desires in life.

BookSIgningHeadshotMindi Anderson is a Behavioral Wellness Partner, Speaker and Author. A lifelong student of human psychology and how it relates to the habits we form in life. She founded The Inspired Life to partner with people from all walks of life in Las Vegas, the US and abroad: to create individualized circles of wellness for a life of complete prosperity in mind, body and soul. A trained and certified pilates and yoga instructor, she has over 300 hours of training, coupled with certifications in nutrition, making her a true partner for persons seeking to lead a balanced lifestyleLoralee Humpherys’ path has led her to being a bodyworker, massage therapist and Reiki Master with over 15 years of experience. Having worked on innumerable massage and bodywork clients, plus her journey of learning to love and understand her body, she has developed a deep understanding of the mind/body connection.

5614_myheadLoralee will be offering brief massages and Body-Connect Energy Assessments to participants. These assessments aid you in connecting with information held within your body that can support you in becoming more self aware, make more informed decisions, and feel more at peace and resolved with yourself and what your life has been thus far.











I have been there so I understand

I have struggled with this and am still struggling as I am going through changes. I know what’s it like to have physical pain, to struggle with weight no matter what you do. I have received the insensitive, ignorant remarks about if I just stop eating, eat the right foods and exercise, etc then I wouldn’t have this problem. People don’t understand that sometimes things are beyond your control no matter what you do. People with back, neck knee or other injuries that prevent them many activities, hormones, thyroid, metabolism, etc out of whack and you are going through the process to see what works, etc. Negative body image because of people including yourself judging, criticizing, body shaming, etc. I know how it feels. I have been there. I have chronic neck pain due to an automobile accident that was not my fault. I have a thyroid and adrenal issue. Stress has caused havoc on my body. I have been on the roller coaster of weight gain and loss.I have found ways to help me overcome my own negative body image and how to take care of myself. I wrote about my struggles and how I overcame them in my new book, Awaken to Your Inner Authentic Beauty. Perhaps it will help and inspire you as well.