Author Archives: Janai "Grandma Boom" Mestrovich

Ashland Food Coop Awards Banquet:Grant Funding for Local Non-profits

Awards Banquet receiving Grant Funding for Empowering Superkids at preschool/K level from the Ashland Food Coop. Humbled, grateful, honored the Conscious Living Foundation can further this needed work. Emotional intelligence, stress coping skills, mindfulness and knowing one’s own inner world resources of mind/body/emotions/willpower/breathing that work together as a system are rights all children should have [...]

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Preschool Artwork Showing Difference Between Negative and Positive Thinking

It is such an exciting, passionate endeavor to teach preschool/K children about themselves. KNOW THYSELF is proclaimed by major philosophies to be a key to a strong, happy life. As an aging woman, I want to pass on to younger generations ways I have discovered to do just that: KNOW THYSELF. And the icing on [...]

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Aging Just Got More Awesome: Grant Awarded for my Children’s Work from The Ashland Food Co-op Community Grants Committee

AS IF the Ashland Food Co-op wasn’t already the most amazing co-op EVER, it also uses funds to strengthen the community. The Ashland Co-op awards grants that support local programs they see are assets in evolving community health and well being. WOW! They are truly an amazing hub in our community. Here is the email [...]

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Wisdom with Aging Whispers to Teach Children to BE the CALM EYE in the Lifestress Storm

As I continue aging, this 68th year is bringing up strong feelings about preparing children to cope healthily in a time of chaos on our planet. It is a case of wanting to leave an imprint that helps, that strengthens, that encourages children. The desire is deeply passionate to help them tap their own inner [...]

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Moonshine Reflections from Times Gone By……and my Dad, at 7, Bootlegging!

Papa and Mama were my Croatian grandparents who came to the U.S. to escape dictatorship. Papa became an insurance agent as well as a wine maker, not to mention hand building a house. It took eleven years to get established financially before he could send for Mama, who remained in Croatia, waiting to come to [...]

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Body and Soul Nourishment at Zagorska Oasis Spa’s Glowing Himalayan Salt Room

The intention set forth in a healing space lays the foundation for the experience therein. When I read the following quote by vibrant owner, Michele Zagorska, I understood why the feeling is so wonderful at Zagorska Oasis. “I wish for you a healthier body, more vibrant skin, and a nourished soul, because I am as [...]

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Son Gifts me Blonde Wig for 68th Birthday

My son always hosts me for my birthday, usually in L.A. This year he chose Las Vegas, wanting to take me to see Cirque de Soleil which I’ve never previously experienced. Before the dinner and show, Darion,35, handed me a gift. When I opened it I was rather shocked to see a blonde wig. I’ve [...]

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Turned 68 with a New Hashtag and a Touch of Flair and Flare

Turned 68! WOW! Wanted to add to my Awesome Aging process and have some FLAIR (Webster says ‘flair’ means stylish and original). OK. Thanks to Renaissance Rose in Ashland I was able to try on some outlandish outfits and truly got to fill in the FLAIR! What fun!!! Looked up FLARE. One definition was that [...]

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Grant from Starseed Foundation Helping Area Pre-K and K Students

A warm hearted THANK YOU to Starseed Foundation for a much needed grant to The Conscious Living Foundation, non profit, tax exempt 501 (c)3 that allows children to receive supplies and books in the Self-Help Empowering Superkids program. In addition, another deep expression of gratitude for the acknowledgment from Starseed about the importance of this [...]

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Conversation with a Homeless Teen…..

“Why are you homeless?” I asked the young man – an older teen. His sad eyes looked down at the ground for a couple seconds before he responded. His clothes were very worn but he had a cleanliness about him. “I couldn’t take the abuse anymore. There was a lot of it – different kinds. [...]

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